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
51 reviews

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!

$1125
Deposit: $500
Three Bedroom Condo, Single Occupancy
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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!

$1580
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!

$1215
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!

$1850
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!

$1425
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!

$1125
Deposit: $500


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.

Your Organizer


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Blue Planet Scuba
51 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

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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