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Dive Review of Capt. Don's in
Bonaire

Capt. Don's, Jul, 2009,

by Dennis , ca., USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4902.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified] Many areas of the Caribbean, Pacific.Atlantic, Mexico.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified] Use your head and be safe
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]Boats have camera buckets. Staff will try to do what ever they can for you. But you need to take full responsibility for all gear.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]We have been going to Don's for many! years. It is a great place to break in new equipment and new divers. We were treated well by all staff. There were a couple of large groups that almost filled a boat. We were never stuck in the last two places just to fill the boat and save them from using another boat. That was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Dive staff know the reefs well and gave good briefings and led dives that you could follow if inclined. After reading recent reviews I was expecting much more damage from last Oct. storm. There were places with significant coral slides. But being extremely familiar with the reefs, I think the slides took place in the same areas that always slide with a huge surge. Most area are still in pretty good condition. Actually it is amazing to me when considering how many divers go through each year. Money!!! needs to be spent keeping up the rooms, even the newest need work!!!! Wi-Fi was intermittent and that is a cheap fix. Great sea horses and frog fish. You can still get a quality dive experience with out a doubt.
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