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Covid surging in Bonaire

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by tursiops, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
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    Cruise people don't generally shop in the grocery stores, nor do they eat in the restaurants that much. The average cruiser is on the island for 6.5 hours and spends $85, mostly on excursions, T shirts, and trinkets. What decimates the store shelves are when a big KLM or TUI airliner full of people show up and they're all stocking up on their first week's worth of groceries for their holiday rentals.
     
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  2. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Like the airlines operating at half-capacity for covid: smaller planes, and fewer of 'em, and they're all 101% full.
     
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  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,683
    9,590
    Exactly.
     
  4. rmorgan

    rmorgan ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio, USA
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    Perhaps, although this time, the food boat/s could not dock because of the doubled-up cruise boats—at least, that what the good folks at the van den Tweel advised. The boats were two-at-a-time.
     
  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,683
    9,590
    And THAT has to stop!
     
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  6. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, ME
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    Don't blame bare shelves on me, I eat out exclusively when I'm there. :)
     
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  7. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    You may blame the absence of little semicircles of Blue Castello on me. Can't get those in these United States.
     
  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,683
    9,590
    ?? We have it locally, and it is on Amazon too.
     
  9. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
    766
    593
    The new plan is one at a time and only 3-4 a week. We'll see if they implement it.
     
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  10. rmorgan

    rmorgan ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio, USA
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    68
    Given the island’s population of ~21,000, this seems like the best recent news:

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