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Bonaire – Always Something New

Bonaire – Always Something New

Forty-two years now I have been going to Bonaire—an arid mountain tip of a southern Caribbean island with the best shore diving on the planet. The rocky 25-mile stretch of her protected western coastline grants us the rare freedom to access marine life on our own terms. And best yet, even after 30 extended visits spanning four decades Anna and I are only beginning to scratch the surface of what the island’s waters have to … Read entire article »

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A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

Shortly before our annual September stay in Bonaire, Anna and I receive an e-mail invitation to go night diving just outside the Lac Cai cut with a gentleman named Bas Tol. As it turns out Bas is part of a small group of dive guides, known as BASdiving, that specialize in taking small groups to unique dive sites around the island. In our case, Tol wanted to show off a set of unique night creatures … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Bonaire, Coral Spawning, Fish Spawning

Town Pier in Bonaire – The best night dive in the Caribbean, now closed, but hopefully not for long.

Town Pier in Bonaire – The best night dive in the Caribbean, now closed, but hopefully not for long.

  Sept 13-19, 2009 Bonaire – The week before Anna and I traveled to Bonaire on what has become our annual September stay as guests of Buddy Dive, I received a phone call from ol’ friend, David Espinosa, who had recently been appointed to the editorship of Scuba Diving – a well deserved congratulations to both David and the magazine – in my estimation a perfect fit and a coup for diving. David was inquiring about the … Read entire article »

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