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    Need Drone Footage

    Anyone have some drone footage of Bonaire? I'll soon be doing a book trailer and need about a minute of various drone shots, preferably of the downtown area, boat moorings, a dive location, and maybe...
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    DS -- hopefully it doesn't end. As a matter of...

    DS -- hopefully it doesn't end. As a matter of fact, just this evening, she was offered a job on the island. Me? Nothing...... but's that's okay. I'll support her!
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    Thank You Mother Nature ..... Day 12

    “You want one?” Les asked from the other side of the truck bed. She held up an unopened Amstel Bright, condensation running down the side of the bottle onto her fingers. We had just finished a dive...
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    No More Shorty Tan ...... Days 11 & 12

    We’ve done some stupendous dives on Bonaire. Over the years, probably 850 or so. All of them sensory overload and memorable in their own way.

    But the dive we did at Pink Beach the other day stands...
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    DS -- Bad Karma flows through my veins......

    DS -- Bad Karma flows through my veins......
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    Thanks, folks. And Smack -- don't get me...

    Thanks, folks.

    And Smack -- don't get me thinking too deep, bro...... Keep it at the Star Trek level, or I'll go crazy!!

    Dave.
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    Double L To The Rescue ..... Day 9

    I took off my full face mask and said to Leslie, “Nice job.”

    She gently untangled the hair from the buckles of her own mask and eventually slid it up and over her head. Bright eyed and wearing a...
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    Slacker!....... Days 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

    No doubt about it. I’m a Slacker. Can’t believe it’s been five days since my last post. Five days!!

    In my defense, the internet in our condo unit was on the blink for a couple of days. But that...
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    Rayandpam, Delta's flight path from Atlanta...

    Rayandpam,

    Delta's flight path from Atlanta that day took us over Dominica en-route to Bonaire. Between Dominica and Bonaire is strictly ocean.... and a lot of it!

    Dave.
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    Well, our internet in the condo is back, so more...

    Well, our internet in the condo is back, so more fun is coming. it was out for a couple of days.

    Jim & Smack -- miss you guys. Need to have a reunion on-island soon!

    Roy -- thanks for the...
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    It's A Big Ocean ....... Day 3

    I laughed so hard my mask nearly flooded. And when you’re diving with a full face mask, that’s a lot of laughing.

    Leslie (Double L) and I were in 15-20 feet of water, just beyond the pier at Den...
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    Was It Really Him?…… Days 1 & 2

    I was in seat 19A on Delta Airlines Flight 380 to Bonaire. It was one of the front-most isles of Delta’s Comfort Class section. It was right next to the main cabin door and allowed for exceptional...
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    We'll be there Saturday. Heard from several...

    We'll be there Saturday. Heard from several on-island sources that water temps are in the upper 60's to low 70's. Haven't been in my drysuit for years...... figuring out how to layer some additional...
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    DS, Drinking a few beers and reading through...

    DS,

    Drinking a few beers and reading through old trip reports, wishing I was n Bonaire right now.

    The Falcon 900 is a sweet piece of aircraft. I sincerely believe I was born to be in the left...
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    Kdleeskis2 -- Dude, Kudos for trying to plan, but...

    Kdleeskis2 -- Dude, Kudos for trying to plan, but I'd suggest to not overdo it. Part of the fun of Bonaire is getting there and exploring. It'll all fall into place for you, guaranteed!
    Our 26th...
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    ChrisandSU -- thanks for the info. That's exactly...

    ChrisandSU -- thanks for the info. That's exactly what I needed!!
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    Thanks ChrisandSu. I appreciate the help. Dave.

    Thanks ChrisandSu. I appreciate the help.

    Dave.
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    Hey Folks, I've been to Bonaire 25 times. Dove...

    Hey Folks,

    I've been to Bonaire 25 times. Dove 1000 Steps dozens of times, and Karpate probably 100+ times. I'm fully aware of the difference. There are steps at Karpata, I just don't remember how...
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    You bet, Roy! I'll add you to the list. ...

    You bet, Roy! I'll add you to the list.

    Thanks!!

    Dave.
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    Need a Favor

    After an eight year hiatus, I've finally gone back to finish my novel, a murder mystery that takes place on Bonaire. I have two re-writes to do, then it'll be off to agents and publishers around...
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    Good read, DS. Anything more?? Dave & Leslie.

    Good read, DS. Anything more??

    Dave & Leslie.
  22. The Great Pillow Caper of 2017……. Days 9, 10, & 11

    With just three dive days remaining, I thought it might be a good time for a bit of a recap….. Probably more a collage of ramblings than anything else.

    The diving has been awesome. We’ve dove...
  23. OMG. I’ve become Leslie……… Days 7 & 8

    “That’s the best mask I’ve ever used,” said Kent Mann, owner of Mann Overboard Scuba in Ottawa, IL.

    It was early spring, 1994, and I had gone into the dive shop to sign up for scuba lessons. Kent...
  24. Hey Roy -- feel to re-post or link anywhere....

    Hey Roy -- feel to re-post or link anywhere. After posting on the internet, I relinquish any and all rights or ownership to the material. It's all just for fun anyway.

    But thanks for asking. I'm...
  25. All That’s Down There Is A Whole Lot of Nothin’ ………… Day 6

    I don’t know the name of the road. Actually, I don’t really care what it’s called. It’s the one-way that runs from the north of the business district, south through town, along the ocean.

    It goes...
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