Trip Report Bonaire: Den Laman and Dive Friends, October 20-November 3, 2021

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It was visit number 11 for us and we had never seen it so busy. There were always a lot of cars at Salt Pier but it did not affect the dive site too much. There seemed to be a higher percentage of non-divers on the island than usual so there were always a lot of snorkelers there.
Nice frogfish pics. Nobody at Salt Pier now! A ship docked overnight. We have been struck by the sheer number of non divers on the island too. Lots of people snorkeling and sunbathing. Here’s the bait ball we saw at Pink Beach.

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Thank you for the very detailed report and pictures. We overlapped with some of your time there and were tipped off about the Frogfish at Bari! We dove out of the parking lot in your picture to see them.

Thank you for sharing.
 

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Nice frogfish pics. Nobody at Salt Pier now! A ship docked overnight. We have been struck by the sheer number of non divers on the island too. Lots of people snorkeling and sunbathing. Here’s the bait ball we saw at Pink Beach.

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Great Bait Ball pic, Eric. What kind of camera set up are you using these days?
 

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Great Bait Ball pic, Eric. What kind of camera set up are you using these days?

Still using a GoPro (9 & 6) on a SRP tray with a couple of BigBlue (VL4000P) lights, so a setup an average 3rd grader could master. The pics are just snapshots from video with a little color correction. Here’s a pic of one of the smaller frogfish using a BackScatter magnifying lens. @scubadada provided us with excellent details on where to find them prior to our trip. Cheers!

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Saw tons of newbies with some very interesting “dive techniques” this trip. I found this poor thing swimming around Invisibles without a reg!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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