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Dive Review of Dive Bonaire in
Bonaire

December, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by David Lang, IL, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5906
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Mainly in the Caribbean, but also Red Sea, Hawaii, Key Largo.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
75   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
1 stars    
Comments  
We signed up for a dive excursion through Princess Cruises. 
Dive Bonaire had us sign the usual waiver and fill out a health history
form. 
On the form I checked yes that I am over 45 years old and someone in my
family  (my 90 year old father) has heart disease. Because I checked this
item Dive Bonaire refused to let me come on the dive. The only option they
offered was for me to get a doctors letter saying I was fit to dive. When
I asked how they expected me to do that when my doctor was in the States
and the group
was leaving in 15 minutes, they just looked at me. They were extremely
nasty about it
We learned later from friends that Dive Bonaire took out 32 divers with 2
dive leaders. We also heard that they did not supervise a 12 year old minor
who was supposed to dive under supervision. All the people we talked with
said they would never go with this shop again. 

VIP Divers
When we were refused the Dive Bonaire outing, we walked down the dock and
signed up with VIP Divers. We had an outstanding experience with them.
There were 3 dive leaders (2 were dive masters) for 8 divers. We took 2
shore dives. They assisted with all equipment. The current was quite strong
and they provided assistance when we had difficulty getting into shore. 
They made sure we had 2 excellent dives. We would book with them any time!

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