The original Donkey Dives met in Bonaire in 1998. Many were new divers. We all had one thing in common. We loved diving. Over the years we have made many dive trips together. In the beginning we all lived in the greater Atlanta area. since then, many of us have moved away and others from far off places have joined our group so we are spread across the United States now. Below are some pictures of Donkey Divers on different dive trips.

These are some of the Donkey Divers on live aboard dive boat in Belize in 1999.
Here we are later that week at the airport in Belize City getting ready to board a plane home.
In 2000 we made a quick trip to Akumal, Mexico. We took this little boat our into the ocean every day and a few nights in rough seas.
Later in 2000 we made a trip to Australia to spend a week diving the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Here we are on a small sand bar out in the Coral Sea. Our live aboard boat is in the background.
After a week of diving we spent two days in Sidney before returning to the States. We ran into this donkey down at Sidney Harbor one night.
In 2001 we returned to our roots for a week of diving Bonaire. In this picture you can see the Donkey Diver flag hanging from a balcony at Buddy Dive.
In this picture we all posed by the drive-through tank pick up station with Alek, our favorite dive master on that trip. We all wore our new Donkey Diver shirts.
We made a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary. We had visited it on our first trip, too.
We visited some of the donkeys. I think a few might have remembered us from a few years ago.
We stopped at Julio's for burgers.
We made our first trip to Turks and Caicos on this live aboard boat. Peter Hughes later sold this boat to another dive operation and we ended up making two more trips on this same boat.
I think that the lady members of the Donkey Divers go a long way to make us welcome and popular wherever we go. In this picture they pose with Hoy, the divemaster and the boat captain.
This picture is from one of our trips to Nassau. Dinner at Compass Point
Here we are in the wheel house of a wreck in the Bahamas.
On the dive boat in Bonaire.
Having dinner at Casa Blanca on Bonaire.
On the dive boat in Little Cayman.
Part of our group flew out later than the rest and posed for this picture at Little Cayman Beach Resort.
On another trip to Belize we spent part of the morning here on Half Moon Cay after a deep dive into the blue Hole of Belize.
We made a land based trip to Turks and Caicos when we stayed on Providenciales and made two trips a day out to the reefs.
We had time for cold beverage each evening after a day of diving.
The Donkey Divers on the bottom of the sea near San Salvador where Christopher Columbus first found land in the New World.
Donkey Divers docked in Georgetown, Great Exuma in the Bahamas after a week at sea.
A group of Donkey Divers pose near the harbor in Willemstad, Curacao.
Here we are at Cactus Blue on Bonaire with Chef Michael.
The view of the back of the van loaded up for a couple of afternoon shore dives on Bonaire.
Does this boat look familiar? This is the same boat we sailed on in Turks and Caicos several years earlier. This trip was from St. Kitts to Saba to St. Maarten.
It doesn't take this group of Donkey Divers long to find their way to the bar at Anthony's Key on Roatan.
Here is a group of us at a web cam on Bonaire.
Here we are at Mona Lisa, another favorite place for dinner on Bonaire.
You might have noticed that there are a lot of pictures from Bonaire on this page. Bonaire is where the Donkey Divers first dove together (before we formed the Donkey Divers). We go there often. For many of us it is our favorite place to dive. We are kind of a big deal there. Notice the Donkey Diver sticker on the back of this rental van? (on the right side)
There is another Donkey Diver sticker on that tank in a resort.
In fact, we visit the island so often that on our trip in 2012 Wally and I were made Bonaire Ambassadors by the Tourism Corporation Bonaire.
Here are four of us later on that trip at the apartments we stayed in.
Here are the Donkey Divers (L-R: Kim, Johnny, Linda, Mike, Robin and Wally) on the bow of the Caribbean Explorer II docked at St. Maarten after a great week of diving.
To see pictures from other dive trips, click on the button below to go to my SCUBA page. It has links to other pages of pictures and dive reports from many different dive trips over the years. 

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