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Dive Review of Black Durgon/yello submarine in

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by conrad kantor, CA , usa
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Report Number 4528
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Central America, South Pacific, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
Stayed at Divers Paradise part of Black Durgon, nice apts at $65 night. 
Black Durgon is for budget minded divers who like to shore dive.  Bare
bones operation for independent divers.  Yellow Submarine dive shop,
efficient but not overly customer service as to help with tanks or getting
back on the boat.  Unfamiliar with dive sites, rarely pointing things out
to divers.  Never heard the word buddy all week with average of 8 or more
divers on the boat.  Reefs damaged from storm Omar and generally fished
out.  I saw boats fishing daily on reefs.  Marine park is a joke.  I was
here 10 years ago and it was pristine.  Now a week of diving, no lobsters,
frog fish, sea horse or any thing more than six inches in length. 
Government is not putting any money in to roads, narrow with pot holes. 
Few beachs and many shore dives require you to walk over rocks, some steep.
 I find Curacao to be better from all perspectives.  I will not return to
Bonaire.  Final straw, DiviDivi air charges 0 for overweight on the way
over from Curasao but charged $40 on the way back.
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