Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's a blue skies, blue water and blue hearts because we have to leave beautiful Bonaire early tomorrow morning! Diving is done; all the gear is drying outside on the patios and most everyone is enjoying our last afternoon around the pool....a little birdie told me there's snow flurries in Michigan so that's REALLY making us blue today!
Here's a few images from our early morning sightseeing to the south end of the island....soon our Bonaire Holiday will be just a fond memory!

Friday, November 27, 2009

After a Turkey Day of rest from the blog, here's some shots from yesterday's dives over at Klein Bonaire. Instead of turkey buffet dinner here at the Resort, we all went to Casablanca for a fantastic seafood dinner...we had fresh mahi mahi with Casablanca sauce (lobster and shrimp) was yummy!
Also, ask us to tell you about the wayward tree frog when we get home...hysterical!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gosh, it's Wednesday night already! Where is the week going? Another great night dive tonight as well as 3 wonderful boat dives...whew, we're tired so this will be short! Bob found us a 6 foot long grouper sleeping at the top of the reef was the biggest marble grouper we've ever seen...and we spent a bit of time watching him and he never budged...guess he was settled in for his long night's sleep!
Here's a few from earlier today...enjoy! HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE.....
Camera & operator are working well today; e-mails MAY not be! Danny, I've sent you two...let me know if you've received them....more pictures later tonight after the night dive!

We saw a marvelous eagle ray off Klein earlier today...will get the pictures off the card and post them later!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What do you do when your shutter locks at the beginning of the twilight/night dive? You just dive and enjoy the sights! We saw lots of shrimp, sharp-tail eels, 2 tarpon as big as the guys who kept crossing in front of our lights looking for THEIR dinner, a very nice colorful octopus and a beautiful slipper lobster.....our brain memory cards have the images stored permanently but the camera memory card came up empty!
It was another beautiful day on Bonaire...only one boat dive today but several high quality shore's a few shots from earlier today when the camera/operating WERE functioning properly!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gosh, I hate to say it but....another typical day on Bonaire.....warm, sunny, breezy & GREAT diving! Water temp is 82-83 and air temp in the low 80's as well...visibility today was 100+ feet so all is well here!

Three dives today for everyone...1st one this morning over at Klein Bonaire was Rockpile, 2nd was Munk's Haven and then 3rd was Petrie's Pillar. Beautiful hard and soft corals are typical over at Klein Bonaire with schools of blue chromis skimming the top of the reefs. Someone saw a turtle, lots of trunkfish and angelfish, a small barracuda was spotted and some snapper swimming through the group. All in all, fabulous Bonaire diving....keep tuned for tomorrow's update...the bulk of the group is diving the Hilma Hooker first thing tomorrow. Since Bob & I dove it this past February, we're sleeping in and then doing a shore dive in front of the resort to look for the resident turtle!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Sunday afternoon on Bonaire. After a very uneventful flight to Newark, then a bit of a layover there, our CO flight arrived smoothly and on time in Bonaire early this morning! All baggage arrived safely for the group and after picking up our rental trucks, our early morning check-in at Capt. Don's was easy, easy! Breakfast; a little unpacking; 9:00 a.m. dive brief; a lovely shore dive to check out everyones buoyancy skills (we've got a few brand-new divers in this group!) where we saw a couple cute little eels and some big angelfish. After lunch, it was time for the 2:00 p.m. boat dive and now we're back...showered and still tired from the overnight flight. It will be an early dinner tonight and then off to bed! Three boat dives tomorrow...wish you were with us! FISH pictures start tomorrow...too tired to put together the camera & housing today!

Friday, November 20, 2009

We're off to beautiful Bonaire on Saturday....daily updates starting on Sunday...keep an eye out for great sightings, we hope! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!