BONAIRE SCORES 7 IN SCUBA DIVING'S READERS' CHOICE AWARDS 2015
Bonaire continues to stand out as a premier dive destination as the island secured seven different awards in the Scuba Diving Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards, including four #1 rankings. For the 22nd consecutive year, Bonaire has maintained its first place position with the #1 Shore Diving Destination.
In the Caribbean/Atlantic region, the #1 rankings received by Bonaire include Best Macro Diving, Best Beginner Diving, Best Advanced Diving and Best Shore Diving. The #2 rankings include Best Underwater Photography and Best Overall Diving. Bonaire also ranked #4 for Best Overall Destination.
“Bonaire is extremely proud to receive these top honors as they reconfirm the island’s long held reputation as a divers’ paradise,” commented Malinda Hassell, Marketing Manager of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “The categories of the awards in which Bonaire won demonstrate that our dive operators and tourism partners are attracting divers of all skill levels and can offer them an exciting array of dive options 24/7.”
In addition to the Readers’ Choice Awards, Scuba Diving magazine also released their annual Top 100 Gold List and Bonaire received 6 rankings; #12 Dive Sites/ Something Special, #30 Shore Dives/ Bari Reef, #75 Best Dive Operator/Buddy Dive Resort, #82 Best Dive Resort/Buddy Dive Resort, #91 Best Dive Bar/Karel’s Beach Bar. Rankings are based on the total number of responses, regardless of category and those listed are determined on a “popularity contest” basis.
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 2015 Awards are featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Scuba Diving magazine.
For 22 consecutive years in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic. This year, it received 7 awards. It was also voted number one for Macro Diving, Advanced Diving and Beginner Diving in the Reader’s Choice Awards. Bonaire’s Marine Park was also named one of the Caribbean’s Best Places for Snorkeling by Frommer’s. Currently, Bonaire is ranked at #5 on the list of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Top 10 Caribbean Islands. Bonaire was voted #1 in Islands magazine’s Editors’ Picks: Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean.