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Dive Review of Plaza Resort Bonaire in
Bonaire

Plaza Resort Bonaire, Sep, 2014,

by David Bader, NC, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports). Report 7741.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over. Caribbean, Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Oceans. East Coast US.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recommended 100ft/50Min first dive, 60ft/60Min second dive but no one really checked.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I'm not going to do a long write-up as there are many on Bonaire. Plaza and Toucan Divers are great but I wanted to bring one issue which caused conflict with our non-divers (wives). Everyone knows that Bonaire has a long reputation for petty theft of dive vehicles. As long as you don't leave anything in the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Sep 20, 2014 17:45 EST  
Theft issue is prime reason I have never made a side trip to Bonaire on my annual trip to Aruba. Seems to me the government just looks the other way. Why would you go to a place EXPECTING to get robbed?
By Robert S Kuhn in IL, US at Sep 20, 2014 20:28 EST  
Vote with your wallet, why spend money in a place where you feel uncomfortable? It is a small island with limited access and population of less than 20,000. The locals need to get serious about crime and the impact on their #1 revenue - Tourism. Been to Curacao 3 times and victim twice. Never again.
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