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Dive Review of Capt. Don's/Coral Paradise Resort in
Bonaire

September, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ann Harwood, AZ, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5071
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Catalina Island, Kauai, Big Island, Bahamas, Turks &
Caicos, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Palau, Philippines, Dominica,
Soccoro Islands, Cozumel, Guaymas
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
We did only shore diving which we found very relaxing because we were not
tied to a boat schedule.  The diving was EASY.  The hardest parts were the
entries and exits due to the rocky areas near the water's edge.  However,
we did not get any scrapes, probably due to the fact that we had full
length 3ml wetsuits on.  We did 12 dives in all areas except "the wild
side" which is on the east side of Bonaire.  We found the Bonaire
people to be very friendly and other divers were very helpful.  We highly
recommend Coral Paradise Resort which is next to Capt. Don's.  It has only
6 relatively new rooms.  The place was emmaculate and close to everything. 
The owners, Margarat and Kenny, are very good hosts.  They take an interest
in their guests and suggest places to eat and dive.  There are lots of
other fun things to do in Bonaire such as the Donkey sanctuary,
windsurfing, hiking, bird watching, etc.  We had a wonderful, relaxing
time, and no problem with theft which has been reported in the past.
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