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BONAIRE

Dive and explore the shore diving capital of the world.

 

APRIL 12-19, 2020

$1295 USD Deluxe Room (based on double occupancy)


Aquarius Scuba welcomes you to Bonaire!

Located outside the hurricane belt, Bonaire is 86 miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventures and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kiteboarding and more. For those who want to kick back and relax, the island makes it easy to stroll into town or hop on a scooter or bike to pursue the island on their own pace. Bonaire continues to reign as one of the top dive destinations in the world. For the 26th consecutive year Bonaire was recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine's Annual Reader's Choice Awards. This year, it received 7 awards. It was also voted number one for Macro Diving and Beginner Diving. 

There are 63 official dive sites on Bonaire and 26 more on Klein Bonaire, of which 54 are shore dive sites. Bonaire is an underwater paradise that awaits you, with more than 350 fish species and 57 species of soft and stony coral. The entire coastline of Bonaire has been declared a marine sanctuary. It’s underwater world is home to an abundance of fish species. Some fish found throughout Bonaire’s waters include colorful Parrot Fish of all varieties, Blue and Rainbow included.  Friendly Angel Fish, feisty Sergeant Majors, and beautiful Butterfly Fish dot the reef.  Scrawled File Fish swim by sporting electric blue stripes.  Grunts, Gobies and Groupers. Delight in schools of Blue Tangs and Jacks.  Camouflaging Frog Fish blend in so well, but are certainly present.

In addition, keep an eye out for Sea Turtles, Eagle Rays and Sea Cucumbers.  Get lucky and see a Whale Shark, Dolphin Pod or Manta Ray.  There is an abundance of life in the Caribbean Sea.  Bonaire’s waters have so much to explore! Bonaire has a narrow fringing reef, starting practically at the shoreline, that extends to a maximum of 200 feet (60m) depth. The whole area is protected as part of the Bonaire National Marine Park. Generally, the reefs in Bonaire along the leeward side follow a zonal pattern (exceptions exist).  The shallows from shore to drop-off contain Elkhorn, Staghorn, Boulder Star and dominant stony coral as well as a variety of Gorgonia. From the drop-off, the dominant coral species is usually Boulder Star coral, locally also Lettuce coral.  At greater depths, the dominant species are the plate-forming corals like Great Star and Blushing Star coral. About 55 other species of coral, varying by habitat, can be found in Bonaire. Various densities of Gorgonians, black corals and sponges appear and differ between areas.

Included:

  • 7 Night Stay at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 11 Boat Dives (2-tank morning dives)

  • Unlimited Shore Diving

  • Round-Trip Airport Transfers

  • FREE Wi-Fi

  • All Resort Amenities (2 pools, dive shop, 2 restaurants, full-service beach bar, casino, spa and salon, fitness centre, children's activity club, on-site Hertz car rental)

  • Taxes & Service Fees

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic Drinks

  • Optional Lunch Package ($171 USD for the week)

  • Optional Dinner Package ($259 USD for the week)

  • Nitrox Upgrade ($110 USD for the week)

  • $45 USD Marine Park Fee

  • Trip interruption or Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)

  • DAN Diver Insurance (highly recommended)

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

  • International Airfare to Bonaire

  • Gratuities to guides and crew

  • Scuba courses

  • Scuba equipment (other than tanks and weights)

Deposit: $700 USD

Travel Insurance: Cancellation insurance and out of province medical insurance is available through Scuba Vacay Ltd. We highly recommend DAN Insurance.

Documentation: Valid passport for at least 6 months prior to the date of return.