Looking for Bonaire photo dive buddies, March 6-April2

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Bernhelm

Bernhelm

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You'll have to let me know how the connectivity longer term, VPN, internet works. I've had no issues with the short term, daily check in kind of stuff, but haven't done any consistent, data intensive, Zoom calls w/ video type work from Bonaire.

You have inspired me to set up an Instagram and review pictures I forgot I ever had. They joy of digital, shoot, shoot, shoot, delete. Hope you have lots of dive time and take lots of pictures! My favorite Bonaire dive time is late afternoon, during 'shift change' when the night dwellers start coming up and the day fish wind down. Usually eels about. Try Salt Pier shallows around 4:30 - 5:30 for turtles. Usually in about 10-15 foot munchin on eel grass. I think we have about a 90% success rate. But really no bad dive time. We also like night diving (resort has steps into the water, no getting hurt) with the cameras - crinoids & brittle stars out, lobster out, big tarpon out> I'm not a tarpon fan, they like to get a little too close.
Fyi - ExpressVPN is working like a charm! Logging into the Miami server and getting ~30mb/s wired. I then set up a mobile hotspot from my pc since I have some phone apps that need vpn too.

We've been very impressed with the internet access here - in the hotel we stayed at the first night, restaurants, and now this airbnb. Lots of ads for high speed internet around, so if you find a place you like that doesn't have the best internet package, offer to pay for a month of high speed to get the good stuff!

Only thing that has tripped us up is that the place we are in only has 110v outlets for about 1/4 of the outlets and we didn't bring voltage converters thinking we'd be good.

Other tips: Bring power strips, extra cables, anything you can fit in your bag you might need for IT. Let's just say I'm glad I brought a 25ft cat6 cable :D
 
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Bernhelm

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*edit* nm - gonna take a break tomorrow. Still recovering from a red-eye and the time zone shift and two dives today has me already worn out! Gettin old!
 

Jersey

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Fyi - ExpressVPN is working like a charm! Logging into the Miami server and getting ~30mb/s wired. I then set up a mobile hotspot from my pc since I have some phone apps that need vpn too.

We've been very impressed with the internet access here - in the hotel we stayed at the first night, restaurants, and now this airbnb. Lots of ads for high speed internet around, so if you find a place you like that doesn't have the best internet package, offer to pay for a month of high speed to get the good stuff!

Only thing that has tripped us up is that the place we are in only has 110v outlets for about 1/4 of the outlets and we didn't bring voltage converters thinking we'd be good.

Other tips: Bring power strips, extra cables, anything you can fit in your bag you might need for IT. Let's just say I'm glad I brought a 25ft cat6 cable :D
Glad you made it and great to hear the connectivity/speed/VPN has worked. Oh yes!! Surge protected power strips, Cat5 and HDMI cables are a must. One of the first things in my bag based on years as a road warrior. Come in handy for business travel. Also suggest you leave no sensitive electronics plugged in when you are not using them. Fluctuations kill them.

Last minute rush on here. Weighing bags, paperwork, tests. Looking forward to escaping the chilly dreary NorthEast. Happy diving!
 

andreisz

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Hi, I have read your messages and they match quite well myself... I will make my first trip to Bonaire between March 24th and April 2nd. I come from Munich, Germany together with my wife. She is not diving, so I would like to find buddies to make some nice relaxed dives. I like also a slow pace and making photos, sounds all good. I will be in holidays, so I am flexible regarding time, but early dives, before breakfast sound very good to me. Can I tag along?
 

andreisz

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just starting for Bonaire, are you guys still around?
 

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