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

Capt. Don's/Coral Paradise Resort, Sep, 2009,

by Ann Harwood, AZ, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5071.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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