-- The Bonaire Dive Festival, which began in 1997 as an annual
event for divers and snorkelers to experience the island's natural
treasures and to learn how to protect the reefs, is being
restructured this year to appeal to a wider age range and market
segment: young and old, divers and non-divers, tots to teens.
festival will not be held this year, but will take place in June
2006, according to the Tourism Corporation Bonaire.
However, a number
of island hotels are offering special deals and packages throughout
the year, including Bellafonte Chateau de la Mer [www.bellafontebonaire.com], Divers Paradise Bonaire
[www.diversparadisebonaire.com] and Harbour Village
Beach Club [www.harbourvillage.com].
For a complete list
of participating hotels and general Bonaire information, visit www.infobonaire.com.
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