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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Patricia A. Sinclair, LA, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 7412
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
stick with DM  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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ots of small subjects to photograph  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
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Value for $$
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Bonaire Sept 29 to Oct 07

I got to Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire at 9:30PM on 9/29. It was a
little dicey finding my room in the dark, as it was down a dark path with
very little light. I finally found it and the thing was palatial! Huge
bathroom livingroom, kitchen, large bedroom. Very, very nice - but too much
room for one person, this would have easily held 4 people! I unpacked and
met one member of the group who had also arrived earlier than the rest,
Charlie. We had a drink, he told me what the orientation would go over, so
I went ahead and signed up for two dives on the 30th.

9/30 After the 9:00 AM orientation I went to my room and got my gear, put
it into a locker and talked with Charlie. We took the 11AM dive and did a 1
hour and 5 minute dive. Then I went and got cleaned up for lunch, and met
Charlie at the restaurant. I sat down, waited for the waitress and waited
and waited. She walked to other tables, and I tried to signal her but she
acted as if she did not even see me. So, I get up, go to the cash register
and ask for a glass of water and said I needed a menu. Got told they would
bring the menu to the table, then was given my water. I walked back to the
table and Charlie, who was eating what appeared to be a NICE hamburger (and
I was hungry). Still no waitress! Finally the waitress comes over, takes
Charlie's, by now, empty plate and asks if he needs anything ele and never
once looks at me, as if she still did not see me. It is now 20 minutes
until the 2:30PM dive, and I decide it is too late for me to order and eat
anything. A bit later she comes back with Charlie's bill and bows to him as
she gives him his bill, then backs away, turns around, still ignoring me.
Charlie did not leave her the best tip, btw. Now in my lifetime, I have
never been invisable to anyone. I am not exactly considered to be small or
insignificant, or even quiet and therefore not easily overlooked, 
My daily routine consisted of morning into the office to check emails and
FB. After last dive (and after cleaned up) to the office to post on FB
about the dives and send email to family to let them know I was still alive
and well. 
Now on to the diving. All dives were NITROX, first day's diving is without
camera to concentrate on buoyancy, etc.

Day 1: Dive 1 Rappel, Klein Bonaire, 54 ft, 1 hour 5 minutes, 83 degree
water, in 3000 psi, ...
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