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Meet the Indepth instructors and Haileybury staff members at the airport then fly to Bonaire. Take the 15 minute transfer from Bonaire Airport to the hotel. After check in, we will have dinner and an introduction to the dive school where you will store your equipment for the trip. This will ensure you have everything ready for your week of diving ahead.
PADI Open Water course participants - you will be completing two or three 'open water' qualifying dives on the the house reef. This is where you’ll start to log your first dives of the trip. This reef offers perfect conditions to check your weights and fine-tune your buoyancy before descending into the crystal-clear waters. Once you’re comfortable and ready to dive, we will explore the reef between 6 and 18 metres.
Qualified Divers -We will be doing guided adventure dives on Buddy’s Reef, which is a living garden of vibrant soft corals and candy-colored reef fish as far as the eye can see. It is renowned for its angelfish, groupers and parrotfish who dart through the staghorn and elkhorn coral formations. If we follow their lead, we will get a closer view of the reef, where pinky-sized boxfish and red-lipped blennies are just the beginning of the long list of macro critters that call this site home. Also we will see the coral restoration project started by Buddy's.
PADI Open Water course participants - you will be completing your last open water qualifying dives from a boat at Andrea 1 & 2 coral reefs.
Qualified Divers -We will be doing guided dives at Andrea 1 & 2 coral reefs. These sites are ideal for both novice and qualified divers. You’ll find many anemones and soft corals here, where both predator and prey like to hide. With a discerning eye, we will have a very good chance of discovering Seahorses on both dive sites.
Now everyone will be qualified divers, we will be back on the boat for some more diving, with the opportunity to start some Adventure Dives.
We will also be starting the PADI Advanced Course for those who are already OW divers and for those who are up for the challenge, we will be doing a NIGHT DIVE! The tarpon will use our torch light to hunt so we will get very close to these large friendly fish!
We will dive the famous wreck Hilma Hooker, a freighter lying between 18-30 metres. This internationally renowned wreck dive is located near the beginning of the double reef system, where the shallows are full of fish. We will see how the corals have developed on this site since it was created in 1984. It is abundant with marine life and will be a great place to take photos and videos!
We will dive the famous Salt Pier dive site. This will be another perfect place for photography due to the prolific growth on the pilings
and the schooling fish under the shadow of the pier.
We will spend the day relaxing in resort, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking before we have to leave the island to fly home.
Bonaire Scuba Diving Holiday
Prepare yourself for an adventure of a lifetime!
Laugh, learn and make new friends!
Bonaire Island in the Dutch Caribbean
17th October - 25th October 2020
"The best dive trip we have done to date" - this was a quote from our trip to Bonaire in 2018, so we are excited to be able to offer the pupils at Haileybury the opportunity to return to the idyllic island again during the October half term in 2020.
Bonaire was the best diving trip for so many reasons: the clear, warm water full of sealife, the most professional attitude of the dive centre staff ensuring safety and fun and the stunning house reef being accessible at all times. This meant that as well as diving every day from the boat, we could also complete extra dives on the house reef including night and dawn dives! Some kids did over 22 dives in just one week, double the normal weekly amount possible at other locations!
This trip will include 5 days of boat diving, fantastic night dives and unlimited shore dives on the house reef as well as all daily meals.
It will also include:
+ Scuba diving for OW Referral students and qualified divers
+ The chance to complete your PADI Open Water Course or
PADI Advanced Open Water for those already certified.
+ Adventure Dives to gain more experience
Climb aboard and prepare for an extraordinary scuba adventure in
one of the best areas of the Caribbean Sea around Bonaire Island.
Get ready for the time of your life!
COST : £2629 per child
Includes: Return flights London/Bonaire, transfers to the hotel, 7 nights full board and accommodation, 5 days of boat diving, night dives and unlimited shore dives, rental of dive equipment and National Park entrance fees.
To reserve a space on this trip for your child, please email Angus MacDonald on email@example.com
A deposit of £500 along with the reply slip in Angus's letter will be required to reserve a space on this trip.
All passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure to Bonaire.
If you have any questions prior to booking, please contact Ryan or Helen at Indepth Diving on 01992 589912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.