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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/Goood Resort, Bamboo Bali Bonaire in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire/Goood Resort, Bamboo Bali Bonaire: "A good place to get back into Diving", Oct, 2015,

by Blake Hottle, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8691.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bay Islands Honduras, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Belize, Oregon, Washington.
Closest Airport Flamingo Getting There Los Angeles to Houston. Houston to Bonaire

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None] ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My wife wanted to get back into diving after a 10 year hiatus raising the family. I hoped that the shore diving experience of Bonaire would be a good way to ease back into scuba diving with her. It was.

We didn't want the all inclusive resort experience, so we opted to stay at two different small places during our two weeks. More on that in a bit.

After much research on the internet, I chose Dive Friends Bonaire as our outfitter, and I am pleased that I did. We only needed tanks and weights, but they have everything. They have 5 different fill sites on the island, with a two tank max at any given time. Our "home base" was the shop at Hamlet Oasis, run by Robert, who typified the culture of DFB, in that he was laid back but efficient and safe.

There is an initial mandatory bouyancy check when you start diving on Bonaire, and the staff there had a watchful eye on my wife, without making her feel like a complete idiot.

While we did mostly shore dives, we did go out on 3 different morning boat dives to Klein Bonaire, and up the coast. The Klein Bonaire dives were excellent, with the reefs in great shape, and the vi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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