Eden Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Bonaire
... tip of the island which had a lot more waves. The sea there is pretty foreboding. I really didn't like to imagine what it would have been like to have lived there way back when - and worse - be held captive there as a slave! It's not easy to forget the sad history of the island since every day we pass what used to be the slave quarters. There are two such sites on the island and the cement huts are so tiny. Although somewhat curious, ...
... way and not worry about coming back up for air as you have to do when snorkeling. However, most of our dives before Bonaire had been boat dives. Shore dives are much cheaper and you can go whenever you want because you don't have to be on the boat's schedule. However, I am not so keen on carrying so much equipment and waddling from the car to the water and then from the water to the car. Moreover, in Bonaire as mentioned before, the entry points are not easy sandy ...
... on his windsurfing craze.
Yes, dear readers do you see the pattern in this 20 year partnership? Brian gets obsessed with an activity, I join him in his interest but in a more measured manner: Brian doesn't want to become a proficient scuba diver, he wants to be an instructor (this is beyond Dive Master). Brian doesn't want to just windsurf, he wants to compete in the Windsurfing U.S. Open - which he did for several years fairly uneventfully. He eventually raced ...
... Many fish school around the pylons. Today we were treated to a small group of tarpon!
Dive #3 was Bachelor's Beach. This is probably the easiest shore entry on Bonaire (although I found some challenges in getting out!). We saw a a honeycomb cowfish, spotted moray, lion tail sea cucumber, and 3 spotted drum.
Enjoy the ...
... a bit the doorman, but finally we can get in.
This nice young venezuelian waitress brings us to the restaurant,
which is on a little peer just next to the wonderful private baech,
where we first take a drink. We then talk about our projects to go
for a swim before having diner. Then the waitress asks us if we a
have a day pass for the beach. What ? No… Ok, then you have to pay
40dollars to go on the beach. Hmmm, a bit expensive. But we just want