08/04/2018 - 08/11/2018

Bonaire

Unlimited shore diving

Where we are diving

Experience excellent shore diving right from your front door with diving is as easy as you want it to be. 80°F water, 80-foot visibility, very little current, and over 80 dive sites. You can dive at your own pace, where you want, with who you want, and when you want. Because of the island’s location 100 miles north of Venezuela and well below the “hurricane zone”, the double reef system around Bonaire is healthy and interesting with large growths of hard and soft corals. The abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off of the reef slope allows for maximum bottom time, while giving new divers an opportunity to become comfortable and confident. Trip Leader Dave Dietze particularly enjoys the excellent opportunities for underwater photography.

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Where we are staying

Buddy Dive Resort is located on the waterfront, just a few steps from the crystal-clear ocean. The resort includes an expansive diving deck and an excellent house reef. There is an onsite dive shop with both air and nitrox, a locker area, and a camera shop with equipment for rent/sale and photography coaching sessions. You’ll appreciate the unlimited shore diving — the rental truck and scuba cylinder drive-through make it extremely convenient. You’ll enjoy the friendly staff, cold drinks, two pools, and great ocean views. The island is a top destination for ecotourism. No traffic jams, cruise ships, or casinos. This trip is ideal for those looking for a laid back and relaxed vacation.

Price

  • From Omaha: $2,450 per diver
  • From Springfield: $2,590 per diver
  • From North Liberty: $2,450 per diver

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • Full payment due June 1, 2018

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,120 from Omaha, $2,250 from Springfield, $2,120 from North Liberty
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • Airfare closes 90 days prior to departure
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Seasonal weather

The average high temperature is 88°F and the low is 81°F. The average sea temperature is 82°F.

What prior travelers say

“This is a great trip for all levels of divers, and especially for those looking for lots of diving, up to five dives a day! Early birds can get up with the sun for a dive. Those that want to sleep in can enjoy breakfast until 9:30 am and have the rest of the day to dive.”

– Dave D.

What’s included

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Transfers
  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • Rental truck
  • 6 boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Nitrox
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

  • Overnight stay in Atlanta (Springfield only)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Recommended courses

  • Navigation
  • Underwater Photography
  • Stress and Rescue

Recommended equipment

  • ScubaPro G2 computer
  • Surface marker buoy
  • Sealife DC 2000 camera

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