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Dive Review of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn in
Bonaire

August, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Dawn , FL, US
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Report Number 6675
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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