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2005: Don't be Buddyless in Bonaire June 11-18


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 08:38 AM

I'm sorry....this trip is totally sold out! Please see if you can join us on other one!

Beautiful Bonaire 2005

Who’s going...

1. Kamala aka WW of course! - Dallas, TX - (pd/air/S-S)
2. Teresa aka Tuttt - Houston, TX - (pd/air/S-S)
3. John aka Meteora - Cary, NC - (pd/S-S)
4. Jeff aka SeaHorse Wrangler - Oxford, IA - (pd/air/F-S) 1 extra nite
5. Rick aka RKohler1- (pd/air/S-S)
6. Sandy aka ScubaPunk - (pd/air/S-S)
7. Jerry aka NCMasterDiver (pd/air/F-Su)
8. Sharon aka DivingDolly (pd/air/S-S)
9. Elizabeth aka efish59200 (pd/S-S)
10. Que aka Sea Urchin (pd/air/S-S)


Check in the mail...

Hopefully YOURS!!!






Full Details below:

Join SingleDivers.com as we dive the abundant beautiful waters of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles June 11-18. Experience Bonaire…an unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

• Easy Diving • Warm, Clear Water
• Abundant Marine Life


Bonaire's sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multi-colored tropical fish. The sea is remarkably calm and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling. On average, Bonaire's visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (29c). The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually a short 30 foot (10 meter) swim or less, making Bonaire world renowned for its ease of shore diving.

Click here to see fabulous photos of Bonaire from an incredible photograhper and member Rogier Willems!

We will be staying at Buddy Dive Resort…THE dive resort for divers! Buddy's is a resort where you can DIVE DIVE DIVE, take part in a multitude of other activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere, with full service in-house dive shop and dive boats conveniently docked at the hotel. Buddy Dive has been rated the Top 20 Best Dive Resorts in the World - 1999 – 2003 FIVE YEARS IN A ROW!

The resort is complete with four modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, restaurant, pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy's knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of diving and exploring, and after. That’s why we've made every apartment (2 rooms with shared common area) complete with:

• Fully equipped kitchens including microwaves, stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators
• Comfortably furnished living area with cable TV and phones
• Air-conditioned bedrooms with twin, queen or king beds
• Large private balconies or patios
• Daily housekeeping service.
• From each of our apartments, you’ll enjoy the view of either the ocean or lush tropical gardens from your own private balcony or patio. And for relaxing outside, nothing can beat a nap in one of the hammocks in our shaded and flower covered gazebo.
• No unit is more than a few steps away from one of our 2 swimming pools and casual thatched roof, seaside pool bar.
• For sunning in a location with the ultimate view, there's no place better than on our raised sand beach area overlooking the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A short stairway provides easy access to the tranquil ocean below – excellent for snorkeling and swimming.

This will be a limited space trip...only 20 spots...once the spots are full it will be hard to get more spaces as this is a busy time of year so don't wait too long to sign up for this one!

The Package:

June 11-18, 2005 (Sat to Sat)

7 nights/6 days Diving/6 boat dives/Unlimited Shore Diving/Rental Truck 1 per 4divers/Breakfast (Land Package Only**): $940 diver d/o $720 non-diver d/o or for $940 includes activity pkg in lieu of diving containing a different activity daily from kayaking to mountain biking.

• Eight days and Seven nights at Buddy Dive Resort (including tax & service charges)
• Relaxed, spacious rooms with TV, full kitchenette, living area, balconies and more!
• Six days of 1-tank boat dives with Buddy Dive.
• Six days of unlimited shore diving throughout the island including some of the world's most pristine reefs
• Seven days rental vehicle including car tax (double cabin pick-up truck or van) Note: One truck per apartment/4 divers.
• Full Continental Daily Breakfast
• Welcome Cocktail on day of arrival
• SD.com famous “Meet & Greet” parties
• Daily SD.com “H20” Happy Hours (you buy duty free liquor we supply the mixers and munchies!)
• Special Island tours to see the famous pink flamingos, salt mines, ruins & More
• R/T airport transfers
• Discounted diving specialty certifications
• Great prizes from both diving and non-diving manufacturers
• A limited edition "SingleDivers.com" t-shirt and much, much more!

Optional Add-on's:

• Single Room Upgrade: $55 per night or $385 for 7nites;
• Extra Night Stay Hotel Room S/O: $110 extra night D/O: $55 (if we can arrange a roommate for you)
• Additional Afternoon (5) tank dive pkg: $100
• Nitrox: $ 9 per tank
$ 22 per day unlimited
$ 110 per week unlimited
• Town Pier night dive $25
• Dive on the East Side (private guide to see LARGE animals) $TBD

NOT Included:

Airfare*, Airport Taxes, Marine Park fee $5.25 pp, National Park Fee $25pp, Optional Car Insurance $10 per day, Gas for vehicles, Departure Taxes approx $20, Personal Incidentals, or Meals other then breakfast

* Air is not guaranteed until ticketed. You need to act fast to lock into these prices. You do not have to book air via SingleDivers.com. Please call us at 214-350-7003 if you have any questions or email kamala@singledivers.com with questions about air routing, etc. You can use any flight routing on any carrier however we have negotiated these great rates for you as well! Please post any general questions you have in the thread so that they can be answered for everyone.

Sample sale and bulk contract rates as of 3-9-05:

DFW - $762.95 - AA
HOU - $676.15 - AA
MIA - $486.65 - AA
EWR - $661.65 -JM
JFK - $710.65 - JM
ATL - $715.15 - JM
BWI - $756.15 - JM
ORD - $745.15 - JM
BOS - $721.65 -JM
LAX - $883.15 - JM (departing on 6/10 red eye)
MSP - $854.40 -US VIA AUA
PHL - $756.15- JM

(More rates from other US cities available by asking. NOTE: These rates include sales running NOW so may not last long!)


Discounts:

1. Early Bird Booking Discount if paid in full by 3/16/05 <$25>
2. Note: Prices reflect a cash discount. If paying via paypal please add 3% processing fee.


Membership Rebates:

1. $25 rebate for premier, charter or professional members. Rebate form will be provided on the trip.

Deposit Information:

1. Payment in full by 3/16/05 receives $25 off the trip price for early bird booking and payment and as always premier and charter members recieve an additional $25 member discount.

2. To secure a spot on this limited availability trip either payment in full or a $200 deposit must be rec'd or the spot you hope to have may be taken by another diver. Unless arrangements are made prior with me, missing a deposit deadline can cause your spot to be released to another customer.

3. Deposit Schedule:

a. $200 due at booking
b. 50% of trip total due April 1st
c. 50% of trip less $200 or Bal of trip due May 1st.

Payment Information:

Please add 3% if paying via paypal. (We are not able to accept credit cards directly at this time only via paypal.)

If paying via paypal go to www.PayPal.com and send payment to SingleDivers.com email = kamala@singledivers.com Be sure to include your address, contact number and screen name as well as the trip name you are sending money for in the details section.

If paying via check or money order, please send payment with screen name & trip name on memo line on the check to:

Kamala Shadduck
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3957 Gaspar Ste#200
Dallas, TX 75220
214-350-7003
kamala@singledivers.com


Meals: Breakfast is included daily. Food is reasonably priced in Bonaire and we will dine at a number of very reasonable yet delicious venues while on the island.

Hotel Amenities
• Beach view & Garden view
• Entertainment
• Full Service Dive Shop & Dive Lockers for gear storage
• Gift Shop
• Activity Desk
• Car rentals on premises
• Lounges/Bars - 1 (Daily Hotel Happy Hour 5-6)
• Restaurants on premises - 1
• Safety deposit box in each apartment
• 2 swimming pools
• Drive Thru air and nitrox fill station

Location/Transportation:
• Downtown location - 2 miles from Hotel
• Miles from airport - 3
• Miles from beach - 0 (walk to dock and beach from hotel room)
• Parking

Miscellaneous Information:
• Each diver will be required to do a check out shore dive / orientation dive with Buddy Dive on day of arrival
• Daily boat dives can be done in the am or afternoon. We can arrange for them all in the am, all in afternoon or some of both.
• Rates are subject to change until deposited or ticketed.


Trip Insurance Information:

Click here for free trip insurance quote and/or to buy it online.

1. You can obtain trip insurance for the Land package price or add in your airfare even if not obtaining the air via SD.com.
2. You can add an additional waiver for Supplier Default which means if the airline or the hotel or SD.com goes out of business before your trip that you are protected.
3. You can add an additional waiver for Pre-Existing Condition exclusion which means if you have an active pre-existing condition it will be waived should it flare up and cause you problems on your trip.
4. This insurance can be used for diving as well as non-diving vacations.

Here is a sample quote for me. As you can see it is very inexpensive for lots of coverage! -ww

Your custom standard quote is: $40.79
Your custom quote with Supplier Default and Pre-Existing Condition is: $59.48
(This adds Supplier Default coverage and a Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Waiver , for an additional $18.69.)

Initial Trip Deposit Date = Use May 1 as your trip insurance deposit date.

Review Your Coverages Insurance Coverage Maximum Limit Per Person Maximum Limit Per Policy:

Trip Cancellation $775.00
Trip Interruption $1,162.50
Travel Delay $1,000.00
Baggage Delay $200.00
Baggage and Personal Effects $1,000.00
Air Flight Accident $100,000.00
Damage to Your Rental Car
(Call for availability) N/A or up to $25,000
Medical or Dental Expense $50,000.00
Emergency Assistance
(Emergency Medical Transportation) $250,000.00

This plan also includes:
Emergency Assistance Services
CSA's comprehensive Emergency Assistance Services are included with each policy. The services include pre-travel advice, medical and legal referral, emergency cash transfer, lost ticket and passport assistance, and emergency prescription refill assistance.

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Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
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#2 WreckWench

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 12:59 PM

Click here to see fabulous photos of Bonaire from an incredible photograhper and member Rogier Willems!

And another shot of the resort is attached!

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Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
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864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#3 WreckWench

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 01:10 PM

Just look at the beauty of this place! WOW!!!!

And thanks to Rogier for his incredible shots! -ww

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Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
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710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#4 Meteora

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 02:02 PM

I'm going - WOO HOOO!!!!
WW got me a great deal on the airfare from RDU - half of what American wanted!

:fish: :usflag:

#5 RICHinNC

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 06:45 AM

Hey...its a minor point but the park fee went up a month ago. I think it is $25 now. While you are having such fun in the sun I will still be stuck in Germany!
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:00 AM

Note: as of November, they were requiring reservations and a local DM on dives at the Salt Pier (as well as the Town Pier). Check with the shop at Buddy's before you head out there, as rules change. We missed out on the Town Pier: a barge rammed it the nite we'd planned the dive, and they scrubbed all the dives for a couple of days. Didn't have time to re-schedule for the Salt Pier. C'est la vie! Unless you're into macro, the other shore dives are a better shot, anywise. The dives along 'resort row' are all sparse coral, but there's still a surprising amount of life there, particularly in the shallows. Jessie Armacost's book details the conditions very well.

http://bonairereport...om/products.htm

Loved Bonaire... gotta get back there one of these years. If you haven't been, don't miss it. You'll kick yourself later. The freedom of just grabbing a couple of tanks and heading out is fantastic: no-rush, no-stress diving.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:39 PM

:birthday: OK people let's get ready to do the spring seahorse round-up. Come join us on this one...we're going corral us some seahorses... :twist:
Yep I'm going and need a posse....so saddle up and inform WW you'll be there too!
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#8 WreckWench

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:53 PM

:birthday: OK people let's get ready to do the spring seahorse round-up. Come join us on this one...we're going corral us some seahorses... :twist:
Yep I'm going and need a posse....so saddle up and inform WW you'll be there too!

Awesome!!! Now we need us some womin...come on gals...time to do BONAIRE!!!!

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 06:16 PM

I forgot to mention that I'll be arriving on Fri if someone wants/needs to share a room to take advantage of airfare....WW again came thru for me with that. Aint she awesome. :birthday:

BTW its 2:1 in favor of the male gender... are the rest of going to sacrifice WW this way??
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:18 PM

UGGGGHHHH...I am SOOOO close to getting this thing worked out so I can go! I have a conflict on the 11th that I am trying to work out...cross your fingers for me 'cause I REALLY want to go!!!!!

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:25 PM

UGGGGHHHH...I am SOOOO close to getting this thing worked out so I can go! I have a conflict on the 11th that I am trying to work out...cross your fingers for me 'cause I REALLY want to go!!!!!

Fingers crossed-what about toes??? :birthday:

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:36 PM

UGGGGHHHH...I am SOOOO close to getting this thing worked out so I can go!  I have a conflict on the 11th that I am trying to work out...cross your fingers for me 'cause I REALLY want to go!!!!!

Fingers crossed-what about toes??? :birthday:

DBD

Fingers, toes and anything else you have that can be crossed...I just don't want to know what those other things might be!!! :birthday:

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:41 PM

UGGGGHHHH...I am SOOOO close to getting this thing worked out so I can go!  I have a conflict on the 11th that I am trying to work out...cross your fingers for me 'cause I REALLY want to go!!!!!

Fingers crossed-what about toes??? :birthday:

DBD

Fingers, toes and anything else you have that can be crossed...I just don't want to know what those other things might be!!! :usflag:

EYES!!!! :birthday: :usflag:

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:02 PM

Awesome! I just knew you all wouldn't let me have them all to myself...er I mean 'suffer like that'!!! :birthday:

So DBD...why don't you join us??? Anyway we can corral another Texan onto the trip???? Already got us 'wrangler'....

Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
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Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
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2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 08:25 AM

Awesome! I just knew you all wouldn't let me have them all to myself...er I mean 'suffer like that'!!! :birthday:

So DBD...why don't you join us??? Anyway we can corral another Texan onto the trip???? Already got us 'wrangler'....

WW,

You make that very tempting :cool1: !!!

DBD :birthday:
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