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Dive Review of Toucan Diving/Plaza Resort in
Bonaire/Netherlands Antilles

Toucan Diving/Plaza Resort, Apr, 2006,

by Lourdes De Cardenas, PR, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3056.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Saba, Dominica, St. Lucia, Cozumel, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Palau, Yap
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Usually, check dives are enforced in Bonaire. After a short interview, Toucan cleared me to dive the east side of Bonaire without the check dive in their house reef.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera bucket on-board in boat dives.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is my third trip to Bonaire. Did some diving in the esat side with Larry's Wild Side Diving- good for a change- I was the only diver in their pontoon boat. Experienced a bit more of a current, but nothing serious. No large pelagics, though had a good dive with a school of tarpons.

Klein Bonaire and the west side of Bonaire were great, as always. Saw pods of dolphins, and several seahorses and frogfish. However, saw no trutles in this trip. Saw a bit of damage in coral in the shallows.
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