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Dive Review of Carib Inn in
Bonaire

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Marc and Anne Bressman, NJ, USA
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Report Number 3589
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
all over the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
none  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Inexpensive resort; clean and comfortable 2 room suite with balcony, but
only bedroom is air conditioned.  Kitchen was well-equipped. Owner on site,
continually making improvements to facilities, was friendly and helpful,
but quirky.
Divemasters were competent, but some were not very helpful, and one was
very cranky and unhelpful, but good at finding critters.
Set up, carry, clean, and rinse your own gear.  Dive boats have no shade,
no seats except for the sides, and no place except the floor to set up your
tanks.  Get in by backward roll, and out by use of a difficult to use side
ladder.  We understand and appreciate that owner wants to keep prices low,
but boats could still be made more diver-friendly.
Water clear, fish life prolific--Bonaire is still divers paradise on this,
our third visit. Saw lots of seahorses, but night dive at Salt Pier was
disappointing.
Restaurants are excellent and fun, especially Richard's, still our
favorite.
Bonaire supermarkets offer wonderful variety of foods for our breakfasts
and lunches.
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