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Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Really nice week of diving"
Really nice week of divingOur dive group from Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC returned for another week at Bonaire, one of our favorite dive locales. My... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2017   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Bonaire Captain Don's 2017"
Bonaire Captain Don's 2017We've stayed at Captain Don's several Times. We had a Junior Suite which includes a coffee pot, microwave, fridge, minimal utensi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2017   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Bonaire Captain Don's 2017"
Bonaire Captain Don's 2017We've stayed at Captain Don's several Times. We had a Junior Suite which includes a coffee pot, microwave, fridge, minimal utensi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2017   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Should've Been Better!"
Should've Been Better!My wife and I booked our trip to Buddy Dive through a group seminar. This group of 20 or so has travelled together to many dive re... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Bruce J Levine
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Easy diving, great location, iffy food"
Easy diving, great location, iffy foodOnce again a repeat visit for us. The only real difference was we were late to book and so ended up in one of the more expensive t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Ken
500+ Dives
 
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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn N   [N/A]   "Carib Inn retail store"
Carib Inn retail storeI didn't even get to go on this trip. I just wanted to mention the retail shop. Previous trip, I had a fin foot pocket break, ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Joel Horie
<100 Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Nice resort but too crowded"
Nice resort but too crowdedMy wife and I stayed at Buddy Dive in January. There was nothing drastically wrong with this resort, but for us it was way too cro... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2017   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Habitat: Not So Much Diving Freedom Anymore"
Habitat: Not So Much Diving Freedom AnymoreThe Bonaire National Marine Park has been in place since 1973 and their stringent protection glows brightly. The reef is well popu... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2017   Marilyn Walker
1000+ Dives
 
Div'Ocean/ Caribbean Court N   [N/A]   "Excellent Diving with Div'Ocean"
Excellent Diving with Div'OceanMy husband and I just returned from 6 days of excellent dives with DivOcean ! Weve been to Bonaire several times, but wanted t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2016   Joyce Leftly
250+ Dives
 
Harbour Village Beach Club N   Harbour Village   "Good Enough"
Good EnoughHaving been 15- 20 times to Bonaire, never stayed at the upscale Harbour Village versus Buddy!s or Capt Dons. The beach was nice fo... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2016   D.Demming
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire from the Sea N   [N/A]   "Bonaire from the Sea - The best of diving, dining, & sailing"
Bonaire from the Sea - The best of diving, dining, & sailingMy wife & I have been diving throughout the Caribbean for the past 25 years and we are always seeking out new ideas and activities... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2016   Lynn M. Thorne
500+ Dives
 
Bonaire from the Sea N   [N/A]   "Bonaire from the Sea - The best of diving, dining, & sailing"
Bonaire from the Sea - The best of diving, dining, & sailingMy wife & I have been diving throughout the Caribbean for the past 25 years and we are always seeking out new ideas and activities... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2016   Lynn M. Thorne
500+ Dives
 
Good Dive/ Ocean Breeze Apartments N   [N/A]   "Still the home of diver freedom"
Still the home of diver freedomMy buddy and I really enjoy the freedom of diving on Bonaire. And it has gotten even better. Good dive has self serve filling st... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   Steve Huneck
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Belafonte Chateau de la Mer N   [N/A]   "Great diving and staying in Bonaire"
Great diving and staying in BonaireWe (14 of us) love Bonaire. This is our second trip and we stayed at a different hotel than the first time. The Belafonte does n... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2016   Don Jennings
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   west and SW   "Shore Diving"
Shore DivingWe go to Bonaire every three years or so because of the fantastic shore diving. The last few times we've stayed at Buddies (nice a... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2016   David Grenda
1000+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/Div'Ocean Bonaire/ The Plaza Resort N   [N/A]   "Bonaire - July 3 through July 17"
Bonaire - July 3 through July 17July 3- 17 Plaza Resort The resort is going through some much needed renovation both inside and out. Grounds They have be... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Nick J Monaco
250+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn N   [N/A]   "We always return here!"
We always return here!We have been coming here, sometimes twice a year since 1996. The dive shop is top notch, and can repair almost anything; they also... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2016   Dawn
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Good Diving"
Good DivingThis was our first trip to Bonaire. Some of the easiest diving we have done. Dive sites are no more than 20 minutes out at the lon... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   richard s mcgowan
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Fantastic Shore diving "
Fantastic Shore diving Second time to Bonaire and Captain Don's. Diving Freedom is their motto and it's what you have in Bonaire. Bonaire is not a place ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2016   John kirkenir
250+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Scuba diving in Bonaire"
Scuba diving in BonaireThe Divi Flamingo runs a good dive operation for experienced divers. Due to recent surgery we needed boat diving instead of shore ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2016   David Lang
100+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire/ Toucan Dive Shop N   [N/A]   "Bonaire Fall 2016 at the Plaza Resort with Toucan Divers"
Bonaire Fall 2016 at the Plaza Resort with Toucan DiversWe put together a group trip (13 folks) to the Plaza Resort Oct 29th thru Nov 13th, 2016. Some of us went for 2 weeks and others ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Eric Ohde
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ buddy dive N   [N/A]   "13th trip to BONAIRE since '86. My go to dive place, period."
13th trip to BONAIRE since '86. My go to dive place, period.I first dived Bonaire in 87. The ease of the boat diving, and shore diving was superb. As a new diver. Bonaire played a huge part ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2016   eric neumann
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive/ Caribbean Club Bonaire N   whole island   "20+ years experience and over 600 dives in Bonaire"
20+ years experience and over 600 dives in BonaireI have gone to Bonaire at least once a year for over 20 years. I have stayed at many locations, rented vehicles from many sources. ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2016   Greg Oppenhuizen
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Still in love with Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort"
Still in love with Bonaire and Buddy Dive ResortMy dive buddy a life long friend and I booked with Buddy Dive resort on short notice. We were flexible and Buddy had an opening, w... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2015   Paul S Jacobsen
500+ Dives
 
Great Adventures Bonaire/ Harbour Village N   [N/A]   "Perfect location and facilities"
Perfect location and facilitiesThe resort accommodations are excellent. The restaurant is very good and convenient. The resort and restaurant staff is excellen... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2016   James Ringer
1000+ Dives
 
Caribbean Club - Buddy Dive Resort N   N/A   "After some reflection, we'd return to the Caribbean Club"
After some reflection, we'd return to the Caribbean ClubThe good is that the Caribbean Club Resort is part of the Dive Buddy Operation. It is located close to many great dive sites nor... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   George Constantino
500+ Dives
 
Caribbean Club - Buddy Dive Resort N   N/A   "After some reflection, we'd return to the Caribbean Club"
After some reflection, we'd return to the Caribbean ClubThe good is that the Caribbean Club Resort is part of the Dive Buddy Operation. It is located close to many great dive sites nor... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   George Constantino
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ BONAIRE EXCLUSIVE N   [N/A]   "Economy trip to Bonaire"
Economy trip to BonaireThis was out 31st trip to this beloved island. We have stayed at Captain Don's Habitat on numerous occasions and it is always grea... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2016   David Bridenbaugh
1000+ Dives
 
Harbour Village Beach Club N   west shore and Klein Bonaire   "Harbour Village -- again"
Harbour Village -- againMy wife and I have been diving in Bonaire for well more than 2 decades, and have enjoyed every trip there. I have been bringing g... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2016   Ernie Feleppa Casuarina Aquat
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Laman Condos N   Kradllink   "Bonaire is"
Bonaire isBonaire reefs are the healthiest we see in the Carribean, with least influx of lionfish. Dem Leman is a first class condo operati... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   Rodney Sheppard
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "I forgot how beautiful it was"
I forgot how beautiful it wasThe last time we came to Bonaire was in 2003, and now, 13 years later, I realized what we were missing all these years, incredible... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   Irina Zeylikman
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Busy week but better than expected after Matthew"
Busy week but better than expected after MatthewWe were concerned about this trip given that Hurricane Matthew had just passed through the area the week before and the storm was ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   David Bader
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Diving in Bonaire"
Diving in BonaireComfortable and clean oceanfront accommodations. Breakfast buffet was good but a bit limited. Service at dinner time was remarkab... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2016   Jeanette Hartshorn
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Another Good Trip to Captain Don's"
Another Good Trip to Captain Don'sWe've been going to Bonaire for many years. Much has changed. More traffic, cruise ships and diminished reef life. Lots of cons... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2016   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Shore diving at its best"
Shore diving at its bestMy dive buddy and I spent a week diving on our own. Arrange for a pickup truck, buy a marine park pass, pay for a week of tanks a... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2016   Donald Greenberg
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Still a great place"
Still a great placeFull disclosure: we have owned a cottage affiliated with Habitat since 1998, so of course, my view of the resort is interested. Th... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2016   Mary McCombie
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Sand Dollar N   [N/A]   "Delightful Week with Dive Friends and Sand Dollar"
Delightful Week with Dive Friends and Sand DollarAs other reviews reflect, Sand Dollar is a well- maintained, efficiently- operated condominium, with full modern kitchens containing... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   Tom Murphy
250+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo/ Divi Flamingo Beach N   Netherlands Antilles   "Easy diving in Bonaire at Divi Flamingo Beach "
Easy diving in Bonaire at Divi Flamingo Beach Our family has been diving in Bonaire for 30+ years. We have stayed at Divi, Flamingo Beach every time. We have purchased several ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2016   R E WRENN
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Great week at Buddy Dive"
Great week at Buddy DiveI've been to Bonaire many times and always enjoy the wonderful and healthy reef. Yes the western Pacific is even better, but Bonai... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2016   Scott Cray
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Great diving for beginner and experienced divers."
Great diving for beginner and experienced divers.We traveled to Divi Flamingo, Bonaire in 2014, after an absence of many years, and were so impressed that we returned this June wi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2016   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
GOOODive N   [N/A]   "DIY Airfills "
DIY Airfills My family of mixed diving ability was in Bonaire for a week of diving and had booked with another shop but were not having a good... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2016   David Smith
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Continues to be a great diving destination"
Continues to be a great diving destinationOur dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC returned for our annual trip to Bonaire with Divi Dive at the Divi Flamingo res... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2016   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure N   [N/A]   "Bonaire Dive and Adventure"
Bonaire Dive and Adventure I am an experienced dive Pro who has taken my family of novice divers to Bonaire a number of times, this was our fourth and last... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   David Smith
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Captain Don's Habitat"
Captain Don's HabitatWe've been coming to Bonaire for over 20 years. Needless to say, there have been many changes. Bonaire diving is still good. But, ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2016   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Laman N   [N/A]   "Den Laman and Bonaire Dive Adventure"
Den Laman and Bonaire Dive AdventureWe had a wonderful experience at Den Laman condominiums. They were very responsive with all communications. The reservation proces... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2016   Gregory S Bruce
250+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Bonair - Plaza Resort Diving"
Bonair - Plaza Resort DivingWent with my dive shop group on this trip (25+). Plaza Resort hotel went out of their way to be helpful on check in and throughout... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2015   Joseph Stehn
250+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Lamen condos N   [N/A]   "Bonaire diving 2016"
Bonaire diving 2016We flew the United non stop from Newark. It is very convenient but very crowded. The only problem is there is only one flight a we... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2016   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Adventures in Bonaire"
Adventures in BonaireApril 2015 was our first trip to Bonaire. Plaza Resort rooms are spacious and clean. If you're there when it is not hosting a musi... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2015   Carmen Thomas
100+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Bonaire diving is easy diving"
Bonaire diving is easy divingOur family of five has been diving in Bonaire for over 30 years. On our first visit to Bonaire we stayed at Divi flamingo beach. W... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2015   R E WRENN
1000+ Dives
 
Wannadive Bonaire/ Eden Beach Resort N   N.A.   "Great Dive Trip"
Great Dive TripWe have been diving on Bonaire for the past 10 years, and we have seen a great number of changes. We have watched the island chan... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2015   Debra Ryan
250+ Dives
 
Harbour Village Beach Club N   west shore and Klein Bonaire   "idyllic easy diving"
idyllic easy divingThe dive crew at Harbour Village - - Alfonso, Drew, Ken, and leader Chris - - is superb. They are knowledgeable, safety conscious, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2015   Ernie Feleppa Casuarina Aquat
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Great Bonaire Trip"
Great Bonaire TripVery good dive operation with friendly, knowledgeable divemasters who were always ready to lend a hand if needed. Nitrox was readi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2015   Linda Cober
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Goood Resort, Bamboo Bali Bonaire N   [N/A]   "A good place to get back into Diving"
A good place to get back into DivingMy wife wanted to get back into diving after a 10 year hiatus raising the family. I hoped that the shore diving experience of Bon... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Blake Hottle
250+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Belmar Apartments - Bonaire Diving"
Belmar Apartments - Bonaire DivingDelta flights from RDU to Atlanta to Bonaire. We left at 6: 00am and were at Belmar Apartments in Bonaire at 2: 00pm. Attended man... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Mark Thorne
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Bonaire - Captain Don's Habitat "
Bonaire - Captain Don's Habitat Bonaire Trip - October 2015 I arrived after an OK flight via AA Airlines in Bonaire on October 10th. I got unpacked and put to... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2015   Patricia A. Sinclair
500+ Dives
 
Divi Dive Bonaire/ [same]Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]Bonaire   "Bonaire still a great destination"
Bonaire still a great destinationDove with a large educational group in early November. Conditions were great. Occasional showers but mostly sun and steady b... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2015   David Van Ryn
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Divi once more"
Divi once moreThis is a repeat trip for us. Easy convenient lazy diving. Refer to prior reviews for general info about the resort - the followin... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2015   Ken
500+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn N   [N/A]   "Beautiful, relaxed, easy diving"
Beautiful, relaxed, easy divingI've been to Bonaire and dived with the Carib Inn ( [. . . ] ) eight times starting about 30 years ago and have always had a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Edward Clapp
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ Caribberan Club Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Great Bonaire Diving but a Disappointing Resort Experience"
Great Bonaire Diving but a Disappointing Resort ExperienceThe good: Diving in Bonaire, one of my all time favorite locations. The bad: Having our 7: 00 a. m. flight canceled at 4: 30 a. m. , ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2015   Kendall Valentine
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Capt. Don's"
Capt. Don'sTook My grandson 12 years old to get certified. Jason was given the job. My grandson had taken the book work on line. Jas... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2015   Dennis Munden
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Second time as good as the first."
Second time as good as the first.Second trip in two summers. I have no complaints about the resort. Good food with all meals buffet style. New soda drink dispenser... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2015   Ronald Bailey
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire/ Plaza Beach Resort N   [N/A]   "Still good diving after all these years"
Still good diving after all these yearsMy longtime dive buddies & I have been periodically visiting Bonaire since 1992. While things topside have changed somewhat (like ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2015   W Glen Kitchens
1000+ Dives
 
None/ [same]Treasure by the Sea N   [N/A]   "Great Shore Diving on bonaire"
Great Shore Diving on bonaireThis was our 4th trip to Bonaire, and it just keeps getting better. The first 2 times we stayed at Buddy Dive, who did a great jo... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2015   Don Melcher
100+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Bonaire sliping?"
Bonaire sliping?This trip was with SingleDivers. com; there were about 32 of us in two dedicated boats. All morning trips were 2 tank and there was... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2015   John Dale Kennedy
250+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire N   [N/A]   "A Nice Way to Spend the Week"
A Nice Way to Spend the WeekVisibility was less than expected. This could be due to consistently high winds blowing dry coral dust into the water. Winds also ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Robert Hanson
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ VRBO N   [N/A]   "Great Dive Operator, Sparse Marine Life and a Healthy Crime Rate"
Great Dive Operator, Sparse Marine Life and a Healthy Crime RateWe just spent a week diving in Bonaire and can't say enough about the very unique and convenient approach with which Dive Friends ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2015   Kent O. Bonde
1000+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Many Trips to Bonaire"
Many Trips to BonaireWe've made many trips to Bonaire over the years. Like just about everywhere else, there is more traffic and hustle/ bustle than the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2015   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Great shore diving in Bonaire"
Great shore diving in BonaireWe stayed at Buddy Dive as part of a REEF group of 20+ divers. We had a package that included our condo, a rental car (pickup tru... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2015   Alice Ribbens
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Another great dive trip to Divi Flamingo "
Another great dive trip to Divi Flamingo This was our 18th trip to Divi Flamingo & it continues to be one of our favorite dive destinations. The weather was windy, water t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2015   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Good Trip"
Good TripWe've stayed at Captain Don's several times and like it a lot. The pluses are it has a great house reef and is clean and friendly... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2015   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Decent dive operation; better than average resort"
Decent dive operation; better than average resortThe dive operation is quite good. Dive shop staff are friendly and very helpful. The dive operation is generally well- run. The nor... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2015   Samuel B Johnson
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Bonaire in November 2014"
Bonaire in November 2014Bonaire Trip November 2014 I arrived after a lovely flight via Delta Airlines in Bonaire on November 8th. I got unpacked and... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   Patricia A. Sinclair
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Good Trip"
Good TripWe have been going to Bonaire since the early 1990s so we know the island pretty well. This is our third trip to Bonaire this yea... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Still good diving in the Caribbean"
Still good diving in the CaribbeanDirect flight from Newark made getting there easy although United charges for every bag so we paid $180 extra (r/ t) in fees. Overh... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2014   Gary & Robin Schiendelman
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Another Strong Review"
Another Strong ReviewFor good reason, Bonaire and Buddy Dive receive strong reviews. We do four dives a day, and, if we're tired, or want an easy night... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   David Lefever
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Still our favorite on Bonaire, warts and all..."
Still our favorite on Bonaire, warts and all...We just spent a lovely 2 weeks scuba- diving in Bonaire. We stayed at Captain Dons Habitat, as we often do. Our first trip was in ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Larry Eggert
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Exceptional diver-oriented resort"
Exceptional diver-oriented resortBuddy Dive Resort continues to be one of the best bargains available, with its free nitrox, drive- through tank pickup/ drop- off fac... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   D. S. Davis
500+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire N   [N/A]   "easy diving in Bonaire"
easy diving in BonairePlaza Resort/ Toucan Dive is an all inclusive operation except for alcohol. This makes for very easy 3 or 4 dives/ day with easy to g... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2014   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ VRBO N   [N/A]   "Bonaire 3 years in a row"
Bonaire 3 years in a rowThis was my third trip in three years. We stay at a condo we found through VRBO. My wife is not a diver so she wants a nice plac... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2014   Richard Rigg
250+ Dives
 
Wannadive Bonaire/ Bridanda Apartments N   [N/A]   "I'd go back every time"
I'd go back every timeBonaire is an excellent dive destination for those who do not like a schedule. Overall, the entire island is on "island time" so ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   Joshua Hill
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Excellent"
ExcellentFourth time to Bonaire - 2nd to Buddy. More fun with son- in- law who is a dive instructor (4- 5 dives a day for him & our daughter). ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2014   Courtenay Weldon
100+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Easy Diving As Always"
Easy Diving As AlwaysI have no complaints about the hotel. Rooms were large with large bathrooms. Air conditioner worked and room had an in room ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2014   Ronald Bailey
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   n/a   "Buddy Dive: Hard to beat for a relaxing dive trip"
Buddy Dive: Hard to beat for a relaxing dive tripWe've been to Buddy Dive twice, and each time we marvel at how easy it is to get a week's diving in here while also being almost a... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2014   Lori Pottinger
100+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire N   [N/A]   I'm not going to do a long write- up as there are many on Bonaire. Plaza and Toucan Divers are great but I wanted to bring one iss... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   David Bader
1000+ Dives
 
Larry's Wild Side Diving/ Buddy Dive N   Bonaire   Nothing bad or even poor to report. Larry & Fred are extremely customer orientated - attentive, informative, safe, persona... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Walter Romaniak
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   Seventh or eighth trip to Bonaire (but it had been a while. . . last trip was in 2008. ) Flew on Delta's Friday flight, which going ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2014   Deborah W Campbell
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   Stayed in a Junior Suite for 7 nights. These rooms have a coffee pot, microwave, dishes and utensils for 2 and a sink. Our last n... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2014   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   We recently had a group of 12 divers staying at Divi Flamingo. The rooms are good- sized, although a bit worn, but perfectly functi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2014   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   Bonaire diving is almost always outstanding but noticed with the aging of divers the various shore entries getting progressively h... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2014   D.Demming
1000+ Dives
 
VIP Diving/ Club Nautico N   [N/A]   We have been going to Bonaire for going on 10 years now. I have been meaning to post a review of VIP Diving for a while now as it ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2014   Scott Knobler
100+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   This was our 16th trip to dive at Divi Flamingo, so I guess you could assume we like it and we do. The group from Wateree Dive Cent... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2014   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   It's been a couple of years since we'd been to Bonaire and many years since we've stayed at Captain Don's. There's a lot more traf... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2014   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   10th time in Bonaire. About 6 at divi. We chose it due to easy dock diving and closeness to restaurants. As always the diving was ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2014   Ken
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   Bonaire, Klein Bonaire   The dive operation is first rate. Dive crews are experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful. Facilities are aged but clean and well m... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2014   Mr. Michael Watts
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ SunRental Ocean Front Apartments N   [N/A]   Bonaire is quite nice, a rather small island, easy to get around and not any more expensive than most other Caribbean islands. We ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2014   Henry O Ziller
250+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   This was our 13th trip to Divi Flamingo & it remains a favorite. Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC, brought about... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2014   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire N   [N/A]   We stayed at the Belmar for Christmas week, in a corner first- floor two bedroom apartment. Nice, large, and comfy (except for bad ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2013   Laura A.
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat/ Captain Don's N   [N/A]   We had some problems with the 3 bedroom villa. One of the bedrooms had a terrible odor that smelled like something dead. The man... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   David Funderburk
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Laman N   [N/A]   Dive shop went above and beyond in making sure tanks were available at all times. Dive operators left at 4: 30 but had outside cage... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2013   Jack A Ray
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N     Bonaire Sept 29 to Oct 07 I got to Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire at 9: 30PM on 9/ 29. It was a little dicey finding my room in... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2012   Patricia A. Sinclair
250+ Dives
 
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