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Sand Dollar Resort Full report       This was our second trip to the Sand Dollar Resort. We traveled with a small group from Mermet Springs Dive Shop in southern Illin... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2007   Gary W Brown
100+ Dives
 
Shore Diving Only/ Golden Reef Inn Full report       The Flight: Redeye out of Houston is great. Upon arrival we were greeted by GRI employee and taken to the hotel for a few hours r... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Jerri
100+ Dives
 
Technical Diving Services       "Technical Diving Services taught this old dog new tricks"
I took the Solo Diver certification course from Lucia Podlipny, co- owner of TDS, and though I'm experienced, a Divemaster for 27 y... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2022   Mary McCombie
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
The Deep Blue View Full report       A copy of "Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy" is a must before going to Bonaire to dive. It has just about every shore dive site on ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2007   Janet & Robert Ustruck
100+ Dives
 
Toucan/ Plaza Resort Full report       1The resort was located in a beautiful area- although the grounds were unkept. I wouldn't spend the extra money on a grand suite b... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2003   Pete Lemme
100+ Dives
 
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Toucan/ Plaza Resort Full report       1The resort was located in a beautiful area- although the grounds were unkept. I wouldn't spend the extra money on a grand suite b... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2003   Pete Lemme
100+ Dives
 
Toucan and Div'Ocean/ The Plaza Resort Full report       "Our 2018 Bonaire trip"
Hello fellow divers. Trip number 15 to "a divers paradise!" We love the pace of the island, nice and slow. The Plaza has bee... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2018   Nick J Monaco
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Dive/ Plaza Resort] Full report       Resort is becoming all- incusive with some good meals. There was no special restaurant rather it was more of a buffet style meals. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Pat Cisar
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Dive/ Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       Ours was a package including room for two, truck for the week, unlimited shore diving and 12 boat dives. I continue to be unsure ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Paul Schmieder
100+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Full report       Trip was Nov 15- 22, 2008. Rained 5 of 7 days almost all day and downpours. Was my 5th trip to Bonaire and first trip that rain was... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2008   Joseph Stehn
250+ Dives
 
toucan divers Full report       After reading all the reviews about no fish, broken- into cars, etc. we were very plesantly surprised by the diving, and whole exper... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2007   Greg Snider
<100 Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ P;aza Resort Full report       Months of research on Bonaire left us with concerns about resort facilities, dive operations and crime. We are serious divers wit... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2006   Bruce Wallace
1000+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Full report       I wish I had known that the whole Island "shut down" due to holidays for 3 days! Sat. , Sun. , Mon, making purchasing any food etc. , ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2006   Mary Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Full report       Toucan Divers great, DMs great, nitrox set up convenient. Boats good, though a little crowded. Good instruction. Hotel terrible, ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Debbie Husby
500+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Full report       Air travel to/ from Bonaire is getting increasingly difficult. There's long waits in PR when you transit that airport. North side... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   David L. Bader
1000+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Full report       Although the underwater sites were more than satisfactory, the dive crews and operation left much to be desired. The equipment ro... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2004   Ed Boyer
100+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       The diving was pleasant and relaxing. Unfortunately our villa was broken into in the middle of the night while we were sleeping an... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   Bruce
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       This is a follow up to my original posting. After having our villa broken into in the middle of the night and being robbed of came... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   Bruce Weiner, DDS
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Divers/ Plaza Resort Full report       Very nice accommodations. Staff friendly and efficient. Decent simple lunch at the beach bar after diving. Menus at other resor... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2002   Bob Rollin
<100 Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Beach Resort       "Started good, finished bad due to injury"
At the start of my trip, I learned that bad New England weather had prevented my dive buddy from making the trip (along with sever... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2022   Frederick R. Turoff
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       The resort staff was friendly and helpful. The bartenders at the coconut crash bar on the beach were also very nice and provided ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2008   Heidi Sheltry
1000+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       Resort accomodations were nice, but showing some signs of age, although renovations were underway. Marine Park orientation was re... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Tom & Lynn Hayes
100+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       Easy diving with lots of small life - seahorses and frog fish were common sights. Several shore dive sites worth doing - Karpata ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2007   Jack Gullo
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       Needed to be more specific about dive schedule. We setup for 6 1 tank dives and had a bit of trouble changing to 2 tank dives. Div... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2007   T Williams
<100 Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       Get to the airport very early when leaving and remember that there is a fee to be paid before going through security gates and it ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Bradford L. Atkinson
100+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Bonaire] Full report       [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 w... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Craig & Dora Kippola
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       The boat crews were not the most eager or helpful and some people did require help and had to ask for it repeatedly. The dive s... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Gregory Kiyoi
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report   Netherlands Antilles   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 o... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Lourdes De Cardenas
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       The Plaza resort is probably the most upscale resort on Bonaire, yet the prices were reasonable and they offered a tremendous amou... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   William & Frances Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       The Toucan Diving staff was helpful, friendly and flexible. The operation was professional. Lockers and rinse tanks were available... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Jim Hanson
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       Very friendly locals. The people reminded me of how Grand Cayman was 20 years ago. My decision to stay at Plaza Resort is mostly t... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Kevin
<100 Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       Toucan Divers and the Plaza Resort offer a first class diving experience in Bonaire. Our package included a dual cab pickup truck ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2004   Mark Goodman
<100 Dives
 
Toucan Diving/ Plaza Resort Full report       This is an annual for us. Nothing has changed, it's all good. Carnival every year. Good food, decent wine, great diving. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2003   Jay Vaughn
<100 Dives
 
Toucan Diving Bonaire/ [ Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive R       "Professional well run and organized"
Toucan Diving Bonaire Located in an all- inclusive resort and welcome outside divers. We did not stay in the resort. They run thre... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2021   Steven Lindsay
1000+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/Div'Ocean Bonaire/ The Plaza Resort Full report       "Bonaire - July 3 through July 17"
July 3- 17 Plaza Resort The resort is going through some much needed renovation both inside and out. Grounds They have be... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Nick J Monaco
250+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving/Larry's Wild Side/ Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       We dove 6 boat dives with Toucan and 2 with Larry's Wild Side. Toucan took us to interesting dive sites. At each, we were given ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   David Rosen
500+ Dives
 
Tropical DIvers/ Bellvue Condos Full report       [This trip report is not inclusive, but addresses only a couple of the lesser known high points. ] Shortly before Christmas, my ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2010   Sue Manning
<100 Dives
 
Tucan Dive/ Plaza Resort Full report       The diving was great. This was the 4th trip my wife and I took to Bonaire, and the second in the past two years. Both times we s... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   Chris Newins
250+ Dives
 
Villa Safir Full report       Bonaire is the greatest place for shore diving. You dive at your own pace, speed, do your own profile and best of all, there are a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2011   Richard Guay
250+ Dives
 
VIP diving/ Carib Inn       "Another wonderful trip to Bonaire!!"
We have been to Bonaire over thirty times now and obviously we love it. We rent a truck and only shore dive and have managed to f... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2019   ReefEyes
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
VIP Diving/ Club Nautico Full report       We have been going to Bonaire for going on 10 years now. I have been meaning to post a review of VIP Diving for a while now as it ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2014   Scott Knobler
100+ Dives
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VIP Diving/ Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report   west, east, Klein Bonaire   My daughter and I spent a week in Bonaire. It was the first time there for both of us. She's a junior, and recently certified. We ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2010   Michael Schoenbaum
<100 Dives
 
Wanna Dive/ Bellafonte Chateau de la Mer Full report       We were not with a dive operation. This is the third time that we have gone to Bonaire for shore diving. There has been se... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
6/2009   Elaine Morse
100+ Dives
 
Wanna Dive/ Eden Beach Full report       Our group of 24 visited this resort and had a wonderful time overall, but our trip was interrupted by two days of Hurricane Omar. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2008   Brian Sumner
<100 Dives
 
Wannadive/ Golden Reef Inn Full report       Golden Reef Inn was an extremely reasonable choice. Ed and Liz were very responsive to any problem. Our sliding glass door had iss... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Jay
100+ Dives
 
WannaDive/ Golden Reef Inn Full report       "Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy" is a great guide for dive planning. Like the Salt Pier dive better than the Town Pier night dive... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2008   Russell Fairfield
250+ Dives
 
Wannadive/ Yacht Club Apts Full report       I carried a party of 8 to Bonaire over March 23- 30. It was my second and last trip due to the rampant theft. Three years ago whe... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Bob
500+ Dives
 
Wannadive/ Eden Beach Full report       Good diving. Diving is easy if no currents, can be challenging if any currents, especially entries/ exits. Some sites are almost i... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2003   Ed Gross
100+ Dives
 
WannaDive/ Yacht Club Apartments Full report       We took Air Jamaica this time and avoided ALM/ DCA nightmares we experienced last trip. AJ has packed in some more seats in the LA... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Sandra Tullis
100+ Dives
 
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