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    Pretty clear to me (especially after I read the...

    Pretty clear to me (especially after I read the full position paper linked in the article) that Stinapa has capitulated. I wonder if that was in exchange for the huge park fee increase?
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    Units are coming available with some regularity...

    Units are coming available with some regularity at Sand Dollar these days. I don't know of a studio presently available, but you might ask for more info.
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    My wife and I were on the cancelled flight. The...

    My wife and I were on the cancelled flight. The arriving flight was cancelled, cancelling ours. We, after standing in line at the airport for 2 1/2 hr, were given vouchers for overnight at the...
  4. Thread: Bonairian

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    If you experienced the Green Parrot, you are...

    If you experienced the Green Parrot, you are among the dwindling few. The Green Parrot disappeared in 1999 with the arrival of Hurricane Lenny. So did the adjacent dive shop. The current dive shop is...
  5. As far as I can tell, all the major Karnaval...

    As far as I can tell, all the major Karnaval events end the Monday prior to our originally desired departure on Feb. 24. Also, even if there is a school holiday in the northeast US, why wouldn't the...
  6. For what it's worth, we have been looking at the...

    For what it's worth, we have been looking at the United airfares through Newark for months. Last year we paid about $675/ticket. Today, we finally booked our flights, but at a price of $1038/ticket....
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    Can anyone give me an idea as to why airfares...

    Can anyone give me an idea as to why airfares from Bonaire back to the US on Feb. 24 might be so high? The United one way price to Boston via Newark is about $950. That does not change when a round...
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    Look at Sand Dollar Sorry have to be safe for...

    Look at Sand Dollar

    Sorry have to be safe for our Users, I have deleted the Link to Sand Dollar

    My Virus Checker (GDATA 2017 Security, fully paid up!) has Flagged/blocked this Website due to...
  9. Thread: VRBO

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    My wife and I have owned a 1 BR at Sand Dollar...

    My wife and I have owned a 1 BR at Sand Dollar since 2010. We continued the procedure of the prior owner, maintaining the registration of the unit as a rental property listed on VRBO.com. This worked...
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    Dive Friends will be operating at the old BDA...

    Dive Friends will be operating at the old BDA location to exclusively serve owners and guests at Sand Dollar and Den Leman. To be clear, by "owners" I mean shareholders in Seaside Ventures, the...
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    The lease has not been renewed. Dive Friends now...

    The lease has not been renewed. Dive Friends now has a lease to operate at the former BDA site for the benefit of Sand Dollar and Den Leman condo owners and their guests. This became effective Jan. 1.
  12. Thread: Bari Reef

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    If you snorkel Bari reef, do not overlook the...

    If you snorkel Bari reef, do not overlook the stand of large elkhorn coral on rocks extending into the water from the north end of the "platform" (rapidly disintegrating) in front of Sand Dollar....
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    You have two potentially serious problems with...

    You have two potentially serious problems with the Insel flight. One is that your small plane will be arriving at a time that numerous other large planes are arriving. This means there will be a...
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    We are going to Bonaire tomorrow from JFK and...

    We are going to Bonaire tomorrow from JFK and returning on a Tuesday. The flight is JetBlue at 9:55AM to Aruba, followed by a Tiara Air flight at 5PM to BON. The return is a 9:10AM Tiara flight to...
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    We have passed through Aruba about 5 times, using...

    We have passed through Aruba about 5 times, using Tiara to get to Bonaire. It has generally worked well. If you go this route, check the Tiara schedule carefully because the departure/arrival times...
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    I have not stayed at Belmar, but can't imagine...

    I have not stayed at Belmar, but can't imagine that the snorkeling would be as good as at Den Laman/Sand Dollar. Remnants of an old hotel foundation form a very attractive "aquarium" for hundreds to...
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    A manta (or more than one) has repeatedly been in...

    A manta (or more than one) has repeatedly been in that vicinity. We stayed at Sand Dollar Jan. 12-26 and there were multiple reports of a manta being seen just out front on Bari Reef. One day, it...
  18. Thread: Aruba to Bonaire

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    No. Only on Saturdays, and that is really the...

    No. Only on Saturdays, and that is really the problem. The Sat-Sat Aruba flights try to depart at about the same time and create the crowding in Aruba. The Tiara flight we take leaves Bonaire about...
  19. Thread: Aruba to Bonaire

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    My wife and I have flown JetBlue from NYC to...

    My wife and I have flown JetBlue from NYC to Aruba, then Tiara to Bonaire 4 times now. Going to Bonaire from Aruba has not been a problem. Going through security has been smooth and quick. The...
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    Also in the travel to Bonaire options are flights...

    Also in the travel to Bonaire options are flights to Aruba, then on to Bonaire via smaller carriers. We've gone to Aruba, then on to Bonaire via Tiara Air. Their Sat. PM flight will also arrive after...
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    We used Amex with ABCarrental precisely because...

    We used Amex with ABCarrental precisely because they were the last or one of the last agencies to take Amex cards. We learned in January that they no longer accept them, so I am not sure any rental...
  22. Thread: Dive Wallet?

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    I use a small "dry bag" about 4 x 6" hung around...

    I use a small "dry bag" about 4 x 6" hung around my neck and inside my wetsuit. Into it goes the truck key, two pair of glasses, a $20 bill, driver's license and credit card. It all gets wet, always....
  23. Thread: Fish ID Software

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    I concur with the advice to get the most recent...

    I concur with the advice to get the most recent DVD by ReefNet. The current edition is ver. 4 and the producers are working on ver. 5. You might want to check on the next release date before buying....
  24. Thread: Sewage

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    The price will be counted in terms of the number...

    The price will be counted in terms of the number of broken axles resulting from roads going 7 yrs without repair subsequent to installation of the sewer connections.
  25. Thread: Water Temp?

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    Returned yesterday. Water temps were 77-78 on a...

    Returned yesterday. Water temps were 77-78 on a regular basis. Colder than normal and apparently influencing certain deep water fish species (e.g., cobia) to be found more commonly over the reef. I...
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