Posts Tagged ‘Diving Bonaire’

Bonaire From the Sea – Diving Bliss

July 5, 2017


Photo Courtesy of Amoray

Bonaire dive enthusiasts have another reason to return to Bonaire. I’ve just discovered Amoray, a splendid 44- foot Beneteau owned and chartered by Richard and Sue Willis. Amoray is equipped for comfort and pleasure for her discerning dive or snorkel guests.  The skies the limit in choosing where to dive. Bonaire offer’s over 100 dive sites almost all accessible from Amoray.   Captain Richard Willis, a Bonaire resident is an elite dive instructor, nature guide and specialist sea turtle conservationist. His wife, Sue works for Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire and is an excellent first mate. She is also a culinary genius as I learned recently.  Captain Richard and Sue hosted me for a lovely happy hour aboard. What a delightful experience where I learned more about this new dive offering on Bonaire.



Sure, you can certainly stay at a hotel or villa but imagine having your own three berth yacht, nestled in one of the Caribbean’s quietest and cleanest marina?  Whether you are a honeymoon couple or three couples, Amoray is built for comfort.


Your Sailboat for the Day (8:00 to 17:00)

1 to 2 people $650 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks.
3 to 4 people $700 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks.
5 to 6 people $750 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks*

*Maximum 4 scuba divers, 2 dives per trip, equipment hire and air packages at additional cost. Number of dives possible depends on the chosen sites, weather etc!

Exclusive part day sailing and snorkelling packages are also available (subject to availability) from 08:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 17:00.
1 to 2 people $350, 3 to 4 people $400 and 5 to 6 people $450, includes gourmet snacks, hot and cold drinks, towels and the use of a private cabin with en-suite facilities.
Contact us if you have other specific requirements or timings and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Your Sailboat for the Week- Live Aboard

1 to 2 people $3750
3 to 4 people $4000
5 to 6 people $4500*

*Maximum 4 scuba divers, 2 tanks per person per trip, extra equipment hire and air packages at additional cost. Number of dives possible depends on the chosen sites, weather etc.

Price includes:

* 7 nights accommodation onboard “Your Sailboat” AMORAY which has a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating above and below deck, three double cabins, all with en-suite facilities
* Daily sailing, diving and snorkeling with an experienced and qualified guide
* Overnight mooring in the secure, intimate Harbour Village Marina
* PADI dive training and specialties up to and including rescue diver are available at special rates. Contact us for a full list of available courses and for further details
* Air/Nitrox for 2 dives per person per day, maximum 4 scuba divers
* Welcome essentials grocery pack
* Captain’s Cocktail of the Day
* One sunset sail
* Taxi service to supermarket to provision the boat

**** For a party of 6 that’s only $750 per person for the week!!! ****



Captain Richard and Sue

When booking Amoray with Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacation you will have free Concierge Services as well. Email today.



Sorobon Beach Resort Summer Sale

April 6, 2013

June and July are my favorite months to enjoy Bonaire. Windsurfing conditions prevail through the summer. We even host an ABK Boardsports clinic in late Aug.! Kayaking is a great pastime. Cruise through our amazing mangrove system, the nursery for Bonaire’s sealife. Enjoy over 50 shore snorkel spots. Ask me about my favorite site. To entice you to spend your summer holiday on Bonaire, Sorobon Beach Resort and Caribbean Wind & Sun has teamed up to offer some specials. To sweeten the offer, specials extend into the fall months. Come to the island during the famous coral spawn in Sept. and Oct. 



For the following period we can offer stay 7 pay for 6 nights. This applies to new bookings. 

July 1 -August 31, 2013

October 18- October 28, 2013

December 1- December 20, 2013


For the following period we can offer stay 7 pay for 5 nights! What a deal!

April 1 – April 13, 2013

April 20 – April 27, 2013

May 9 -June 15, 2013

June 22 -June 30, 2013

September 1 – October 18, 2013

October 28. till November 30, 2013


Subject to tax and conditions and availability.  Email today for details.

New bookings earn 25.00 dining credits as well as VIP Concierge services. 



Where are you Diving Today?

June 29, 2012

Photos by Tribsy at Weber’s Joy

My friend, Tribsy, just had a lovely dive at Weber’s Joy on the north coast (my favorite sites are up there). Here you will see Rays, eels and diverse fishlife.

Weber’s Joy, also known as Witches Hut, is a relatively easy memorable dive site. If the current is favorable, you can even drift dive to 1000 Steps which is about 1 km away.

Directions: Leave town head north past Hato and Sabadeco, take the hairpin turn past Caribbean Club (great place to stop for a libation) 7 km North of Kralendijk.

To book your dive vacation contact today and ask for the Bonaire Bliss special discounted package.

Photo by Tribsy the Wonder Diver

Belmar Easter Sale

April 3, 2012

Last Minute Easter Special!


Bring a Buddy for FREE! at Belmar Oceanfront Apartments and get Low Season Prices for next week (04/07/2012 – 04/14/2012) if you book before 04/07/2012!


Prices for our complete and affordable Drive, Dive & Stay package start at $521 per person for the whole week!*


The Drive, Dive & Stay package includes a fully equipped apartment for 7 nights, a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck) for 7 days, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes. Boat Dives are optional.


Call 001 508 737 5245 today.

or email

50+ Bonaire

January 26, 2012

The 50+ intrepid traveler will find Bonaire to be the perfect location for their well deserved holiday. Whether you seek an adventure filled vacation caving, kayaking and windsurfing or a low key dive or snorkel holiday, Bonaire has a fit for all. This small intimate island is a tranquil respite for those seeking a quiet escape. For the adrenaline junkie try kiting or windsurfing? If you love the undersea world, look no more.

For those traveling from Europe there are easy connections from Dusseldorf and Amsterdam. North American travelers can fly non stop from Miami, Newark, Houston and Atlanta. There are also easy connections from other US cities so call for details. Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations owner Ann Phelan is the Bonaire expert offering a plethora of accommodations from budget low key to high end villas. Check out her website at

Ann is organizing 50+ single vacation packages to Bonaire for the summer of 2012. These special weeks will feature individualized programs by day for divers, snorkelers, windsurfers and adventure travelers. There will be opportunities for photographers and artists to enjoy the picturesque and scenic vistas, landscapes and architecture making for a perfect holiday. Call for pricing and details.

Photo of 50+ windsurfer Trevor from New Forest- Photographer Carole Hibdige

The 50+ traveler is vibrant and seeks to explore and fully immerse in the sights and sounds of island culture. Come experience Ann’s Bonaire. Welcome / Bon Bini !

Twins – A Dive Photo Essay by Freddie Hughes

January 16, 2012

Sometimes the image captures the reality and the mood and the sentiment. The pleasure of diving or snorkeling in Bonaire is the simply experience of beholding nature in it’s calmest tranquil form. Bon Siman

Photo Courtesy of Freddie Hughes

To book your dive or snorkel vacation please contact Ann Phelan and ask about her Bonaire Bliss specials ending January 2012 for travel until March 2012.

Sand Dollar Resort on Sale

July 22, 2011

Now’s the time to come dive in Bonaire. I am pleased to offer a sale at Sand Dollar Resort:

Pay for a 5 night stay in any size condo – studio, one bedroom, two bedroom or three bedroom and enjoy the 6th and the 7th nights for free! *

* the daily tax is $6.50 per person per night government room tax on all nights.
Travel Window: July 30 – October 28, 2011*.

Booking Window: now through October 21, 2011.
Restrictions: This special is valid for new reservations only and is based on availability.

Harbour Village Stay 7 pay for 6 Special

March 16, 2011

Come visit one of my favorite Bonaire properties, Harbour Village. The grounds are stunning, the setting is so private and restful and the beach divine.

During June and September enjoy stay 7 pay for 6 if you book a one bedroom beachfront suite.

Ask about my dive packages and free Concierge services. Email today!

View of Klein Bonaire

Photo of the Day

June 4, 2010

Thanks to my loyal client and guest photographer, Dave Bucklin for today’s photo of the day! Pasa Bon Wikent!

Photo Courtesy of Dave Bucklin AKA Bucky

Critter of the Month

May 22, 2009

Thanks to Ms. Tiffany Crawford for sharing her lovely photo. I have called this fellow Brutus and have given him title of Critter of the Month. Submissions welcome so send to Oh Ms. Tiffany and her diving buddy, Shallbetter spotted a pod of dolphins on their last island dive at the Hilma Hooker. I say anytime you see a pod on your last dive is a sure sign you will return back soon, don’t you?