December 4, 2021 -
 December 11, 2021

Bonaire- 1 Male and 1 Female Spot Open

Unlimited shore diving

 

Where we are diving

Experience excellent shore diving right from your front door with diving as easy as your want it to be. 80-degree 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 — up to five dives a day.

Bonaire’s waters offer something special for every diver. Novice divers will appreciate the calm waters while diving in Bonaire, reefs that run parallel to shore, and minimal currents. These conditions make it an ideal location to really work on improving those buoyancy skills! The abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off area of the reef slope allows for maximum bottom time, while giving new divers an opportunity to develop a level of comfort and confidence in their newly learned skills during unlimited shore dives!

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on August 5, 2021.

Doug Junge

Doug Junge, Trip Leader

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.

Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

Buddy Dive is located on the waterfront north of town, just a couple of steps from the crystal clear ocean and its many dive sites. The resort has eleven buildings with spacious rooms, a complete dive center, two swimming pools, two restaurants, vehicle rental and the famous drive-thru fill station for your tanks!

If you are looking to relax with the ultimate view, there’s no place better than on raised sand beach areas overlooking the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A short stairway provides easy access to the tranquil ocean below – excellent for snorkeling and swimming.

This resort is the perfect place to catch a blazing red sunset or unclouded moonrise.

Villa Dunbar Rock
Learn more about the accommodations from the Buddy Dive website.

Dunbar Scuba group
turtle

Trip Details

 

Price

  • From Omaha: $3,360 per diver
  • From Springfield: $3,270 per diver
  • From North Liberty: $3,280 per diver
  • Ground only: $2,070 per diver

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due on September 1, 2021
  • Full payment due October 4, 2021

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

Recommended courses

  • Stress and Rescue
  • Navigation

What’s included

  • Unlimited shore dives
  • Truck rental
  • Breakfast
  • 6 boat dives
  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • Roundtrip airfare

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Surface marker buoy
  • Suunto D5

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 W

Important Details

 

Know before you go

 

Water

The water temperature in Bonaire goes from 80-82°F in December.

Electricity

Bonaire uses the 127/120V. Same as the U.S. Adapters will not be needed for U.S. Electronics.

Etiquette & Customs

Bonaire is an extremely friendly, mostly informal place, with just a few guidelines to keep things pleasant. Always greet people upon arrival. Bon dia (good morning) or bon nochi (good evening) is perfect, though English is fine too. ‘Island time’ allows a 15- or 20-minute leeway for appointments. Don’t forget to tip your servers (15% to 20%) unless a service charge is included in your bill. Tour guides, taxi drivers and housekeeping staff also appreciate tips.

Currency & Credit Cards

US dollar is the official currency. Only dollars are dispensed at bank ATMs and counters. Major credit cards are accepted.

Language

There are four languages spoken in Bonaire today. While Dutch is the official one used in government and legal transactions, Papiamentu is used in daily exchanges and commonly spoken under the locals.  English and Spanish are also common.

Drinking Water

Bonaire’s seawater is distilled and purified to become one of the purest drinking water in the world. Bottled water is available.

Personal Safety

Bonaire has a reputation for being one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, however visitors should take normal precautions and keep personal properties secure.  Hotels have safes to store passports, tickets and other valuables.

Biodegradable/Reef Safe Sunscreen

It is highly recommended that you use reef safe sunscreen when diving. Toxins in sunscreen have been found to be harmful to reefs.

Driving in Bonaire

A valid driving license is needed to be able to drive on the island. People drive on the right hand side, and on crossings and roundabouts traffic coming from the right always have the right of way, unless road signs state otherwise. Bonaire has no traffic lights, so road signs must be followed.

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