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Bonaire shore signage installation at Buddy

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by Ian Popple, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Ian Popple

    Ian Popple Angel Fish

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    Hahah...thanks. Something special is definitely one of my favourite dives. I consistently see cool stuff whenever I enter the water there...and it's such a simple dive.
     
  2. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Solo Diver

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    Your maps and books are great. If you're posting maps and fish ID signage where there are already structures/construction/improvements (i.e. Buddy Dive etc., dive shops/villas/condos with house reefs), great. If you're talking about putting up signage at "unimproved"/just yellow rock only sites, please don't add to the clutter and natural vistas. I mean this nicely :). All IMHO.
     
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  3. Jersey

    Jersey Manta Ray

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    Something Special - from the north, make the first right you can out to the street running along the water in Kralendjik. Park on that street, gear up, walk into the water - viola! Something Special. My frogfish icon pic was taken there. About 30 feet of water on a singular coral head, maybe 30-40 feet south of entry. :) And yes, I opened the front page of my Bonaire Reef Smart book - Ian is one of the collaborators.
     
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  4. drl

    drl Manta Ray

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    As someone who is “navigationally challenged,” I would find this very useful.
     
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  5. Ian Popple

    Ian Popple Angel Fish

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    It's a great frogfish spot for sure! Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. Ian Popple

    Ian Popple Angel Fish

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    Bonaire has strict bi-laws about this. We would likely only be given permission to place signage at locations where a structure already exists, such as 18th Palm, Cliff, Karpata, Slagbaai, Salt Pier, etc.
     
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  7. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    Fantastic....can’t wait to see them in 2 weeks
     
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  8. diveallthetime

    diveallthetime Nassau Grouper

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    Love your dive guide book. Going for our 12th time to Bonaire and have had another guide book that served it’s purpose. Yours sheds a lot of light on dive sites that even veteran Bonaire divers can use and improve their experience. End of October for 2 weeks coming up.
     
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  9. pclark2

    pclark2 Angel Fish

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    I was just at Buddy Dive at the end of August, so just before this sign went up. First time in Bonaire. I would have loved seeing these maps around. Luckily, I had your book with me :) I got your book specifically for those maps. While I was a little worried about possible theft, I took the risk and brought the book with me in the truck to the various dive sites so my wife and I could review the dive site map just before going in the water. Came in very handy!

    Since we were not traveling with a group and had never been to Bonaire before, these maps were critical to getting an idea of the sites and creating a plan before entering the water. Knowing the general layout, and especially depth, was very important. More maps leads to greater safety.

    Thank you!
     
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  10. ScubaSista

    ScubaSista Master Instructor

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    The signage looks great - can't wait to see it in person in a little over a week!
     

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