|By Nick (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:35 pm:|
Greetings everyone! I am new to BT. My wife and I first visited Bonaire in the mid 90’s, at the suggestion of a popular dive magazine, and we stayed at the Sunset Beach Hotel. Our first 2 trips were snorkel vacations since my wife did not dive yet at the time. The fine folks at the dive shop there (I’m not sure if I’m allowed to name names here but they deserve much credit) made us feel right at home. They integrated us onto the regular dive boat trips, beginning each trip with a pre-snorkel briefing on fish ID, followed by a post-dive discussion about what we saw. Their enthusiasm for accommodating us is the primary reason why my wife became certified after 2 seasons of snorkeling in Bonaire.
|By Joe Stauber (BonaireTalker - Post #45) on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm:|
Welcome to the forum.
|By Barbara "CB" Gibson (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5798) on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:35 pm:|
Glad to see that you're passing it on to the next generation, Nick. Thanks for popping in.
|By Bob Smits (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #912) on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 4:44 pm:|
Bonaire is a family affair :-)
|By YucatanPat (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #484) on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 1:36 pm:|
I snorkeled all my life and have been certified for 13 years - but still love to snorkel!! I always tell people that snorkeling is like riding a bike, diving riding a motorcycle, both excellent fun with diving just a little more dangerous and you need a license. Naming names is fine on BT, and I think I already know the nice people you are going to mention so please do. Have a wonderful return trip and please post a report when you get back.
|By tribon54 - Nick (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 9:33 am:|
|By YucatanPat (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #487) on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 11:03 am:|
Hi Nick, thanks for the reply back. Thats who I thought you were going to say. I had the pleasure of meeting Walt when I took my solo dive course with him a few years back and learned of his time at Sunset Beach. He currently runs a tech diving operation based at Captain Don's and his web site is: http://www.rectekscuba.com/index.html You will not find two nicer people on Bonaire then Walt and Mary IMHO.
|By tribon54 - Nick (BonaireTalker - Post #15) on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 12:15 pm:|
I agree, Patrick! Thanks for Walt's web site.
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