Kim got certified to dive in October and
nitrox certified in November so that we could dive in Bonaire in
December. Below are some pictures from our trip.
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The first night we arrived on the
island an hour late, checked in, got a truck and went to Zee Zetch for
dinner. Kim enjoyed Nicole's Red Snapper and I had the salmon. dinner
Here is the menu. See? I wasn't
kidding. It really is called Nicole's Red Snapper.
We enjoyed breakfast every morning
at a table with an ocean view. what a great way to start the day. Diving
began at 8:30.
I always cleaned my plate before
Kim's favorite dive site was
"1,000 Steps". The steps are outlined in red as they come down the side
of cliff. Walking all the way down and back up again with about 65
pounds of scuba gear on your back is no easy task. Kim also go knocked
down by the waves on her entrance but she still says it was the best
dive of the week. Magnificent coral heads and various sea life.
This is a view of 1,000 steps from
near the top. You can see the sandy beach at the bottom.
Kim found this Cornet fish at
Something Special. It is only the second time I have seen a cornet fish
in over 800 dives.
We saw this spotted Eagle Ray at
Windsock. It swam within 15 feet of us.
We saw a few wild flamingos. You
can see two in this picture.
We didn't dive all the time. We
slowed down a few days to enjoy other parts of the resort and island.
Here, Kim relaxes in a hammock on the gazebo.
Many of the northern walls are
solid with magnificent hard coral formations. This is a picture taken at
Kim is at the bow of the Hilma
Hooker. It sets at 100 feet below the surface. Now she can say she went
down on the hooker.
Kim is looking at me through the
propeller and rudder on the Hilma Hooker.
Kim swimming over a patch of
purple tube sponges.
Kim at the entrance to a dive site
known as Red Beryl. It was one of her favorites, too.
Kim and I at Red Beryl.
Kim swimming over the white sand
in the shallows.
Swimming over a wall of hard
The day after we did 1,000 steps
our calves and thighs were burning. Kim was not looking forward to more
steps but she did go up and down about 25 steps to get in and out of
Windsock. It was worth it. We saw some beautiful coral and a spotted
Kim at the White Slave Huts.
We watched the sun setting at
Kim was the first to find a lion
fish at Andrea II. We reported it so that the park authority can find it
and remove it since they are not native to the Caribbean.
This is the second octopus that
Kim spotted. He is not happy that we are looking at him when he is
trying to hide. She found another two days earlier on our first dive but
I did not have my camera with me.
Puffer fish swimming around the
Murph, one of the divemasters at
Buddy Dive is talking to a turtle that decided to join our dive. When we
first saw the turtle he had a sea horse in his mouth. Murph rescued the
This is the sea horse after Murph
rescued it from the turtle.
Kim and I as the sun sets behind
the boats at our resort.
This is another turtle that we
saw. He did not eat sea horses. He is a good turtle.
Here I am on the boat ready to get
back in the water.
To see pictures from other dive
trips, click on the button below to go to my SCUBA page. It has links to
other pages of pictures and dive reports from many different dive trips
over the years.