I am in serious need of some Caribbean beach, sun and fun. However, none of that appears to be in my future anytime soon so what I do in the meantime when I feel like this is search the web for vacation news, images and ideas related to my interests so that I can fantasize but sometimes the good news comes to me. I got a press release from Adams PR about recent developments in Bonaire and word is, they’ve added a new royal diving site to their world class collection. Here are more details from the press release:
In conjunction with STINAPA, the government of Bonaire will name a dive site in honor of Prince Willem Alexander, who will ascend to the throne in The Netherlands on April 30th, 2013 as His Royal Majesty King Willem Alexander.
“Bonaire is pleased to designate a new dive site in honor of Prince Willem Alexander,” commented Ethsel Pieternella, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “Prince Willem Alexander has always been a strong supporter of our marine initiatives and adheres to our commitment to preserving our intricate reef system. We feel it is a privilege to add another dive site, and a “royal one” at that, to our world-class collection of more than 86 sites.”
Prince Willem Alexander, along with his wife, Princess Maxima, is planning to visit Bonaire in November. At that time, the “Rei Willem Alexander” dive site will be unveiled for their visit and for the world to dive.
My recent travel obsession (aside from London) has been the islands of the Dutch Antilles, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao so I hope I get to visit one day. Diving is also something I’ve wanted to do since I was at least 10. I was too young then but now, the older I get the more apprehensive I’ve become but it’s still on the bucket list so maybe one day I’ll get the gumption to get certified and go through with it.
In related news, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic for 20 consecutive years by Scuba Diving magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, it received 17 awards, more than any other Caribbean destination and got voted number one for Beginner Diving, Advanced Diving, Macro Diving and Underwater Photography also in the Reader’s Choice Awards
And with that I leave you with this video: