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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Eggert, UT, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"Still our favorite on Bonaire, warts and all..."
Report Number 7923
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Philippines, Solomons, Fiji, Galapagos, Roatan, Palau, Hawaii,
Cayman
Closest Airport
BON
Getting There
Delta, direct from Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
4
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Had to do a Marine Park orientation. Had to do a checkout dive.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Very inadequate camera tanks on dive boats. Only 1 per boat. Too small.
Universal complaints from photographers! ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
We just spent a lovely 2 weeks scuba-diving in Bonaire. We stayed at
Captain Dons Habitat, as we often do. Our first trip was in 1998 and
little has really changed on the island or at the resort. Weve been in an
Ocean View room by the pool. It has not been updated in the time weve
been coming here. The electrical outlets are so worn out that I could not
get a charger to stay plugged in. Had to get maintenance to come by and
replace one of the outlets so we could at least plug a power strip in.
Recommendation number 1  bring a power strip  youll need it!

The first time we tried the shower we discovered the hot and cold water
were plumbed backwards!!! Just about scalded my wife when she thought she
had cold water turned on. Maintenance came and re-plumb
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