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    Why do you think AA, Mia-Bon in Sept has many...

    Why do you think AA, Mia-Bon in Sept has many seats yet Bon-Mia only a few?
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    Well, we had flights on American Albuquerque to...

    Well, we had flights on American Albuquerque to Curacao on 08/29 then back on 09/15 with the intention of Cur to Bon on 08/30 then back on 09/14. American just dropped the Mia-Cur leg from our...
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    I don't expect to see cruise ships back in...

    I don't expect to see cruise ships back in operation anytime soon. Dining might be the biggest issue. We can forget the crowded boats, wife and I did that 20+ years ago, then shore dive.
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    "even with the financial support from the...

    "even with the financial support from the Netherlands"

    And there's the magical thinking. We can only create so much money for so long. The stuff we eat, drive, drink, live-in, wear, and more...
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    All the airlines can do is look to as near as...

    All the airlines can do is look to as near as possible then hope. They must make reservations for flights until those flights are cancelled in order to have a sensible re-start.
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    At this point, any date would be speculation. ...

    At this point, any date would be speculation. There are still far more unknowns than knowns with respect to this virus.
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    If you ever watched the locals legally net a...

    If you ever watched the locals legally net a bait-ball you would understand that the destruction you see is quite minor. The shallows corals and sponges are shredded by the nets and all done...
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    Keep in mind, 10% of the population is allergic...

    Keep in mind, 10% of the population is allergic to dogs/pets in general and 20% - 30% of those with asthma are allergic to dogs/pets. Your cute and cuddly pet can be, oftentimes is a very real...
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    If you ever watch the locals net a baitball, they...

    If you ever watch the locals net a baitball, they trample the shallow reefs in the process.
  10. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Maybe Antartica? The world will get hit, over...

    Maybe Antartica? The world will get hit, over and over, until there is a reliable vaccine. Of course the anti-vax crowd will continue to muck things up, damaging community resistance. Hopefully 6...
  11. I find navigation to be pretty simple. Surface...

    I find navigation to be pretty simple. Surface is part of the answer. When I am not certain, I surface in deep enough water that I can swim to the entry/exit without colliding with anything.
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    Petri, you have the real question. Plenty of...

    Petri, you have the real question. Plenty of airlines fly to Curacao, why not fly on to Bonaire? Failing that, why don't the locals, divi or ez, set up a transfer system where the luggage is...
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    Thanks but that doesn't work either. My day goes...

    Thanks but that doesn't work either. My day goes from Albuquerque to Dallas to Miami to Curacao.
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    I checked their schedules, neither leaves Cur...

    I checked their schedules, neither leaves Cur late enough to make the AA connection work. AA arrives in Cur at 8:45PM. EZAir is showing their last flight at 8:45PM and Divi Divi shows 8:00PM.
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    There are plenty of flights into Curacao then...

    There are plenty of flights into Curacao then jump over to Bon with Divi Divi.

    We generally fly American (miles) and have been doing this for years. Of course we must overnight in Cur but, from...
  16. Thread: Underwater camera

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    ReefPhoto.com that should give you some ideas. ...

    ReefPhoto.com that should give you some ideas. Really there are many good underwater systems. The first choice is $, are you talking hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands????? Still? Video?
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    After going to Buddy's for more than a decade, my...

    After going to Buddy's for more than a decade, my wife forgot to book several years back, we ended up at Belmar, managed by Buddy. I thought Buddy's breakfast was the best deal, easy and quick. ...
  18. Thread: Bait Ball

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    Nick, when I saw the locals (about a dozen of...

    Nick, when I saw the locals (about a dozen of them) dragging their large nets across the shallow reefs to go after the bait-ball I was appalled. I talked to the dive shop about it, it was the dive...
  19. Thread: Bait Ball

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    I was there when they took that bait ball, or one...

    I was there when they took that bait ball, or one like it. They set up nets at Tories Reef, trampled the area, dragged the nets around.... It appears the same was done in the last year at Pink...
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    I can't offer any insight on the Jibe City bar, I...

    I can't offer any insight on the Jibe City bar, I can on where to stay.

    We've been doing 2 weeks annually for 23 years. We've stayed at Captian Dons, Buddy Dive, Sand Dollar and for the last...
  21. Thread: American Airlines

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    That was probably his time frame

    and it was about 10 years ago. Same thing happened to us, we weren't notified, AA just dropped the last leg. In my case, they just left us in San Juan. Fortunately for us, I checked then re-booked...
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    I will die with air miles in the bank. Wife and...

    I will die with air miles in the bank. Wife and I have been doing 1 or 2 trips to the carribbean for almost 30 years, haven't paid for airfaire for about 25 years. I am close to having earned 2...
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    To get to Bonaire from Albuquerque, we must...

    To get to Bonaire from Albuquerque, we must overnight somewhere. It turns out the best way for us is to fly American (use miles) to Curacao then, first thing the next morning take the hop to...
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    Yes, Divi Divi weighs carryon and No, Divi Divi...

    Yes, Divi Divi weighs carryon and No, Divi Divi does not weigh carryon. For my wife and I, they have done it both ways so, who knows? Sometimes your bags don't make it on your plane, most of the...
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    If: you can time your night dive to the...

    If:
    you can time your night dive to the Ostracods timing
    you can dive in a very dark place without other divers with lights
    you get away from the reef, about 30' or deeper
    and you turn off your...
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