The entire coastline of Bonaire is a national park, from the high-tide mark to depths well beyond recreational diving, and anchoring is forbidden everywhere. However, because of the island’s long-established dive industry, there are diving buoys all around the island that may be picked up for daytime use. To accommodate visiting yachts, two- or three-dozen moorings have been placed all along Kralendijk’s waterfront. They have a somewhat unusual two-line configuration whereby the boat runs two short lines from its forward chocks and loops them through the thimbles on the mooring lines. It works, but the system could safely be beefed up, and at $10 per night, perhaps it should be. On the positive side, Bonaire is kidney-shaped, with Kralendijk in the enclosure; Klein Bonaire, a circular island a mile or so offshore, protects the mooring field from almost all wind angles. If one of those awkward breezes does arrive, boats can take shelter in one of the marinas.