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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

December, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bear Johnston, California, USA (11 reports)
Report Number 3139

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Reporter
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]

Dive Conditions

Weather
dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 84    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions.  You could dive with your buddy or with the divemaster.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
Large barrel on boat and shore.  The did a great job of telling other
divers not to use the camera barrel for anything but cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
I can say that I have dove over a dozen different islands in the Caribbean
and if you could only choose one island to dive, Bonaire would be the
place.  I can’t say enough about how healthy the reefs and marine life
were.  Top that off with the warm water and great visibility, what more can
you ask for?
We stayed at Captain Don’s Habitat in one to the two bedroom cottages we
shared with another couple.  With the large patio, we had plenty of room
and never felt we were on top of each other.  Diving couldn’t be any
easier.  Just pick up a full tank, 24 hours a day, and either dive the reef
in front of the resort or if you are smart and rented a truck, head north
or south to the many dive sites there.  We found during our stay, that it
appeared the south sites seem to have more fish life, while the north sites
seem to have healthier corals and sponges.  
We did do some boat dives with Captain Don’s and I enjoyed the way they run
their boat.   You had the choice of diving with your buddy, or hanging out
with the divemaster.  As a scuba instructor myself, I like that freedom.  I
appreciate them allowing me to be responsible for my dive profile.  All the
staff members were very professional and showed a lot of concern for
everyone’s safety.




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