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BONAIRE, MARCH 10-17, 2018

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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. The reefs are very well preserved, very diverse, and support a truly amazing array of reef fish. Recent studies by Dr. Callum Roberts and the volunteer group REEF have shown that Bonaire's fish population is the most diverse in the Caribbean and ranks among the best in the world.

AVAILABLE PACKAGES AND COSTS

 

Boat/Shore Diving #

Shore Diving Only 

Non-Diver

 3 Boat Dives Daily  check  xmark xmark
 Unlimited Shore Diving  check  check xmark
Night Shore Dive check  check xmark

Daily Breakfasts

Daily Lunch

2 FREE Dinners

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Transfers check  check check

Double Occupancy*

Cash price**

 $1638

$1588

 $1391

$1349

 $1226

$1189

Single Occupancy*

Cash price**

 $2243

$2175

 $2016

$1955

 $1882

$1825

# ONLY this option (Boat/Shore) has our "Guaranteed Same Gender Roommate or your single upgrade FREE" promise.

*All prices are per person.
**Cash Discounted Price is given when you select e-check at final checkout.

  • What's Included

    PACKAGE INCLUDES

    • 8 Days/7 Nights Deluxe room at the newly renovated Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino
    • Breakfast and Lunch Daily
    • Two (2) group dinners (leaving 5 dinners on your own with town only 2 blocks walking distance away).
    • (3)-Tank Boat dives for 5 days and UNLIMITED SHORE DIVING DAILY!
    • Roundtrip airport transfers IF you provide us your flight details 7 days prior to departure. (If not rec'd you will be responsible for your own transfers.)
    • FREE Unlimited Shore Diving including Night Dives
    • Free Welcome Cocktail
    • Themed Costume Party with great prizes including FREE DIVING, FREE TRAVEL & MORE! Please indicate your interest at sign-up by adding it to your cart.
    • Special Happy Hour Events & Pricing
    • FREE T-shirt and other great give-aways!
    • Lots of 'Meets & Greets' to get to know everyone!

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Airfare to Bonaire (BON)
    • Does not include 5 of your 7 dinners (town is short 2 block walking distance to Bonaire's finest foods!)
    • Rental, instruction and retail charges
    • Dive Crew/Hotel/Wait staff gratuities (usually 10-15% of your land pkg cost or approx $150+)
    • Instruction/Classes - will be available on this trip. Please let us know what you are interested in?
    • DIVE Insurance - is MANDATORY! DIVE insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers DIVING ACCIDENTS and air lifts…it is CHEAP to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are cared for. We STRONGLY recommend www.diveassure.com (It is PRIMARY insurance so pays upfront unlike secondary insurance that you are re-imbursed for. They are also VERY proactive and will go the extra mile which could save your life. Contact for real life examples where it has meant the difference on a trip. AND CHOOSE SingleDivers.com from the Global Partner drop down so we can more easily act on your behalf if needed on a trip.
    • TRIP Insurance - It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. See INSURANCE Tab below for recommendations. (Again contact for real world examples of how various providers pay or don't pay.
  • Accommodations

    Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino offers divers access to some of the world’s top dive sites. This PADI five-star dive center offers what many call the most convenient dive experience on Bonaire. With the Calabas Reef just 20 yards in front of our resort and 24-hour access to tanks, diving with Divi Dive is the easiest dive vacation you will ever take. Standard guestrooms provide beautiful pool views from the first floor or a private patio. Each room is equipped with one king or two double beds, air conditioning, fridge, coffeemaker, a flat-screen TV, and an in-room safe.

    • Only resort with a natural beach
    • House reef goes to 134 ft if desired
    • NEW Room furnishings
    • Spa, Hertz Car Rental, and Casino on property
    • Beach towels for pool and beach use
    • Largest Dive Fleet on Bonaire...Have boats...Will DIVE!!!
    • Walking distance to town and great dive sites. No rental cars/trucks needed! (Unless you choose the 'ShoreDiving ONLY' package where you may wish to rent a truck from Hertz on premises or other agency at airport to take in more of the island's sites.)
    • Fitness Center with Workout Equipment


    BON-bedBON-dining

  • Options & Extras

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONs

    • Nitrox - Unlimited nitrox for 5 days of diving is US $207 or $200 cash discounted.
    • Extra Day(s) - D/O: $129 or $125 cash discounted includes hotel and breakfast. Or S/O: $258 or $250 cash discounted includes hotel and breakfast. DOES NOT INCLUDE DIVING...UNLIMITED SHORE DIVING CAN BE ADDED FOR $42 or $40 cash discounted per day. NOTE: Extra days MUST be reserved through so we can confirm your room and we will help find a roommate for you if desired but can not guarantee it.( In other words email to set up extra nites for you so you do not have to change rooms, can hopefully get a roommate etc. After set up the booking system will allow you to book the extra nights once we know if you are single or double occupancy)
    • Extra Day(s) + DIVING - Double occupancy: $181 or $175 cash discounted pp with breakfast & diving or Single occupancy: $299 or $299 cash discounted with breakfast & diving.  NOTE: Extra days MUST be reserved through so we can confirm your room and we will help find a roommate for you if desired but can not guarantee it.( In other words email to set up extra nites for you so you do not have to change rooms, can hopefully get a roommate etc. After set up the booking system will allow you to book the extra nights once we know if you are single or double occupancy)
    • Rental Gear - (Let us know in advance as gear may be limited in some sizes
    • SD's Rent-A-Buddy - Have your own private DM as your dive buddy and coach. Want to polish your skills? Reinforce what you just learned in your certification dives? Improve your air consumption? Then hire a dive coach/private guide for your trip for $52 or $50 cash discounted per day or $155 or $150 cash discounted per week - LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE!
    • RENTAL TRUCKS - If you are doing the shore diving only pkg. and want to rent a truck for the week to share with a total of 4 people the price is approx $350-$375 (subject to change), which includes the taxes but does not include insurance. This is via Hertz which is right on property. You can often get good rates via the airport as well.
  • Discounts & Rebates

    Despite High Season pricing this FULLY LOADED pkg is truly a LUCKY ST PATTY'S DEAL as its the same price as 2017!!! Save up to $150 by booking and paying in full by Oct 5, 2017. (Note various deadlines below.) Bring a friend and SAVE $$$. If it's an SD member you each save $25 on top of any other discounts you qualify for.  If it's a Non-SD member you each also save $25 on top of any other discounts you qualify for. And ALL Repeat Divi & SD divers get FREE NITROX for joining Dive Bonaire & SingleDivers.com AGAIN for our St Patty's Deal... no "Pot of Gold" needed!

    • Book & Pay in Full at time of Booking by 06-05-2017: Take $150 off ANY Single Occupancy Package (Use COUPON CODE: 18BON150EBD) OR Take $100 off ANY Double Occupancy Package (Use COUPON CODE: 18BON100EBD)
    • BUDDY/ST PATTY'S SPECIAL: Join our Bonaire Single's Week and automatically be entered to win an add'l $100 off this already LOADED LUCKY ST PATTY'S DEAL PKG!!!  Winner will be drawn in Bonaire at the group dinner.
    • Book & Pay in Full at time of Booking by 11-05-2017: Take $25 off ANY Package (Use COUPON CODE: 18BON25)
    • FREE NITROX (worth $200) FOR REPEAT SD.COM BONAIRE DIVERS: If you've dived Bonaire with SD.com before, add NITROX to your cart and email with the dates of your Bonaire dive trip with us and we will rebate your cash NITROX purchase.
    •  Buddy/ST PATTY'S Rebate: Get a $25 buddy rebate EACH  for getting one NON-SD.com member to go and you both get a buddy credit. Get one SD.com member to go and you both get a $25 buddy rebate.  Rebate issued at the end of the trip, after both trip goers send their buddy diver credit request, listing who they brought as a buddy.
    • SOCIAL MEDIA BONUS: Earn (1) CHANCE to win $50 gift cert for any merchandise SD.com sells including corporate sponsor merchandise or a future trip good until June 2018, by signing up on our Facebook Trip Event for this trip AND "LIKE" SingleDivers.com if you haven't already AND share the FB trip booking on your page or in another diving group to which you belong. Please email  with your full list of contest entries no later than Feb 28, 2018; Please reference BONAIRE50GC in the subject line.
    • Cash Discount: Use our e-check option to pay for your trip and CASH DISCOUNTED PRICES will be applied at checkout.
    • Active Duty Military Discount:$25 OFF Active Duty Military Discount for any active duty military of any country that fights for freedom. Thank you for your service. (Please email your military ID to or fax to 888-480-0906)
    • Member Rebate: File for your $25 member rebate within 30 days after the trip for SD premier and above membership levels (See my forums signature for link to the forms forum or click on the green Paper Forms button in the forums . If you are new to the site send an email toto get the password. PLEASE follow the directions on the form for proper submission & processing.)
    • SAVE $75 by submitting your Documents within 21 days of booking this trip. If booking within 45 days of the trip please submit your documents within 3 days. Otherwise the $75 document processing fee will be added to your final invoice. NOTE:The fee is not part of the trip price but will be added to your final amount if not submitted on time.
  • Payment Information

    PROGRESS PAYMENTS: 

    • $500 non-refundable deposit except via trip insurance or by re-selling your own spot to a non-SD member
    • 08-11-17: Progress payment due
    • 11-10-17: Progress payment due
    • 01-10-18: FINAL TRIP PAYMENTS DUE
    • 01-10-18: ALL EXTRAS DUE...such as Nitrox, extra days etc so final arrangements can be made properly for you.

    Note: Trip must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure. Missing payments can forfeit your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS:

    SingleDivers.com uses a secure payment gateway full integrated into our online booking system that allows you to pay for trips or merchandise using the following payment options:

    • An online e-check that debits your checking account automatically without having to mail in a check or having your bank mail a check from your account
    • An online credit card transaction that eliminates the need to fill to fill our a credit card authorization form.  (Note int'l cards please use AA as your *STATE* designation and the charge should go thru.

    PRICING INFORMATION:

    SingleDivers.com provides its members with pricing that reflects all possible savings available. We offer a CASH DISCOUNT that is always in BOLD RED LETTERS along with our regular pricing for easier comparison of all possible savings. The cash discount will be taken at the time of payment when you choose the "e-check" option.

    HOW TO PAY:

    • As you sign up for a trip you will add either the trip deposit amount or the full trip price to the shopping cart. You can also add any extras you wish to purchase but you will have to pay for them whenever you sign up for them. So if you are not ready to pay for nitrox now but want us to know you will be adding it to your order...please use the comment box to let us know ultimately what you are signing up for and any other special concerns you have or information you want us to know.
    • When you are ready to pay for the extras you want you will click on the BOOK NOW button for the trip you are on and select the add-on(s) that you wish to pay for, add them to your cart and then check out. You will then either pay via e-check or credit card depending on whether you want a discount for cash or prefer the convenience of payment over time.
    • When it's time to make a progress payment you will click on MY TRIPS under TRIPS on the main menu. You will see "Make a Payment" under PAYMENTS in the upper right. Then choose what you are paying for and complete your payment. 
    • After each order you place with us you will receive an email order and payment confirmation. If you do not receive this email confirmation check in MY PAYMENTS to see if the payment was successful. 
    • The MY PAYMENTS section is located under the PAYMENTS option found in the upper right of the MY TRIPS area of our site which is found under the TRIPS tab in the main menu. 

    IN GENERAL:

    • Only payments received via our secure online payment gateway/portal will be accepted and will qualify for early payment discounts.
    • If you are unable to use the gateway please provide a complete description of the problem/error you are encountering INCLUDING A SCREEN CAPTURE of the error here: SUBMIT HELP TICKET
    • If International/ Non-US Clients and your credit card payment does not work, please use our traditional written credit authorization form to submit your credit card payment. To receive this form click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET
  • Travel Details

    AIRPORT INFO

    You will fly into Bonaire International Airport (BON), or, as it is more commonly called, Flamingo Airport. Please check online or with your travel agent for pricing and schedule information. If you would like SingleDivers.com to research and/or book your airfare ticket for you, we will be happy to do so for a $30 research & booking fee.

    Airport transfers on the day of embarkation and disembarkation are included in your package. Please get your bags and go outside to look for a driver with a SINGLEDIVERS.COM Sign and/or DIVI RESORTS. Your name will be on his list and he will not want to leave if you are expected at a certain time. (THIS IS WHY HAVING YOUR FLIGHTS IS SO CRITICAL)

    GETTING TO BONAIRE

    Delta operates a non-stop flight to Bonaire from Atlanta on Saturday. During high season Delta will offer weekly non-stop service every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from Atlanta.

    United Airlines operates weekly non-stop flights to Bonaire from Houston, TX and from Newark, NJ. As the schedule can vary from either a Saturday or Sunday departure from the USA, please visit United.com the most current flight information.

    Other flights from North America generally arrive in Curacao or Aruba;

    American Airlines flies to Aruba where you can then fly to Bonaire (see below).

    Insel Air flies from Miami, FL to Bonaire via Curacao.

    Flights between Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao are available on Insel Air and Divi Divi Air flies between Bonaire and Curacao.

    IF YOU ARE DELAYED 

    • Email with DELAYED REROUTE TO BONAIRE in the subject line and text 864-557-6079.  I will keep the hotel apprised of your arrival time to arrange a pick up.
    • If you are at the airport with no driver waiting for you, take a taxi and ask the front desk to pay the driver. If you encounter any issues, simply pay and GET A RECEIPT and I will have it refunded.

    VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION:

    Please note that a passport is required of all visitors arriving in Bonaire.

  • Diving & Itinerary

    DIVING

    • The dive docks located on our beach extend out almost 30 yards to the reef. Tanks are available on these docks 24 hours a day for shore divers.
    • There are so many dive spots in the area and we make an effort to visit them all including Red Slave in the far south to Rappel in the north. We also go over to the island of Klein Bonaire almost every day. If you have a request for a specific site, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
    • We limit each boat to a maximum of 18 divers for comfort and better dives. There is a lot of room to walk around and plenty of shade. This also helps make surface time more comfortable for two tank dive trips.
    • We recommend on the two tank morning boat dive trips, 45-50 minute bottom times and average recommended depth of 50-70 foot. A surface interval of 30-45 minutes is normal.  For the afternoon single boat dive trips, we recommend a similar depth and about an hour bottom time.
    • All the boats feature a wide swim platform, which makes it easy to leave and return to the boat. For the macho divers, back rolls are possible off the sides of the boat!
    • Each of our local dive masters have been with us for more than 10 years and are well-known and respected in the dive industry. They ensure a safe experience while keeping things fun. Our fleet of five dive boats is the best on the island, and provide a level of comfort and convenience unmatched on Bonaire.

    SAMPLE ITINERARY

    While our personal Bonaire Experience may vary due to weather and conditions, the outline below will give you a good feel for the exciting week in store for us:

    March 10th, 2018: This will be the official ARRIVAL date in Bonaire.

    CHANGE TO.......  March 11-15th, 2018:

    • Each morning we SD will do two tank dives off the boats (dives start at 8:45 am until approx 12 noon).
    • The 3rd boat dive of the day will depart at approx 2pm.
    • Each afternoon after our 2pm dive enjoy great shore diving directly behind the hotel.
    • Breakfast and Lunch are included daily and is available at 7:30am on premises for breakfast and whatever time we return for lunch. (Non-divers can enjoy lunch starting at noon)
    • Each afternoon/evening SD Happy Hour takes place - don't forget to bring a bottle of your favorite booze(s) from Duty Free!
    • TWO Dinners will be included in the pkg. typically on Sunday and Thursday.
    • If we have enough for a boat night dive it is usually slated for Tuesday evening. If we have enough for a shore night dive it will be either Tuesday or Wednesday.
    • The costume contest is usually slated for Thursday in conjunction with our group dinner.
    • Other Dinners are on your own in one of Bonaire's MANY AND DELICIOUS eating establishments and follows our resident Happy Hours. 

    March 16th, 2018: This day will be free for activities and sightseeing or just cleaning gear, packing and relaxing. IF you wish to dive an extra day... let us know as many flights allow for diving on Friday before leaving. Remember DAN says 18 hrs after repetitive diving days so its now 18 hrs vs 24 hrs.

    March 17th, 2018: Officia Departure day unless you have purchased additional nights.

  • Experience Required & Training/Workshops

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    Bonaire is suitable for divers of all experience levels regardless whether you are taking advantage of our boat diving package or shore diving package.  Currents are light to none and most of the shore dives have easy entries/exits.  If you are a newer diver you should consider the RAB Program and/or check with trips@singledivers to discuss your concerns.

    TRAINING/WORKSHOPS

    There are no SingleDivers.com training activities nor workshops currently planned for this trip.  We are happy to check with the resort about doing training during your trip and what they would charge. Often they will give us a better price so feel free to ask us to assist.  If you would like us to help arrange additional training for you, simple click in the SUPPORT tab in the main menu and then click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET and click on TRIP ADMINISTRATION and request assistance. 

    We will also check to see if any of our trip participants are instructors who would like to teach on the trip and let you know.  We are glad you are interested in continuing your dive education and we hope we can help you continue your goal of ongoing training.

  • Insurance, Documentation, and T&C's

    INSURANCE

    DIVE Insurance is required! DIVE insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers DIVING ACCIDENTS and air lifts…it is CHEAP (approx $100) to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are covered for an entire year of diving. 

    We recommend:

    Dive Assure: for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy for BOTH Dive & Trip Insurance providing PRIMARY COVERAGE with excellent rates and coverage! Please reference SingleDivers.com via the drop-down menu under GLOBAL PARTNERS. (If you can not find the drop down, do not reference anyone and email info@singledivers.com your policy info and we will do it for you via our Dive Assure company representative.)


    Diver's Alert Network: Please use our reference number when ordering: ID1603080   (This only works if you are a new first time DAN member.) 

    Trip Insurance is STRONGLY SUGGESTED and/or required (depending on the trip)!  TRIP insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers your trip…it is CHEAP (approx $100-$200) to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are covered for your investment in your dive trip. If you opt to not get trip insurance you are responsible for all losses related to your trip including not going for any reason.

     

    We recommend:

    Dive Assure: for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy for BOTH Dive & Trip Insurance with excellent rates and coverage! Please reference SingleDivers.com via the drop-down menu under GLOBAL PARTNERS. (If you can not find the drop down, do not reference anyone and email info@singledivers.com your policy info and we will do it for you via our Dive Assure company representative.)


    Diver's Alert Network: Please use our reference number when ordering: ID1603080   (This only works if you are a new first time DAN member.)

    DOCUMENTATION

    All SingleDivers.com trips require necessary documentation to facilitate booking your trip and/or making it a better experience for you.  Once you complete your documents online our automated system will take the information from your last trip with us and fill out your new trip forms for you. You then add any missing information and/or change anything that is no longer current. You will find the forms you need to complete under MY TRIPS which you will find under TRIPS in the main menu across the top of the site. Since each trip requires a unique set of docs, please choose the correct trip from your "My Trips" drop down and then complete the forms required for that trip. Some trips will also ask you to complete the resort or liveaboard's forms as well.  

    The AIR AUTHORIZATION FORM is only required when you are having SingleDivers.com book air for you but this includes air that is part of the trip pkg price. 

    Not all of our forms are online as they are either infrequently used or being phased out. If you need a form that is not in our online directory, simply click on SUPPORT on the main menu and then click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET and choose TRIP ADMINISTRATION and ask for the form you need.

     

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    All SingleDivers.com trips require:

    • You complete the necessary documentation as referenced above for each trip you sign up to take with us. A $75 document fee will be applied if you fail to submit your online and uploaded documents withing 21 days of signing up for a trip or within 3 days if signing up within 45 days of departure.
    • You read the EXPERIENCE REQUIRED & TRAINING/WORKSHOPS information in the online trip details to ensure that you are able to safely and comfortably meet the requirements of the trip. Please contact to further discuss any questions you have about attending one of our trips. We often accept students who would not otherwise meet the stated trip requirements because they are taking a class that will then enable them to meet the trip specifications and they will be diving with an instructor or dive master during the dives.
    • We require Dive Insurance for all dives and trips as stated above and we STRONGLY recommend trip insurance for all dives and trips but in some cases require it due to vendor specific mandates. Please see the online trip details under INSURANCE to see if the trip has optional or mandatory trip insurance requirements.
    • In the event of cancellation, your trip insurance will be your first line of defense. Secondary remedies include some rights afforded to you based upon when you have to cancel your trip in writing. Please see THIS link for full additional trip cancellation details.
    • Please read THIS link for our Guaranteed Double Occupancy Policy, Rooming Policies, Payment Terms, the "Ex" Rule etc.

     

  • Questions & ongoing updates

    We understand that 'more is usually better' when it comes to information about your upcoming dive vacation. However we can never anticipate every question you may have so we have no problems answering anything we did not include or anything you do not fully understand. In fact we were founded using "Forums" which easily facilitates Q&A and basically talking to each other in an ongoing electronic format. Today we utilize several 'communications mechanism's which still include our forums called the "Surface Interval" but also our Help Ticket System, Knowledge Base and FAQ.

    HOW TO ASK A QUESTION

    You can ask questions about our trips in two easy ways.

    1. Use our Surface Interval FORUMS to ask questions in the specific trip topic/thread. You can always find this by clicking on the turquoise button that says FORUM THREAD found at the top and bottom of each trip's details. 
    2. You can use our Help Ticket System to ask a question by clicking on the SUPPORT tab in the main menu and then clicking on SUBMIT HELP TICKET and then clicking on TRIP ADMINISTRATION.  We will reply to your question as soon as we can and post the replies in the TRIP THREAD in our Forums. We will also move appropriate questions to our FAQ's and Knowledge Bases.

     

    ONGOING UPDATES

    We use several tools to keep EVERYONE on a trip updated. They are ALL vitally important for you to monitor and stay apprised of. They are as follows:

    1. The "Welcome to the Trip" PM (private message via our FORUMS) which is sent to as soon as you sign up for the trip. You can not receive these unless you are a Premier member or above. As soon as you either pay or show interest in the trip thread/topic we'll send you this PM. It has helpful info about signing up for the trip and will be used THROUGHOUT the pre-trip process to keep you updated on critical things regarding your trip with us.
    2. The Trip Topic in our FORUMS (the first post has the trip details in it) and subsequent posts will contain ongoing questions and updates. We also start separate topics for important trip related matters. Please click on the FORUM THREAD  button to be taken to the Trip Discussion Thread/Topic for this particular trip. PLEASE monitor these for IMPORTANT UPDATES that affect your trip.
    3. The FAQ, KNOWLEDGE BASE & HELP TICKET SYSTEM. When in the main site you'll always be able to click on the SUPPORT tab on the main menu and find the Help Ticket System, Knowledge Base, Glossary and FAQ. Every time someone ask a question we we will file it in the appropriate TRIP KNOWLEDGE BASE and/or FAQ as well as posting it on in the FORUMS Trip Thread. This will allow you to find the information you need in one of several places making it easier for you to get the information you need and ask the questions you want.

     

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HOW TO SIGN UP

Note: Each person going will need to login to signup individually.

  1. Create a fun screen name
  2. Become a forums Premium Member
  3. Add your trip to your cart
  4. Pay deposit or full price
  5. Purchase airline tickets
  6. Fill out online docs in "My Trips"
  7. Finish paying for trip
  8. Monitor the Forum for updates