Wow, lots of fish!

Trip Start Jun 12, 2009
Trip End Jun 20, 2009

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We decided to take it slow today, so that meant sleeping in past nine, a leisurely breakfast, then a little diving.

We started off at Hilma Hooker, a site with a sunken ship in-between the two reefs. We don't wreck dive, so we basically just went along the upper surface of the ship. The rest of the time was on the reef, which was very healthy and had a huge variety of fish. Again, there are so many fish here it is impressive. The shore entry to the dive site was a bit challenging as there was notable surf and a rocky entry, but we managed to get in and out uninjured.

We then headed off to Tori’s Reef, as site that is sometimes mentioned as the second most diverse site for marine life in the Caribbean. Boy, that’s not a lie. I have never seen so many and so many types of fish! Seriously, we were constantly surrounded. There also were literally thousands of tiny juvenile fish everywhere. This is an amazing and healthy reef. Definitely the best dive so far.

We decided to stop at two dives today to give us a bit of a break. This afternoon we went into Kralendijk, the main city in Bonaire. We checked out souvenir shops and wandered around. We had some pizza at a local place. I tried tuna pizza…pretty much like a good, tomato-ish tuna melt. Emily really liked the place because they had a resident cat. We also stopped for some milkshakes at Watta Burger, which is essentially a Dutch fast food place. Now we’re back in the condo relaxing. Tomorrow brings more boat dives.

Dutch word of the day: milkshake. Really.
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