|By Tommy Caraway (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:39 pm:|
We have a group arriving on April 9th and was just trying to get a water temp and bug report? In years past we have always planned our trip late summer so this will be our first spring trip. Can't wait to finally see the island at spring time!!!
|By Brandon W. (BonaireTalker - Post #20) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 8:10 am:|
The water temp will always be 77-80 degrees, and there will always be "bugs"...!!!!
|By Tom Schamp (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #679) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:01 am:|
That's a bit too broad a statement, Brandon.
|By Tommy Caraway (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:02 am:|
Thanks for the reports! I know in years past the bugs have been terrible on some trips and not so bad on others. We were just trying to be prepared but not over pack on extra wet suits and bug spray.
|By Kelly(*) (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6721) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:38 am:|
I went in February, and there were lots of mosquitos, but the upside was that the island was GREEN! I'd never seen it that green before. I also find that it's noticeably cooler in the water in the winter/spring months. September and October is like climbing into a nice warm bathtub! lol
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3495) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:58 am:|
Tommy..just came back from 3 weeks on island. the water temp read 79 F on my Oceanic Pro Plus computer. Mosquitoes? I really didn't notice any but was prepared with Deep Woods Off which I applied daily.
|By KOB (LBR32) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #556) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 1:25 pm:|
We have dived Bonaire in March a few times and September many times. Water temps in March tended to be 78-81 deg. F, requiring (for me at least) a 3mm wetsuit.
|By Mark Marriott (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:07 pm:|
Hi Tommy, am on the Island at the moment and after 10 days - not 1 bug bite, that's a record! Water temp is 81 degrees, weather has been great, just 1 rain shower and if you like it, plenty of breeze. when we leave on the 5th back to the chilly UK it's bound to get even better for you :o) have a great time.
|By Tami Ann (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 6:55 pm:|
I just got back, we were there all last week. The water temp was fine (I don't have an exact reading, but around 80) - one guy dove in shorts the whole time, I only wore a skin, I wore a 1mm for night dives but could have gone with just the skin.
|By kevin thornal (BonaireTalker - Post #43) on Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 10:20 am:|
If you drink tonic water, G&T, it helps keep the bitting bugs away. This is what we drink in Africa when we go. It may be a bit if a wives tail, but it works for my fam.
|By Angela M (BonaireTalker - Post #16) on Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 12:31 am:|
We just got back as well and all my dives registered 75-77 degrees on my Oceanic Geo and Data Plus. We dove various sites south and central island, nothing up north. I was freezing! But after the ultra-warm water last year and the subsequent coral bleaching, I wasn't going to complain about being a little cold.
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3498) on Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 6:41 am:|
Angela...75 to 77F? Just curious.. Are you sure the temp gauges on your computers are accurate? As I indicated above, we just got back from a 3 week stay and after 30 mins in the water the water temps read 79 on my Oceanic Pro Plus 2.
|By Angela M (BonaireTalker - Post #17) on Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 12:41 pm:|
LOL Vince, yes my computers are fine, One is about a year old, the other is older which is why it's a backup. And no we did not store them in AC, they are stored outside with the rest of the gear.
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