Archive for August, 2012

Bonaire ABK Boardsports Medical Clinic and Conference

August 20, 2012



A General Medical Update


March 23-30 2013




Kontiki Beach Club, LacBay Bonaire


This three day conference will have speakers presenting topics of general medical interest to both specialists and family physicians. The Conference will run from 08:00 – 09:00 and 13:00 – 14:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. 


If you need assistance with booking the ABK camp, flight, hotel or car rental contact: Ann Phelan

The ABK Camp is limited to 25 attendees. First come, first serve. There is also limit on numbers for the conference. Registration Confirmation will be confirmed immediately by email and the conference schedule of presentations will be sent out in January.


For more information on ABK Boardsports Windsurfing Camp:


Hope to see you on (or under) the water soon,


Dr. Stephen Wood

University of Calgary Canada



Ann Phelan “Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987”



Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita



Windsurf News

August 16, 2012


From the Windsurf Deck

Winds were completely steady strong from May until Monday. I sailed a 4.7 or less every time I went out aside from one 5.2 session. My board was my faithful 85 liter Chango (Angulo). Sometimes there was voodoo chop but most times such as with Monday, it was pure windsurf bliss. The winds have shut down a bit but no fear, Lac Bay is pristine and perfect for Stand Up Paddling. I have my 12 foot Starboard so will report back. Last month I borrowed a friends Red Inflatable SUP which was quite sturdy and really easy to use. I just learned Starboard has launched their own version which I hope to purchase in Oct. for Cape Cape SUP days.

Enjoy a few land shots from Monday’s Dawn Patrol Session. I arrived at 8 but young guns, Florian, Ezry and Jason were already on the water. I joined in and later Kiri and Maxime arrived. It was a perfect session.

To book your windsurf holiday contact today!!

Buddy Dive Photography Event

August 16, 2012

Buddy Dive Resort is sponsoring an Underwater Photography Event from Nov 24 – Dec 22. Each week, it is possible to participate in a Masters Underwater Photography course for just $100 per person. Save $200 off the regular price of the course. Allow me the privilege of booking your dive adventure. Email

Sorobon Fall Special

August 15, 2012

Here’s a deal, stay 7 pay for 5 nights Sept. – Oct. 4 at Sorobon Beach Resort. We have had a great windy season. It’s also in time for the Coral Spawn. Wannadive is on site to fill your tanks and Jibe City is next door for your windsurf needs. Come one down..ask me how.


Air Sale US Cities to Curacao and then Bonaire

August 8, 2012

AA is offering some super fares from many US cities to Curacao. Curacao, located 30 miles from Bonaire is an easy hop skip and jump. I personally only fly AA to and from Curacao and then Divi on to Bonaire.

Just in time for Coral Spawn and Regatta as well as many stay 7 pay for 6 deals on Bonaire. Also Buddy Dive’s super deal the Caribbean Club’s Coral Spawning showcase this year. If you book during these special weeks you will receive a FREE upgrade and ½ day PADI AWARE Coral Conservation course.

The coral spawning is a rare and amazing happening here on our Bonaire reefs and the two weeks we are offering this event are Sept. 1-8th and Sept. 29th-Oct. 6th.

American Airlines has special prices to Curacao! Purchase your tickets on by August 13, 2012, and commence travel between September 5 and October 27, 2012. All travel needs to be complete by October 31, 2012. Contact to book your inter island air (100.00+ pp) and land portion. AA is my choice for travel to and from Bonaire.

Amsterdam to Bonaire on KLM Fall Specials

August 3, 2012

Attention Europe Travelers. If you are ready for a trip to Bonaire, now’s the time to book ! KLM has a great promotion for 599.00 Euros Amsterdam Bonaire.

Fares are the lowest available based on a return flight. Special offers are valid for departing between 1 September and 15 December 2012 and can be booked until 7 August 2012. Email today to plan your accommodations. Mention the KLM special for discounted accommodations.

KLM Arrival into Bonaire