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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in

December, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bear Johnston, California, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 3139
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions.  You could dive with your buddy or with the divemaster.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
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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