Imagine a tropical island where the entire outdoor activity culture is centred around scuba diving, and the surrounding waters a marine park, protecting the undersea wildlife. Well, it exists! The tiny island of Bonaire, part of the Netherland Antilles in the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela, is a diver's paradise. Unlimited shore diving offers access to shallow sand flats, an uninterrupted reef slope, and dense populations of tropical marine fishes and invertebrates. Lee Newman offers a biologist's perspective on the island, the underwater ecology and an introduction to the park's denizens.
Lee Newman is currently curator of Tropical Waters at the Vancouver Aquarium,and is an active diver and underwater photographer.
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