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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive and Adventure/Sand Dollar Resort in
Bonaire

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by robert knourek, CA, United States
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Report Number 4387
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
hawaii, tahiti, carribean
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
70   to 125    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
90 feet, but it was not enforced.  
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
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
from shore, great. on boat, adequate.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
sand dollar resort and dan leman apartments have direct access to bari reef
via a nice little pier. it is all w/in walking distance, short walks at
that. the dive operation is good although the boats are kind of a panga
style which may be a turnoff for some. they can be kind of bumpy even w
flat conditions. for me and my dive buddy no problem, but i would not take
my wife on the boats;>) the people there are just great, they have a
naturalist there, jerry, who does a great class and leads a dive of the
bari reef. it is a very easy reef to learn to navigate, only once did we
encounter any current (that was at night). night dives are easy too. the
resort itself is not particularly luxurious, but everything worked. we
stayed in room b-7, on the ground floor, and the lanai was screened in...i
would recommend requesting a screened in lanai, that way you can keep the
windows open at night and the bugs out. our apartment had A/C, i'm not sure
all of them do, so if that matters to you, i would check that out in
advance. the main thing about this place is the super easy access to great
shore diving. 
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