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

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Blake Hottle, CA, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"A good place to get back into Diving"
Report Number 8691
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
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Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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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
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