©2002 Ken Riddick
Welcome to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. About 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean, the island is famous for "diving freedom." With more than 60 dive sites easily accessible from shore and incredibly accommodating dive shops, the pristine reefs can be visited whenever the divers' schedule or habit requires.

Grab your tanks, plop them in the back of the rental car and choose one of the well-marked sites along the main road. We made 13 dives on 12 reefs in 4 and 1/2 days. And we only saw a fraction.

The following 27 pictures illustrate our February 2002, dive trip. Most of what I shot was close-up images of the sea life. All the images were made with Nikonos V cameras, Ikelite strobes with either a 15mm lens or a 1:3 extension tube on a 35mm lens. It was all shot on Fujichrome 100 film.

You'll find "next" and "previous" links at the bottom of each cutline, as well as a link to a previous trip to French Polynesia.

Hope you enjoy. Would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions.

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Pictures from other trips:
Roatan | Little Cayman Island | Galapagos | Grand Turk
French Polynesia | Bonaire | Belize | Saba | Exuma Cays

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