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Dive Review of Capt. Dons Habitat in
Bonaire

December, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Sandy Ruffin, Az., USA (1 report)
Report Number 307

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Reporter
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]Maui, Kona, Turks/Caicos,Cayman Islands

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]Marine Park Rules: no touch/take/gloves  
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
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
[None]We stayed 12 days. Bonaire has  good reefs.  Capt. Dons:  average
rooms/ average housekeeping service. Maintenance problems :air
cond/toilets/lack of towels.  Dining and dining service only average.  Dive
boats good.  Majority of staff  seemed unfriendly.  Dive staff  was quite
unfriendly and sullen. Dive briefings were less than helpful: for example: 
you will see fish, begin your dive against the current.  We were only able
to dive with three tanks of nitrox before Capt. Dons totally ran out of
nitrox for the remainder of our trip. Dive store poorly stocked for dive
operation.  
If Capt. Dons was the only place to stay and dive in Bonaire, we would not
return.  However; we did take the time  to find other facilities for any
future trips we may take to Bonaire.
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