Trip Report First Time to Bonaire & Buddy Dive

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SetheryJ

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Cliff is the same as always; easy entry at Dive Friends Hamlet. And Small Wall is still held captive by Black Durgon. But a lot of construction is going on, that’s for sure—especially a very large multiple-building hotel Immediately south of the parking lot used by Bari (and Front Porch) divers.

When I asked about diving Small Wall versus The Cliff, the Buddy Dive staff told me that The Cliff was accessible by boat only. If this isn't the case, then I think this needs to be addressed with Buddy Dive.

Seth
 

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I just dove it today, with no issues. Cliff has not been closed off for the last years :)
 

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2). Rapid PCR tests are not accepted?

I wrote to the contact at the Bonaire Crisis webpage. NAAT rapid tests ARE allowed. Such as the Abbott Labs ID-NOW test. They seem to still consider it a PCR test.
 

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I sent an e-mail to Bas Noij at VIP Divers; he affirmed that there's been no change in the shore access at the Cliff, and no change is expected. Glad to hear it, because I like diving the Cliff.
 

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Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your videos.

Glad you had a nice trip and got some diving in!
 

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I sent an e-mail to Bas Noij at VIP Divers; he affirmed that there's been no change in the shore access at the Cliff, and no change is expected. Glad to hear it, because I like diving the Cliff.
I wrote to the dive manager at Buddy Dive. His response is that there were three seahorses at Cliff and that's what the folks on the boat wanted to see. As a shore dive, he suggested, that would be difficult because of their location....Cliff is a large site and the seahorses were not near the walk-in entrance.
 

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I wrote to the dive manager at Buddy Dive. His response is that there were three seahorses at Cliff and that's what the folks on the boat wanted to see. As a shore dive, he suggested, that would be difficult because of their location....Cliff is a large site and the seahorses were not near the walk-in entrance.
Two seahorses are a 10-minute swim from the entry, but anyway, I hope they saw them!
 

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The Cliff was a cool site, don't get me wrong, but I just figured the boat diving would be to boat accessible dive sites only. From talking with Bonaire veterans and reading a couple guide books we just had other sites in mind that came much more highly recommended. Alas....I'm not bummed that I'll have to come back a few dozen more times :)

Seth
 

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The Cliff was a cool site, don't get me wrong, but I just figured the boat diving would be to boat accessible dive sites only. From talking with Bonaire veterans and reading a couple guide books we just had other sites in mind that came much more highly recommended. Alas....I'm not bummed that I'll have to come back a few dozen more times :)

Seth
Did you see seahorses at Cliff?
 
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