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Dive Review of Photo Tours/Sorobon Beach Resort in
Bonaire

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Pat Aderman, IL, USA
Report Number 858
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Australia, Bali, Thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
80   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Most boat dives limited to 50 minutes, otherwise dive your own profile.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
No in shop photo processing.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This is a relatively undiscovered and undeveloped island for the general
tourist trade.  Virtually all the tourists are divers with a few wind
surfers.  Prices in restaraunts, shops, etc. are much lower than other
resort areas.  

Despite the small population there are many good restaraunts with varied
menus and modest prices.  You can do a 2 week trip without eating dinner in
the same restaraunt twice.

This is not a party island.  A couple of places have live music 2-3 nights
a week but for the most part the sidewalks are rolled up by 11:00PM.  There
are a couple of small casinos for those wanting to gamble.
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