Thank you Luxury Magazine: Scuba Diving in Bonaire

 

Thank you to Luxury Magazine for publishing my article about Scuba Diving in Bonaire with VIP Diving. I loved my visit to the Piet Boon Villas and staying at 72 & Sunny.

 

Luxury Magazine Bonaire Spring 2017 by Lisa Niver

Luxury Magazine Bonaire Spring 2017 Niver

Use this link for the entire magazine Spring 2017 edition. My article is on page 31.

The article begins:
“Fifty miles north of Venezuela, the
113.5-square mile (294km2) Caribbean island of Bonaire has been a sanctuary to divers ever since Captain Don Stewart, a pioneer of diving and reef conservation, arrived in 1962 and named most of the 86 easily accessible sites. One-hundred percent of the waters and over 20% of the island are a protected marine sanctuary and national park, which leads to a continued abundance of 350 recorded fish species and over 250 types of corals in the pristine waters. While many Caribbean dive areas have been decimated by overuse from fishing, recreation water sports and high rise development, Bonaire remains full of life and health making every journey underwater remarkable.

Book a week-long stay, and go straight from the plane to your first dive with VIP Diving. Allow their dive butler service to take you on private excursions with a maximum of four divers to Bonaire’s narrow fringing reef which begins practically at the shoreline making these the 54 best shore dives on the planet with easy access and entry. Head to Salt Pier and see the only Caribbean island with salt mountains like snow. The salt is waiting to be picked up from the pier and when there are no ships alongside, it is some of the island’s best diving where you can see the chain moray eel which is only found underwater in Bonaire. Take a few steps into the water, snorkel out in the clear aquamarine sea and descend near the pylons to visit large schools of fish as well as octopus, turtles, tarpon, barracuda and caribbean reef squid that gather under and around the pylons.”

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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