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      BAHAMAS BONAIRE DOMINICA CAYMAN ISLANDS ST. LUCIA ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
    BEST TIME TO VISIT Visibility is excellent year-round but is dependent on wind direction, weather action and water temperature. Year-round. Bonaire is below the hurricane belt, which makes it a more appealing summer Caribbean destination. November through April. Any time is a good time to visit, though winter is most popular. Weather is balmy and water is fine year-round. Temperatures are warm and tropical year-round.
    CLIMATE Temperatures range from 72F in the winter to mid 80s(F) in the summer. The rainy season is June to November. Average temperature is 82F and rainfall 22 inches. Usually sunny and breezy. Climate is a tropical 80F year-round. Warm and tropical. The temperatures drop no lower than the 70s(F) and reach no higher than the 90s(F). Temperatures generally range between 75F and 90F. Temperatures average 78F year-round.
    WATER TEMPERATURE Averages 79F. Averages 80F. Averages in the mid 80s(F). Range from 78F to 82F. Averages 80F. Averages 80F.
    EXCHANGE RATE
    *rate at press time
    **fixed rate at press time
    $1.00 (U.S.) = 0.975(BSD)* $1.00 (U.S.) = 1.77(NAFI)** $1.00 (U.S.) = 2.69(XCD)* $1.25 (U.S.) = $1.00 (CI)** $1.00 (U.S.) = 2.69(XCD)* $1.00 (U.S.) = 2.69(XCD)*
    TIME DIFFERENCE Eastern Standard Time Eastern Standard Time EST + one hour EST one hour EST one hour Eastern Standard Time
    CONTACTS The Bahamas Tourism Centre
    (213) 385-0033
    www.carib
    tourism.com/
    go/bahamas


    Blackbeards Cruises
    (800) 327-9600
    www.blackbeard-
    cruises.com

    e-mail: sd@blackbeard-
    cruises.com

    Tourism Corporation Bonaire on Bonaire
    011 (599) 717-8322
    www.info
    bonaire.com

    e-mail: tcb@
    bonairelive.com


    Bon Bini Divers
    011 (599) 717-5425
    www.bonbini
    divers.com

    e-mail:
    info@bonbini
    divers.com


    Bruce Bowkers Carib Inn
    011 (599) 717-8819
    www.caribinn.com
    e-mail: bruce@
    caribinn.com


    Buddy Dive Resort
    011 (599) 717-5080
    www.buddydive.com
    e-mail: info@buddy
    dive.com


    Captain Dons Habitat
    (800) 327-6709
    www.habitat
    diveresorts.com

    e-mail: bonaire@habitat
    diveresorts.com


    Divi Flamingo Beach Hotel
    (800) 661-DIVE
    www.divi
    bonaire.com

    e-mail: divibon@
    bonairelive.com


    Dive Inn 011 (599) 717-8761
    www.diveinn-
    bonaire.com

    e-mail: diveinn@
    bonairenet.com


    Harbour Village Beach Resort
    (599) 717-7500
    www.harbour
    village.com

    e-mail: harbourvil@
    aol.com


    Plaza Resort Bonaire/
    Toucan Divers (800) 766-6016
    www.plazaresort
    bonaire.com

    e-mail: plaza@
    bonairenet.com


    Sand Dollar Condominium Resort
    (800) 288-4773
    www.sanddollar
    bonaire.com

    e-mail: info@sand
    dollarbonaire.com


    Sand Dollar Dive & Photo
    011 (599) 717-5252
    www.discover
    bonaire.com

    e-mail: info@discover
    bonaire.com


    Windsurfing:
    (599) 717-5233
    www.jibecity.com
    e-mail: jibecityinfo@
    jibecity.com

    Dominica Tourist Office
    (888) 645-5637
    www.dominica.dm
    e-mail:
    dominicany@
    msn.com


    Anchorage Hotel & Dive Center
    (800) 934-DIVE
    e-mail: anchorage@
    tod.dm


    Anse-A-Liane Lodge
    & Dive Center
    (888) 868-6827
    www.ansea
    lianedive.com


    Castaways Beach Hotel/ Dive Center
    (888) CASTAWAYS
    e-mail: castaways@
    cwdom.dm


    Castle Comfort Lodge
    (888) 414-7626
    www.dive
    dominica.com

    e-mail: dive@
    cwdom.dm


    Fort Young Hotel
    (800) 544-7631
    e-mail: fortyoung@
    tod.dm


    Nature Island Dive
    (767) 449-8181
    www.natureisland
    dive.dm

    e-mail: naturei
    dive@cwdom.dm
    Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
    (800) 346-3313
    www.dive
    cayman.ky


    Land-based Diving:
    Grand Cayman
    Bob Sotos Diving
    (345) 949-2022
    www.bobsoto
    diving.com.ky

    e-mail:
    bobsotos@
    candw.ky


    Don Fosters Dive Cayman
    (800) 83-DIVER
    www.don
    fosters.com

    e-mail: dfd@
    candw.ky


    Divetech
    (345) 949-1701
    www.divetech.com
    e-mail: divetech@
    candw.ky


    Red Sail Sports
    (877) 462-3567
    www.redsail.com
    e-mail: redsail@
    candw.ky


    Cayman Brac Brac Reef Beach Resort/ Reef Divers
    (800) 594-6326
    www.bracreef.com
    e-mail: bestdiving@
    reefseas.com


    Brac Caribbean Beach Village
    (800) 594-6326
    www.brac-
    caribbean.com

    e-mail: bracarib@
    candw.ky


    Carib Sands Beach Resort
    (345) 948-1121
    www.carib
    sands.com

    e-mail: caribsan@
    candw.ky


    Divi Tiara Beach Resort
    (800) 661-3483
    www.waterhouse
    tours.com

    e-mail: dividive@
    waterhouse
    tours.com


    Almond Beach Hideaway
    (800) 972-9795
    www.almond
    beach.com


    Little Cayman
    Little Cayman Beach Resort
    (800) 594-6326
    www.bracreef.com
    e-mail: bestdiving@
    reefseas.com


    Live-aboards:
    Little Cayman Diver II
    (800) 458-2722
    www.little
    caymandiver.com


    Cayman Aggressor IV
    (800) 348-2628
    www.aggressor.com
    e-mail: info@
    aggressor.com

    St. Lucia Tourist Board
    (800) 456-3984
    www.stlucia.org

    Anse Chastanet & Scuba St. Lucia
    (888) GO-LUCIA
    www.anse
    chastanet.com

    e-mail:
    ansechastanet@
    candw.lc


    Jalousie Hilton
    (800) HILTONS
    www.jalousie-
    hilton.com
    SVG Tourist Office
    (800) 235-3029
    e-mail: tourism@
    caribsurf.com


    Wallilabou Dive Experience
    (784) 456-0335
    http://
    members.xoom.com
    /walldivexp

    e-mail: walldivexp@
    hotmail.com


    Dive St. Vincent
    (784) 457-4928
    www.Dive
    StVincent.com

    e-mail: dive@Dive
    StVincent.com


    Grenadines Dive
    (784) 458-8138
    e-mail: gdive@
    caribsurf.com


    Young Island Resort
    (784) 458-4826
    www.young
    island.com

    e-mail: reservations@
    youngisland.com


    Casa de Columbus
    (784) 458-4001
    www.casade
    columbus.com

    e-mail:
    indianbay@
    casadecolum bus.com


    BEQUIA
    Bequia Dive Adventures
    (784) 458-3247
    www.BequiaDive
    Adventures.com

    e-mail: adventures@
    caribsurf.com


    Dive Paradise
    (784) 458-3563
    www.paradise
    bequia.com

    e-mail: diving-in-
    paradise@
    caribsurf.com


    A Pirate's Holiday | Full-Blown Cayman
    Little Shop of Colors: Discovering St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    In the Shadow of the Pitons: Diving St. Lucia | Easing into Bonaire
    The Wild Side of Eden: Dominica | Getting There | Index