January 7, 2023 -
 January 14, 2023

Bonaire

Jenn Feller Memorial Dive Trip

 

Where we are diving

With abundant marine life, over 80 official dive sites, and breathtaking views you’ll never want to leave. Bonaire is often referred to as the “shore diving capital of the world”. Its crystal-clear waters are perfect for any diver at any level. The calm waters allow novice divers to swim parallel to the shore with minimal currents. Advanced divers will enjoy the unlimited shore dives and freedom to explore the ocean floor. Swimming along with the large sponges and sea fans, you’re bound to spot angelfish, butterflyfish, seahorses, crabs, and shrimp.

Each dive site in Bonaire is marked with a large yellow rock with the site name painted on it. This makes it easy for you to hop in the car and just drive to your next site. You’re on island time now and the sea is yours.

We will be diving with Buddy Dive. As a full-service dive center, their dive team is known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won’t forget. Boat diving is very popular in Boniare and offers divers an excellent opportunity to dive sites other may not have access to. Boat diving with Buddy Dive lets the diver explore the beautiful underwater world under the guidance of one of our experienced dive staff members.

As the “shore diving capital of the world”, the fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually, a short 30 feet (10 meters) swim or less.  Bonaire’s sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multi-colored tropical fish. The sea is remarkably calm and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling. On average, while diving on Bonaire, the visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80º Fahrenheit (28°C).

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Trip Leaders

Eric Perilla, Open Water Diver Instructor

Eric has been in or near water his whole life. He started as a competitive swimmer and swam through high school. His first adventure with scuba was back in 1991. He became a Scuba Instructor back in 2017. He enjoys teaching any open water course, but because he is a Firefighter/Paramedic he loves teaching Stress and Rescue and the DAN (DFA) Course.

“I look forward to sharing my passion for the underwater world with you! Let’s travel and Dive!”

Doug Junge, Open Water Diver Instructor

Doug has been diving since 2012 and is a level 6 diver. He has traveled throughout the Caribbean experiencing different reef systems and cultures.

“Bonaire is one of my favorite destinations in the Caribbean! From the crystal clear, turquoise water to the ease of diving, Bonaire is an absolute bucket list dive adventure for everyone! The food is fantastic and with the included vehicle you can explore the entire island.”

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Top 6 reasons you should come to Bonaire with us!

1. It’s the shore diving capital of the world!

2. The island is as authentic as they come.

3. There are flamingos!

4. And donkeys!

5. You can dive basically anywhere you like.

6. Delicious food and drinks.

Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise with spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters.

Buddy Dive is a resort where you can dive, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Their personable staff, spacious accommodations, and dive operation makes your holiday worry-free.

Buddy Dive is one of the largest Bonaire dive resorts. All of their one-bedroom apartments have an ocean or garden view and are comfortably furnished to accommodate your needs. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area with cable TV, patio or balcony and air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and shower.

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Learn more about the accommodations from the Buddy Dive resort page.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground Only

  • 1-bedroom double diver: $2,200
  • 1-bedroom single diver: $3,160

Deposit and payments

  • $500 due upon sign up
  • Full Balance: Due November 4, 2022
  • Pre-trip meeting: November 27, 2022

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

 What’s included

  • 7 nights in selected accommodations
  • 7 days rental vehicle (manual transmission, excl. insurance)
  • 6 days of unlimited air fills
  • 6 boat dives
  • Free Nitrox upgrade
  • American style breakfast buffet daily
  • Airport transfers

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Mesh gear bag
  • SeaLife camera

Recommended courses

  • Fish ID
  • Underwater Photography
  • Nitrox

What prior travelers say

“Dang!! These guys make it so easy and FUN! Diventures offers us a great value on a super adventure-filled vacation.”

-Pat Witherspoon

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