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Dive Review of Harbour Village Beach Club in
Bonaire/west shore and Klein Bonaire

Harbour Village Beach Club: "idyllic easy diving", May, 2015,

by Ernie Feleppa Casuarina Aquat, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8700.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Providenciales, Curacao, Finger Lakes, Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound, various quarries
Closest Airport Flamingo International Airport Getting There nonstop United weekend flights from/to Newark (EWR) Airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100' max, but pointless. Following the DM was optional. Reliance on computers was allowed. 60 minutes max. Typically, depth was 50' to 60'going out and 30' to 40' coming back. Turnaround was at 1500 PSI or 30 min, which I thought allowed too little time for the unforeseen.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Knowledgeable staff. Standard basic facilities for photographers, but not a photo facility per se. ... 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 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The dive crew at Harbour Village -- Alfonso, Drew, Ken, and leader Chris -- is superb. They are knowledgeable, safety conscious, flexible and accommodating, and can find the neat stuff, e.g., sea horses and frog fish. The dive shop recently has been renovated and expanded and is well stocked. Mavis who staffs the shop is very welcoming and capable. Shore diving on the 16 man-made rock piles in 8'-10' of water along the crest of the beach drop off reveals an amazing number of anemones, their resident comensal shrimp, scorpion fish, gentle sharptail eels, goldentail and spotted morays ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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