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Dive Review of Toucan Diving/Plaza Resort Bonaire] in
Bonaire

Toucan Diving/Plaza Resort Bonaire], May, 2006,

by Craig & Dora Kippola, Tx, USA . Report 2911.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [We had our own group of 14 so, 700 psi or free to follow dive computer. Even then, use up balance in shallows for safety stop]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [Nothing exceptional set up for photographers]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [Took the red-eye from Houston-direct. Got in at 5:30 a.m. We were picked up immediately and brought to the resort, only to find we couldn't check in until noon - not what we were told. One in our group had no hot water, and were moved. Pool bar was being built. All 3 restauraunts had very good food, but don't eat in groups because the service will become super slow. In town - Capriccio's - Italian - always very good (make reservations) Pasa Bon Pizza - good, KFC etc. Large comfortable rooms, housekeeping , good. Diving _ our 3rd visit so I set up with Simone by e-mail to have a group boat with Ebby and Erwin (divemaster & boat captain) e-mails were promptly handled and everyone was pleased with the whole diving experience. We all dived free nitrox 15-22 dives big plus. The crew watched some of our newer divers well. Later in week we spotted large schools of dolphins - Ebby got the boat ahead of them and we snorkeled and had video taken - what timing. Truck and scooter rental on te property. We'll be back soon, with plenty of new friends.
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