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Diving Klein Bonaire

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by Ragingbull 14, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

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    Maybe they do it similar to the one way scooter dives with Divetech in Grand Cayman - with a surface support boat that could carry extra tanks, extra scooters if something crapped out, pick up someone low on air, whatever.
     
  2. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Some of our favorite dives have been over at Klein.
     
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  3. Doctorfish

    Doctorfish Loggerhead Turtle

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    I would not bother thinking about hauling tanks over to Klein and doing multiple dives. The diving is very similar to the main island. If you are on a dive boat and it is going to Klein, that's fine. Otherwise I would not bother. If you want a different experience, head to the East Side.
    There are a number of threads devoted to the topic.
     
  4. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    Actually on a better scooter like an X it wouldn't be a bad idea. Just not an Apollo as they don't have the run tine. Might be harder to spot the mooring balls in the water but you could clip the scooters off to the balls - at least a few of the moorings were close to the beach.

    As others have said, there's no Yellow Road side markers since there's no road..

    Several of the sites we dove were like those on Bonaire but a couple were different. Hands Off was a pure drift dive but average coral growth. Forest had a lot of Black Coral. And Jerry's Reef a lot of Turtles betweenrhe ball and the beach. Probably one of the closer sites also, IIRC it;s in the channel. The other 3 dives were not memoeable, I'd have to look up the names.
     
  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, some Klein sites are similar to those on the main island, but nit all. Ebo's Special, for example, is unique.
     
  6. Jersey

    Jersey Manta Ray

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    If you are looking for a special experience, consider something like Dive with Ebby - https://www.divewithebby.net . Essentially you hire Ebby & his boat for small group, no more than 6 boutique diving. (Prolly others who offer a similar approach, I just happen to know him.)
     

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