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Thursday afternoon, me and my group of eight are ready to make a fabulous East side dive! We hop on board and I start the briefing. I tell the guests what they can expect, and how we're going to do the dive. I also show them the signs of...


Posted by Emma on 2011-11-03 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-11-03 Spelonk: what a dive! http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/spelonk-what-a-dive- http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/spelonk-what-a-dive-

Last week, it has been quiet all week and I was really in the mood to go look for a new dive site. I discussed this with captain Ger and he said it was wise to dive Spelonk first, so we decided to do that. Lothar,  anaesthetist in the hospital...


Posted by Hans on 2011-10-19 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-10-19 Dive guide's competion - which dive is better? http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/dive-guides-competion-which-dive-is-better http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/dive-guides-competion-which-dive-is-better

This morning actually did not start out very well. Ger woke me up by phone because he forgot to tell me we had a tour this morning. Within ten minutes, we were in the car driving to Sorobon. After fuelling the truck, we drove to the pier to launch...


Posted by Hans on 2011-10-10 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-10-10 Happy divers, happy staff http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/happy-divers-happy-staff http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/happy-divers-happy-staff

September is the quiet month on Bonaire. Quiet, because the usual trade winds subside, and quiet because it is low season. Fortunately more and more divers manage to find our East Coast Dive boat. Even in low season we can keep on diving our...


Posted by Wietze on 2011-09-22 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-09-22 Turtle city - over 250 turtles in one week! http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/turtlle-city http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/turtlle-city

Hello divers &divettes, Sorry for not keeping you informed about the East Coast. I don't have an excuse for it other than we are just a bit behind with all kinds of stuff. But now the interesting part. We found out that, just South of...


Posted by on 2011-09-08 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-09-08 Bad viz rough waters - Hans his 'maiden voyage' http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/bad-viz-rough-waters http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/bad-viz-rough-waters

Hello divers and divettes, We have a new crewmember. His name is Hans and he is the new upcoming divemaster. Every time we train a new staff member we always are tense about his performance in rough water. In the past we had seasickness to...


Posted by on 2011-08-12 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-08-12 Lots to see at low viz - it can't get better http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/lots-to-see-at-low-viz http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/lots-to-see-at-low-viz

Hello divers and divettes, I wonder if things can get better. The sea is getting calmer, the visibility still has to improve a bit, but the stuff we see is amazing. Today it was a day with specials. On the first dive we had a big school of...


Posted by on 2011-08-09 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-08-09 Ladies day http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/ladies-day http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/ladies-day

I love an all female guest boat and today we had one. Being male divemasters, it enhances our tendency for dominant male competition. Who gives the girls the best dive! Now my favorite dive is the White Hole because there is almost a 100% guarantee...


Posted by Wietze on 2011-07-25 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-07-25 10 for the price of 9! http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/10-for-the-price-of-9 http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/10-for-the-price-of-9

Today we had 10 repeating customers from last year. They came back because they experienced last year that the best dive sites on Bonaire are on the East Coast of the island! And if you do it by boat it's not hard at all. If you have finished...


Posted by Bas on 2011-07-19 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-07-19 81 Years old and still diving the East Coast http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/81-years-old-and-still-diving-the-eastcoast http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/81-years-old-and-still-diving-the-eastcoast

Hello divers and divettes. Normaly it is Bas's turn to make a blog, but he has computer issues that did not allow him to write one. Yesterday we went out with 9 people and we had 1 guy with us who had the respectable age of 81 years old....


Posted by Ger on 2011-07-06 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-07-06 Diving on the East coast of Bonaire is much easier than most people think http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem39 http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem39

Hello everybody, Diving on the eastcoast of Bonaire is much easier thatn most people think. There are just a few rules you have to obey. Those rules will be pointed out in the briefing you'll get before the dive. It's obviously very...


Posted by on 2011-06-25 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-06-25 All right, we failed - Now I do the blog again http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/al-right-we-failed http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/al-right-we-failed

Hello divers / divettes, We had a very busy period, and basically we all agreed to do the blog, taking turns. That resulted in everybody thinking that somebody else would do it and in the end, nobody actually did this little task. So now...


Posted by Ger on 2011-06-12 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-06-12 The weather http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/the-weather http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/the-weather

Good morning divers & divettes, Every morning we check the weather before going out on the East Coast. Well, this is normally a nice thing to do, but the last week it was telling us "bring a raincoat" - so we did. Heay rain is a...


Posted by Ger on 2011-05-21 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-21 Eagle rays - beautiful dives http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/eagle-rays- http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/eagle-rays-

Hello divers and divettes, That diving the Eastside is good, is generally known. But the last couple of days it was better than good. The eagle rays are out and in large numbers! Where it is normal to see 10 of them we have seen at least 20 or...


Posted by Ger on 2011-05-18 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-18 Lots of dive profies on the boat - easy to guide http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/lots-of-dive-profies-on-the-boat- http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/lots-of-dive-profies-on-the-boat-

Hello divers and divettes' This was a very nice week to work on the East Side. We had a lot of dive professionals on the boat and that makes operating procedures easy. it is also good to hear from these persons that we do a good job. When...


Posted by Ger on 2011-05-16 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-16 It's all about timing - catching the express . . . http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/its-all-about-timing http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/its-all-about-timing

We met with a small group of three dive instructors and one master scuba diver from Puerto Rico this morning and after a short delay we motored out of Lac Cai. This was their first trip to Bonaire. So as we try to do everyday, we "opened the...


Posted by Michael on 2011-05-13 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-13 Rare Fish - we see more than eagle rays http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/rare-fish http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/rare-fish

What makes diving the East Coast unique is that you never know what you'll see. While the skies were overcast this morning, the waters were clear with 100' vis. As we dove north towards the channel leading out of Lac Cai the visibility...


Posted by Michael on 2011-05-12 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-12 Sorry I am late http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/sorry-i-am-late http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/sorry-i-am-late

Hello divers / divettes I should have this done yesterday but there was not enough time. so I do it before going to dive. Yesterday the viz was not great but it did not made the dives bad. We see the animals now just a litlle later but also much...


Posted by ger on 2011-05-10 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-10 Computer failure http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem38 http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem38

I hate mornings! Especially the first hour when I am out of bed but not really (or really not) awake yet. Everything is on autopilot, and usually this is not a problem. Only this morning I had a bright moment and remembered I had to change the...


Posted by Wietze on 2011-05-10 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-10 And One More Makes Ten http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/and-one-more-makes-ten http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/and-one-more-makes-ten

We started the morning with nine divers and picked up one more from the Super Spring Savings going on at Buddy Dive this month before we left the dock. All except for one were on Bonaire's east coast for the first time. Ger guided them on...


Posted by Michael on 2011-05-04 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-04 Another rayday!!!!!! http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem37 http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem37

Hey guys, Today the visibility was not so good because of the weather from last days. On the first dive we still saw 8 Eaglerays and one Southern stingray. Not too bad if you ask me. On the second dive we spotted 2 more eaglerays and loads of...


Posted by Bas on 2011-05-03 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-05-03 Nice Calm Day on Bonaire - easy diving http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/nice-calm-day-on-bonaire http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/nice-calm-day-on-bonaire

Today Wietze and Ger went out with 4 guests, and Wietze just made a major beer violation, so tomorrow will be a heavy day at City´s.


Posted by Skipper on 2011-04-29 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-04-29 Just a day off: Dia di Rincon http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/just-a-day-off http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/just-a-day-off

Hello you all, Normally I would write about diving and the stuff we are spotting, but today I will inform you all about a bit of culture on Bonaire. on the 30th of april we all go to Rincon to celebrate the birthday of our queen, so tommorow the...


Posted by Ger on 2011-04-29 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-04-29 Life long list http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/life-long-list http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/life-long-list

Bonaire is the Fish Capital of the Caribbean. Four hundred different species of fish have been identified in Bonaires coastal waters. Many of them are tiny critters, less than an inch long and I have spotted a lot of them on the western, leeward...


Posted by Wietze on 2011-04-28 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-04-28 Another good day with lots of turtles http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem36 http://www.bonaireeastcoastdiving.com/en/captains-blog/new-blogitem36

Hello guys and girls, Today was a good day. We did only 1 dive, because the morning was for doing some maintenance on the boat. So, in the afternoon it was a Wannadive boat to the Hole. The viz was not great but there were a lot of turtles on...


Posted by Ger on 2011-04-27 | 0 comments | Read All » ]]> 2011-04-27