We are the only UK diving holiday specialist for Bonaire and the Dutch Caribbean. We have a wide choice of accommodation, diving services, activities and excursions. We are the preferred tour operator for many resorts – consequently we have the best prices. For more information about us, where we go and the service we offer – please see the tabs at the top of the page.
We are the only company that offers you such a wide choice of accommodation and services - plus flexibility in travel dates and length of stay. We are the ONLY UK company to be able to genuinely "tailor" your Dutch Caribbean holiday itinerary. Other companies claim to "tailor" make holidays – but limited choice and no flexibility is not "tailor made". We can prepare a holiday plan according to your wishes. Many travel companies advertise "diving holidays" - but don't include any air ! We will give you a quote that includes the "extra" elements you want for your diving holiday. Our discounted dive packages are designed to give you a clear and honest price for a diving holiday itinerary.
Our experience and local knowledge enables us to organise all your diving requirements.
We are the only UK company with the ability to genuinely "tailor-make" your holiday.
There is no substitute for personal experience and local knowledge.
* return flights from any of 15 UK airports
* breakfast each day (optional)
* unlimited air & weights - for shore diving
* boat dives (if required)
* vehicle hire (inc. taxes and insurance)
* airport transfers
* airport taxes
* airline fuel surcharge
* airline ticketing fee
Many divers, over the years, have booked one of our DDD packages - diving holiday itineraries at a discounted price. DDD packages are not just unbeatable value for money - they give you an honest and accurate price for your holiday.
Our DDD special offer can include all - and more - of the above elements. You can fine-tune DDD packages - they are not "set in stone"
* Return flights from the UK
* Accommodation of your choice
* Unlimited air & weights for shore diving
* One FREE boat dive
* Vehicle hire - (inc taxes and insurance)
* Airport taxes
* Airline fuel surcharge
* Airline ticketing fee
Our DDD offer price includes :
* one night's accommodation - free
* one day's breakfast - free
* one day's diving air - free
* one day's vehicle hire - free
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for each full week of your holiday - when these are part of your holiday booking.
Plus a free boat dive for each diver.
These packages apply to non-divers - we just take the "air" out ! They still benefit from the DDD discounted price on accommodation, vehicle hire etc. Extra boat dives, meals, excursions etc. can be added to your itinerary as you wish.
We can book all your requirements including; boat dives, tech diving, courses, special excursions etc. It is cheaper than buying on island and will ensure availability when you arrive. "Unlimited air" means what it says. As much air as you can safely breathe ! Resorts have 24 hour access to refills, so you don't have to stop when the sun goes down. Boat dives are one or two tank – usually in the morning - with unlimited air for the rest of the day. Our prices include tank rental, air and weights. Bonaire offers a lot to each and every diver. All divers, regardless of experience, can enjoy the combination of shore diving with our unlimited air package, making as many dives as you want, to suit your capabilities and comfort levels. Click the DIVING tab for more information.
We do not add boat dives "as standard" on Bonaire – unlike other companies - as they are not essential. We do not want to charge for services you may not use. However, the best way to ensure solo divers get diving straight away and buddy up very quickly – is to take a few boat dives at the start of your trip. We can book these for you – at a better rate – so when you arrive you can start diving. In our experience solo divers soon have a new best friend from Montreal/Amsterdam/wherever and can enjoy the wonderful shore diving with a new buddy.
We visit Bonaire regularly to inspect the hotels and resorts. We offer a wider choice than any other travel company – and we ONLY offer accommodation that we can personally recommend. We will not offer accommodation which we are unable to recommend to our customers. We are happy to quote for accommodation and flights only – for those who do not feel the urge to submerge.
These are scheduled flights. You choose the number of nights for your holiday. We search all flight options for the period you wish to travel to get you the best fare and schedule. Please click "What We Do" - "How We Work" - "Flights to Bonaire" - for more information. You can book your own flights if you wish. We have a contract with KLM – with special terms etc., and for that reason we cannot offer flight only.
Bonaire is famous for shore diving and a vehicle will let you make the most of the 51 shore diving sites. We recommend hiring a vehicle – but it is always your choice. A vehicle gives you the freedom to do what you want - when you want – and is not expensive. When quoting prices, hire companies, resorts and travel companies do not include insurance in the price - an important consideration for your peace of mind and for when comparing prices. That could be another nasty shock when you arrive ! Our vehicle hire prices include CDW cover. A range of vehicles is available, but the "standard" is a 4X4 pick-up. These have an air-conditioned double cabin with bench seats and seat 5 people comfortably. The pick-up section, with a bottle rack, is perfect for diving equipment. Many beaches on Bonaire are coral/sand mix – the 4X4 can be parked close to the water's edge. They are also the only vehicle allowed into the national park – due to the rugged terrain. Please see "Getting Around" above for more information.
We can add meals to your itinerary. Most accommodation has a kitchen and you can self-cater, but your resort will have a restaurant - if the desire to cook for yourself suddenly loses its appeal !
We are a small specialist company with personally gathered local knowledge and a personal service. We hope this "makes a difference" and is of real value to our customers. But we know price is important. So:
1: We set our prices lower than the prices you will see on the websites of various hotels/resorts/dive centres/vehicle hire companies.
You are immediately guaranteed a better price.
2: We use a better exchange rate than credit cards and far better rate than individuals get when paying resorts in the Caribbean
3: Transaction charges on credit cards are much lower in the UK than the Caribbean. These three key points mean that our prices can save
you around 10% on the "booking direct" price – and on the prices of other UK travel companies !
Many websites offering holidays quote prices exclusive of tourist taxes, service charges and insurance on vehicle hire - this can add as much as 43% to the price ! Some quote without airport taxes and airline fuel surcharge – now over 50% of the air fare - a very nasty shock when they add this to your (final) holiday invoice. This is an excerpt from a website of resort/hotel in the Caribbean
"Prices are excluded 10.6% service charge over the basic rate. Prices do not include tourist tax of $6.50 p.p.p.night.
There is a 6% charge to the amount if you decide to pay with your credit card."
We include all these taxes and charges. "Like for like" – we have the best prices. Booking with us is easier - safer - cheaper.