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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...
  5. 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. ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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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    AA's prices are to high and for many of us...

    AA's prices are to high and for many of us require an overnight in Miami. It is both cheaper and more convenient to fly to Curacao, overnight in Cur, then do the hop the next morning to Bonaire....
  16. It's a shame DiviDivi does not consider the AA...

    It's a shame DiviDivi does not consider the AA flights into Cur when making their own schedule. The late AA flight arrives to late for a flight to Bon mandating an inconvenient overnight stay.
  17. Actually, Venezuela is not a gold mine, it's a...

    Actually, Venezuela is not a gold mine, it's a golden excuse. Any responsible business would not have discontinued service far earlier. The damage done to the stockholders is immense, probably...
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    I fly out of Albuquerque, I must overnight both...

    I fly out of Albuquerque, I must overnight both ways. I find it easiest to overnight each way in Curacao.

    American now flies direct to Bonaire from Miami but the schedule still requires an...
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    We also must overnight somewhere between...

    We also must overnight somewhere between Albuquerque and Bonaire. It works best for us to overnight on Curacao then just a short hop in the morning.
  20. No, they give me a variety of connections though....

    No, they give me a variety of connections though. I can go through Phoenix if I want but that's out of the way.

    Either way, I must overnight somewhere because I cannot get to Miami in time to...
  21. Pretty strange but, those flights don't show up...

    Pretty strange but, those flights don't show up for me flying out of Albuquerque with connecting flights. My flights would be Albuquerque-Dallas-Miami-Bonaire. From Dallas it works, from Albuquerque...
  22. AA is only showing 5 flights to Bonaire, all...

    AA is only showing 5 flights to Bonaire, all Saturdays. June 9,16,23,30 and July 7.
  23. Will more people visit Bonaire because AA is...

    Will more people visit Bonaire because AA is flying there on Saturdays?

    It seems to me that the most likely occurrence is that other flights will be cannibalized with the same passengers.
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    Wife and I fly through Curacao every September. ...

    Wife and I fly through Curacao every September. We use Insel, never had a problem. There is no drama with baggage. Check your regular checked bag, take your carry-on and personal item to the plane,...
  25. Thread: PADI question

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    Most of the dive ops that work with resorts (or...

    Most of the dive ops that work with resorts (or are the resort) will do that. When you find the place you want to stay, ask them about their operation.
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