BONAIRE 2021

Reschedule. Don't Cancel.

Our favorite dive destinations rely on tourism for their survival. With that in mind, we're still planning on going ahead with our annual November trip to Bonaire, however we are bumping it to 2021! There will be a few changes, most notably our deposit poilcy. If travel to Bonaire is still not possible as a direct result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, your deposit will be refunded. Note that deposit refunds are only applicable if travel is not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.

So many of our dive destinations don't have rent relief, they don't have income support, they don't have any of the measures we have here to help them through this. They rely on tourism for their livelihood. If you have a trip planned, reschedule - don't cancel. Once restrictions ease, they will need the visitors to start their recovery.

Here's what you need to know!

We will be confirming the revised dates shortly, but typical arrival is the last Saturday of November 2021, returning the Sunday the following week. We will be offering a two-week option as well!

If you've never been to Bonaire, you're missing out. Dubbed "Divers' Paradise" by locals and visitors alike, you'll find dives for every level, from completing your open water dives there, right up to technical diving. Amazing visibility, warm water, a huge variety of marine life, and best of all - you'll be on island time (meaning you'll just slip into the relaxing routine of eat, sleep, dive, repeat). We'll be staying at Sand Dollar, right on Bari Reef, where your morning dive is - quite literally - a walk off the dock.

Packages Include:

-Unlimited shore diving (no joke - ALLLLLL the shore diving you can cram in)

-Free Nitrox upgrade (if you're Nitrox certified - if not, we can help you with that!)

-Tank and Weight Rentals (ALL the tanks. All of them.)

-Accommodation in either a studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, or three bedroom condo depending on your selection

-Truck rental (standard transmission - automatic at an additional charge, extremely limited supply)

Not Included:

-Airfare

-Travel Insurance/DAN Insurance (You are required to have DAN/Dive Accident Insurance for this trip!)

-Gear rentals other than tanks and weights (let us know and we can give you a hand with rentals!)

-Marine Park Fee of $45US - Payable in cash at the resort upon registration, or online prior to departure (this has been updated as of this year!)

-Food, Drinks, Tacky Souvenir Shopping

-Any course fees if you decide to take a course with us out there

Want more info? Want to book? Fill in this form and we'll get in touch with you!

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About Bonaire

 

Bonaire is an adorable little island in the Dutch Caribbean, close to Aruba and Curacao. One of the first islands to collaborate with the Coral Restoration Foundation, they are huge on sustainable tourism practices, and have designated the reefs surrounding the island as a Marine Park to further its conservation and help it flourish.

 

Learn more about the island's history, things to do and see, and what to expect here: https://www.tourismbonaire.com/about-bonaire

 

For more information, or to reserve your spot, drop us a note at scuba@diveshopscuba.com, fill in the form above, or call the shop at 403-243-4616!

Pricing ranges from $800US - $1400US per person, double occupancy, depending on room type selected. Single supplement available as well if you'd prefer not to share (we don't judge, it's all good!).

Condos are all equipped with full kitchens, part of the fun of this trip is we do head out for some dinners, but we also get together at the host condo and our instructors cook huge meals family style! We like to keep food costs reasonable! You're not obligated to join us for dinner, you are so welcome to do your own thing!

 

A deposit of $250US per person is due at time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable, with the exception of cancellation due to COVID-19 measures. If travel to Bonaire is not possible as a direct result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, your deposit will be refunded. Note that deposit refunds are only applicable if travel is not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Calgary, AB   T2G 5E8

403-243-4616

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