Trumpet Fish

Christmas Tree Worms

Scuba Diving in Bonaire

October 2013

In October 2013, I went to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, with a group from Houston led by Mark Metz.

Even though Bonaire is relatively close compared to some of my diving destinations, the travel was challenging. We left Houston at midnight on Friday night for the 4 1/2 hour flight. So we didn't get much sleep. We got to Buddy Dive Resort VERY early and our rooms were not ready. We didn't get into our rooms until after 1:30 PM. A week later for our return, we had to get up at 4:00 AM to catch the early flight.

But we saw a lot of marine life during the week. The trumpet fish (photo below) were plentiful and not as shy as they are in some places. Here are some more trumpet fish.

Trumpet Fish

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Lion Fish (which shouldn't be in the Caribbean)

Lion Fish

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Peacock Flounder (well camouflaged)

Peacock Flounder

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Midnight Parrotfish and Stoplight Parrotfish

Midnight Parrotfish Stoplight Parrotfish

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Christmas Tree Worms. Here are some more Christmas Tree Worms.

Christmas Tree Worm

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Surgeonfish

Surgeonfish

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Seabass on Sponge

Seabass on Sponge

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Arrow Crab

Arrow Crab

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Juvenile Spotted Drum

Juvenile Spotted Drum

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Rugged coastline in front of Buddy Dive Resort

Coastline

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One of the many beautiful sunsets

Sunset


C. Brandon Jones
email: Brandon "at" cbjones.info
updated January 12, 2014