Monday, February 19, 2018

Diving the Salt Pier

The diving in Bonaire is spectacular. The water clarity is great, the coral, for the most part, is doing well, and although there is a lack of larger fish and top level predators (sharks, large groupers, large barracuda) there is no shortage of things to see and critters to observe.  That being said, many of the dive sites have a great deal of similarity to each other. There are a few dive sites that truly stand out as being different, the Salt Pier is one of them.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Caving in Bonaire

"Is everyone comfortable entering here" Hans asked, showing us a very small hole in the ground and getting out his climbing rope. Hans is the founder of Outdoor Bonaire and was our guide for the morning.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Carnival Parade

After watching the children's parade last week I have learned how to watch a parade in Bonaire.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Children's Parade

Carnival n. A period of public revelry at a regular time each year.

Revelry nlively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol. 

Most Caribbean islands have Carnival at some time during the year. This is Carnival time in Bonaire. Yesterday the main festivities got a kickoff with the Children's Parade.



Sunday, January 28, 2018

An Underwater Rainbow

The diversity of life and colors in Bonaire is wonderful. I have collected some pictures showing the rainbow of colors. 


Red


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fishballs in Bonaire

We get to see many things while out on our daily swim/snorkle. One of the more dramatic incidences was seeing these fish under our friend's catamaran, Uno Mas. The smaller fish were schooling in a ball and then being attacked by first by Yellow fin Snappers, then Bar Jacks and then the  big fish, the Tarpon arrived.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Octopus!

Any day that I spot an octopus is a good day. I get great joy from watching them move and change not only the color of their skin, but also the texture. Often when we are diving or snorkeling, especially in the day, and we spot an octopus we just barely see a glimpse of them in their hideouts.