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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive & Adventure/Sand Dollar Condominium Resort in
Bonaire

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Diane Amos, NC, USA
Report Number 2661
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Grand Bahama, Florida, 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None, with the great shore diving right in front of Sand Dollar on Bari
Reef, we could dive whatever profile we wanted  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
Because of the easy diving, clear visibility, and multitude of fish (Bari
Reef rated #1 in world for number of fish species), there were excellent
subjects to photograph in easy conditions.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Sand Dollar is a wonderful place - quiet, peaceful, with incredible
oceanfront views right from our balcony and bedroom.  The condos were huge,
so moving around with all the dive gear was easy.  Great balconies for
hanging suits to dry, and the dive operation on site has a convenient
hanging room for the equipment.  Unlike other resorts we've visited where
you had to stay in A/C because the windows had no screens, this resort had
wide open screens to capture the magical island breeze, but keep out the
mosquitoes.  No transition period coming from outside to inside frigid air.
 Full kitchens allowed us to save money and cook in, relax on the balcony
eating dinner, overlooking the ocean.  What could be better!  The diving
was so easy - just walk out of the condo and jump in!  But the number of
shore dives available around the island led to a great variety of
experiences.  We still liked Bari Reef the best!  Bonaire Dive &
Adventure a very convenient on-site dive operation.
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