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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire/Kalendjik

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Rindy and Janet Clayton, WV, US
Report Number 2064
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Bimini, Cancun/Cozumel, Florida Keys, freshwater lake and river in WV
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
when on Capt. Don's boat, we were told to reverse direction and head back
to the boat at 'xxx' psi.  
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
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
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
Photograph shop on premises, but was not staffed a lot of the time because
he would be out on the boat. Very annoying.  Had to go chasing around to
find someone to help us in the meantime.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
True natives not all that friendly but translplants were extremely nice.
Case in point, owner of Chat 'n Browse (from Connecticutt I think) loaned
us his binoculars for our drive tour around the island.  He didn't ask for
collateral, ID, NOTHING!!!!Amazing trust!  Humidity was terribly high and
temps in low 90's but the wind kept it tolerable, barely-HA.  I wish we had
known to be prepared to pay for small purchases in Dutch $.  When using
American, locals were either ignorant on conversion or very conniving--they
would cheat you nearly every time. Also wished we had brushed up on
Centigrade to Farenheit conversion.  Oven in our rental cabin was in
centigrade!! Luckily we weren't trying anything critical and muddled
through. A guide taped to the wall would have been helpful!! We flew round
trip on American/American Eagle and had no lost/delayed luggage, no missed
flights, no problems!
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