SCUBA Diving the World: Bonaire
January 5-19, 2013 (tentative dates)
The cost of this trip is approximately $2,500 (SCUBA certified) and $2,750 (non-SCUBA certified). The cost includes airfare, accommodations, all dive training and scheduled dives, most meals, and rental equipment. The cost does not include gratuities and spending money.
Some of the Many Sites you will see.
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SCUBA Diving the World is a 14-day study tour Jan Term course that allows students to explore the culture and underwater environment of a world-renowned dive location. This year’s location is the beautiful island of Bonaire. Located just off the coast of Venezuela in the far southern Caribbean, Bonaire is part of a group of three large islands known as the Dutch Antilles. It is surrounded by beautiful reefs and pristine clear water, perfect for scuba diving. Bonaire is considered by many to be the premier dive destination in the entire western hemisphere. Part of the reason for this has to do with the conservation efforts, which have been in place for nearly 50 year and are some of the most aggressive in the Caribbean. On a good day visibility can be up to 200 feet due to the lack of strong currents and little runoff. While on the island students will also have a chance to participate in several cultural events and a community outreach project and have a chance to experience other activities including hiking, fishing and exploring the island.
Students are not required to have prior SCUBA training or have SCUBA certification to sign up for this course. Students without prior experience will receive all necessary training and will obtain full (lifetime) SCUBA certification as part of the trip. Students who already have SCUBA certification will have the opportunity to obtain advanced dive training in a specific area during the trip. In addition to the daily dives students will also be required to keep a dive log detailing each dive and a course journal, documenting their experience on the trip. A passport is required for this trip.
If you have any questions about the trip or need more information please contact Brian Wladkowski.