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Dive Review of The Deep Blue View in

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Janet & Robert Ustruck, TX, United States (1 report)
Report Number 3656
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, St. Croix, USVI
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Before you can start diving you must do the Bonaire Marine Park Orientation
with a local Dive Organization (Deep Blue View did ours)  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There were no facilities on the boat to rinse your camera equipment, but
there is ample room on the boat for camera gear.  Back at the resort there
are fresh water rinses and lockers for storage of all gear.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
A copy of "Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy" is a must before going
to Bonaire to dive.  It has just about every shore dive site on the island
and how to get in and what to expect.  When descriptions said "you
have to swim a bit" to reach a point we were expecting a 100 to 200
yard swim when it is usually less than a 40 - 50 yard swim.

The island is very friendly and the food was fantastic.  We did not have
any problems with theft though we did follow the recommendations of not
leaving any valuables in the truck and leaving the truck unlocked.

The night dive at the Town Pier is wonderful and the dive at the Salt Pier
is great.  Both of these dives require a divemaster to guide you and
approval from the harbormaster.  It takes a day or two to get all of the
paperwork and approvals.

Esther and Menno, the owners of The Deep Blue View are the best.  We have
never stayed somewhere where we did not want to go home.  They are nice,
friendly, professional, courteous, fantastic cooks and can answer just
about every question you could think of.  Both have a wonderful sense of
humor and really enjoy doing what they do.  The Deep Blue View took care of
all of our needs for accomodations (which were great), transportation (no
issues at all with the car rental agency), breakfast (wonderful to order
dishes) and all of our diving needs (we did boat dives and Klein Bonaire
dives with Menno).  We were able to pick up our air tanks for shore diving
right at The Deep Blue View and were able to store all of our gear in
locked lockers right by the rinse tanks.  The Deep Blue View does a
Wednesday night Rum Punch Sunset Cruise with a barbeque after that is
awesome.  Esther packed us a gourmet picnic lunch for our trip through the
Bonaire National Park that was more than the two of us could eat.
We will definitely go back to Bonaire to dive and we will stay at The Deep
Blue View again.
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