|By John Stangel (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 5:49 pm:|
Can anyone advise me where I have to register jet ski's when bringing them to the island? or do they even have to be registered?
|By PegiSue* (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4743) on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 5:53 pm:|
Jet ski's and divers...hmmmm....
|By Boat Chick************** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5200) on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 7:57 pm:|
John, at one time I know that they were not allowed (if you had one previously it was granfathered in). Maybe someone on island can provide and update.
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6715) on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 11:44 pm:|
Welcome to BT, John! Jet Skis are a touchy topic here on BT...we all love the quiet and tranquility of Bonaire and divers have a legitimate concern over safety with them while in the water/surfacing, etc.
|By Susan - www.bsdme.info (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #579) on Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 6:41 am:|
So far the only regulations that I know of relate to the renting of jet skis which is not allowed. Unfortunately there are no rules against owning them that I know of. I would check with the BNMP as to rules concerning them and where to register. You might also want to check with Customs as to what the duty will be as importing boats can be quite costly.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3086) on Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 9:25 am:|
It may be a good idea to sell them and not bring them..they are a real negative and even if you use them in a sane manner, folks will still look at them as the noisy, smelly, loud, intrusive machines the are. If you really are coming to Bonaire to enjoy the island and the nature it offers, jet skis are not a part of the equation. We deal with motorcycles, too many cars, etc. on the land. I think the water is one of the last refuges of sanity for many of us. Please, we have enough jet skis already that invade the shallows. Sorry for the rant to your first posting.
|By John Stangel (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 11:08 pm:|
None of the comments surprise me and I do appreciate the frankness from Michael. Basically you have saved me a lot of money and aggravation. Thanks, there won't be any jet skis in our container.
|By Susan Taft (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #881) on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:51 am:|
John, a big thank you to you as well for deciding not to take the jet skis with you.
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #268) on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 7:42 am:|
Michael, a big thank you for writing what so many others were thinking. John, many thanks to you for not bringing your jet skis. I think I just heard a loud sigh of relief from multitudes of Bonaire fans.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3094) on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 7:58 am:|
John, you are indeed a welcome addition to Bonaire. Masha Pa Bien for your decision.
|By Denise (ParodyQueen) (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 8:16 am:|
woo hoo from the snorkelers!!!
|By karen gaffner (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #195) on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 9:45 am:|
another person making a good decision! i second the WOO HOO
|By Kristi..En mi isla del día en mi mente (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1922) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 8:54 am:|
Hello John, welcome to BON and BT.
|By Captain Don (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #300) on Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 2:27 pm:|
Hello John. by all means bring down some jet ski's/ The bigger and faster the better. Maybe a dozen to start with.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3178) on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 8:30 am:|
I am sure every time our good friend Captain Don puts his tongue in his cheek, he bites down...
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