Bonaire is well known for its shore diving. IMHO it is the only way to dive Bonaire. You can go at your own pace, do as many dives as you choose. Most of the outfits that you book with include a 4-door pickup with the package. Very easy access to most of the dive sites with a pickup truck and a map. Most of the sites are not even but 50-100ft from shore, so it is an easy swim out.
There is an exception. If you are going to try and dive the windward side of the island (the east side). Or if you wish to dive Klein Bonaire (a small island right off the west coast of the island).
Sorry I am rambling. We have only done shore diving. We have done 9 dives during the day, and 3 night dives to total 12. I hope to do 3 more day dives tomorrow, but we have to be done by 3pm. (fly out the next day at 3:10pm) Not sure if I can convince the wife to go for 3. she probably will only do 2 more