Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise

Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

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Blue Planet Scuba
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May 25 - Jun 1, 2019
Group size: 7 - 24
Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise
Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
71 reviews

$NaN
May 25 - Jun 1, 2019
Group size: 7 - 24

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for another week of world-class diving in Bonaire. Part of the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) islands off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean, Bonaire is an oasis for divers. The island has been a Marine Protected Area since 1979 and is teeming with life. And the best part is that almost all of the dive sites are accessible from shore!

Bonaire 

For over twenty-five years, Bonaire has led the Caribbean in the conservation of its marine resources. This tiny island, formerly a Dutch colony, has a long history and rich culture. We’ll be staying right on the beach outside of town with easy access to diving, shopping, restaurants, etc. English is spoken widely, and the US Dollar is the official currency. Does it get any easier?!

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more. 


You’ve probably seen Bonaire highlighted again and again in dive magazines, and with good reason: the island not only has a healthy marine environment, but also excellent macro life, visibility, and an unusually high number of fish species.


Several factors combine to offer Bonaire visitors shore diving opportunities unlike any found elsewhere in the Caribbean. One is the sheer number of shore dive sites available. With close to 60 marked sites, and any number of easily accessible unmarked entry points to choose from, divers will run out of vacation time long before they run out of diving options.

Other Activities

Bonaire has plenty to do when you’re not underwater. Mountain biking, ocean and mangrove kayaking, windsurfing, kite boarding, birding, and snorkeling are just a few of the activities you can try out. There’s a great national park, the donkey sanctuary, and of course, shopping.

Buddy Dive Bonaire

One of the premiere dive resorts on Bonaire and in the world (as recently rated by Scuba Diving Magazine), Buddy Dive offers divers everything they could want: condos with full size kitchens and spacious living areas, two pools, two restaurants, an on-site dive shop, drive-through tank pick-up, diving dock and more.  

Travel

You should plan to fly into Bonaire (BON) on Saturday, May 25. You can fly home at any time on June 1. Please email or call the shop before booking your flight!  

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
    Double or single occupancy in a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom condo
  • 9 boat dives
    from the Buddy Dive dock
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Nitrox
    For Enriched Air/Nitrox certified divers
  • Full breakfast daily
    At Buddy Dive
  • Food credit
    50% food credit at Buddy Dive (max discount of $75 per person)
  • Truck/Van rental
    One vehicle per condo
  • Taxes, etc.
    Car and room taxes and service charges
  • Airport transfers
    Roundtrip transfers to the BON airport
  • Flights
    international flights to Bonaire
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the dive shop's excellent crew
  • Marine Park fee
    $25 USD per person in cash on site
  • Rental truck insurance
    To be paid on site

Available Packages

Three Bedroom Condo, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in one bedroom of a 3 bedroom condo. Each bedroom contains two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. Each condo also includes three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, patio and balcony.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,125
Deposit: $500
Three Bedroom Condo, Single Occupancy
Sold Out

Single occupancy in one bedroom of a 3 bedroom condo. Each bedroom contains two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. Each condo also includes three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, patio and balcony.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,580
Deposit: $500
Two Bedroom Condo, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in one bedroom of a 2 bedroom condo. Each bedroom contains two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. Each condo also includes two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, patio and balcony.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,215
Deposit: $500
Two Bedroom Condo, Single Occupancy
Sold Out

Single occupancy in one bedroom of a 2 bedroom condo. Each bedroom contains two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. Each condo also includes two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, patio and balcony.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,850
Deposit: $500
One Bedroom Condo, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in 1 bedroom condo. The bedroom contains two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. The condo also includes a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, patio and balcony.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,425
Deposit: $500
SUNDAY-SUNDAY: Three Bedroom Condo, Dbl
only 1 left

*NO MORE CONDOS AVAILABLE SATURDAY-SATURDAY, SO WE BOOKED 1 X THREE BEDROOM CONDO SUNDAY, MAY 26-SUNDAY, JUNE 2*


Double occupancy in one bedroom of a 3 bedroom condo. Each bedroom contains two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. Each condo also includes three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, patio and balcony.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,125
Deposit: $500
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Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Bonaire

Arrive at the BON airport and transfer to Buddy Dive. Check in at the resort and dive shop. Get a shore dive in if you arrive in time! Everyone is required to attend a Dive Orientation at Buddy Dive and complete their first dive on site.

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Blue Planet Scuba
71 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Thank you Blue Planet for another amazing trip! This was my 5th trip with Blue Planet and I am already signed up for more! Heather and Jonas did a great job with pre-travel communication, especially with unique requirements due to COVID-19. The dive operator was great. The Aggressor Okeanos II staff was very professional with a focus on safety. Diving in Cocos was amazing! So many sharks! We saw Hammerheads, Galapagos, Black Tip, White Tip Reef, and Tiger sharks in addition to rays, dolphins, tunas, octopus, mantas, lobsters, eels, and all of the fish!!! 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for New Year's at Cocos Island on 17 Jan, 2022
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Blue Planet continues to organize great trips. The diving was amazing- I’m still amazed by what we saw underwater. The liveaboard crew was fantastic and worked extremely hard. The only thing that could have been improved was the condition of the boat- it’s in need of a refresh.
By Andy M for New Year's at Cocos Island on 17 Jan, 2022
Another great trip with Blue Planet, my fourth, and I look forward to going on more!!! The BP owners, Heather and Jonas, make everyone feel welcome and work hard to make sure they have a great experience. It really doesn't matter where, e.g., in their shop, while taking a class, working on a certification at the quarry, or on a sun soaked trip to the Caribbean. The lodging in St. Croix was quite good and the dive shop used for our boat and shore dives did an excellent job. Heather and Jonas apparently have great relationships with all of the business partners they use on their trips. In addition, the daily itineraries are well planned and provide ample opportunities to dive and socialize. You can do everything and more each day, or take a pass on a dive or a group dinner if you want to go explore something else or just rest and relax. There are always friendly people on the trips, it is great to meet new buddies and to dive with familiar ones when you meet up with them again!
By Stephen M for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on 17 Nov, 2021
Thank you so much, Stephen! It was fantastic diving with you, as always. We look forward to many more adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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It was fantastic. Jeff was a great trip lead and we met some really nice new friends. The accommodation and food was fabulous and way above expectations. The dive team at Sea Saba were informed, took care of everyone and showed us some great dive sites. Cant wait to book the next trip with Blue Planet
By Richard H for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 30 Oct, 2021
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Richard! It was a pleasure diving with you again. And yes, we can't wait until the next trip with you!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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As usual another great trip with Blue Planet, Saba didn't disappoint either! The accommodations and diving was great and the food was amazing on the island. With covid still on the loose i definitely felt safe in Saba with their covid precautions as well. Looking forward to diving with my Blue Planet family again hopefully soon. Thank you Blue Planet DC!
By MICHELLE S for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 25 Oct, 2021
So happy you joined us Michelle! Thanks for the great review, and we are looking forward to the next time underwater with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 26 Oct, 2021
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