My favorite place to guide people on a snorkel trip does not have a name. It is opposite the airport right next to the building of Port Bonaire and the Plaza Marina. A nice beach, a very shallow reef and very calm water. Even inexperienced snorkelers are comfortable there. And I can show all the fish I talked about in the presentation.
Another easy beauty is No Name Beach. Ferryman Henk, who runs 'Kantika de Amor' water taxi, will get you there. And back after a couple of hours, which is reassuring.
At the beach itself the bottom is sandy, but when you go South-East there is the best shallow area coral like Elkhorn- and all kinds of Blade Fire Corals. You stand a good chance of seeing Hawksbill Turtle here.
Andrea II in the area of Sabadeco is another good one. Leave everything in your car that you want to get rid of. The petty thieves will take care of it. There is a nice very shallow coral terrace there and you can swim around it to see tons of juvenile fish.
The 1000 steps on the Northern tourist road is gorgeous but sometimes choppy. Go there on a windless day or go there early in the morning when the wind has not picked up yet. The terrace has big old Boulder Star Coral formations in the deeper part, and lots of Gorgonians too.
The same goes for Old Blue, a bit further down the road. Down South you can try Windsock and my next favorite is way down South: Margate Bay.