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#3 BONAIRE Aug 7-14, 2021: QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS... Ask Away Inside this Topic!


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:12 PM

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Location: Bonaire
Dates:      August 7-14, 2021

 

HOW TO USE THIS TOPIC TO ASK QUESTIONS:
 

Hello and   :welcome: not only to our club but to the topic you can ask any questions you want about this trip. Please use this topic you are reading right now to ask your questions. You will need to be registered on the SingleDivers.com site and logged into our forums to be able to post. See below for links on how to do these things or email admin@singledivers.com for help.  We will answer your questions here AND update the main trip topic if necessary as well as keep the TRIP FAQ updated in the 2nd topic related to this trip.

 

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More detailed information is available in the thread title "How to Use this Forum to Manage Your Trip"

 

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#2 EagleRayLover

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:29 AM

Anticipating world will be close to "normal" by August of next year. Want to book Bonaire 2021 trip. Dates on booking page and for booking discounts have not changed. Are any of the discounts available for booking before October 31, 2020? Thanks!!! 


Beth


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 07:59 AM

Anticipating world will be close to "normal" by August of next year. Want to book Bonaire 2021 trip. Dates on booking page and for booking discounts have not changed. Are any of the discounts available for booking before October 31, 2020? Thanks!!! 

AWESOME!!! Let me see what we can do. We are cleaning up these trips this week with some new found help we have desperately needed! :pray:

 

The prices due to increased expenses have gone up for Bonaire in 2021 I decided to absorb this increase for those who had of course already booked and for those who before the end of covid. We are in the process of updating all our trips affected by covid including pricing if that has to be updated.  So I have left the trip as is for anyone who chooses to sign up under the old pricing while we are figuring it all out.. I am not sure if we can do more but let me check. Thank you!


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 02:13 PM

Might as well ask now -

 

Now that anyone flying into the USA will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID test before we can even depart Bonaire, what local steps are in place to ensure that there will be available COVID testing AND RESULTS before we need to depart? Is there also a plan in place in case someone tests positive, or if the results cannot be returned in a timely manner?

 

No doubt the hotel really wants us to be there and is counting on our dive dollars to help local business {AND I NEED TO DIVE}, so they should already be looking into providing this type of COVID testing service for all guests.

 

What do you bet that COVID testing will soon become one of the amenities for all major tourist destinations? Continental breakfast, hotel transportation, COVID testing, welcome drink,......etc....... Adding a COVID testing process to any tourist plan seems like a no-brainer.

 

Needless to say that it would be irresponsible to depart the USA without a solid plan already in place in Bonaire to guarantee that there will be COVID testing provided at the end of our dive week. No doubt that we will need to pay for this testing (cash or credit card?), so might as well also ask the cost.

 

Please be specific when you also ask the hotel and dive shop the type of procedures they have initiated to test/protect their valuable staff/employees. We want them to feel respected and comfortable having us there, just like we want to be comfortable being there.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:44 PM

Well dang I answered this once and lost my work apparently. :(

 

Ok here goes again. I am in Roatan and EVERY country has had to quickly implement a plan to comply with the US requirement for Americans to test upon return to the US. I was initially worried as the travel industry had no advance warning when the CDC dropped the requirement Jan 12. However because Canada had instituted the same policy weeks ago...the markets catering to Canada namely Cozumel, Roatan, Bonaire etc were ALREADY SET UP when the US implemented the same policy.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

 

  1. The resort sets up the testing for its guests.
  2. The testing is done within the timeframes necessary to get the tests back in time to fly.
  3. The testers either come to the hotel to test the guests or the guests go in batches to the local testing site.
  4. The cost is borne by the guest most of the time but several high end hotels have said they are including the testing in their guest's pkgs.
  5. The cost varies but is usually $50 - $125 for the test. The test can be either a PCR test or a rapid test
  6. If you test positive you will be given additional tests to see if you have have covid or just a false positive test.
  7. If you have covid you will quarantine in the country you visited for 2 weeks. All resorts have a special rate worked out in case you must stay and quarantine on the island.
  8. If you have diveassure.com insurance then they will cover the cost of the quarantining if you need to do so. Other policies *may* cover pandemnics but for sure DiveAssure.com does and DAN does not.
  9. Note that covid is evolving and so are the procedures to handle it. What is in place now may not be what is in place in August which is when this trip is. So all procedures are subject to change.

GENERAL COVID PROCEDURES:

  1. All countries have mask mandates to lesser or greater extents. Bonaire is one of them. These ebb and flow based upon the resort and if the island is spiking and/or new rules are being implemented worldwise.
  2. Since the US just had a 35% drop in cases nearly overnight it is possible that we will not need to adhere to certain policies by August.
  3. The resort has cleaning protocols in place as does the dive shop.
  4. They limit the number of people inside small places as well as on the boats.
  5. The staff wear masks and guests are free to choose how 'masked up' they wish to be.
  6. Masks are rarely worn on the boats but if you wish you are welcome to wear on on the boat.

 

 

If you have specific questions I will supplement this reply. Thank you, Kamala

 

Might as well ask now -

 

Now that anyone flying into the USA will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID test before we can even depart Bonaire, what local steps are in place to ensure that there will be available COVID testing AND RESULTS before we need to depart? Is there also a plan in place in case someone tests positive, or if the results cannot be returned in a timely manner?

 

No doubt the hotel really wants us to be there and is counting on our dive dollars to help local business {AND I NEED TO DIVE}, so they should already be looking into providing this type of COVID testing service for all guests.

 

What do you bet that COVID testing will soon become one of the amenities for all major tourist destinations? Continental breakfast, hotel transportation, COVID testing, welcome drink,......etc....... Adding a COVID testing process to any tourist plan seems like a no-brainer.

 

Needless to say that it would be irresponsible to depart the USA without a solid plan already in place in Bonaire to guarantee that there will be COVID testing provided at the end of our dive week. No doubt that we will need to pay for this testing (cash or credit card?), so might as well also ask the cost.

 

Please be specific when you also ask the hotel and dive shop the type of procedures they have initiated to test/protect their valuable staff/employees. We want them to feel respected and comfortable having us there, just like we want to be comfortable being there.

 

Thanks!

 



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Posted 06 February 2021 - 12:21 PM

Great information!

 

Thanks



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Posted 06 February 2021 - 08:35 PM

Great information!

 

Thanks

Thanks Susan...we are monitoring all the countries we are traveling too but especially the ones in the 1-3 month travel timeframe since the impact for these destinations is the greatest. Everything is changing so we are setting up a special topic for each trip to monitor covid for EVERY DESTINATION. Due to being in the 'thick of it' and one of the few groups LEADING TRAVEL we are busy getting on top of this for all our trips.



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