November 19, 2022 -
 November 26, 2022

Bonaire – SOLD OUT

Thanksgiving in Paradise

 

Where we are diving

Spend Thanksgiving in paradise. 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. No plans or schedules. You’re on island time now and the sea is yours.

We will be diving with Divi Dive Bonaire. Their boat’s benches are custom designed to make it easier to set up and take off diving gear, and their wide-open decks provide ample room to walk around. Each ride is limited to 18 passengers, so you never have to worry about crowding.

Large 24-foot camera tables and freshwater camera buckets onboard make it easy to get the perfect shot. Additional features such as twin ladders and wide swim platforms make diving from their boats a real pleasure. They travel to the most popular dive sites on Bonaire such as Red Slave, Karpata, and Margate Bay.

 

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Trip Leaders

Mary Stanford, Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor

As a child, Mary was always near the ocean and spent much of her time swimming. She has been diving for 36 years and feels like she “can’t live without it.” Mary has been an active instructor for 28 years and loves teaching scuba. She and her husband, Dwain, have owned and operated Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop in Columbia, Missouri for 36 years, has introduced thousands of people to scuba and has conducted close to 100 escorted diving trips to the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. Her boundless energy comes from a passion for introducing new divers to the beauty of being underwater and “getting them hooked on not just getting certified, but becoming a diver.”

Dwain Gardner, Assistant Instructor Trainer

Dwain took his first scuba class when he was 19 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After the first day of scuba class, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. For four and a half years, Dwain helped teach a course at the University of Missouri, then continued to teach scuba and managed several dive stores before starting Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop 36 years ago. Now, 42 years after that first scuba class, Dwain enjoys giving newcomers the same inspiring experience he had in his first lesson, teaching beginning students and helping over 2,000 divers become certified.
Top 5 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

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino is conveniently located just minutes from the airport and a 5-minute walk to town. Colorful and laid-back, this water-lover’s paradise offers two sparkling pools, a day spa and fitness center, weekly activities, delicious dining, an intimate casino, and an award-winning five-star dive operation with a fleet of six dive boats, private dive lockers, a dive shop with equipment rental, and a famed house reef you can explore 24/7.

Relax and unwind in their spacious rooms that offer all of the comforts of home. Each room features a convenient setup for dive groups, private bathrooms, patios or balconies, and ocean or pool views so you can experience Bonaire’s exquisite beauty throughout your stay.

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Learn more about the accommodations from the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino page.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground Only

  • Double Diver: $1,770
  • Double Non-Diver: $1,410
  • Single Diver: $2,360
  • Single Non-Diver: $2,020

Deposit and payments

  • $500 due upon sign up
  • 1st deposit: $500 due July 15, 2022
  • Full Balance: Due September 9, 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 at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino
  • 6 day 2-tank boat package (first day morning dives are replaced by a mandatory marine park orientation check out dive & a 1-tank afternoon boat dive)
  • Unlimited use of tanks for shore diving (transportation not included)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Beach towels at pool and beach
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • All taxes and service charges

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • SMB and Reel
  • Sealife micro
  • Sea Dragon 900

Recommended courses

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Coral ID

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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