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Dive Review of Carib Inn in
Bonaire

April, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Doug & Nancy Dellisanti, OH, USA
Report Number 1944
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Stuart Cove
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 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
5 stars    
Comments  
We started going to Bonaire in 2001 and have gone every year since and this
year was our fifth.  We even booked our 2006 room while we were there.  We
found Bruce Bowkers Crib Inn by researching the Chapbook.  The Carib Inn
is a small quaint place that you instantly feel welcome.  You will see a
tall lanky individual with a nice sense of humor fluttering around the
place making sure everything is as it should be  that is Bruce.   The
entire staff is warm and friendly.  Bruce has one of the best dive shops on
the island and the prices are excellent.  Bruce and the staff are always
ready to lend a hand and will repair or resolve most gear problems quickly
and will not take anything in return.  This year was the first year that
they offered Nitrox and although they do not blend it there, we always had
enough for our party of four.  I have recommended the Carib Inn to several
individuals that were either going for their first time or returning from a
prior year and each time, that individual thanked us and raved about the
operation and their experience.    In addition, Bruce now offers wireless
internet service by the pool area.  Bruce has two small boats that can get
you to any dive site quickly.  You are never rushed into the water or out
of the water.  Most days we did one boat dive and a couple of shore dives. 
We always rent a truck while there but you do not really need to because
you can do mostly boat dives, shore dive right at the inn, walk to several
nice restaurants, and walk into town.  The taxis are nice and inexpensive
and will cover those need trips to the grocery store.  I dont think that
you will find a bigger bang for your dive dollar.
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