**Contest Valid from June 10 through July 31, 2009**
Kralendijk, Bonaire (June 10, 2009) Picture yourself diving or snorkeling with Dr. Sylvia Earle and learning about the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean; or sitting at the Deco Stop Bar at Captain Dons Habitat waiting for the infamous green flash. If this sounds like a great vacation, then dont miss this opportunity to win a trip for two to Bonaire by participating in their online contest to be a part of Celebrate Our Planet Week.
Celebrate Our Planet Week, part of Bonaires third annual Bonaire Dive Into Summer program, will take place August 15-22, and Bonaire will be hosting famed Oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, who was named Time magazines first Hero for the planet in 1998. During her stay Dr. Earle will lead a series of themed dives and activities and will participate in several on-island events designed to highlight Bonaires continued leadership in Sustainable Tourism.
Those wishing to enter the contest need only to log on to www.tourismbonaire.com, the official website of Bonaire, and fill out the form to enter to win a memorable vacation for two people that includes an 8-day/7-night hotel stay at Captain Dons Habitat Bonaire including room, transfers, daily buffet breakfast, welcome drink, 6 days unlimited shore diving and complimentary airfare on Continental Airlines, the Airline Event Sponsor for Celebrate Our Planet Week. For more information on the contests rules and regulations log onto to www.tourismbonaire.com/celebratecontest.
Captain Dons Habitat, is an oceanfront dive resort and Home of Diving Freedom on Bonaire. Guests enjoy the laid back, relaxing atmosphere, oceanfront restaurant, bar and pool, wireless Internet, day Spa, kayaks, and 24/7 unlimited diving freedom! The dive operation is a full-service, SDI/TDI Professional Development Center and PADI Training Facility.
We are thrilled to launch our online contest and give someone the opportunity to dive with Dr. Sylvia Earle and experience all our island has to offer this summer, commented Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, Director of Tourism.
Bonaire Dive Into Summer, a 4-month program (June 1 September 30, 2009) features an array of activities for divers, adventurers and sunseekers. The program for Bonaire Dive Into Summer offers visitors the flexibility to enjoy their planned vacation on-island, and as an added bonus, the option to take part in special dives, eco-oriented activities and festivals, which practically guarantees fun and educational experience in Bonaire.
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, land sailing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep 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 as reported by National Geographic Traveler magazine (March 2004) and Islands Magazine (December 2007), and as one of the top diving destinations in the Atlantic/Caribbean for seven consecutive years in the Scuba Diving magazines Readers Choice Awards (2003-2008). 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).
2009 brings the Celebration of the Parks to Bonaire, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Washington-Slagbaai National Park and the 30th Anniversary of the Bonaire National Marine Park. There will be a variety of festivities and events throughout the year, celebrating these combined years of nature protection for the island.
For more information on Bonaire contact the Tourism Corporation Bonaire in the U.S. at 1-800-BONAIRE or visit Bonaires official web site at www.tourismbonaire.com.Follow Bonaire on Twitter and Facebook.