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From the Caribbean to Canada or all the way to the Pacific, Skindivers Paradise has your dream destination.

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Bonaire is blessed with unsurpassed natural beauty. From the depths of its pristine waters to the height of its tallest peak, Brandaris, you will feel Bonaire’s magic wash over you from the moment you arrive and throughout the days as you become attuned to Bonaire’s unhurried pace. You'll quickly discover Bonaire's peaceful ambiance for daily life, without the hassle of traffic lights, hustle and bustle, or day-to-day worries. Nowhere else is vacationing as easy as on Bonaire where our warm, friendly people welcome visitors from around the world.

Next to kite-surfing, windsurfing and snorkeling, Bonaire continues to reign supreme as The Dive Destination in the Caribbean. For the past 23 years, the Readers’ Choice Awards in Scuba Diving magazine have designated Bonaire as the #1 Shore Diving Destination for the Region, Best Destination Overall and #1 for Marine and Macro Life!!

We invite you to dive into all the wonderful activities this island offers, both terrestrial and marine, which makes Bonaire the most unique destination. We encourage you to explore, to enjoy, to become a part of Bonaire, absorbing our nature, our culture, and our cuisine. The warmth from the sunshine is here for all to enjoy while on Bonaire, but you will cherish the afterglow of the Bonairean people in your hearts forever. We assure you that “Once a Visitor Always a Friend”.
Barclay's Skindivers Paradise awarded Ambassador status
December 3, 2016

At a ceremony at the Plaza Resort’s Toucan Diving on the Caribbean island of Bonaire family members from Auburn, Maine’s only dive shop, Barclay's Skindivers Paradise were recognized as Ambassadors of the Island of Bonaire. Receiving this honor during their annual visit were Claire Barclay, Tim Barclay, Dennis Poirier, and Chris Barclay for their sustained support to island tourism and its unsurpassed diving. The Bonaire Ambassador program was created by the Tourism Corporation Bonaire with the purpose of recognizing Bonaire’s loyal visitors with an official certificate and the ambassador medal. With this recognition they become official Bonaire ambassadors.

Chris, Dennis, and Tim receive certificates. Claire was busy helping folks returning home.

For 14 Years Skindivers has taken dozens of scuba divers, windsurfers and folks seeking a break from the cold to this Southern Caribbean island nation for underwater adventures, sight-seeing, and windsurfing.
For 2016, Skindivers group totaled 38 Divers (and a few non-divers) from around Maine, New England, and as far away as Montana & Colorado.

"We have tried many other tropical locations in the Western Hemisphere and we just keep coming back in Bonaire, un-disputably the most convenient Scuba Diving in the world."  Dennis Poirier, SCUBA instructor

Grand Caymen

Cosmopolitan Grand Cayman Island is the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Whether you are looking for complete relaxation, exquisite dining, exciting nightlife or the awesome underwater sights of our oh-so-accessible reefs, we have something for everyone. The water, the beach discover the nature that makes us beautiful.

On the west side of Grand Cayman you will find the famous Seven Mile Beach, the crescent-shaped natural wonder with boundless capacity for relaxation. With sand stretching as far as the eye can see, Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach is often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in all the Caribbean - and the least populated.

Take a trip into the North Sound and visit Stingray City and the Sandbar where you and your family have the rare opportunity to play with friendly Southern Stingrays.

Grand Cayman diving lets visitors choose from a wonderland of more than 159 of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. It's all here: steep, deep walls adorned with sponges and corals in a stunning array of colours, shallow reefs filled with schooling and solitary fish and small invertebrates, and wrecks featuring photogenic structures and curious marine residents. There's also the World's Best 12 Foot Dive - unique Stingray City.


At first glance the island of Cozumel might look like another tropical island with crystal clear waters, spectacular beaches and endless sunsets, but then it would be just another Caribbean destination and this is not the case. From the moment you arrive at the Island you will feel the warmth of its people, because in Cozumel hospitality is not only a practice it is a way of life. An Island where you will find adventures that will leave you breathless, full of moments and unforgettable experiences. An island like no other. With a Mexican heart and Caribbean soul, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor and joy come together.


Beyond the lush tropical scenery and the welcoming embrace of our world-famous beaches, you'll find that Hawaii has something for everyone. Travel into the past and learn about the unique and rich history of the islands. Immerse yourself in all the colors, sights and sounds of the melting pot of cultures that make up our modern day island state. Engage all your senses as you find yourself on an outdoor adventure that awakens the thrill seeker within. Discover a Hawaii that you never knew existed.

Every year, more than a million people get to swim with the fishes in a marine ecosystem located on the southeast coast of Oahu, 10 miles east of Waikiki. Hanauma (or curved bay) Bay is a former volcanic crater that became a protected marine life conservation area in 1967. Since then, it’s become an underwater park for snorkel enthusiasts, swimmers and anyone desiring to see more than 400 species of Hawaiian fishes including Hawaii’s state fish the humuhumunukunukuapua‘a, turtles and other marine life.