William B. Tomanek

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Bonaire

by on Sep.16, 2012, under Bonaire

My bags packed with my travel documents in my hand, it is off to
the hotel. One of thoes early morning flights out of Dullas that
are best attacked by staying at a hotel the night before.

Up before the sun rises and headed to the airport, it looks like a
another rainy day in Virginia. Glad I am headed south.While at the
airport I ran into some friends that were headed my way. That is,
headed to Bonaire for a week of diving.

After one plane change over, and meeting a few more folks from our
diving group we finally made to Bonaire. From the air your could
see the nice blue water. After the plane landed we grabbed up our
bags and loaded onto the resort bus that was waiting on us.

We arrived at Divi Flamingo and received our room assignments.That
afternoon our group met at the resort dive center for our
orientation breefing.

The week was filled with diving, eating, little sunning and
sleeping. The diving started after our breakfast at the hotel. Two
tank boat dive, then a quicklunch and a one tank bout dive. That
could be followed by a shore dive off the dock. I will have to say
there was plenty of fish. The visibilty was good and there was a
lot other life to see besides fish. And the whole perpose of the
trip was for diving and taking pictures. And did I ever take
pictures. At least a few hundred a day. One of these days I will
find some good ones to display.

There are two restaurants on the resort. (Chibi Chibi Restaurant
and Calabas Restaurant) We always met for breakfast and coffee at
the resort dining area, ate our own lunch and went out for dinner.
Except for a couple dinners we ate at the resort. Mexican night
and the free spagetti dinner. (For our Dive Group) And I will say,
thay put on a great meal. Lots to choose from and cooked by the
cheff your way if you choose to go that route. Then there was the
local restaurants just down the road.

The resort has two pools. After the morning dives and the
afternoon dives I would hang out at the pool next to my room.
Fresh water and some sun. Well by Thursday I was hanging out in
the shade and wearing a hat.

The manager of the resort was alway out interacting with the

resort member. Would I go back to the resort? Yes.

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The DC-3 plane fuselage. CoCo View Resort

by on Mar.11, 2012, under CoCo View resort, National Holladays

The DC-3 plane fuselage.

Visibilty better than the last 4 years made for a great picture opportunity of the DC-3 plane of the coast of Honduras. Well that is in the back yard of the CoCo View resort.  Just off the back side of the Prince Albert.

The dive begins at your assigned locker. The dive team members meet at the give time. After a quick equipment check is done, divers suite up and take the short path to the shore line. Yes this is the shore dive.

 

The water is calm and clear, temps are perfect and you could not be with better company. Even though 90% of the group has been labeled as CoCo Nuts. At the platform the second equipment check is done, bouyency is checked and you are paired up with your dive partner. And it always goes something like this. New diver with experienced diver. But we all look out for each other.

 

The begining of the dive is through the shallows. Through the seagrass area we follow the sandy path down to the safety stop marker. This is where the ocean opens up. Between you and the DC-3 airplane wreckage lays the ship “Prince Albert”. But that is another story.

 

This dive is much different than the other 100 plus dives I did here at CoCo View Resort. On this dive the visibility was awesome in the channel. I could actually see the Prince Albert. But was headed around the Prince Albert ship to the DC-3 wreckage. Upon my arrival I was amazed at how clear it was. So I pulled out the Cannon G-11 (Tim said it was a great camera.) and shot a few pictures. Here they are…

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NEW SALES web site.

by on Jul.21, 2011, under Buy Art Give Art, CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection

NEW Shopping Web Site

“Life Below Sea Level”
The
Fish, Sponges, Corals, Sea Anemone and MORE…

Prints – Showcase Prints – Canvas Wraps – Wall Clings-Calendar – Aprons – Sweatshirts – T-Shirts – Bags – Bookmarks – Buttons – Coasters – Cutting Boards – Key chains – Tags – Mugs – Magnets – Mouse pads – Greeting Cards – Postage Stamps – Fotoflots – Wall Mounts – Desk Stands

Large assortment of my new pictures can be viewed/purchased at:

Press here to ENTER Shopping Center

 

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Underwater Pictures For Sale

by on Feb.21, 2011, under Buy Art Give Art, Charlottesville Virginia, CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection, William B Tomanek Travels

The purple spong

The underwater pictures for sale web site was launched a little over a month ago. It really seams to me, that no one is interested in “Life Below Sea Level”.  This assortment of pictures has several species of corals and sponges that do LIVE below sea level. I have just recently started to ad fish.

This collection was put together to share with others what I have personally see with my own two eyes. A life in the underwater animal kingdom. A life trying to grow and survive. A life that may be there today, but gone tomorrow. A life underwater that is disrupted by weather changes, just like on land.

You can see from these pictures how scattered life is below sea level.

Please visit www.UnderWaterPicturesForSale.com and take home a piece of life is is slowly dying away.

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Pictures For Sale

by on Jan.10, 2010, under Other items, Tomanek Collection

Pictures for sale by William B Tomanek

Pictures for sale by William B Tomanek

Want to buy an Under Water picture for your hallway or a nice set for your office? Finally my site is up for selling pictures. This was no fun task, and it was costly.

The site can be accessed by going to www.TomanekCollection.com and selecting the proper link. I hope the info is correct, this should be fun.

If you have any questions about special orders, give me a call.

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Vacation #2, 2009

by on Jun.13, 2009, under Vacations

Vacation is looking a lot like Europe. May have to sell one car to pay for my airplane ticket. But I need a break, blue water and sunny skies. And I do not see that here.

It is nice to have friends over seas.

The question is, Am I going diving or site seeing? Germany, France, UK, or Spain?

That is the question…

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Will Tomaneks Life

by on Jun.13, 2009, under Life

This have been a very stressful week. Lots of things going on, decisions to make. Car problems. Funny thing, I order one tire to replace one with a nail in it. And then I get a flat tire on a totally diferent tire. Don’t figure.

What will it be next?

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