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Report from Bonaire:

great diving, bad roads, more construction

from the September, 2021 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

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One of our intrepid travel writers has a second home on Bonaire, and because she is well known there, she can't provide the usual Undercurrent anonymous report, but with so few destinations open for dive travel, we want our readers to know what's happening there. Here is her report, with a following reader report from another Undercurrent correspondent.


Having returned in early August from nine weeks' diving in Bonaire, I'd like to provide some information for my fellow subscribers who may be considering a trip there. By all means, it remains a great destination in these perilous times.

These days, there are four U.S. flights per week to Bonaire, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with more to come on American and Delta, via MIA and ATL, respectively. There is a rumor that Jet Blue may soon fly nonstop from JFK, hopefully bringing down the airline's unconscionable price gouging.

Currently, the Dutch government requires visitors to have a PCR test within 48 hours of landing on Bonaire (not 72 hours before departing to go there) and a rapid antigen test upon arrival, which is available at the airport. To return to the U.S., you need a test ($35-$55) as well, which most hotels can arrange, or you can schedule one at Bon Bida, across from the Sand Dollar. Bring your passport....

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