June 23-30 2018
For several years now, the island of Bonaire has been selected as one of the most popular Caribbean scuba destinations in surveys of both new and experienced divers. It’s location at about 12 degrees north of the equator puts it generally out of the path of hurricanes, and makes it one of the most predictably calm, clear, and warm dive destinations you’ll find in this half of the world.
Years ago, sometime in the 80’s, my dive buddy and I were making a shore dive near the northern end of Bonaire at a dive site called Playa Funchi…and what we saw was what you see in this picture.
The immense school of silver fish slowly parted to let us swim through the dead calm water. There were so many, we could not see through them. Nor could we see the surface 60 feet above. We just sat there on the sandy bottom, mesmerized, as they slowly circled us for thirty minutes. One of the most memorable dives of my life…
Here’s what’s included in this Bonaire dive trip: