Bonaire can be best described as the jewel of the Caribbean, an arid island with desert vegetation and shore coastline surrounded by clear turquoise waters, abundant with magnificent coral formations. The entire coastline is a protected marine sanctuary which explains the abundant schools of fish. Bonaire is about 24 miles long, 3 to 7 miles wide and is located just 50 miles north of Venezuela. Bonaire is a photographer’s delight with an endless array of underwater images to capture.
We will be staying at the beautiful Buddy Dive Resort. This resort on the oceanfront not only affords ocean views, but an onsite pool and restaurant for our breakfast included daily in our package. Each three-bedroom unit offers 6-person occupancy with comfortable living area, full kitchen and dining area. Each air-conditioned bedroom has its own bathroom. Eat home cooked meals al fresco, or host your own private happy hour while watching the sunset. A short stroll to the waterfront leads you to the sun decks with lounge chairs as well as ladder accessing the ocean for swimming, snorkeling and diving off the the famous Buddy Dive House reef. Located 2 miles from the town of Kralendjik, restaurants and shops are either a nice stroll or a short drive away.
Several factors combine to offer Bonaire visitors shore diving opportunities unlike any found elsewhere in the Caribbean. One is the sheer number of shore dive sites available. With over 50 marked sites, and any number of easily accessible unmarked entry points to choose from, divers will run out of vacation time long before they run out of diving options. Bonaire’s calm west coast waters make entering the water for your dive safe and easy. And with a fringing reef no more than a 50 yards off shore, surface swims are kept to a minimum. As an arid island, Bonaire experiences little rainfall, which means waters that are exceptionally clear of silt, with visibility averaging over 100 feet (30m), and frequently reaching up to 150 feet (50m). Add to that phenomenal visibility a reef that runs parallel to shore for easy navigation, minimal to non-existent currents, and you have an ideal environment in which to learn or perfect your diving and buoyancy skills.
$930 per person
3-bedroom, 6 person (double occupancy)
Upgrade rooms available to 2-bedroom, 1-bedroom, or Studio
7 nights’ accommodations Unlimited shore diving Full Breakfast daily Friday Night Dinner at Edy’s 50% Blennies Food discount[up to $75 pp ] Tanks, weights & unlimited air Free Nitrox (Nitrox cert. req’d) 4-door Truck rental per unit Go Deep Scuba T-shirt Orientation to Reef Renewal Bonaire
Flight costs – Call me for options Optional adventure activities & tours Misc. trip costs – Additional meals, checked bag fees (if applicable), equipment rental, departure taxes/fees Travel & Dive insurance – both highly recommended for this trip. Call me for details Equipment rental is not included in package pricing Bonaire Marine Park fee