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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive & Adventure/Sand Dollar Condos in
Bonaire

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Rick Bates, Ontario, Canada
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 5198
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
PNG, Northern Australia, Southern Australia, Fiji, British Columbia, Great
Lakes, Altlantic, Florida, Bonaire, Bahamas, T&C, Cozumel, Roatan.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
All shore diving on your own  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Comments
Photo Shop on site (not used)
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
My second trip to Bonaire in as many years.  We were quite happy with the
dive shop and condos so we repeated.  Sand Dollar had a spare room for us
when we arrived at 6am (red eye from Newark) so we could clean up and rest
until our room was ready at 10am.  This kind of service is above and beyond
as far as I am concerned.  Unit was clean, affordable, well maintained.

Dive shop remembered us, and allowed us the "condensed" version
of the mandatory Marine Park orientation, so we were in the water by about
10:30 am the day of arrival.

All shore dives for a week, and conditions were great!  Shore entry
requires a but of effort and must be done carefully, but well worth the
effort. Once you get used to the entries and how not to fight the waves
slapping ashore, its a breeze.  Reefs and fish populations seemed healthy,
but a little dusting of sand and grit on most shallow life because of
recent storms.  People on Bonaire as friendly as always and prices eating
out were reasonable.

Resort and Dive Shop are both good bang for your diving dollar and I will
continue to travel here.

Breakfast (included) was on site and great as always.
Our truck was through Poppy (Telerin Car Rental) whose service was great,
meeting us at the airport with a smile.
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