Bluegrass Dive Club
Lexington, Kentucky

March 13th to 20th, 2016 - Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Trip Leader:

For Questions Regarding Trip
Doug Geddes
(859) 224-3197


For Questions Regarding Payments
Dan Miller
(859) 948-5133


March 13th to 20th, 2016 (Sunday to Sunday)


Click here ===> To fill out and submit your reservation.
Please Note: Your reservation is not accepted until a trip deposit has been received by the Treasurer.  Please mail your deposit to:
     Dan Miller
     824 Gunpowder Drive
     Lexington, KY 40509-1754
Click here ===>
If you wish to CANCEL an existing reservation


Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire
Kaya Gob N Debrot 85

PO Box 231
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Dutch Caribbean
Phone (International): +599 717 5080
Phone (Toll free US/Canada) 1-866-GO-BUDDY
Note: Please call your Trip Leader first before contacting the resort directly.  The Trip Leader may already have the answer and/or your question/concern may be relevant to other club members on this trip.

Dive Operator:

Located on the resort property


No Club Air available - Contact Airlines directly


The fare for this itinerary is currently $540.00 as of 09/21/15.

This itinerary is for illustration only.  Please check your tickets and/or Delta for any Flight or Time changes

Date: From: To: Flight: Depart: Arrive:

Lexington to Bonaire

13 MAR 16

LEX ATL DL2566 06:00 AM 07:25 AM

Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 2 hours 20 minutes

ATL BON DL665 09:45 AM 01:45 PM
13 MAR 16
MAR 16

Dive & Dine Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Bonaire to Lexington

20 MAR 16 BON ATL DL672 02:42 PM 07:05 PM

Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 2 hours 20 minutes

ATL LEX DL1846 10:50 PM 12:05 AM


These cost figures are accurate (except those marked estimate) but not to the penny.  Some are rounded.  Your final cost will be determined by the club treasurer.

Package Includes:
 - 7 night accommodations in your choice of room arrange - see price chart below
 - 7 days of vehicle rental
 - Round trip airport transfers
 - Daily Breakfast
 - FREE Nitrox
 - 6 boat dives and unlimited air-fill for shore diving
 - Resort tax & service & Energy Surcharge
 - All apartments, studios and hotel rooms have a room safe
 - Each apartment has:
 - - - Fully equipped kitchen
 - - - Spacious living area with cable TV and telephone
 - - - Patio or balcony
 - - - Air-conditioned bedrooms each with its own bathroom with shower

Accommodation Type

Note: Because our package special is for "2nd Diver dives Free" the room price is the same price whether the room is occupied by two divers or one diver plus a non-diver.  If your plans are to occupy a room with two non-divers, contact Doug to have him call for special pricing.
Hotel room - Double Occupancy $860
1 BR Apartment - Double Occupancy $1055
2 BR Apartment- Quad Occupancy $854
Airfare (Not collected by Club) $684
Club Trip Admin Fee $10


All rates are per person, in U.S. dollars excluding $25 per diver Bonaire Marine Park fee and Bonaire departure tax.
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Payment Schedule:


Deposit due at trip sign-up $200
Balance due approximately end of January, 2016 (Treasurer will invoice) TBD
Dead Lines    
  Final trip payment will be due.  Treasurer will invoice you sometime ahead of this date.  Failure to pay in full by this date may result in cancellation of your reservation

Dive Activity

Dive Activity Waiver is now an integral part of the reservation form.  You must agree to the waiver in order to submit your reservation.  To review click HERE

Trip Insurance:

Click here ===> To view information about Dive Emergency Assistance and Trip Insurance from a Bluegrass Dive Club partner.

Aruba, Bonaire &
Standards & Plug

127 & 220 Volt AC (Alternating Current) 50 HZ (Cycles)

Plug Type "A"

Plug Type "B"

Plug Type "F"

Plug Type "A" is the most common (Click on a link, above, for more info)

NOTE: You WILL NOT NEED ADAPTERS or TRANSFORMERS for Plug Type "A" or "B".  You WILL NEED ADAPTERS and possibly a TRANSFORMER if you run into Plug Type "F."

Most newer electrical  devices (Camera battery chargers, Laptops, iPads, iPods, Phone chargers) and many other devices can accept a broad range of electrical input 100VAC to 240VAC, 50-60 HZ.  Be sure to look closely at the sticker or power requirement stamp on the device or charger to check.  If it only says 110 or 120 VAC you will need a transformer.


Where is Bonaire located?

Location of Netherlands Antilles

Flag of Netherlands Antilles

Flag of Netherlands Antilles

U.S. Department of State as of 9-21-2015

Entry & Exit Requirements: All U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport for all air travel, including to and from the BES Islands. All sea travelers must also now have a passport or passport card. We strongly encourage all U.S. citizen travelers to apply for a U.S. passport or passport card well in advance of anticipated travel. U.S. citizens can call 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778) for information on how to apply for their passports. You are required to have an onward/return ticket, proof of sufficient funds and proof of lodging accommodations for your stay. The typical length of stay granted by immigration to U.S. citizens is thirty days, and may be extended to 180 days by the office of immigration. For further information, travelers may contact the Royal Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 244-5300, or the Dutch Consulate in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Houston or Miami.

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of the BES islands.

Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.

Bonaire's pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be - untouched and unspoiled. The island's location in the south Caribbean gives it an arid climate with little rainfall; consequently, the waters are exceptionally clear of silt, calm, and divable year round. It is an ideal destination for underwater photographers. Water temperatures average a warm 78-84°F (25.6-28.9°C), with visibility often averaging over 100 feet(30m), and frequently, up to 150 feet (55m).  (Excerpt from "Diving Bonaire," which has additional interesting information, history and details on the Bonaire Marine Park.)

For an excellent map of Bonaire's dive sites visit the "Bonaire Marine Park" web site.  This map features pop-up windows with the names of the dive sites as you point to them and a promise of additional information in the future.


Links to information on:

Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire - Accommodations in Bonaire
Buddy Diving - Dive Operations
Bonaire Map - Information and maps of the area
How to dial to Bonaire - International Country Code is 599 - Dial 011-599-Number
For Our Map Freak Friends - Kralendijk, Bonaire is Latitude 12º 09' North - Longitude 68º 17' West

Time in Bonaire
- Bonaire is on AST (Atlantic Standard Time) - UTC-0400 - Bonaire does NOT observe daylight savings time so when Kentucky is on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) we are the same time as Bonaire.  When we are on Eastern Standard Time (EST) (November 1, 2015 thru March 13, 2016) we are one hour earlier than Bonaire.
Bonaire Marine Park - Good maps and dive site locations
Delta Airlines - Flight transportation
U.S. State Department - Consular Information Sheet - Bonaire
Embassy of the United States of America - Service provided from Curaçao
Embassy of the Netherlands - Washington D.C.

Weather in Bonaire - Bonaire's History
Klein Bonaire History
InfoBonaire - More history, maps and information

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