Hands Off Dive site
Hands Off  Dive site

Hands Off Dive site

A guide to scuba diving at Hands Off

Dive site: Hands Off

Location: Bonaire, Klein Bonaire

Dive type: Boat dive, reef dive

Skill level: Beginner

Visibility: The average visibility at Hands Off is 100 ft / 30 m, but visibility reaching 150 ft / 55 m is not extraordinary at Hands Off.

Depth: Hands Off is a 30 – 100 feet / 9 - 30 meter dive site.

Water temperature: The water around Hands Off provides pleasant temperatures for scuba diving year round. Water temperatures commonly stay around 78 - 84° F / 26 - 29° C.

Dive site information: No to long ago, under water photography and all kinds of clumsy scuba diving that included touching the corals or the fishes was strictly forbidden at Hands Off – thus the name. These rules were established to test how scuba diving affected the reefs around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. Today, Hands Off is a popular dive site for photographers, but clumsy and potentially harmful scuba diving should of course still be avoided, just like it should be avoided at all the dive sites. Remember the old scuba diving motto "Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but bubbles."

Marine life: The corals have been protected for a long time and are very healthy. Hard corals as well as soft corals are represented and home to a myriad of colourful reef fishes. With a little luck, you will also spot turtles and seahorses at Hands Off.

Hands Off Dive site