Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise

Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Sep 4 - 11, 2021
Group size: 7 - 21
Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise
Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
85 reviews

$NaN
Sep 4 - 11, 2021
Group size: 7 - 21

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for another week of world-class diving in Bonaire, this time over Labor Day weekend. This Caribbean 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! Plus we'll be there during Ned and Anna DeLoach's Marine Life Education week!!

Bonaire 

For forty 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. Part of the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) islands off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean, Bonaire is an oasis for divers. We’ll be staying right on the water 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

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, September 4. You can fly home at any time on September 11. 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 $200 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 or 2 bedroom condo
  • 9 boat dives
    1- and 2-tank trips throughout the week
  • Unlimited shore diving
    On the Buddy Dive house reef or at any number of sites around the island
  • 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 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
    $45 USD per person paid in advance online
  • Rental truck insurance
    To be paid on site

Available Packages

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!

$1,280
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!

$1,500
Deposit: $500
One Bedroom Condo, Single Occupancy
Sold Out
$2,290
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
85 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

LR
Another amazing adventure with Blue Planet! Wonderful people, great diving and good food! Loved adding Bali on as a pre-trip!
By Lauren R for Explore Komodo from the All Star Aurora on 02 Aug, 2022
Thank you so much, Lauren! It was fantastic to dive with you again and explore Bali and Komodo together. Looking forward to the next adventure with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 02 Aug, 2022
BP
Fantastic trip, amazing diving at a lovely resort with experienced dive masters and crew, attentive staff and great food. Jonas and Heather provided excellent support. I did 34 dives, including five night dives and two trips to Apo Island. Saw astonishing critters, including blue ring octopus, wonderpus, minuscule frog fish, sea turtles, nudibranchs of every color, a large pufferfish trapped inside an anemone, mating mandarin fish, so much.
By yvonne t for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 18 Jun, 2022
Thanks so much, Yvonne! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip. It truly is critter paradise, isn't it?!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jun, 2022
BP
Another amazing trip with Blue Planet! Heather & Jonas were great at coordinating pre-travel logistics. Atlantis Resort was amazing and the staff were accommodating to all of our needs. This was my first time muck diving and our dive master Junar help us spot all of the tiny sea critters. I was amazed at the diversity of coral and sea life both in Dumaguete and on our Apo Island day trips. Looking forward to my next Blue Planet adventure!
By Meryl G for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 16 Jun, 2022
Yay! We're so glad you enjoyed the trip, Meryl! It's such a unique destination. It was a pleasure diving with you as always. Can't wait until the next trip!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 16 Jun, 2022
BP
The trip to Atlantis Dive Resort in the Philippines with Blue Planet was outstanding thanks to Heather, Jonas and the wonderful folks at Atlantis. It's a lovely place. Great diving, critters, food and fellow travelers. Travel and trip details were managed seamlessly taking the stress out of travel in challenging times. No small feat. Thanks!
By Kristy K for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 09 Jun, 2022
Thank you so much, Kristy! We're so glad you enjoyed Atlantis as much as we do, We're looking forward to our next trip with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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JW
The trip was amazing! Heather and Jonas outdid theirselves as usual.
By Joe W for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 09 Jun, 2022
Thanks, Joe! We're so glad you could join us for such an epic trip. Can't wait for the next adventure with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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