The island of Bonaire is known for its friendly people, tranquil beaches and spectacular Scuba diving. The island has over 63 shore dive sites and 27 more dive sites on the uninhabited isle of Klein Bonaire. On average, Bonaire's visibility exceeds 100 feet and average water temperature is 80 degrees. The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually a short 30 foot swim or less, making Bonaire world renowned for its ease of shore diving.
Join Instructor Wade Labrecque and Waterfront Diving Center as we return to a shop favorite, Buddy Dive Resort on the Island of Bonaire. Experience the best shore diving in the Caribbean at your own pace.
Bonaire's waters offer something special for every diver. Novice divers will appreciate the calm waters, reefs that run parallel to shore, and minimal currents. These conditions make it an ideal location to really work on improving those buoyancy skills while enjoying the abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off area of the reef. More experienced divers will enjoy the healthy coral reefs that descend below sport diving limits. There is even a great wreck, the Hilma Hooker, which can be done as a shore dive.
All levels of divers can enjoy the freedom of the unlimited shore diving package, making as many dives as wanted each day, subject to safe diving profiles of course. There are plenty of 80 and 63 cubic foot air and Nitrox tanks available at either the Drive Thru Fill Station, or, on the dock where there are convenient benches for gear set-up and two sturdy ladders that provide easy access to the water. Rinse tanks are located at the Drive Thru as well as on the docks where there is an extensive gear storage room.
Our trip includes 6 single tank boat dives with the experienced, friendly dive staff. These dives may be done whenever you like, either in the morning, or afternoon. The custom dive boats go out to explore the many dive sites on the nearby island of Klein Bonaire, a short 10-minute boat ride away, or to other spectacular dive sites not accessible from shore. Guided day and night dives are also arranged to great sites such as the Salt Pier or Town Pier, which have become a Mecca for photographers. Even Klein Bonaire is visited at night on a regular boat night dive.
Other activities on Bonaire include : kayaking, mountain biking, windsurfing, sunset cruises, and cave exploration. There is also a kids club that runs 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM for an extra fee.
Lodging is in two bedroom/two bath condos.Each condo includes:
• Fully equipped kitchens including microwaves, stoves and refrigerators.
• Comfortably furnished living area with cable TV and phone, safe deposit boxes
• Two air-conditioned bedrooms, each with private bath, with either two single or one double bed, per your request.
• Daily housekeeping service, free use of beach towels.
• From your apartment you’ll enjoy the view of either the ocean, or lush tropical gardens, from your own private balcony or patio. And for relaxing outside, nothing can beat a nap in one of the loungers in the shaded, flower covered gazebo.
• No unit is more than a few steps away from one of the 2 swimming pools and casual thatched roof, seaside pool bar.
Your package includes round trip airfare from Burlington to Bonaire, airport transfers, 8 Days and 7 nights at the resort (based on double ocupancy), shared use of a four-door pickup truck , 6 single tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving and breakfast daily.
Trip price is: Diver - $2195 Non diver - $1920
Deposit of $750.00 Due: First served but no later than November 15, 2013
Final Payment due: December 14, 2013