In February 2005 we went with Charlie of Boise Water Sports to Bonaire.  Bonaire is about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela and one of the ABC islands (Arube, Bonaire, Curicao).  It is a small island that is 3-7 miles wide and 24 miles long.

Below are Craig, Charlie and Bryant hamming it up for the camera upon our arrival at Bonaire.  And our entire dive group of 22.   Some are friends that we’ve met on other dive trips through Charlie.  Others have become friends that we dive and ride motorcycles with today.

And, of course, after our first dive, the Scuba toe painting begins and we are now officially called “The Scuba Toes”.

After a hard day of diving, we’d relax around the water and then head out at night to different restaurants around town for dinner.

Mark snoozing

Holly and Dave

Mark and Bryant

Gary, Linda, Courtney, Don, Craig, and crew

In addition to hanging out by the water and relaxing between dives, a few of us rented Harley’s and toured the island one afternoon.  At one end of the island is a salt factory that is still in production today.  In the past, it was operated by slaves and the second picture is of the slave huts.

In addition to hanging out by the water and relaxing between dives, a few of us rented Harley’s and toured the island one afternoon.  At one end of the island is a salt factory that is still in production today.  In the past, it was operated by slaves and the second picture is of the slave huts.

Squid in formation

Frog fish

Bait ball

Green moray eel

Sea turtle

Bryant and Craig

Yellow trumpet fish

And we say goodbye to Bonaire.  It was a great trip with existing friends and we’ve made some new ones.  We both hope to return to Bonaire some day.

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