Bonaire, The Caribbean.
27th October - 7th November, 2012
Introducing: Nine days of unlimited diving in the beautiful Caribbean paradise that is the island of Bonaire!
Yes - that's what we said, UNLIMITED!!
This trip is unprecedented - we have arranged a ten day holiday to Bonaire, flights and fantastic accommodation included, where the diving is completely in your control. You can do as much (or as little!) as you like!
What makes this trip so great is the absolute freedom you have - your accommodation comes with it's own rental vehicle, which you can use to drive to any the 81 dive sites whenever you feel like it. But if you don't feel like diving? You can just park up on the beach somewhere and relax in the sun and the breath-taking scenery.
Unlike a liveaboard, you don't have to get up when the briefing bell rings - you don't have to stick to the boat schedule - and you don't have to confine yourself to your tiny cabin if you wan't some peace and quiet for a while! How fantastic is that!
Return flights from the UK (Bristol)
10 nights accommodation in the Caribbean Club cottages (based on four people sharing)
9 days of UNLIMITED shore diving, 24 hours a day (free air, tank, weights)
One free boat dive
FREE Nitrox upgrade if certified!
Vehicle hire (inc. taxes and insurance)
Airport transfers, taxes, fuel surcharge and ticketing fee
What's Not Included:
Diving equipment hire other than 12 litre tank and weights
Fuel for rental vehicle
Food and drink
$25 contribution to the Bonaire Marine Park for the protection of the reef and ocean around Bonaire
At Bonaire’s southern dive sites, you’ll enter the water and find a long, shallow, gently sloping shelf. In some areas, there’s actually a second reef, much older geologically. In the shallows, large soft coral
gorgonians are common, and in the extreme southern sites, encounters with pelagics are not uncommon.
When looking at Bonaire’s northern geography, it is much hillier, and this will follow through to the underwater terrain. On the northern sites, you’ll find a very short shallow terrace in about twenty feet of water, and, not far from the shoreline, the drop-off will mostly begin with a 45-degree angle. Here, many dive sites favor more hard corals, and you’ll see large colonies of star and brain corals.
For a full list of dive sites click here.
There are so many other (eco)-adventures Bonaire
has to offer apart from SCUBA diving. Hiking, mountain biking, cave exploration, snorkeling, kayaking, and trips to the Washington Slagbaai National Park or the Goto Meer (Lake Goto) are just a few of the activities available.
There are almost 200 species of birds, including the flamingo and the lora and Bonaire boasts over 300 flora species. The datu, kadushi, divi-divi tree, mangrove trees, and the prickly pear are probably the ones you will notice the most. Other above-water fauna include the hermit crabs, iguanas, lizards, and the donkeys and herds of goats that roam the island.
A full list of activities on the island can be found here.
27th October, departs Bristol Airport via Amsterdam, arrives Bonaire on 27th October.
6th November, via Amsterdam, arrives Bristol 7th November.
Member's Price*: £1'399
Non-Member's Price: £1'449
A deposit of just £399 will secure your place - call us on 01305 760 888 or drop in to book now!
You must be an Open Water diver (or other training agency equivalent) with a minimum of 20 dives to join us on this trip. Experience of SMB deployment and use is essential.
*Remember you can join our Dive Club from £75 a year and enjoy a multitude of benefits, discounts and events! Click here for more information!
We will be staying in a selection of two bedroom cottages, and the price of the holiday is based on four people shareing one cottage.
Each cottage has air-conditioned bedrooms (twin and double bed options) while the living rooms and porches feature ceiling fans, and all are located in lush tropical gardens and near one of the two swimming pools. There is one bathroom which includes a shower in each of the cottages.
Want to do something more?
While on holiday we will be offering several dive packages for those wishing to continue on to Advanced Open Water or complete some Specialty training in a unique environment.
There will be several for Open Water divers, several for Advanced Open water or above divers, and even some for non-divers who share an interest in the underwater world with us. This information is going to be up any day now, so keep your eyes peeled for some once in a lifetime opportunities still to come!
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