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Fall all the way down the rabbit hole at this popular shore dive spot. Borrowing its name from Lewis Carroll's time-honored novel, Alice in Wonderland offers divers and snorkelers the chance to stumble into a fantasy world of gorgonian corals and colorful fish.

Here you'll encounter parrot fish, emperor fish, and sergeant majors, in addition to candy bass, barracudas, and snappers. Though you won't come across a mad tea party, the vibrant creatures and diverse reefs combine to make Alice in Wonderland a must-see for visiting divers. There is no admission fee for Alice in Wonderland, but remember, you must have a nature tag in order to dive. Since Alice in Wonderland is an easily accessible shore dive, you can rent gear from one of the island's dive shops and set out on your own unguided adventure. If you'd rather have someone else transport the gear for you, sign up for a guided dive and get a better education of the plant and fish life that make this site so popular.

If you're coming from Kralendijk, you'll find Alice in Wonderland in front of the salt mines on the southern end of the island. For more information, visit the Bonaire Tourism website.

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As part of Bonaire National Marine Park, the island's entire coastline has been protected for more than 30 years, making Bonaire one of the Caribbean's best diving destinations. With 53 easily accessible diving spots dotting the entire leeward side of the island, Bonaire offers divers an abundance of places to explore underwater splendors. As one TripAdvisor user says they "Love that you can pull over, put on your scuba gear and within 5 minutes be on top of the most beautiful reefs."

Remember that you must be certified before you can plunge into the deep blue sea. Though many island resorts offer diving packages—which include PADI certification—training before your trip may cut down the overall cost and allow you to start exploring from day one. All divers are required to purchase the mandatory $25 nature tag, which you must attach to your scuba gear. The fee grants you one year of unlimited diving, and the proceeds help maintain Bonaire Marine Park.

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