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Dive Your FACE Off (DYFO), Bonaire 2013 at Buddy Dive Resort!

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From $1,099* per person/double occupancy (see detailed pricing below)

Buddy Dive Resort
Kralendijk, Bonaire

August 24 - 31, 2013

16 Oceanblue Divers

Sign-up deadline:
July 15, 2013

Pre-trip orientation:
August 12, 2013 - Attendance at orientation is required. Please put this date in your calendar and plan to attend. Please let us know if you have extenuating circumstances and we will do our best to accommodate you.

About this trip:
This is our fifth trip (four years in a row!) to Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort during Coral Spawning season in the sunny southern Caribbean where you can Dive Your Face Off (DYFO) all day and all night. After you're done diving for the day, head down to the windswept southern side of the island and kick it at the windsurfer camp in Lac Bay, watch the "green flash" of sunset on the water as you dine al fresco in the oceanside restaurant, or swim up to the swim-up bar. Dive as much or as little as you want. Shore tanks are unlimited, as is Nitrox.

What's more "Reef Fish" author and photographer Ned DeLoach and his wife and videographer Anna DeLoach ("Sensational Seas") will be in residence again at the resort, giving tips and pointers, and if you were there last year, you know that Ned is a full of a little underwater mischief. We won't give his secret away, but suffice to say, he introduces you to some of the more outgoing creatures hanging out under the rocks on certain dive sites! He's truly something special.

Our package includes 11 boat dives, which means 4 days of two-tank boat diving and one three-tank day. Two-tank days can start at 8:30am or at 1:30pm, depending on how the dive op schedules us. The three tank day is a little bit more special, because we dive two and then take a lunch break surface interval at No Name Beach on Klein Bonaire, where you can dig your toes into the gorgeous white sand on the small island just opposite the resort.

Other parts of the day can be completely unscheduled, it's up to you, and what's great is that we get a pickup truck with each of our condos, for use on on shore diving excursions and tours of the island. If you'd rather stay close to home, the dive dock at Buddy is always well supplied with tanks, so you can strap one on at any time of day or night and jump right in to explore the local inhabitants of Buddy Reef, just thirty yards away.

You will come home without face because you dove it off!

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