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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat, Dec, 2006,

by Bear Johnston, California, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 3139.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

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
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
UW Photo 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
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 cant 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 Dons 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 couldnt 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 Dons 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 everyones safety.




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