Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday nights at Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire is their weekly “Meet the Captain” party. You can actually meet Captain Don himself, buy his books, and enjoy the festivities at both the bar and in the restaurant at Rum Runners.
Captain Don signed his book AND my boat flag for me!
Jason is always quick with a smile and a refreshing cold drink at the bar.
Moogie is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your hips swaying!
Meet the fabulous Captain Don’s staff.
Mingle with fellow divers and Bon Photo staff as well! Even if you are not staying at Captain Don’s Habitat, you should come by on Monday nights to enjoy the ambiance of this weekly party! See you there!
Friday, July 20, 2012
Roatan is one of the three main islands that compose the Bay Islands: Guanaja, Utila, and Roatan. The islands are located 30 miles off the Northern coast of Honduras (840 miles from Miami) and are situated on the second largest barrier reef in the world.
Just minutes from your resort, you find beautiful coral gardens, brightly colored sponges, caves, and wrecks; not to mention the many species of fish that thrive here!
Roatan is 30 miles long and 4 miles wide. It is covered with tropical vegetation and the white sand beaches are bordered by countless coconut trees. The water off the coast of Roatan is crystal clear, so you won't have any difficulty enjoying the underwater splendor of this area.
Virtually idyllic weather prevails year-round. Temperatures hover between 77F and 84F with gentle trade winds from the southeast. Water temperatures vary between 78F and 82F. October to December are the wettest months, but rainfall is generally periodic and of short duration.
If this sounds tempting, contact us for package prices (airline tickets and land) or resort only prices to Roatan. I look forward to sending you to the fabulous island of Roatan, Honduras!
Friday, July 13, 2012
One of the very best part of staying at Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire is their “Freedom of Diving” philosophy. With unlimited air (both regular and Nitrox) and the coral reef 20 feet from the foot of the pier all you need to do is gear up and take one giant stride and you are amongst the beautiful coral reef and abundance of sea life.
There are now direct flights on multiple airlines to Bonaire! Contact me today for your free personalized quote to Captain Don’s Habitat and enjoy true “Freedom of Diving” in Bonaire! email@example.com
Friday, July 6, 2012
If you read my blog you already know how much I love the island of Bonaire. I call it my ‘home away from home’ and am always thrilled when I can get back on the island for a visit. When people think of Bonaire they often think of scuba diving – and the scuba diving is amazing but there is so much more to do in Bonaire than just the diving!
Bonaire has a very interesting history of pirates, slavery, and salt harvesting. While some of the history is not ‘happy’ (slaves and pirating) it does lend itself to great stories and historic sites.
Bonaire is on of the islands I would recommend you rent a car and tour on your own. There are only a few roads so it is not likely you will get lost while sight seeing. There are two main sections of slave huts still standing today – the White Slave huts and the Red Slave huts. Travel to either or both of these historic monuments, read up on the sad stories of the slaves that had to live in these small structures and realize how much the world has changed and how very lucky we are all.
Bonaire continues to harvest an amazing amount of salt and these pink salt flats that often sparkle in the sunlight will entice you to stop and take photos – I guarantee it!
The second largest sport on the island of Bonaire is windsurfing. Lac Bay is home to international windsurfing contests, but you do not have to be an Olympian to try your skill at windsurfing – you can get an lesson from the staff (some of which are Olympians themselves!) and enjoy yourself on your windsurfing board or at the adjacent sandy beach. All of my children have learned to do this while on Bonaire at the age of 10 – so I know you can do it too!
Kite boarding is also abundant on Bonaire. The constant ocean breeze and limited rain makes Bonaire the perfect place for kite boarding.
Washington Slagbaai National Park in Bonaire is the perfect location for bird watching or finding secluded sandy beaches. Remember to heck in with the front gate early because the trip around the park takes about 2 – 3 hours and they will not let you start in the late afternoon (because there are not any street lights).
It’s time for me to log off, but I encourage everyone from snorkelers to divers, kite boarders to windsurfers, and even those that just want to enjoy the slow paced life of a small tropical island to come visit Bonaire. There is much more to do here than I listed (kayaking in the mangroves, Butterfly Farm, Cactus distillery, etc.) and definitely much more to do than scuba diving!
Contact me today for your free personalized quote. Bonaire offers you great villas, resorts, and condo-style accommodations to choose from for your stay. I can bundle your hotel and flights or just help you find the perfect lodging! I look forward to hearing from you! firstname.lastname@example.org