The Cliff Dive
The underwater wall (the "Cliff") covered with hard corals and beautiful sponges just in front of the entrance to this famous Bonaire dive site.
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Founded in 1976, by renowned underwater environmentalist Captain Don Stewart, Habitat has been in the...
Divers & Tarpons at the pier of Captain Don's Habitat resort Bonaire, depth 5m (16 feet). For more Bo...
Bonaire is located in the Southern Caribbean about 50 miles off the northern coast of Venezuela. The ...
With as many as 60 officially listed dive sites on Bonaire and another 20 dive sites on Klein Bonaire...
Bonaire underwater panorama of a small 'room' in front of the Web completely covered with Orange Cup ...
A night dive panorama in front of the Web at a small 'room' completely covered with Orange Cup coralF...
South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.
To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.
The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.
Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?
I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.
Text by Steve Smith.