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Dive Review of Capt Don's Habitat in

November, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Fran Leach, CT, USA
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Report Number 4385
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over caribbean, Australia Red Sea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
On second dive, come up when your low on air  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
Our 4th trip to Bonaire.  There was a good deal for Capt Don's so we stayed
there for the first time.  Room deco was a bit tired. Hotel staff very
friendly & accommodating better than anywhere else we stayed in
Bonaire.  Lunch choices were good, dinner not so good but we ate out for
dinner so it didn't nmatter.  The dive shop was past its sell by date.  The
shop manager was very off hand and gave the impression we were interrupting
her cigarette breaks, everything was a chore for her to do.  The dive
locker setup was poor, many broken lockers and if you did not get a top row
locker it was better to lug your gear back to the room to dry out. Nowhere
to hang wet suits to dry. One worn counter to put things on, on rickety
bench to sit on to get your tank on if you were doing a shore dive. The
resort was full while we were there and overall the dive staff did a good
job, however one of the dive masters (a South African) loudly told off a
party of 4 Brits for being late (5 minutes and what's that in the
Caribbean!) pretty bad as one of the party was a paraplegic.  To get tanks
for a shore dive was made difficult as the shop pick up was parked in the
way, blocking easy drive ups access to get tanks.  next time we'll stay at
Buddy's  and have lunch at Don's but they need to buck up their ideas.
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