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Our group recently came back from a trip to Bonaire, a location that is on the short list of most active divers. Bonaire is a Dutch island in the Leeward Antilles, about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It is one of the famous "ABC" islands, which include Aruba and Curacao. It is considered to have some of the best diving in the world.
Kerry Mikkelsen will be giving a report on our trip with both still and video footage he has taken. If you missed out on our "Scuba Show" trip this year, this is your chance to see what you have missed and possibly plan for your next dive excursion!
This will be an in person event only this month.
Kerry has been a PADI Advanced open water diver since 2008
with emphasis on cold water shipwreck diving in the Great Lakes and annual tropical reef diving across the globe. He has become a regular attendee of our "Scuba Show" trips.
7:00pm-Meet and Greet (order food and drink!)
Join CSM in 2022 for a trip to Indonesia
- 11 days, 10 nights, 26 dives of the finest muck diving in the world
- Staying at the highly regarded NAD Lembeh Resort. Diver to guide ratio of 2:1
- Lodging, diving with Nitrox, meals and transfers included for $2,120* per person sharing with a roommate, $330 single supplement (for $2,450 total)
- $400 deposit secures your spot
- March 13-23, 2022 at the resort
The resort has 10 beachfront rooms and 5 more upscale bungalows. Every room has A/C. The restaurant is buffet style and there is a full bar to relax in as well. There is a camera room with a spot for everyone including plenty of charging ports.
The diving in Lembeh Strait is world-famous for its critters: rare nudibranchs, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, blue ring octopuses, hairy shrimp, squat lobsters, orangutan crabs, etc. You’ll think you’ve entered a whole new macro universe! The diving here is muck diving, so excellent buoyancy and situational awareness are important.
There is generally little current, maximum depths are about 80 ft, and water temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s. The resort gives a guide/critter finder to every two divers, nearly unheard of in diving! Since
you only have one other person diving with you and your dive guide, your dives can last as long as you still have air and bottom time on your computer... some dives can last an hour and a half!
Your cost includes your room, lodging, 3 dives per day including nitrox, airport transfers, and your 2022 CSM Sustaining Membership (required of all participants). It doesn’t include airfare, visas, tips, or optional extras you may choose to add. If our group is large enough, we will get an additional discount from the resort. Your costs may end up being LOWER than what’s quoted.
For full details see https://drive.google.com/file/d/16T9EkaZWXcJBXZmFWOuKeYz8SC6fUKj2/view?usp=sharing