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Dive Review of Carib Inn in
Bonaire

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Kelly R, ON, Canada (1 report)
Report Number 4127
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Curacao, Grand Turk, Hawaii, Honduras, Nassau, Barbados, Bequia,
Tortola, 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nothing below 130 ft. No time limit.  Max an hour and a half!  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 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
  3 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
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
   This was my sixth dive trip to Bonaire - and I'd still go back for more!
 Second time staying at the Carib Inn.  Reasonably priced, basic,
spotlessly clean apt. style accommodations; knowledgeable staff that are
willing to help, but will leave you on your own if you so choose; fastest
boats on the island - that stick to the schedule - so don't be late!!!;
Oceanfront property with a small pool, a nice little beach, a great deck to
enjoy the amazing sunsets!A quick, short walk into town for restaurants and
limited nightlife.  (diving is too great - too tired to stay up late!)
   Bruce Bowker, the owner, is rather ornery - but he knows his stuff!  A
little rough around the edges, but he has a good heart and his friendly
staff make up for it.  Just step off the dock and a great reef is right out
front - you don't have to go far at all!  Just an amazing experience! 
Can't wait to visit Bonaire, yet again!   
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