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Dive Review of andre Nahr's/sanddollar condo-hotel in
Bonaire

andre Nahr's/sanddollar condo-hotel, Aug, 2005,

by irwin spector, pa, usa . Report 2658.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving we have been going to Bonaire for thirty years and loved every minute on the island even with the difficulties of air travel.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no gloves-do not touch coral-actually do not touch anything underwater which protects the corals - Bonaire is a divers paradise.--freedom of diving and to respect your limits as to depth time etc. Bonaire presets ease of diving such as shore and boat diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments never had any problem for all the years diving on Bonaire---just respect for my fellow divers and photgraphers and equipment

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments the bad was always with the traveling to and from the island (always the air flights--ALM-Air Aruba-American Airlines). Now flying to Bonaire has become very accomodating such as Air Jamaica to Monetego Bay and change planes to Bonaire (waiting time approx one to two hours) but arrive in Bonaire by 2.30pm. Now best of all Continental Airlines will be flying direct non-stop flight from Newark to Bonaire on Sat 11.55pm and arrive Sun 5.30pm. Also, they similar flight from Houston to Bonaire also non-stop.

The good is the restaurants on the island diverse and good.

The best staying at Sanddollar Condo and Hotels like living at home (from studio-one bedroom-two bedroom-three bedroom and town house)

Greatest--the ease and beauty and hands off policy of diving
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