Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Toucan Diving/Plaza Resort in

February, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Mark Goodman, NJ, USA
Report Number 928
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Mandatory Marine Park orientation video & dive. Bonaire is known for
its shore diving. Park your rental pickup truck at one of the many dive
sites and dive at your leisure. No restrictions on depths or time.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Toucan Divers and the Plaza Resort offer a first class diving experience in
Bonaire. Our package included a dual cab pickup truck and unlimited air.
(Unlimited nitrox available at an additional charge.) 

Bonaire law requires a resort orientation which consisted of a video and
shore dive. Some folks in our orientation group were not aware that once
your bouyancy is confirmed you are free to complete the rest of your tank
as a regular dive with your buddy. It's well worth the time as the coral
and fish at the Plaza's dive site is quite nice.

Toucan is a 5 Star PADI facility. On this trip my wife and I completed the
Enriched Air Nitrox course. Our daughter completed the open water diver
class. We were all very satisfied with the instructors and facilities.

The best part of Bonaire is the shore diving. Buy the latest edition of
"Shore Diving Made Easy" to help select dive sites suitable to
your ability and interest. Load the tanks in your truck and go - day or
night. (The Town Pier dive requires a local dive master, the Salt Pier dive
requires the Harbor Master's permission.)

On this trip we really enjoyed Karpata, Andrea II, 1000 Steps and Hilma
Hooker. The visibility, quality of reef and abundance of life were all
good. We also enjoyed the boat diving on Klein Bonaire. We were
disappointed in our night dive to Salt Pier and with the visibility at
Margate Bay.

We did a night dive at the Plaza and were accompanied by a tarpon using our
lights to find supper. It would have freaked us out if we hadn't been

Aqua Kids for the younger set is highly recommended. The kids learn
snorkeling, fish identification, and respect for nature. My son's group had
the rare opportunity to see four sea turtles make their first trip to the

Don't forget the insect repellant and cortizone cream. It's been wet lately
and the mosquitos are out and biting.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 397 dive reviews of Bonaire and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Plaza Resort Bonaire

All Bonaire Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Bonaire
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Bonaire. We know the best Caribbean and Pacific diving

Want to assemble your own collection of Bonaire reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.