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  Bonaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bonaire is an island in the Netherlands Antilles, and as such, is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Bonaire was originally settled by the Dutch in the late 15th century as a source of salt, using the same evaporative methods used today, albeit on a small scale.
Bonaire is world renowned for its excellent scuba diving and is consistently rated among the top shore diving and Caribbean diving locations in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bonaire   (670 words)

 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Bonaire is the marine life capital of the Caribbean, a "Diver's Paradise" full of deep sea treasures.
This luxurious paradise is fifty miles north of Venezuela, and is the middle island in the ABC Netherlands Antilles chain (with Aruba and Curacao being the A and C).
The friendly locals of Bonaire are a perfect complement to the beauty and tranquility that envelops all that inhabit the island.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/overview.cfm?recordID=3   (400 words)

 Bonaire Vacation, Bonaire Package Vacation
Bonaire is located in the Netherland Antilles, not far from the Venezuelan coast, and its more famous--and hurried--island neighbors, Aruba and Curacao, the remaining two of the 'ABC Islands'.
Bonaire may be small, but its residents draw from a cosmopolitan history under the Spanish and Dutch and from the traditions of West Africa from which many of the island's slaves first came in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Bonaire's inviting style of living is most certainly due to the devotion of its people toward their island's future, and it makes a Bonaire vacation at the Harbour Village Beach Club a quiet pleasure.
www.harbourvillage.com /bonaire/vacation   (753 words)

 Bonaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bonaire is one of the best places in the world for.
Bonaire Washington Park, located at the north side of the island, is a ecological preserve.
Klein Bonaire is a small, uninhabited islet just off the coast of the main island, within the rough crescent formed by the main island.
eastlake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bonaire   (390 words)

 Caribbean Vacations to Bonaire | Caribbean Tourism Organisation | Caribbean Scuba Diving
Bonaire’s traditional salt industry has been revived on a 9,000 acre (36 sq km) salt farm where salt is stored in shimmering pyramids.
The island’s reefs are part of the Bonaire Marine Park, and there are tough laws to conserve all sea life — both the corals and the fish — in the offshore waters.
Bonaire’s passion for protecting the island’s ecology extends to the land, where a 13,500-acre (55 sq km) national park was created in 1969 to preserve more than 180 species of birds and unique flora and fauna.
www.doitcaribbean.com /bonaire/index.html.en-US   (460 words)

 Overview - Bonaire Country Guide - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bonaire is justly proud of its leap out of depression, but there is a noticeable keenness on the island to not buffer its economic situation by expanding tourism to the island.
In fact, Bonaire is the least developed of all the ABC Islands (together with Aruba and Curacao).
Instead, the island is highly eco-friendly and keen not to impair the fragile infrastructure of the coral, nor unsettle Bonaire's serenity with heavy development and glitzy nightlife.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=36&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=36   (438 words)

 Bonaire vacations — holidays in Bonaire and the Caribbean
The delightful, intimate Dutch island of Bonaire is an ideal getaway for visitors in pursuit of peace and nature, especially the peace and nature to be found below the surface of calm waters that give divers a dependable visibility of 100ft (30m).
The island’s reefs are part of the Bonaire Marine Park and there are tough laws to conserve all sea life — the coral and the fish — in the offshore waters.
Bonaire’s passion for protecting the island’s ecology extends to the land, where a 13,500-acre (55 sq km) national park was created in 1969 to preserve more than 195 species of birds and unique flora and fauna.
www.doitcaribbean.com /bonaire   (445 words)

 Bonaire / Diving
Bonaire also has some special reef features, including two examples of spur and groove formations, where the corals form fingers which protrude perpendicular to the shore.
Bonaire's reef forms also include buttress formations, where corals have grown out to sea, forming a kind of headland with sandy valleys in between; a very well developed double reef in the south; and several small wall dives.
Bonaire also has several large and small wrecks-the most famous is the Hilma Hooker, a freighter which lies on its side at a depth of 30m.
www.geographia.com /bonaire/bondiv01.htm   (1533 words)

 Klein Bonaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All of Klein Bonaire is visible from the leeward side of Bonaire.
Klein Bonaire (Dutch for "little Bonaire") is a small uninhabited islet off the west coast of the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
From the shore of Bonaire to the shore of Klein Bonaire is about half a mile (750m) at the nearest point.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Klein_Bonaire   (205 words)

 ReefNews Goes To Bonaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bonaire is an island in the Netherlands Antilles.
Bonaire is a small coral island, only 20 miles long and 3-7 miles wide.
Located at the south side of the Caribbean Sea, Bonaire is located in an upwelling of the Atlantic Ocean.
www.reefnews.com /reefnews/oceangeo/bonaire/bonaire.html   (119 words)

 Bonaire Vacation > Bonaire Vacation Destination Guide > Divi Caribbean Resort Bonaire
Bonaire is said to be the Caribbean of twenty-years ago, with strictly protected park land and a charming capital with one main street.
Bonaire is a diver's haven, and an ideal getaway for anyone in search of tranquility, both in the sea and out.
Bonaire is home to the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort- a colorful, casual resort gaily painted in hues of blue, pink, and warm yellow.
www.diviresorts.com /bonaire/isl_home.asp   (145 words)

 Bonaire Destination Link
Bonaire is well known as one of the world's top scuba diving destinations.
Bonaire's fringing reefs surround the entire island of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire, making Bonaire the top destination in the world for shore diving, with each of its more than 80 dive sites being right offshore.
Bonaire is a truly unique Caribbean island whose friendly people enjoy a laid back lifestyle in balance with nature; where wild donkeys roam the streets and there are more flamingos than people.
www.skin-diver.com /bonaire/main.html   (186 words)

 Bonaire Nature - Underwater or on land, Bonaire boasts unique nature experiences. Located in the Dutch Caribbean
Bonaire boasts one of the first protected marine parks in the world, a park which has recently been granted National Park status in the Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles.
Bonaire is not the tropical island many people envision as typical of the Caribbean.
Bonaire's donkeys first came to Bonaire as working animals but were freed with the arrival of the automobile.
www.bonairenature.com   (966 words)

 Bonaire History & Bonaire Culture | iExplore.com
Bonaire is a constituent island of the Netherlands Antilles; the others being Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.
Bonaire has benefited from the offshore financial industry, which has built up among the island group, although most of the companies engaged in the sector are located on Curaçao and St Maarten.
As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bonaire is an overseas territory in association with the EU; it also holds observer status at the regional CARICOM trading bloc.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Bonaire/History   (664 words)

 Bonaire hotels and vacation information - Caribbean Travel & Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Bonaire Marine Park, which encompasses the entire coastline down to a depth of 200 feet, boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
Bonaire and satellite Klein Bonaire together are one of the most popular dive destinations in the world due to the variety of sea life and ideal diving conditions with dependable 100-foot-plus visibility.
Stand on the beach at Plaza Resort Bonaire and look in any direction, and you'll be staring at a string of dive sties that stretches miles...
www.caribbeantravelmag.com /destination/dest?id=111784&placetype=COUNTRY&destName=Bonaire   (383 words)

 Bonaire Trip Report by John Petrak
Bonaire, the least developed of the Dutch ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) is a flat, dry, desert-like paradise.
Bonaire is about 35 miles northeast of Venezuela and offers some diversity from other Caribbean Islands thanks to the Dutch influence.
Bonaire is on my repeat trip list, hopefully before the end of 1997 and I will return to Captain Don's for the "Dive Freedom" and generous selection of dive boats and schedules.
www.oceanphotos.com /bonaire.htm   (611 words)

Bonaire is a small island in the southern Caribbean with something very unique to offer underwater photographers.
Bonaire has a well-established reputation for being the macro photography capital of the Caribbean but also has some larger pelagics, if you know where to look.
Bonaire has something to offer for all levels of diving: shore or boat dives, easy relaxed shallow dives, deep technical dives or a bit more action and adventure dives.
www.underwaterphotography.com /Articles/Travel/bonaire/Bonaire.asp   (1244 words)

 Noonsite: Bonaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bonaire is the easternmost of the ABC islands, which are part of the Netherlands Antilles.
With its stunning underwater scenery, Bonaire is ranked as one of the top three dive spots in the world, and the whole island is a protected marine park.
Bonaire is less densely populated than its neighbour Curacao and also less developed.
www.noonsite.com /Countries/Bonaire   (165 words)

The Bonaire Marine Park, which extends around the island and its non-developed baby island Klein Bonaire, provides fantastic shore diving opportunities starting from the shore to a maximum depth of 200 feet.
Bonaire provides so many dive sites, multiple vacations will be needed to fully enjoy all the underwater sightings.
Bonaire is famous for its population of seahorses too.
diveinintl.com /bonaire.htm   (657 words)

 Bonaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bonaire is situated to the east, Curaçao is the main island and Aruba is in the west.
Bonaire is about 190 square miles with almost 12000 inhabitants.
Klein Bonaire is protected by a foundation and is off limits to development.
www.flamingo-bonaire.de /e-bonaire.htm   (307 words)

 The Bonaire WebCams - Welcome!
Bonaire is a small Caribbean island located 80 miles (130 km) east of Aruba and 50 miles (80 km) north of Venezuela.
Bonaire features the easiest scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, thanks to the fringing reef which surrounds the island, and allows for shore access over most of Bonaire's leeward side.
You also have access to real-time weather from Bonaire, including temperature, humidity, rain fall (not much of that usually), and wind speed and direction.
www.bonairewebcams.com   (918 words)

 Travel Impressions: Hotels and Resorts in Bonaire
Bonaire is the quiet sister of the "ABC Islands" (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) and enjoys the same sunny climate and breezy tradewinds.
Famous for its coral reefs and underwater natural parks, Bonaire is a diver's haven for both certified scuba divers as well as snorkelers who can access many reefs from the shore.
On land, Bonaire is relatively undeveloped, and still maintains a laid-back island feel.
www.travelimpressions.com /destinations/caribbean/bon/bonaire.html   (166 words)

 Info Bonaire - The Official Bonaire Web Site
Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean (maps) known for its pioneering role in the preservation of
Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, slower paced and very tranquil.
Activities covers all the forms of recreation on Bonaire, and can help you locate a good dive operator, who to call to rent a windsurfing equipment, where the best beaches are, where to cycle, and what to
www.infobonaire.com   (1081 words)

 Bonaire E-News September 1999 Articles
Shockingly, two of the votes in favor of the new tax came from two of Bonaire's three parliamentarians, Jopie Abraham and Edith Strauss-Marcera (both of whom are part of the PDB (Red) Party of Bonaire).
The Bonaire Dive Club and other concerned Bonairean residents are trying to find a way to make the dumping of trash in the Bonaire Marine Park, which includes the Playa area and the Town Pier, punishable by law, with stiff fines as the penalty.
Sea Turtle Club Bonaire (STCB) president Imre Esser states that the efforts of the nature conservation organizations which are involved with the protection of nature in the sea and along the coastlines are headed in the right direction.
www.bonaireenews.com /html/sep99stack_1.html   (5170 words)

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