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  1. Thread: AB-Dive?

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    AB-Dive?

    We are returning to Bonaire in a few months. We normally rent our truck from AB. I contacted them and when they responded this time they told us they have a new operation as well. Any experiences...
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    The vagaries of airline pricing still escape me. ...

    The vagaries of airline pricing still escape me. That being said there appears to be a lot more variation this year than in the past. We also like the convenience of the Delta connection through...
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    Overnighting in ATL

    We returned last week from another trip to Bonaire. This time we flew to ATL on Saturday and then to Bonaire Sunday morning. We were not able to check our bags through. In fact, the Delta system...
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    I got a note today that Dive Friends Bonaire will...

    I got a note today that Dive Friends Bonaire will be operating the shop at Courtyard:

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    In order to do this without backtracking, you'd...

    In order to do this without backtracking, you'd need to fly into one or the other on a one way ticket, fly over to the other island on a non-U.S. carrier (most likely on Divi Divi Air -- Insel does...
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    We have been fairly lucky the last few times we...

    We have been fairly lucky the last few times we have visited. But then we normally travel to Bonaire when it tend to be less rainy. Having said that, I have been during "rainy season" and the...
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    The good news is that the forecast track...

    The good news is that the forecast track continues to move to the north of where it was a few days ago and it doesn't look like it will intensify greatly until it is well west of Bonaire:
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  8. As others have said, if you have "universal" or...

    As others have said, if you have "universal" or "world" chargers or wall warts, those are normally good for 110-250V and 50-60Hz. Those should be fine. Some older 110V 60Hz items can run a bit...
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    I agree with the other posters. San Francisco is...

    I agree with the other posters. San Francisco is preferred. As for what to do, it depends on what you want. There is a lot of very nice scenery north of the city. Cross the Golden Gate and you...
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    To my earlier post, I would add that they offered...

    To my earlier post, I would add that they offered to lowest price I could find (slightly), but did require payment in full on line at time of booking. Check their refund policy to ensure you...
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    Fox is the same company as AB. They are located...

    Fox is the same company as AB. They are located "off airport" over by Warehouse. I used them last time (May) and it was fine. They picked us up, along with others on our flight, and drove us the...
  12. Are you looking for first stage and primary?...

    Are you looking for first stage and primary? Octopus as well? I have had an Atomic B2 for years and it still works great. When my wife went looking she ended up with the Atomic Z2. Works great as...
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    A few more pictures . . . 15101151021510315104

    A few more pictures . . .

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    We tried to find the batfish once without...

    We tried to find the batfish once without success. As fate would have it, I met someone who had just come out of the water and had seen it. So, we went in a couple hours later and there it was. It...
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    Not to pick nits, but I think this one was...

    Not to pick nits, but I think this one was actually a short nosed batfish. However, when he yawned, it became clear that the inside of his mouth is definitely red!
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    And here are a couple favorite pictures from the...

    And here are a couple favorite pictures from the trip. Hopefully I'll get a chance to post a few more.

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    Your plan makes perfect sense. However, we have...

    Your plan makes perfect sense. However, we have two small kids so every night away from them is hard to negotiate. That being said, there are two flights out of DCA and I picked the 7:00 instead of...
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    Trip report -- May/June 2016

    Might have some time to add more info (and perhaps a few pictures) later, but here is a quick report from our most recent trip over Memorial Day 2016. Had a big hiccup on Day 1 (Saturday). Our...
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    We were able to pay for our apartment rental this...

    We were able to pay for our apartment rental this time by check. So, there must be some bank on Bonaire that will take a check drawn on a US bank account. There was a $2.50 fee. A lot cheaper than...
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    Followed a feeding eagle ray for 15 minutes at...

    Followed a feeding eagle ray for 15 minutes at Invisibles (for our safety stop) on Monday :).
  21. On most dives you can submerge almost...

    On most dives you can submerge almost immediately. However you may have a bit of a swim over a sandy bottom before you reach the reef. This is more true South than North. The surface swim is more...
  22. and I forgot to mention again that you should...

    and I forgot to mention again that you should make the trip over to Klein to dive there for a couple dives . . .
  23. If you search the forum, you'll find a thread or...

    If you search the forum, you'll find a thread or two about favorite dive sites. A lot depends on personal preference but I would answer the question a bit more generally by saying you should try to...
  24. Buddy runs two tank boats in the mornings and...

    Buddy runs two tank boats in the mornings and then one tank boats in the afternoon, I think. If you do one morning to Klein Bonaire, which you can only do by boat, and one morning to 1000 steps and...
  25. You've asked a lot of questions. I can attempt...

    You've asked a lot of questions. I can attempt to address a few. First, you will probably not notice any effects left over from 2008. We were there a couple weeks after Omar and things were pretty...
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