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Dive Review of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn in
Bonaire

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Edward Clapp, CA, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"Beautiful, relaxed, easy diving"
Report Number 8578
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, SCAL, NCAL, MA, FL, Puerto Rico, Belize, Dominica, Saba,
Grand/Little Cayman, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport
Bonaire
International
Airport
Getting There
Moderately difficult - not
many flights and schedules
change

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
N/A
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
2 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
I've been to Bonaire and dived with the Carib Inn (www.caribinn.com) eight
times starting about 30 years ago and have always had a great time.  My
last visit was in October of 2015.

As in all but one of the previous visits, I also stayed there (and would
have stayed there the other but couldn't because the Inn was full).  It has
my highest recommendation, provided it's a good fit for you.  The place and
its dive operation are probably not for you if you're into guerrilla diving
or wild partying.  The average age of divers is probably close to 50.  

Bruce has a terrific operation with little staff turnover and lots of
repeat customers - this time I dove with a couple I'd met on a previous
trip whose children and grandchildren all learned to dive at the Carib Inn
and who'd completed their 600th Bonaire dive that week - for very good
reason.

An example of why he does so well came up on our last day.  UAL had us
scheduled to leave about 8:00 AM but the flight was postponed for about 12
hours.  They'd not notified us by email so we had to drive to the airport
to discover this ...
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