|By jezza (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 9:52 pm:|
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2778) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 7:20 am:|
Jez..Of course you can rent snorkel equipment for the week at any of the local dive shops. I would however recommend that you do invest in some hard soled dive boots. Many of the entries are rocky coral rubble. Enjoy your stay & welcome to BT.
|By sue dilorenzo (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 9:03 am:|
Husband and I only snorkel we do bring our own but we've been snorkeling forever..... we got our booties for 20 at our local dive shop and they really are a must have!! enjoy your trip!! When will you be on island?
|By a retired Grunt (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #952) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 9:25 am:|
The Caribe Inn has everything you will need and at prices probably cheaper than you will find in the States for comparable gear.
|By Cecil* (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #8083) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 9:28 am:|
Welcome to BT, Jez. I like the other recommend getting the equipment before Bonaire, especially a good fitting mask. A bad mask can ruin the experience. Get to your local dive shop and get a good mask that fits properly. The hard soled booties are also very good to have.
|By pat murphy (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2583) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:03 am:|
and most, not all, dive shops on bonaire rent only full-foot fins and you can't get boots in them. so either plan on bringing open-heeled fins with you or buying them on bonaire. it makes for a much more pleasant experience.
|By ***Ron Gould*** (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2155) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:55 am:|
The Buddy Dive Shop at Bonaire Oceanfront Apartments rent open heal fins, and boots with hard soles... Ron
|By George Blanchard (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #363) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 5:28 pm:|
If new to snorkeling I would recommend buying your gear from Caribe Inn. They have everything and really know their business. Their prices beat most dive shops in the States and you will get a proper fit.
|By pat murphy (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2597) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 5:41 pm:|
oh yeah...welcome to BT.
|By Patricia Shapiro (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #127) on Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 2:05 pm:|
Where is the Caribe Inn? Location please. We are on Bonaire right now and would like to replace some snorkeling gear.
|By Fredster on BON no longer......( (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #13575) on Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm:|
Patrica, it is on the same road as the Divi resort and Richards Restaurant ..
|By ***Ron Gould*** (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2158) on Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 3:51 pm:|
Caribe Inn is one building south of the Divi Flamingo resort.
|By Lee Heller (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 10:30 pm:|
Hello, I read that you need a "tag" to snorkel or to get into the park for free. Where can I get that?
|By Melissa (BonaireTalker - Post #83) on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 10:46 am:|
Nature fee tags can be purchased at any dive shop- note there is a snorkel tag for $10 versus scuba for $25. see www.stinapa.org for more info.
|By Lee Heller (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 8:32 pm:|
thank you Melissa, I have been to Bonaire twice in the 1980's and they did not do that back then or at least I don't remember it. Can't wait to go back, 5 days and counting! Lee
|By Lorraine Meadows (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1299) on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:27 am:|
Bonaire has had some changes since the "80s, Lee
|By Lee Heller (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 2:31 pm:|
Hi Lorraine, We just got back last Saturday after spending a wonderful week. I have been to 4 other islands and Bonaire beats them all, hands down! My only disapointment was the loss of the Stag Horn coral which used to be in abundance then. I guess it is because of the storms but I did see several people standing on it while snorkeling in the park.
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