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How many times have you been?

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by DustyC, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    5,889
    4,149
    113
    Took us a few years to figure that one out. :)
     
  2. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tacoma, WA & Channel Islands, CA- USA
    2,060
    2,158
    113
    May 2017
    August 2018 and December 2018
    Entire month in August 2019
    2 weeks in January 2020 coming up
    167 Dives
     
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  3. Soloist

    Soloist Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    855
    1,142
    93
    That’s incredible! Congratulations. Why do I suddenly feel envious, bitter and despondent? :confused:
     
  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    8,298
    6,022
    113
    First trip 2000. Just completed my 34th trip. 20 consecutive years. Bonaire Ambassador Gold medal.

    827 logged dives in Bonaire, 335 of them on Buddy Reef. Always see something new.
     
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  5. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
    4,149
    461
    83
    Don't know for sure - but it's either 8 or 9 total visits.
     
  6. undrwtr1

    undrwtr1 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
    55
    15
    8
    1st trip 2018 - liked it so much doing 2 weeks in February. Used to go to Caymans quite a bit, but just can’t beat the leisurely diving at our own pace on Bonaire. The older I get the more I like being left alone to do my own thing.
     
  7. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
    433
    133
    43
    Been two times before (Dec 2016 and Feb 2018) and am taking my 17 yo son in about 5 weeks for my third time. This will be his first dive trip and first warm water dives (all his 14 dives have been in a cold freshwater lake with low viz and not much marine life to see). Hoping he will understand better the draw of diving after (during) this trip.
     
  8. arew+4

    arew+4 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pa
    397
    327
    63
    5 or 6, four or five times between 1990, and 2000, and then recently in 2016
     
  9. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    2,414
    753
    113
  10. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    7,991
    5,223
    113
    Basically 9 1-week trips (last was 8-days).

    First 4 with Parrot Island Divers, a group out of Nashville, TN, staying at Eden Beach Resort under prior management. Used Wanna Dive for scuba service.
    1.) March 2007 - 9 dives (was new, and with a couple of sea sickness-prone buddies).
    2.) March 2009 - 16 dives.
    3.) March 2010 - 18 dives.
    4.) October 2010 - 22 dives.
    Next trip to Buddy Dive Resort.
    5.) December 2011 - 19 dives.
    Next trip to Dive Hut, using Wanna Dive for scuba tanks.
    6.) August 2012 - 22 dives.
    Next 2 trips back to Buddy Dive Resort.
    7.) April 2013 - 21 dives.
    8.) May 2014 - 27 dives.
    Last trip to Sand Dollar Condo.s, with Dive Friends for scuba:
    9.) Oct. 2019 - 30 dives.

    184 Bonaire dives, on which only 2 were by boat (Mi Dushi off Klein Bonaire and Small Wall off Bonaire).

    I love the shore diving freedom. Good general Caribbean diving. I miss the large grouper (e.g.: black, Nassau and yellow-fin) I see elsewhere (Bonaire has tiger grouper, but I haven't seen many). Haven't seen a shark there yet.

    Bonaire is my favorite dive destination, but unless you've been to a wide range of places, I suggest doing what I did...take a break and try some other places, diversify your experience. I've been blessed with many experiences by going elsewhere - kelp, sea lions and harbor seals, a number of shark species (e.g.: tiger, bull, lemon, sand tiger), goliath grouper... It's a big world underwater.
     

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