Known as the shore diving capital of the world, Bonaire had often been recommended to us by fellow SCUBA divers and we were eager to see if it lived up to the hype. With 63 dive sites off the coast of Bonaire, this Dutch island offered the ultimate feeling of freedom as we were completely autonomous in controlling where, when, and how long we wanted to dive each day. Needless to say, Bonaire is extremely popular with other divers and we found all the popular dive resorts to be fully booked (in some cases up to a year in advance). With most dive resorts offering transport/tanks as part of their stay package, we had to scramble to piecemeal our trip together but quickly sorted out accommodation (Windhoek Resort Bonaire) and transportation (AB Car rental which offered an unlimited tank combo deal with their trucks). Since our bungalow was fully equipped with a kitchen for self catering, we were all set. Becky’s parents joined us on our SCUBA adventure and we had a blast, squeezing in 18 dives in addition to checking out the island. One week here flew by and wasn’t nearly enough time, so we suspect we’ll be back for a future trip. So happy Bonaire surpassed our expectations!

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