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Perry Duckett

Perry Duckett our Bonaire Ambassador has been visiting Bonaire about 35 times spread over 10 years! He received his recognition as a Bonaire Ambassador last year the 18th of December 2009. Special Thanks to hotel Roomer for the hospitality they have shown!

Jeff & Linda Goldman

Our loyal friends Jeff & Linda Goldman. Jeff received his Gold Medallion (20 years) and Linda received her Bronze Medallion (10 years). Thank you for you commitment to our island!

Ralph & Charlotte de Blois

Ralph & Charlotte de Blois, our very loyal ambassadors who visited Bonaire for over 20 years!

Charles & Karen Gaffner

Our ambassadors Charles and Karen Gaffner, who celebrated their 10th year of visiting Bonaire in 2008! Special thanks for always staying interested in our Island.

Frans & Hansje Hazewinkel

Frans & Hansje Hazewinkel. Our very loyal ambassadors, who have visited Bonaire for 23 years!!

Lisa & Kevin Callahan

Our loyal ambassadors who visited Bonaire for the 10th time in 2010!

Diane Bowers & Peter Giesswein

Diane Bowers visiting Bonaire for the 10th time (bronze) and Peter Giesswein, who has visited Bonaire for 20 years! (gold).

Jim & Patty Johnston

Jim & Patty, thank you for visiting our island for 15 years in a row! (Silver medal)

John and Nancy Cruxell & Michael and Daryl Busch

Our friends John and Nancy & Michael and Daryl Busch, all have visited Bonaire for 15 consecutive years! (silver medals)

May-May Cook

May-May Cook, thank you for your continouos interest in our island! (10 years of visiting Bonaire).

Thomas & Cheryl A. Schaffeld.

Many thanks to Thomas and Cheryl. A. Schaffeld for visiting our island for 14 years!

Timothy & Sally Westfall

Our friends Timothy and Sally, who received their Bronze medal in 2010 for visiting Bonaire for over 10 years!

Leonard Clark & Ginger Doetsch

Leonard and Ginger are both loyal visitors, who have visited Bonaire for 10 years! (bronze)

Gil & Ruth O'Gawa

Our friends Gil & Ruth O'Gawa, who have visited Bonaire for 18 years! (silver)

Mike Garban

We totally surprised Mike Garban, who received his bronze medal for visiting Bonaire for 10 years!

Ronald & Gertruda Kapteijn

Ambassadors Ronald & Gertruda Kapteijn, celebrating 12 years of visiting Bonaire!! (Bronze)

Larry & Judy Sall

WOW!! Our special friends Larry & Judy Sall visited Bonaire for 19 years this year!!! Congratulations and thank you on behalf of Bonaire for your loyalty to our island! (Silver)

Robert & Ceresa Banker

Congratulations to our friends Robert & Ceresa Banker! They received their Bronze medal for visiting Bonaire for 10 years!!

Brian N. Mehl & Jan Patrick Cownsend

TCB awarded two new ambassadors today! Congratulations to Brian N. Mehl and Jan Patrick Cownsend, both loyal visitors of Bonaire for 11 years!

James & Martha Pearson

Our new ambassadors James and Martha Pearson! They have visited Bonaire for 12 years and received their bronze medal last week.

Lance & Beth Tate

Our friends Lance & Beth Tate visited our TCB office and received their Bronze medal for visiting Bonaire for 10 years!

Neil & Starr Patterson

Our Ambassadors Neil & Starr Patterson! They have visited Bonaire for 15 consecutive years and received their golden medal last week!!

Theodore Gottfried

TCB is happy to share with you that Bonaire has a new ambassador: Theodore Gottfried!! Theodore has visited Bonaire for 27 years!!! We welcomed him at our office where received his gold medal.

Gary Natkin

The story of....... Gary Natkin - Ambassador of Bonaire! I have been to Bonaire 13 times starting in 1997. When we hit the island, I never felt so free! When I started coming to Bonaire, the island was a different place - it wasn't so busy. As the years passed and buildings were built, the resorts popped up and the world found the divers paradise. There is always one constant: the people stayed the same. Between the friendliness of the people, the gentle breezes, the fantastic diving, I always felt at home here... I work at Toucan Dive in Lake Villa, II. I have been running trips to the island several years. The owner of the dive shop is surprised at the excitement every time I announce the trip. They are always filled, in some cases overfilled. This year, we had 16 spots saved and 24 wanted to come with us. This year, my wife Susan and I are staying for two weeks. Gary Natkin, Staff instructor at Toucan Dive, Lake Villa, II.

Richard Ockelmann & Phyllis Johnson

Our ambassadors Richard Ockelmann & Phyllis Johnson! Phyllis has visited Bonaire for 11 years and Richard for 28 years!!

Ralph & Judy Kiracofe

Our friends Ralph & Judy Kiracofe, who have both visited Bonaire for 18 year!!

Craig, Carl & Beth Campbell

TCB congratulates our friends Craig, Carl & Beth Campbell!!! Craig has visited Bonaire for 17 years (silver) and Carl & Beth for 21 years (gold)!! Thank you for your continuous loyalty to Bonaire!

Ambassador Mike Poe

Mike Poe has visited Bonaire for over 10 years! Mike has received his bronze medal on 23rd of September 2010. Congratulations to Mike and Thanks for being a loyal visitor!

Ambassadors Mark&Beth Dison

Thanks Mark & Beth Dison for 10 consecutive years of visits! Mark & Beth have received their bronze medal and celebrate their 10th time on Bonaire during happy hour at Buddy Dive.

Ambassadors Colin Doran & Karen Doran

Congratulations Colin Doran with your 12th visit and Karen Doran with your 11th visit to Bonaire! Thanks for your loyalty!!

Paul & Diane Swaney, James Johnson, Jacqueline Keller, John Stonewall and Alice Deffenbaugh

On this picture you see Paul & Diane Swaney, James Johnson, Jacqueline Keller, John Stonewall and Alice Deffenbaugh. All were here for their 11th year!! Bonaire has recognized these loyal friends as Bonaire ambassadors during the Oh So Famous rum punch Happy Hour at Buddy Dive resort.

Steven Feltner

Today, 6 october 2010,TCB has recognized Steven Feltner from the USA as our newest Bonaire ambassador . Steven received his medal today which Is his 13th visit on Bonaire. Thanks Steven for the years and interest shown!

Peter and Doris Renshof

Friday, October 8, Peter and Doris Renshof were honored by the Tourism Corporation Bonaire with the bronze ambassador medal for visiting Bonaire for the last 14 years. In 1996 they came here for their first time. Since then they have visited Bonaire, years after years. They stayed at resorts as Caribbean Club Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort but also at private houses. Besides this, Peter has been promoting Bonaire for many years on the boat and dive show in Dusseldorf, Germany together with the German tour operator ABCTravel. They celebrated their 14th visit during happy hour at Buddy Dive Resort last Friday. We want to thank Peter and Doris for their continuous support in this market, putting Bonaire on the map time and time again! Check out the picture of our new Bonaire ambassadors Peter and Doris below!

Rob Harris, Gary & Jean Sharp

Last Thursday, October 21st, TCB has recognized three ambassadors! Rob Harris whom already received his silver medal in 2008, but was honored yesterday with his GOLD medal!! Congratulations! Over 21 year of visiting and counting.., You might be wondering why he chooses Bonaire: Rob Said: Bonaire is the only place that I bring groups to every year on an annual basis for many reasons; The beauty of the Island, the incredible wonders under the sea, and the beautiful weather are just a few of the reasons. But the number one reason for repeatedly coming to Bonaire is the people. They are the kindest, most welcoming of any of the islands that I have experienced. On his trip for this year he brought 32 guests with him to introduce and get to know our island Bonaire! On this trip he also had two guests, Gary & Jean, who have been introduced to Bonaire by him in 1997. As a surprise, he have recommended them for an award as well . Yesterday Gary & Jean received their bronze medal for visiting Bonaire for about 13 years! Thanks Rob, Gary & Jean for the loyalty & interest shown! It’s an honor for us to recognize you as our Bonaire ambassadors!

Richard Wessel & Petra Kossen

Last Friday, October 22, Richard Wessel and Petra Kossen received their Bronze medal for visiting Bonaire over 10 years! Richard and Petra are friends of the L. Governor of Bonaire. Glen Thodé Bonaire’s very own L. Governor joined TCB to recognize our Bonaire friends as Bonaire Ambassadors. Receiving the bronze medal. See picture below!

Gordon Page

Saturday, October 23, Gordon Page was honored with his GOLD medal!! Congratulations Gordon with your medal for visiting Bonaire over 20 years! Thanks to Gordon and his wife Janet for the loyalty and interest showed to our island! As usual, Picture below!

Bud Haney

Tourism Corporation Bonaire is recognizing visitors that have been coming to Bonaire year after year. Last Friday, October 15th, TCB honored Haney his bronze medal. Bud Haney has become an ambassador for visiting Bonaire about 13 times in 11 years! Bud always brings friends from the US with him to enjoy Bonaire’s diving paradise.

Mark Vos

Tourism Corporation Bonaire has recognized Mark Vos as a Bonaire Ambassador Mark has visited Bonaire for about 23 times over 10 years. He always enjoys the sunny weather, the nature and the friendly people. Congratulations Mark with your bronze medal and thanks for becoming a loyal Bonaire friend!

Eduard & Bianca Muller

Eduard & Bianca Muller have become Bonaire Ambassadors! Bianca has visited Bonaire for over 12 years and her husband Eduard for over 10 years! They were married on Bonaire and always come back to enjoy their holiday on the Island! Congratulations Eduard & Bianca with your Bronze Medal! It’s truly an honor to recognize you as our Bonaire ambassadors!

Ken & Mary Dunker

“Once a visitor always a friend”, Welcome to Bonaire! There are a lot of visitors who are coming to Bonaire for many years. TCB is proud to recognize them as our Bonaire Ambassadors. E.g. Like Ken & Mary Dunker who received a bronze medal for visiting Bonaire 10 years in a row! Congratulations Ken & Mary, we are proud to have you as our Bonaire ambassadors. Keep it up! To obtain the silver medal!

Dixie & James

Thursday Nov 25th, TCB has recognized Dixie and James for their 10th visit to Bonaire! Dixie and James came for the first time to Bonaire in the year 1990. They have seen a lot of (dive) destinations, but always chooses Bonaire!! Since the year 2000 they started to visit Bonaire each year. Pabien Dixie and James and Thank you for coming back to Bonaire every year! Check out the picture of Dixie and James with the Bonaire flag.

Tim, Angela, Brandon and Brianna Sellick

Friday Nov 26th, TCB has recognized an entire family as Bonaire Ambassadors! Tim Sellick, Manager of US Scuba Center in Rochester Michigan, has been coming to Bonaire since1987. This is his 32nd trip to Bonaire! Tim’s wife, Angela, started assisting him in 1990. It’s her 28th trip to Bonaire! Two of the children, Brandon and Brianna, started visiting Bonaire when they were three and four months old…Now Brandon has visited Bonaire for the 24th time and Brianna for the 15th time. Family Sellick is currently hosting a group of 33 friends on Bonaire to enjoy Bonaire’s crystal clear waters & to celebrate thanksgiving. Tim has escorted over 1300 people to Bonaire since 1987. Congratulations to the Sellick Family. This is what Bonaire is all about, building experiences that last a lifetime!

Bob Boyle

Congratulations Bob Boyle. As an organizer of Bonaire Diving trips by Undersea Divers Scuba and Diving Center he has been hosting trips to this "Diver’s Paradise" known as Bonaire for over 20 years now. In these 20 years he brought a lot of divers with him year after year. This week he had his 50th trip to Bonaire!! Last Thursday TCB had the honor to recognize him as an Bonaire ambassador. Thank you Bob interest & support shown! Check out the picture of Bob Boyle with his friends at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort!

Ken & Mary Dunker

“Once a visitor always a friend”, Welcome to Bonaire! There are a lot of visitors who are coming to Bonaire for many years. TCB is proud to recognize them as our Bonaire Ambassadors. E.g. Like Ken & Mary Dunker who received a bronze medal for visiting Bonaire 10 years in a row! Congratulations Ken & Mary, we are proud to have you as our Bonaire ambassadors. Keep it up! To obtain the silver medal!

Pat & Julia Pallentino

Today we recognized Pat & Julia Pallentino as our new Bonaire ambassadors! Pat & Julia have visited Bonaire for over 10 years! The first time they came to Bonaire, they stayed at Captain Don´s and met some people who had been coming to Bonaire for 28 years. They wondered why divers would keep coming back to the same place, but soon they found out .“There is more fish diversity and more different types of coral than anywhere else we have ever been”. Since that first visit they have brought many friends with them to enjoy Bonaire´s diving paradise! This year they will stay 2 consecutive weeks for the first time to celebrate their 10th visit! Congratulations Pat & Julia and thanks for the loyalty and interest shown in our island!

David & Jane Elmer

This week TCB has recognized David & Jane Elmer from Venezuela for their 15th visit to Bonaire spread over a 11 year period.David & Jane have been diving around the world, but to them Bonaire is considered #1!. Next year, February, they will be back on Bonaire for their 16th trip! Congratulations David & Jane, Keep it up, and we will honor you with our Silver Medal!


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