**Bonaire Shines With 7 #1 Ratings Including #1 Top Overall Diving in the Caribbean/Atlantic**
Kralendijk, Bonaire – (January 25, 2010) – The island of Bonaire has swept top honors while continuing its reign as one of the world’s top dive destinations. For the eighth consecutive year, Bonaire has been rated the Top Overall Diving (Caribbean/Atlantic) in Scuba Diving magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2010.
Bonaire also received the #1 rating in 6 other Caribbean/Atlantic categories: Top Marine Life, Top Macro Life, Top Snorkeling, Top Shore Diving, Top Underwater Photography and Top Value.
“It’s an honor to receive 7 #1 rankings and remain one of the top diving destinations for eight straight years,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB). She continued, “Bonaire has always demonstrated a longstanding commitment to preserving and protecting the environment below the water, and these awards prove divers are continuing to support the community and inspire us to remain leaders in sustainable tourism. With just celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Bonaire National Marine Park in 2009, the park has set a high benchmark for today’s marine environmental standards. This certainly demonstrates that Bonaire is the Diver’s Paradise.”
For the Readers’ Choice Awards, thousands of Scuba Diving subscribers and web users rated their dive experiences on a scale of one to five. Results of the 2010 Awards will be featured in the January/February 2010 issue of Scuba Diving magazine.