Are there sharks in Bonaire?
Yes, there are sharks in Bonaire, but only small ones.
And, IF you see one, you are lucky, as not many have seen
them. They are VERY shy and they do NOT like people.
The most dangerous “things” you can come
across in Bonaire is what you come close to and touch,
a sea urchin or fire corals, for example. So DO NOT put
yourself in a situation that you have to touch something.
Sometimes it is season for certain types of jellyfish
that sting. It may hurt like a stinging bee for 5 minutes,
but we have the right treatment for that on board. Just
do not scratch it or get into a panic. It’s just
like a mosquito bite—uncomfortable
there and then, but not dangerous.
The tarpon and the barracudas may come close to you,
look ugly and threatening with their big teeth, but
they are harmless and have never attacked anyone.
The Bonaire Marine Park is PARADISE. Most fish know that
you are not dangerous so they can come close. Stay calm,
do not touch anything or feed the fish. See and take a
lot of pictures and enjoy the “ Bonaire live aquarium.”