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Bonaire Dive Trip

Join Atlantic Edge, Buddy Dive, Reef Renewal Bonaire and the National Aquarium for a unique, mission-driven dive trip to Bonaire in October 2022.

  • Duration

    Custom

  • Price

    $2,500 per person

  • Ages

    18+

Overview

Dive with Atlantic Edge in the beautiful, warm, southern Caribbean waters of Bonaire this October! Divers on this unique, mission-driven excursion will explore Bonaire's underwater world with the guidance of Buddy Dive, become a certified Reef Renewal Diver through Reef Renewal Bonaire, and expand their knowledge of conservation action with expert staff from the National Aquarium—all while relaxing seaside and enjoying local beverages and cuisine.

When

The Bonaire dive trip begins Saturday, October 8 and ends Saturday, October 15, 2022.

What to Expect

With at least 60 officially listed dive sites, Bonaire is a diving mecca for anyone looking to spend as much time as possible underwater in a relaxed atmosphere without being at the mercy of a boat captain's schedule. The world-renowned dive operation at Buddy Dive Resort is perfect for you to make the most out of your dive vacation. Bonaire's sea abounds with beautiful aquatic life and a fascinating variety of multicolored tropical fish. The sea is remarkably calm, and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling. This is also a great opportunity to catch up on additional training—Atlantic Edge will be offering specialty training upon request.

Where We Stay

Buddy Dive is an unhurried resort nestled within unspoiled, natural paradise with spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and clear turquoise waters. The personable staff, spacious accommodations and comprehensive dive operation will make your holiday worry-free. No matter which apartment you are staying in, you're never farther than a giant stride away from the beautiful ocean.

Reef Renewal Bonaire

Through Atlantic Edge's affiliation with Reef Renewal Bonaire, our trip includes a comprehensive overview of the coral restoration programs in Bonaire as well as a tour of one of the coral nurseries located on-site at the Buddy Dive house reef. Individuals are encouraged to learn how to become more involved in this cause at reefrenewalbonaire.org.

Conservation Workshops

Join interactive workshops crafted by National Aquarium experts certified by the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) to strengthen our voices and increase our collective impact in promoting climate action. Workshops will take place intermittently throughout the week as laidback activities on the beach while unwinding with refreshments after a long dive day.

Cost

A portion of proceeds will benefit the National Aquarium. Trip purchase does not qualify as a charitable contribution and is not tax deductible.

  • $2,500 per person based on double occupancy.
  • Additional cost per person for single occupancy dependent upon room size and availability.
  • $500 nonrefundable deposit due within seven days of registration, balance due August 24, 2022.
  • 7 nights in one-bedroom apartment with kitchenette
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 rental vehicle per room
  • 9 one-tank boat dives (tanks and weights)
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Free nitrox
  • Airport transfers
  • PADI Reef Renewal program and certification
  • Conservation workshops (with food and beverage provided)
  • Taxes
  • Airfare
  • Marine park fees ($45)
  • Rental equipment
  • Land excursions
  • Meals (other than breakfast and workshop refreshments)

Questions and Registration

Atlantic Edge is accepting payment for this trip by cash, check or Venmo. Contact Atlantic Edge at diving@atlanticedge.com or 301-519-9283 with questions and to reserve your spot.

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