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Dive Review of Toucan Diving/Plaza Resort Bonaire in
Bonaire

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Jim Hanson, NY, USA
Report Number 1786
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits not more than 100 ft and dive time 60 minutes but was handled
liberal.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 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
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The Toucan Diving staff was helpful, friendly and flexible. The operation
was professional. Lockers and rinse tanks were available. You could pull up
with the truck directly to the filling station to pick up fresh tanks and
to (un)load your equipment. Hotel staff was also friendly and helpful.
There was a leak in the room from above and it had to be evacuated. The
move was completed within 45 minutes and an upgraded ocean view room.

The only negative moment on this trip: I was the last one in line to see a
seahorse and take a picture of it. I was patiently waiting, finally
approaching it as all out of a sudden I was pulled on my fins and pushed
out of the way by another group of 3 divers. I did NOT touch anything. It
turns out it was a dive master/guide with Captain Dons Habitat. That same
person was noticed again through reckless driving a boat after we left the
dive site. There was a pod of dolphins and divers from a third boat were
snorkeling with them. He came with relatively high speed within a very few
feet (2-3) of them. All you could see was panicking snorkelers raising
their hands and trying to get away.
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