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Dive Review of Larry's Wildside Diving in
Bonaire

Larry's Wildside Diving, Jan, 2007,

by Jeanne Fielder, MI, USA . Report 3228.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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