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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Carole Mouton, TX, USA
Report Number 1997
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Channel Islands,
Palau, Truk Lagoon, Wakatobi, Aquarena Springs
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
calm, surge, noCurrents  
Water Temp
0   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Shore diving - none.
Boat diving - time limits (50 - 60 min.)  
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
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Comments
There were camera rinse buckets on both boats and near the gear rinse tanks
on shore. Since I have a digital camera, those are the only facilities I
used.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The advertised internet service is provided by an outside vender. My
computer had an Airport Card for wirlless service, so all I needed was the
password to access the local network. The provider required me to meet him
in person to establish service, but did not show up at the agreed upon
time. His only regularly scheduled times to be in the office were during
scheduled boat dives, so I never was able to get the service. I bought time
on the resort's antiquated computers which were so slow I could only get
off two email messages in 30 minutes. I was shut down without warning and
messages being sent were lost.

I entered the slide show contest but couldn't be there in person as our
night dive at the Salt Pier had been rescheduled for that evening. I won,
but never received any prize. When I came to the dive office the next day,
I was told that the manager had to give me the prize, but he was not there
the three times I came by the dive office. My flight home was the next
morning;  I left my email and snail mail addresses, but I was never
contacted.
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