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Bonaire Dive Into Summer 2010 Announced

Tourism Corporation Bonaire is pleased to announce the island will once again offer visiting tourists an extended summer program known as “Bonaire Dive Into Summer” from June 1 through September 30, 2010. The program will feature a variety of activities for divers, snorkelers, and adventurers, and even a chance to win a trip to Bonaire.

There will be specially priced packages for various events and happenings, themed dives and one-of-a-kind events, showcasing Bonaire’s commitment to sustainable tourism practices and marine conservation programs.

In this year’s Bonaire Dive Into Summer program, new events have been added to create a jam-packed four-month-long celebration of diving on Bonaire. There is a great diversity in the activities that are scheduled, with local markets and food fairs, art, music, and cultural activities, as well as photo contests and nature events when visitors can pitch in and make a difference.

“We’re very happy to once again present this popular celebration for the fourth consecutive year. With an event covering four months, many of Bonaire’s summer visitors have the opportunity to enjoy an assortment of activities which are not available at other times of the year,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, Director of Tourism. “Bonaire Dive Into Summer highlights the importance of diving to Bonaire’s visitors, while providing them a taste of the island’s other attractions, i.e. windsurfing, biking, dining, culture, art and music, which ultimately enhances their summer vacation experience in Bonaire,” she concluded.

For more information on Bonaire Dive Into Summer 2010, visit www.tourismbonaire.com/bdis.

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, landsailing, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and seep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism and as one of the top diving destinations in the Atlantic/Caribbean for eight years in a row in the Scuba Diving magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008), and as the Favorite Dive Destination in the World by About.com (June, 2008).

For more information on Bonaire contact the Tourism Corporation Bonaire in the U.S. at 1-800-BONAIRE or visit Bonaire’s official website at www.tourismbonaire.com. Follow Bonaire on Twitter and Facebook.

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