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Dive Review of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn in
Bonaire

Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, Aug, 2012,

by Dawn , FL, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 33 reports). Report 6675.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Turk, St. Thomas, Palm Bch., Fla Keys, Barbados, Roatan, Belize,
Cozumel, Grand Cayman- East End

Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions back on boat with 500 psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments These are small, fast boats with no rinse tanks for cameras.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 21st visit to Bonaire and the Carib Inn, which should say it all! The Inn is always clean and well kept, with upgrading, painting,or tree trimming always in progress.Bruce has a well equipped dive shop, and can reapir almost anything. We don't usually rent a car- it is a short taxi drive to the Inn for $10. Downtown and the grocery stores are within walking distance, and , if we decide to dine farther way we use taxi #7- Farid & Suzie. This trip, we did shore dives in the morning,at sunrise. The parrots were just waking up, a tarpon cruised by everyday, and soon the water was full of fish; it was just glorious at that hour. The afternoons we dove with the boat- going North, South, or to Klein. The divemaster always asks where evryone wants to go, and is as accomidating as possible.Carib Inn has a very personable new divemaster, Brandon, who we enjoyed very much, along with the always personable Ralf. We liked it so much, that we will be back in Nov.
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