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Dive Review of Capt. Don's in
Bonaire

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Dennis , ca., USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4902
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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