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General Questions about the Bonaire Invasion

Discussion in 'Invade Bonaire, 2013' started by ROXANNE, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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    I'm still working on that truck detail... I prefer them to be delivered to the resort.
    Boat dives start Sunday.... Are you not coming in on Saturday for the welcome party?
     
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  2. Smit

    Smit Barracuda

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    Location: Shawnee, Kansas
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    Yes, sorry, I'm coming in Saturday at 2:00. So if the boat dives start Sunday I won't be missing one. :)

    I would prefer to see the trucks brought to the hotel also. That would give us a little time to get used to the layout of the country before having to drive somewhere!
     
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  3. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: CT
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    Question on the boat dive schedule. At Capt Dons, they have a board for their boats and they post the afternoon the day before where they are going. If you are interested you simply write in your assigned dive number and you show up. The boats are all single tanks, 1 early am, 1 late am and 1 early pm. What is the schedule going to be like on this trip? Will the boat dives be 1 tank dives and will we have the option to pick and choose or is it more like you are assigned to a boat and you go where your boat goes. How will the sites be deterimed and will it be posted in advance. Not a big deal as I have never been to a bad site in Bon but it is nice to either know in advance or have a choice. Thanks.

    ---------- Post added February 22nd, 2013 at 07:51 PM ----------

    Smit, you will be able to get the lay of land quickly. Use google earth before the trip.
     
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  4. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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    Invasion Diving 101

    Crew members are divided into dive groups based on skill level

    We call these dive teams and they will do all boat dives together

    Returning crew members will be in the same teams as last year with new members filling in open spots if there are any.

    A team DM will stay with the team for all boat dives.

    Sites will be determined by BOAT VOTES.

    All boat dives will be 2 tank AM dives except Sunday which is a 1 tank afternoon dive due to the Marine Park Mandatory checkout dive.

    All other diving is up to you, many will group together in trucks to dive sites all over the island.
    Some will prefer to dive the house reef ( which is AWESOME )
     
  5. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: CT
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    Wow. Fast response. I'll have to give this trip some serious thought. Thanks.
     
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  6. Smit

    Smit Barracuda

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    Location: Shawnee, Kansas
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    I've a question for people who have been to both Cozumel and Bonaire. Is the tipping pretty much the same in both places? Do we have dive masters in Bonaire we need to tip on the boat dives?

    Trying to figure out how much cash I need to allocate for tips is all.
     
  7. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
    6,279
    5,455
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    Tipping for boat dives is pretty much the same everywhere, as for how much that is always a personal preference in my book.
    Dive teams will have a DM in the water on all boat dives and the DM will stay with the group for all boat dives.
     
  8. kendallpg

    kendallpg Barracuda

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    El Cuatro would like to request Goyo to be our DM. :cool: He is the best!!
     
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  9. Steph2337

    Steph2337 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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    Hello All,

    18 days left! Very excited to attend my very first ScubaBoard Invasion and to meet everyone. Diving for a few years now, this will be the first time I purchase DAN Insurance (I know, very bad of me). Does anyone knows how long after I sign up will I receive my paperwork. I am worried I may not get it in time before we leave.

    Thanks! - 18 days!! :D
     
  10. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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    Stephine call DAN they will tell you how to print out your card.
    +1-919-684-2948
    Extension 333
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm EST.
     
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