|By Burt F. Witlin (BonaireTalker - Post #25) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 10:54 am:|
The Good: Dushi Bonaire. 18 shore dives solo. No rain, no mosquitoes. Accomodations were great. Would stay with Coco Palm Gardens again. Did mostly my own cooking and ate great on very little money compared to eating out. Went to two buffets at CPG. Both were good. Saw no lionfish and only two markers.
|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1494) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:00 pm:|
Burt, I'm a regular to Bonaire, but looking for a change --- been thinking about Dominica, and would welcome any and all comments, recommendations. Probably snorkeling, but maybe a little diving. My hubby doesn't dive, and I've only dived on Bonaire, so I'm used to easy, easy...
|By Chris (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #353) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:32 pm:|
Burt, by naming your accommodation you are also indirectly naming the dive op( since they are advertising packages with ....company).I find it hard to believe that you had that bad experience with "them". Would you please clarify publicly, that you went with a package from a different dive op, than the one affiliated with CPG. A complaint should have been filed with the dive op while you were still on the island. No briefing on safety procedures, hand signals and what to expect at the dive site is inexcusable.
|By Burt F. Witlin (BonaireTalker - Post #26) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:48 am:|
|By Eric author of "Why is the Grass Green?" (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1575) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:13 pm:|
Best vis for 2 weeks was 30-40 feet??? You either are very poor at estimating distances or hit Bonaire at its absolute worst diving conditions ever (and they lasted for 2 weeks?)
|By Mark (BonaireTalker - Post #38) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:46 pm:|
I was on Bonaire in the middle of January 2011 and I can vouch the visibility for the week never broke 50 feet. Thirty to forty feet was average. Must have been all the rain. Very disappointing.
|By brenda (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1227) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:57 pm:|
Same as us 20-40' average, at the beginning of Jan. Unusual viz due to unusual rains, and extreme surge by times. Also lots of "snow" from the upwellings from the deeps, some very unusual critters indeed. Very cool and fun!
|By KOB (LBR32) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #439) on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:00 am:|
When you dive in a quarry in NE Ohio or Lake Erie all summer, 40' - 50' viz is pretty darn good !!
|By Burt F. Witlin (BonaireTalker - Post #27) on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:21 am:|
Yeah, same for Lake George in upstate NY - BUT this was Bonaire. About $4K for the 2 week trip. It was loads of fun, just a little disappointed with my timing. I got unlucky.
|By Sandy in Upstate NY (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #112) on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:37 am:|
Hi Burt, I live on Lake George. Only snorkel it thought.
|By KOB (LBR32) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #442) on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:44 am:|
Burt & Sandy -- grew up on the north end of Lake George in Ticonderoga. Still dive the lake in the summer. Some good Revolutionary War era wrecks off Bolton Landing area.
|By Dennis M O'Brien (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 9:32 pm:|
Burt, If you get up to the north end of the lake we'll have to log a dive or two!Maybe in front of rogers rock.
|By Burt F. Witlin (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 8:34 am:|
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