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Dive Review of Toucan Dive/Plaza Resort Bonaire in
Bonaire

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Schmieder, Texas, USA
Report Number 2023
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Belize, Little Cayman, USVI, BVI, Australia, New Zealand, Texas'
Flower Gardens and California's Channel Islands.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
To experience Klein Bonaire we signed up for 5 boat dives in which depth
limits were enforced.  Otherwise, shore diving by truck with no limits as
we were on our own.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Ours was a package including room for two, truck for the week, unlimited
shore diving and 12 boat dives.  I continue to be unsure why including the
boat diving in our package saved us on our overall cost as the al a carte
totals, two for one dive package, etc. was totally confusing yet, when the
tally was prepared, the final costs worked out just fine and we decided it
was better to just allow them to run their calculator however they chose. 
Dive operations were great and, though there remains damage to the corals
from the hurricane that brushed by about 5 years ago, re-growth is evident
and the fish life is superb.  A night dive on Town Pier is a must-do
experience and an afternoon dive at the Salt Pier is also recommended with
both requiring a guide that is easily provided by the dive operation staff.
 Don't know what else I'd do differently, thoroughly enjoyed the stay and
would do it again.
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