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READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 14:36

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (January 11, 2013)  Bonaire has once again swept top honors receiving seventeen different awards in Scuba Diving Magazine’sReaders’ Choice Awards, more than any other destination in the region, including five #1 ratings, proving the island's dominance as the premiere dive destination in the Caribbean and around the world.  For the twentieth consecutive year, Bonaire has taken first place for the #1 Shore Diving Destination.

In the Caribbean/Atlantic region, the #1 rankings received by Bonaire include Best Macro Diving, Best Advanced Diving, Best Beginner Diving, Best Shore Diving, and Best Underwater Photography.  The #2 rankings include Best Overall Diving, Best Value of Diving Dollar, and Best Marine Environment.

In addition to its high rankings, the island also was awarded nine slots out of 100 in the Top 100 Gold List, as voted upon by readers of Scuba Diving magazine.  “These honors once again reflect how Bonaire's visitors feel about the destination and what they experience while they are here. It is a world-class dive destination in their books, and their voting for Bonaire in so many of the categories and to such high degrees indicates the loyalty of the Bonaire diver,” commented Anja Romeijnders, President of Tourism Corporation Bonaire.“Bonaire promises to continue its unwavering commitment to preserve its reef habitat and to provide divers with a first class dive experience as well as added value whenever they come to visit," Mrs. Romeijnders continued.

For the Readers’ Choice Awards, thousands of Scuba Diving subscribers and web users rated their dive experiences on a scale of one to five. Results of the 2013 Awards are featured in the January/February 2013 issue of Scuba Diving magazine.

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventurers and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kite boarding and more. For those who want to kick back and relax, not having traffic lights on the island makes it easy to stroll into town or hop on a scooter or bike to peruse the island at their own pace.  Accommodations range from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to intimate guesthouses, small inns and private villas.

For more information on Bonaire, contact the Tourism Corporation Bonaire in the U.S. at 1-800-BONAIRE or visit Bonaire’s official web site at www.tourismbonaire.com. Follow Bonaire on Twitterand Facebook

 
New Charlotte Gateway to Bonaire
Friday, 08 July 2011 19:18


INSEL AIR OFFERS FANTASTIC FARE SALE FROM ITS NEW CHARLOTTE GATEWAY TO BONAIRE AT $366.70 ROUNDTRIP

**New Low Introductory Airfare for Insel Air’s Charlotte Flight Now Through August 13**

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (July 8, 2011) – Bonaire Tourism Corporation is pleased to announce that Insel Air introduces their new service from Charlotte, NC to Bonaire on Wednesdays and Saturdays, perfect for travelers visiting the island to see the natural beauty that lies above and below the pristine waters.

 “We are thrilled to welcome these new Insel Air flights, which compliment the airline’s existing nonstop service to island from Miami,” said Lara Chirino, Director of Tourism for Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  “The timing of the Charlotte service is ideal to allow for passengers to connect from more US and Canadian gateway cities, thereby effectively broadening our visitor market base.”

The booking window for the introductory fare is valid now through August 13, 2011, for travel until December 14, 2011. The fare includes government taxes, surcharges and the Bonaire airport departure tax.

The flight will depart from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) and arrive into Bonaire International Airport (BON) via Curacao (CUR).

Here’s the schedule:

Charlotte to Bonaire:
Depart CLT Flt. #71 914 at 2:55pm, arriving into CUR at 7:10pm
Departs CUR Flt. #71 301 at 9:15pm, arriving into BON at 9:55pm

Bonaire to Charlotte
Depart BON Flt. #71 302 at 7:55am, arriving into CUR at 8:20am
Departs CUR Flt. #71 913 at 9:10am, arriving into CLT at 1:25pm

Saturday’s schedule is already available for travel and Wednesday’s service commences August 3, 2011. The booking window is limited and tickets can be purchased through your travel professionals or  Insel Air at phone + (5999) 737-0444 or via their web site at www.fly-inselair.com.

 
Dive & Eco Challenge on Bonaire
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 21:55


Doe mee aan de Dive & Eco Challenge op Bonaire en win een vakantie voor twee personen!

Lijkt het je leuk om op één van de beste duikplekken ter wereld de strijd aan te gaan met andere buddyparen? Verblijf bij Buddy Dive Resort en boek dan nu het voordeel-package voor de Dive & Eco Challenge op Bonaire van 11 t/m 18 november 2011, en win een vakantie voor twee personen inclusief verblijf op Bonaire t.w.v. € 3.000,-!

Ga een week lang de strijd aan met andere buddyparen op het gebied van navigeren, snelheid en behendigheid. Je doet mee aan diverse duik- en snorkeltochten, fotowedstrijden, eco-opdrachten en meer. Aan het eind van de week worden de winnaars bekend gemaakt. Deze winnaars mogen snel weer terugkomen, want zij winnen een vakantie voor twee personen inclusief verblijf op Bonaire!

Ga voor meer informatie naar: www.tourismbonaire.com

Zie hier een paar foto's genomen tijdens de voorrondes in Nederland en Belgie.



 

 
Whale Shark at "The Lake" Bonaire
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 21:47


Buddy Dive guest Daryl Tulimieri shot this tail shot of a whale shark at The Lake on last week Monday! Thank you Daryl for sharing this picture with all of us!!

 
Bonaire, one of the Safest Holiday Dstinations
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 22:14


In which holiday countries do you have the least chance of encountering political insurrection or a natural disaster due to which you cannot return home or leave the country? The destinations below are the safest destinations for tourists, considering crime, terrorism, political instability, hurricanes, earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

Antilles
Sun seekers do best on the ABC islands of the Netherlands Antilles. In Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao you will find political stability, a low crime rate and last and moreover the islands lie outside the hurricane zone.

Source: www.hln.be

Click here to read the complete article (only in Dutch)

 
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