Divers Fish ID Challenge at Sand Dollar – Bonaire

Fourth Annual Fish ID Challenge
July 30 – August 5 & August 6 – 12, 2011
Free to Sand Dollar Guests!

For many years, Sand Dollar and Bonaire Dive & Adventure have actively supported education and conservation programs designed to contribute to the preservation of Bonaire’s magnificent underwater Marine Park. Join them this summer as they team up once more with Fish ID experts Patti & Scott Chandler of ReefNet, Inc.

Well known for their work in marine life identification and documentation, the Chandlers have spent the last 20 years documenting fish species, behaviors and creatures for future study and identification.

To book your dive vacation call Ann the Bonaire expert at 508 737 5245 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

The Free Fish ID Challenge program includes:

◦ Multimedia Fish ID seminars

◦ Guided dives with the Chandlers and Bonaire Dive & Adventure naturalist Jerry Ligon

◦ A Bonaire specific, custom fish ID guidebook of the top 100 fish species found in our waters

◦ Introduction to REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) surveying

◦ Prizes awarded for finding the “fish de jour” on each days “Wanted” poster

◦ Raw video reviews highlighting unusual fish behavior and macro video

Participants can join in for the entire week’s program or join in “ad hoc” on as many events and seminars as they like in accordance with their own personal preferences.

Fourth Annual Fish ID Challenge
July 30 – August 5 & August 6 – 12, 2011
Free to Sand Dollar Guests!

Saturday July 30 & August 6:
8.30 – 9.30 am: Diver registration at Bonaire Dive & Adventure
9.30 am: Bonaire Marine Park Orientation and check out dive on Bari Reef. During the orientation all will be explained about the Fish ID Challenge.

Sunday 31 July & August 7
8.30 – 9.30 am: Diver registration at Bonaire Dive & Adventure
9.30 am: Bonaire Marine Park Orientation and check out dive on Bari Reef. During the orientation all will be explained about the Fish ID Challenge.
7.00 – 8.15 pm: First Multimedia Fish ID Seminar. In this big screen presentation divers will participate in an introductory presentation on Basic Fish ID and learn how to contribute to REEF’s fish database (Reef Environmental Education Foundation)

Monday August 1 & 8
8.30 – 9.00 am: Daily Wanted Poster unveiled under the big umbrella at Bonaire Dive & Adventure.
Scott & Patti are available for questions.
9.00 am: Guided dive with naturalists Scott & Patti Chandler on Bari Reef after an explanatory briefing.
Maximum 6 divers.
5.00 – 6.00 pm: Bonaire Dive & Adventure’s Dive Masters Rum Punch Party under the big umbrella with music & snacks.
7.00 – 8.00 pm: Fish Tales and Raw Video Review with Scott & Patti.

Tuesday 2 & 9
8.30 – 9.00 am: Daily Wanted Poster unveiled under the big umbrella at Bonaire Dive & Adventure.
Scott & Patti are available for questions.
2.00 pm: Guided dive with naturalists Scott & Patti Chandler on Bari reef after an explanatory briefing.
Maximum 6 divers.
7.00 – 8.15 pm: Second Multimedia Fish ID Seminar.

Wednesday August 3 & 10
8.30 – 9.00 am: Daily Wanted Poster unveiled under the big umbrella at Bonaire Dive & Adventure.
Scott & Patti are available for questions.
2.00 pm: Guided dive with naturalists Scott & Patti on Bari reef after an explanatory briefing.
Maximum 6 divers.

Thursday August 4 & 11
8.30 – 9.00 am: Daily Wanted Poster unveiled under the big umbrella at Bonaire Dive & Adventure.
Scott & Patti will be available for questions.
9.00 am: Guided dive with the naturalists Scott & Patti on Bari Reef after an explanatory briefing.
Maximum 6 divers.
7.00 – 8.00 pm: Fish Tales and Raw Video Review with Scott & Patti.

Friday August 5 & 12
8.30 – 9.00 am: Daily Wanted Poster unveiled under the big umbrella at Bonaire Dive & Adventure.
Scott & Patti are available for questions.
5.00 pm: Award Ceremony under the big umbrella at Bonaire Dive & Adventure with drinks and snacks.

Press Release Courtesy of Sand Dollar

To book your dive vacation call Ann the Bonaire expert at 508 737 5245 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

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