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Dive Review of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn in
Bonaire

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Laurie Gneiding, NJ, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 6824
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Most of the Caribbean islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions on depth but it was suggested you go no deeper than 60-70
feet.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
Rinse tank for cameras onshore.  No set up on boats
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The red eye from Houston arrives in Bonaire at 0600 (ugh!) but our room was
ready and waiting for our morning nap.  No onsite restaurant but plenty
around if you're not inclined to make use of kitchenette in each room. 
Easy walk to local markets to get food.  Make sure you bring PLENTY of
sunblock as temps exceed 90oF every day.

Boat is open without seats or shade but is perfectly adequate
transportation for 10 minute ride to Klein Bonaire. Would prefer if they
supplied freshwater water for after dive rinse.  Bonaire has aggressive
lionfish extirpation program so divemasters were busy hunting.  Lots of
adult and juvenile fish and some small critters.  One huge midnight
parrotfish and one turtle.  Vis was excellent.

Also visited Washington National Park for birdwatching.  Absolutely fabuous
views and scenery!
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