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Diving Reviews of Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire

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For Experienced Divers:  4 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  5 stars
Underwater Photography:  4 stars Accommodations:  4 stars
 
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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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
 
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
 
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
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Capt. Don's"
Capt. Don's[None]Took 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   Both sides   We have been going to Bonaire for 30 years. We have stayed several different places. I still love Capt. Don's. You just can not... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2013   Dennis Munden
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   This was my third trip to Captain Don's and may have been my last. Captain Don's continues to live up to its motto: "Home of D... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2013   Samuel B Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   The good news is that the North American reservation agent for Captain Dons Habitat Maduro Travel has gotten its stuff togeth... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2011   Mark Kimmey
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   This is our second trip to Bonaire and Captain Don's Habitat on a group trip with our local dive shop. The divemasters Roger and W... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2010   James Capelle
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   I went to Captain Don's as part of a dive shop group trip. Registration and front desk - Horrible. fill out your registration ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2010   Jeff Reynolds
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat/ Coral Paradise Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Kenny and Margaret at the Coral Paradise Resort run a first class operation, and they are great hosts. The rooms have everything ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2010   George Lock Jr
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Captain Dons Habitat March 2010 This was my second time on Bonaire and to tell the truth, the div... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
3/2010   Roberto Labrador
250+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's/ Coral Paradise Resort Full report N   [N/A]   We did only shore diving which we found very relaxing because we were not tied to a boat schedule. The diving was EASY. The hard... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   Ann Harwood
100+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's Full report N   [N/A]   [None]We have been going to Don's for many! years. It is a great place to break in new equipment and new divers. We were treated... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2009   Dennis
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat/ Same Full report N   [N/A]   The rooms were spacious and pretty well lit (with compact fluorescent bulbs, for the most part) with tile floors throughout. The ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   James A Heimer
500+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's Full report N   [N/A]   Three major events in late 2008 damaged this great dive destination. Warm waters brought coral bleaching, a virus killed hundreds ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Larry Polster
1000+ Dives
 
Capt Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Our 4th trip to Bonaire. There was a good deal for Capt Don's so we stayed there for the first time. Room deco was a bit tired. ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2007   Fran Leach
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   We rented a pick-up for the week with Budget at the airport. Everything went OK, but I was uneasy with their CDW insurance policy ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2008   Marcio Cardoso
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   Netherlands Antilles   We went with Jack & Sue Drafhal to do a digital photo class. We stayed in an Oceanfront Villa. The maid would leave the door open ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Wally Burke
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   I spent one week, April 5 through 12, at Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire, "the home of diving freedom." For me, Captain Don's was... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Samuel B. Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat/ Same Full report N   [N/A]   We took the Continental flight that leaves Houston at 11:30pm and arrives about 6:00am. Flight left on time and we had no problem... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2008   Nancy Collins
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Full report N   [N/A]   [None]For a first-timer in Bonaire, it became clear that this island is all about diving. Very few distractions besides diving...... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2007   Jeff Paulsen
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Upon arrial - all was set in place driver waiting for us with sign to take us to Cptn Dons' we did however ask driver to stop at t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2007   Andrea Ohlson
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Since this was my third trip to Bonaire and second with Captain Don's there was really nothing unexpected. Our Captain Don's crew... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Ronald Schmetzer
250+ Dives
 
Captan Dons Full report N   [N/A]   "Captan Dons" is a nice place and has a lot to offer. Besides some minor quarks here and there (will get into later), we survived... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
4/2007   MARK A. HICKS
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   I can say that I have dove over a dozen different islands in the Caribbean and if you could only choose one island to dive, Bonair... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2006   Bear Johnston
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   This is our 5th trip to Bonaire in 15 years and we've always stayed at Don's. Compared to previous years, the resort itself is ab... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Typical Bonaire dive conditions - easy access to easy sites, short boat rides, nice diving, lots of little critters. Typical dive ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2005   ken
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   Kalendjik   True natives not all that friendly but translplants were extremely nice. Case in point, owner of Chat 'n Browse (from Connecticutt... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Rindy and Janet Clayton
<100 Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   The advertised internet service is provided by an outside vender. My computer had an Airport Card for wirlless service, so all I n... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   Carole Mouton
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Planning this trip through the resort's North American reservations agent, Maduro Travel, Inc., was not without its problems. It ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2005   Mark Kimmey
500+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's Habitat/ Happy Holiday Homes Bungalows Full report N   [N/A]   [Bonaire has a reputation for being the shore dive capital of the world and for good reason. However getting there these days is... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Dave Bridenbaugh
250+ Dives
 
Capt Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   The dive crews and boat captains were great, as well as the staff. Packed WAY to many clothes! All you need is a couple pair of sh... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Bill Hitch
500+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   We always have a great time in Bonaire. Were a little worried about the damage by recent hurricanes. The preliminary reports from ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2004   Dave Bridenbaugh
100+ Dives
 
Capt. Dons Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   A very fun trip. Capt. Dons Habitats' slogan is diving freedom. Was as advertised. Staff was great, tanks plentiful. nice set up ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2004   Joe Mellino
100+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   We were prepared to spend some time touring the island. Was something that could have been done easily in a day. Not much to see. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Dave Bridenbaugh
<100 Dives
 
Captain Dons Full report N   [N/A]   We went for 2 reasons - had heard great things about Bonaire and had great connections from Houston via Jamaica to Bonaire. The f... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2003   Artie Burke
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   All I had read prior to my leaving were bad reports about the resort, but surprisingly, I found the room to be extremely clean wit... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2003   Jackie Sax
<100 Dives
 
Captain Don's Full report N   [N/A]   [None]We have be going to Captain Don's for years. We always have a great time. The rooms are nicer than the larger units. Dive... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Dennis Munden
1000+ Dives
 
Capt'n Dons Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   [None]The Home of Diving Freedom lived up to its name. We signed up for unlimited nitrox diving and it was very easy to dive on t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Michele Kondras
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   This was my second trip to Bonaire and I love the place even more. The diving is great; lots of small to medium sized fish and g... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2003   Paul McFall
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   The good: Just about everything. The people are friendly, the dive operation is run very efficiently, boats are clean, well cared ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2003   Karin & Glenn Butler
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   It was all good! The resort and it's staff was wonderful and very helpful in all areas (i.e. resort, restaurants, diving and dive... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2003   Esther Kuznetz
500+ Dives
 
Captian Don's/ Captain Don's Full report N     When we arrived at Captain Don's we immediatly recognized that this was the right place. The diving was amazingly convenient as t... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2002   Michael Cleaver
<100 Dives
 
Capt. Dons Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   [None]We stayed 12 days. Bonaire has good reefs. Capt. Dons: average rooms/ average housekeeping service. Maintenance problems ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2002   Sandy Ruffin
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report N   N/A   I stayed at Captain Don's Habitat. He is truly a unique character! His slide show presentation is not to be missed. The resort ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Cyd Allred
<100 Dives
 
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