Readers Choice: Best Destinations For Photography
Scuba Diving|September/October 2020
Species diversity, ideal in-water conditions and weird wonders earn these destinations top honors
By Brooke Morton
Readers Choice: Best Destinations For Photography

1 BONAIRE

Tote a camera on any dive, and you can nearly guarantee that your profile won’t match that of any of the other divers. Photographers often dive shallower for longer, proving the time constraints of most dive boats too limiting.

Bonaire changes the dynamics of diving by completely removing schedules. This tiny island offers more shore dives than anywhere else in the Caribbean, and allows underwater shooters to answer to no time constraints other than those of their dive computer.

“You make your own plan, and you go anytime you want—even night diving, anytime you want,” says David Rietveld, general manager of Delfins Beach Resort.

This means shooters can wait for ideal light conditions, just as it’s common for topside photographers to wait until clouds or weather align just so.

Moreover, the island is home to diverse underwater landscapes—which also means a diversity of underwater ecosystems, and accounts for Bonaire’s variety of fish life, unmatched by any other destination in the Caribbean.

READERS PICKS

RESORTS Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire

Divi Resort, Bonaire

OPERATORS Buddy Dive, Bonaire

Divi Dive Bonaire

2 CAYMAN ISLANDS

This story is from the September/October 2020 edition of Scuba Diving.

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