A batwing crab found in the Bonaire Marine Park.

About Renee Leach

Renee Leach has gotten rave reviews from her guests.

As one guest explains it,

Taking a trip with Renee is a complete experience–she points out a multitude of fish and coral life. She knows where everything lives because she’s there so much. There’s not a time I go out with her that I don’t learn something.

Renee Leach has been offering underwater experiences to visitors to Bonaire since 1991. Her never-ending enthusiasm, love for the sea, and background as a biologist are evident to each participant.

Renee’s love for the ocean is evident in her work.

Renee explains:

“Why do I love this job? Because being in the water is the best therapy there is, and I love people. I’ve made a lot of good friends who have snorkeled with me, and, as a matter of fact, 50% of my clients are repeat guests. I teach total snorkeling. You don’t even have to know how to swim. With a life vest, anyone can enjoy the underwater sites. When I hold their hand, the panic is gone. I believe in the personal touch, and I’m in the water with you the whole time. One of the nicest feelings is when I get young children or older people who’ve never snorkeled before. I introduce them to a whole new world, and because it’s in Bonaire (with our beautiful reefs), they get spoiled!”

Renee Leach, in the water, in the Bonaire National Marine Park.
Renee Leach giving a snorkel orientation.

Every snorkel excursion begins with a complete orientation and briefing.

As part of her orientation, Renee gives a complete briefing before every snorkel.

“I include what they are going to see, a description of the fishes and corals, and my “turtle lecture”–all about nesting time and being with the juvenile turtles who live here.”

During the snorkel trip, listen carefully for Renee’s signature “yoo-hoo”, as this always means something exciting has been sighted! When you hear this, scan the water below for sea turtles, unusual fish, or stunning corals!

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