The island is still receiving daily rains (and we are still not complaining). Due to the road conditions in the North, STINAPA has closed Washington Park until January 18 (conditions will be re-evaluated at that point).
Divers from the organization Freedom at Depth are enjoying a stay on Bonaire. Freedom at Depth is Canada’s premier scuba diving training organization for those with disabilities. We’ve met several of the divers, and their motivation and determination is impressive. If you see them diving at Divi, stop by and say hello.
Due to elevated sea temperatures, NOAA recently issued a Coral Bleaching alert for Bonaire. In December, STINAPA conducted a survey in response to the alert to ascertain the extent of the damage, if any. The survey revealed that the impact was minor and that the health of the coral has stabilized. The current situation is one of “No Stress”, per NOAA’s classification scale.
Here are some photos from around the island this week.