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, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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