After having such a good time in June of this year, we decided to return to
Bonaire in December for 2 more weeks of SCUBA fun. We did have a good
time, but think we will stick to summers from now on as we found that during
the rainy season, mosquitoes outnumber people about 20 to one. We also
found that theft in Bonaire is still alive and well as they stole our fins
and the Divi dive bags they were in while we were there.
Most of that first day was spent arranging for our dive package, shopping for groceries and napping since we got little sleep on the overnight flight. The 2nd day (Sunday) we started at the Divi resort for our checkout dive and then out to Tori's Reef, one of our favorite dives on Bonaire. We were in for a surprise as every site was impacted by hurricane Omar. Mostly very shallow damage, but many entries were different than previously. A new camera that Donna brought had the added benefit of taking small movies. Kind of fun for some of the many creatures we see, so you can see them moving too. A couple are included below.
Fish and octopus at Tori's Reef
On to more sites and more creatures....
So many good creatures here....
MOVIES....this new camera of Donna's takes little short movies that shows the unique movement of the different creatures.
We were so lucky to see this eagle ray going both directions. He was unafraid of us and came right up to us and continued to feed all around as we took pictures.
This juvenile spotted drum fish was so animated.
There was a group of 3 to 4 large rainbow parrot fish, one particularly large that hung in schools of doctor fish. Or maybe the school hung around the large parrot fish. They were most impressive.
On our way back from diving one day, this mother and son donkey walked right up to the car and were ready to feed and be petted.
Our last day on the island. We didn't dive and went exploring to parts of the island we had not been to.
Northeast part of the island had this abandoned light house and housing for the light keeper
After two weeks, we had to come back to real life. Many thanks to our hosts at the Bonaire Village Villas that we continue to rent an apartment from each trip to the island.
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