|By Jim McCabe (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:24 pm:|
Just returned from my first Bonaire trip. Here are some thoughts:
|By Jim McCabe (BonaireTalker - Post #12) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:44 pm:|
By the way, a strange thing happened to me on my first dive after my photography class. Nobody around on the dock, nobody in the water as far as I could tell. Dropped down in the shallow area near the dock, then swam over to the right to where the coral rubble is lined up, about 50 ft. to the right of the dock. Was hovering there, taking some photos. Then suddenly I felt something bump my left arm. I looked over, and there was this guy there, right next to me, trying to squeeze in next to me so he could take a macro shot of an anemone. Still haven't a clue where he came from. Acted like I wasn't even there. So I look over at him, shocked, and he doesn't even acknowledge that I'm there. Just keeps bumping in to me. So I swim off, scratching my head.
|By Cynde (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #13545) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:52 pm:|
Jim, as a fellow left coaster, it's worth the trip isn't it! Next time rent a car so you can drive around the island, and over to the "windy side" at Lac Bay...see the salt pans...slave huts...etc.
|By Ron Gould (BonaireTalker - Post #73) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 3:17 pm:|
Jim, sounds like you had a good time. Next time rent a truck for shore diving you won't regret it!! Bari is a great site but there is alot to see on Bonaire above and below. You also missed some great food that the many restarants have to offer.
|By Ron Gould (BonaireTalker - Post #74) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 3:22 pm:|
restaurant sounds better Jim. TYPO!!
|By Jim McCabe (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 3:55 pm:|
Yeah, Bari is pretty incredible. Every day I saw something new. One day it was an octopus cruising along the sand, with four fish hovering around him wherever he went hoping for him to dig up something good. They were even nudging him. How annoying !!!
|By Michelle S (BonaireTalker - Post #73) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 4:03 pm:|
I'm glad you had a nice trip.
|By Scott Germaise (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 1:28 am:|
|By Brian (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #976) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 1:54 am:|
|By Randall Jones (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 12:53 pm:|
|By Wes Adams (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 9:00 pm:|
Good trip report Jim, glad all went well.
|By Jim McCabe (BonaireTalker - Post #19) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 9:48 pm:|
The pool looked done, but I never saw anyone in it, and there was construction going on all around it as they work to complete the new Mango's.
|By Jeni VanDusen (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 12:06 pm:|
Jim - Thanks for the trip report. My husband and I will be making our first trip to Bonaire in four (3 and a half, really...but who's counting) days.
|By Toby and Sandy (BonaireTalker - Post #32) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:46 pm:|
|By Lorraine Meadows (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #947) on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 8:58 am:|
Masha danki for the report!
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