Category Archives: Bonaire

Bonaire’s Last Gem of the Day

Dive Socks! Years ago, while on a dive liveaboard in Australia, there was a lady diver who wore colourful socks inside her dive booties. She said that the socks helped slide both her wetsuit and booties over her feet and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Gem of the Day

Our group goes in search of a frog fish today. We have explicit directions to its hiding place and it still takes five of us 15 minutes to find him. Here he is!

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Saturday’s Gem of the Day

Most of the diving off Bonaire is done on the west coast of the island where it is sheltered and calmer. Today we dove the east coast, or the wild side. We treat ourselves to a boat dive with East … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Gem of the Day

Murray and I like to look for small critters while underwater. Flatworms, juvenile fish and nudibranchs are some of our favourites. Today Murray found a Yellow Striped Flatworm. He’s gorgeous!

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Wednesday’s Gem of the Day

Flamingos! Our group of intrepid divers head to Washington Slagbaai National Park to dive some sites we have not done before. The drive is over paved roads then narrow concrete roads alternating with even narrower dirt roads. The landscape is … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Gem of the Day

Juvenile fish are always a treat to find. Most of the time they look nothing like the adult fish. Here are two photos of juvenile trunk fish at different stages. The tiny one with yellow dots is fondly called a … Continue reading

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Monday’s Gem of the Day

When we were in Bonaire in 2018, we had lunch at one of the food trucks along the beach by the airport. We went back there several times during our stay because the burgers were so tasty. We were sad … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Gem of the Day

I cannot resist. Today’s gem is the turtle who swam by us. We were swimming into shore after a wonderful dive at a dive site called Windsock when the turtle crossed our path.

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Coral Paradise Resort

The Gem of the Day is the Coral Paradise Resort where we are staying. Murray and I think this is the only place to stay in Bonaire. The resort is owned by two Canadians, Caroline and Vincent. They are great … Continue reading

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Bonaire in May

Surprise! We are in Bonaire! Our friend B wanted to go diving really bad and asked if we wanted to go to Bonaire. After considering for about 3 seconds, we said sure! We then contacted our Syracuse, New York friends … Continue reading

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