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Dive Review of Larry's Wildside Diving in
Bonaire

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jeanne Fielder, MI, USA
Report Number 3228
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, surge, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]The preboat/dive briefings were excellent in describing the
way we would exit and get back on the boat.  Had to follow due to the water
conditions and the type of boat (Zodiac).   Follow behind the divemaster
and he would show you the good stuff.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
[None]No camera buckets but the boat crew was very good and sensitive about
our cameras in terms of placing them on the benchs when coming up from a
dive and getting them back to us.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
[None]No suprises.  Had read about Larry's in previous Chapbooks and were
well informed about what to expect from talking to Eddie - Larry's
righthand man.  My divebuddy is proned to seasickness and probably should
have done a Dramamine.  Expect rough seas - the east side of Bonaire is 180
degrees different from the west side.  But, you will see all the big stuff
that you don't see on the leeward side.  Make sure you stay alittle above
and behind the divemaster to prolong your dive and so you don't miss out on
the lobsters, huge green morays, turtles and rays - eagle and sting. The
divemaster is on a mission to point these out to you. On the second dive -
you can either chose to do another drift or the "White Hole". 
Though the Hole was filled with a huge school of tarpon, the vis was poor
with all the surge and sand.  I would opt to the the second drift dive next
time.  Was a great way to end a trip of shore diving and would do it again.
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