Posts Tagged ‘Diving’

Pelican and Villa Ganshi on Sale

May 7, 2014

Pelican Reef is a romantic oceanfront cottage minutes from town. The snorkeling in front of the house is amazing. Pelican Reef is a 15 minute walk to town and dining down picturesque Playa Lechi.

10% off

Villa Ganshi is an upscale yet casual villa on the sea in tranquil Bonaire. The closest dive site, Something Special, and the sea in front is teeming with sea life. 

10% off

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Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details and other special offers.

Free dates

For Villa Ganshi:
May 24 till June 7

For Pelican Reef:
May 17 till May 24
May 31 till June 21

Coral Spawn 2014

May 5, 2014

Coral Spawn 2013

STINAPA Bonaire has posted the schedule for the upcoming Coral Spawn, Sept. and Oct. 2014. Ask about Bonaire Bliss’s Coral Spawn Dive Specials. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/images/stories/file/spawning%202014.pdf

Roomer Hotel on Sale – Boutique Bliss

August 29, 2013

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Hotel Roomer, a boutique property in Belnem is a lovely oasis for peace and respite. The property, situated minutes from kite beach and over 20 dive and snorkeling shore spots, is restful and accommodating. I love the restaurant and pool area. Being greeted by Blue and Sena, the two lovely Shar Pei’s is always a pleasure.

September is on sale. Stay for 65.00 USD a night and up in comfortable air cooled rooms with free wifi. Ask ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details. September is coral spawn time. United has non stop flight from Houston so come on down.

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Bonaire Bliss

April 8, 2013

Bonaire Diving 2013 from Jens Fredrik on Vimeo.

Jens and Anita Nygaard, long time special travel customers seek the solace of the underwater world of Bonaire annually. Above water, they are windsurf enthusiasts. Jens shared their recent video which beautifully captures the essence of their Bonaire Experience.

Masha danki, Anita and Jens! Until next year!

Accommodations: Elegancia Penthouse http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/bonaire_properties/eleganciadelcaribe.html
Diving: Dive Friends- http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/diving_bonaire.html
Truck Rental: Budget
Travel Specialist: Ann Phelan at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/bonaire.html

Airline Alert- United Airlines

March 25, 2013

Good News Bonaire Travelers, United Airlines will continue service through September this year with their non -stop flight from Houston to Bonaire! The flight will be available starting March 31, 2013. September is the perfect month to visit the island for divers. The coral spawn phenomena occurs and diving is perfect with light winds and flat seas. Now is the time to plan your September getaway. These dates coincide with the US Labor Day Holiday so extend your days off for a perfect week diving on Bonaire . To book your air, contact United direct. Then, contact Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations for your land package. If you mention Bonaire Bliss, and book 4 divers, one will dive for free (160.00 credit towards the group).  Contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details. 

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Dive Bliss

June 2, 2012

My incredible pet sitter, Tribsy, posted some great dive photos on her website. Her photos are simple yet amazing. The dive conditions remain incredible on Bonaire. If you are even considering a dive vacation soon, it’s the perfect time to plan. There are some wonderful discounts and deals so email me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.

Photos Courtesy of Jeanine Clark Bremmer

Reef Support

May 17, 2012

Press Release from TCB Inc

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

BONAIRE ONE OF THE FIRST CARIBBEAN ISLANDS TO PARTNER WITH
CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION

**Local Initiatives to Preserve Genetic Diversity of Staghorn and Elkhorn Corals
Augmented by the Coral Restoration Foundation**

Kralendijk, Bonaire – The “Bonaire Reef Pilot Project” was born when Ken Nedimeyer’s Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) was invited to visit the island by Buddy Dive Resort to work with and assist Bonaire with their continued efforts to preserve Bonaire’s greatest assets, its reefs. The project centered on the restoration of the shallow reefs by establishing a nursery and restoration program designed to cultivate staghorn and elkhorn corals and for this purpose the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire was established.

 

 “We’re very fortunate to be working with CRF and to be able to combine our efforts to preserve the current genetic diversity of our staghorn and elkhorn corals.  Given the fact that Bonaire is world renown for having some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean, it’s the ideal place for this project to prosper and in turn encourage other islands to follow suit,” commented Anja Romeijnders, President of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “Coral restoration is a very important part of revitalizing the marine environment and we are proud to be taking the first steps towards accomplishing this task,” Mrs. Romeijnders continued.   

 

In addition to working with local scientists to identify specific sites for coral nurseries and reef outplantings, CRF will collect different genetic strains of staghorn and elkhorn coral, that will be used to populate coral growing trees in two coral nurseries. These corals will be monitored and maintained by the local support group trained by CRF and will form the base nursery stock that will be fragmented every six months to develop second and third generation corals in each genetic subgroup. In late 2013, these second and third generation corals will be taken from the nursery and planted back on the reefs.

 

The main coral nursery is located on Klein Bonaire, where there is limited public access and minimal disturbance for the growing corals. The second nursery is located at the South and North end of Buddy Dive Resort’s coral reef, and is utilized as a training and demonstration nursery.  Mrs. Romeijnders concluded, “We’re eager to get the entire Bonaire community involved in this project.  Education is key to the success of all our programs and we are working hard to generate awareness both locally and to our visitors.  We encourage divers and snorkelers to participate in our coral restoration project. They can even adopt their own staghorn or elkhorn coral and monitor its growth; this is a long-term project for all of us.”

 

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

 

Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008) and in 2011, Bonaire was voted one of the top five Snorkeling Destinations in the Caribbean by the editors of Caribbean Travel & Life. For 19 consecutive years in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic. This year, it was voted one of the Best Destinations Overall, number one for Marine and Macro life, and for Snorkeling also in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

 

Sorobon Beach Resort Celebrates

April 26, 2012

BONHATA has named Sorobon Hotel of the Year for 2011. To celebrate, Sorobon is offering a special deal

Sorobon is offering the Special Award Package  valid for travel between May 5 and June 30, 2012.
For all new bookings made between May 1 and May 31, 2012 for travel and stays between May 5
and June 30, 2012 with a minimum length of stay of 7 nights, they will offer you a bottle
of wine upon arrival and include free breakfast for the duration of yourstay. Kindly mention this special when booking your windsurf or snorkel vacation with Ann at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations. Call 001 508 737 5245 or 011 599 786 3134 today. 

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Bonaire Bliss In Oct.

October 15, 2010

Invisibles

October is typically low season but being a year round dive destination, Bonaire is relatively busy. Today commences cruise ship season. My friends and I headed south to Invisibles for a snorkel session and a lovely day at the beach. We saw critters above land and some amazing sea life below. Enjoy my bliss.

To book your Bonaire escape email ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Mention Bonaire Bliss and earn a dining credit at Wil’s Tropical Grill. Book by Nov. 1 for 2010 travel.

As we drove off, we saw an Osprey mid air with a Queen Angel Fish. We stopped to spy on his lunchtime session.

Welcome to My World

November 3, 2008

Sunset Over Bonaire

Come see Bonaire thru my senses. I will introduce you to the sights and sounds of our tranquil island. Learn some simple Papiamento phrases. Get a first hand look into the climate and culture of this diverse island.  I will share my tips on where to dive and dine.  Learn about the famous Team Bonaire, a group of professional windsurfers who have changed the landscape of the windsurf world.  Bon Bini!

Bonaire Landscape


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