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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report       Bonaire is one of our favorite places to dive in the Caribbean, and the Carib Inn is the place to be. We flew to Curacao on AA th... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2010   Ron & Dawn Steedman
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       Good for beginners but currents and wind- driven surge made shore entry and exit an unexpected challenge even for the physically ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2002   Ron Larkin
<100 Dives
 
Carib Inn Full report       Having done many dives in Bonaire, and having done some recently in other areas, including Florida, Hawaii, and other Caribbean ar... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Ron Steedman
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       Since this was my third trip to Bonaire and second with Captain Don's there was really nothing unexpected. Our Captain Don's crew... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Ronald Schmetzer
250+ Dives
 
Gooodive / Den Laman Full report       "Bonaire One Week Group Trip "
Bonaire is a great dive destination for divers wanting easy dives, best for beginners, shore divers, and macro photographers. Ou... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2017   Ronald Tiah
1000+ Dives
 
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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report       Diving in Bonaire is easy, current free, with lots of small stuff to look at. A macro photographers delight. The reefs are probabl... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   Rosemary Kurtti
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive & Adventure/ Sand Dollar condos Full report       Not having been to Bonaire since 1999 (just before Lenny tried to wipe Bonaire off the map), we decided to join friends on Bonaire... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2006   Russ Battisto
500+ 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
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       I spent one week, April 5 through 12, at Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire, "the home of diving freedom. " For me, Captain Don's was... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Samuel B. Johnson
250+ 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
 
Capt. Dons Habitat Full report       We stayed 12 days. Bonaire has good reefs. Capt. Dons: average rooms/ average housekeeping service. Maintenance problems ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2002   Sandy Ruffin
250+ Dives
 
Bon Bini Divers/ Lion's Dive Bonaire Full report       You can safely eat anywhere in Bonaire as well as drink the tap water (which is very good). Just do not leave any valuables in yo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2002   Scott Boyd
100+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       "Still worth it"
Did a 2 week stay at Captain Don's. Had been many years since I had visited Bonaire. First week was with a large group. Stayed ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2017   Scubamax
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report       "Very Disappointing Diving"
Divi Flamingo dive operation is well- run. Easy boat entry, easy tank pick up to do shore diving. Both of us were VERY disappointed... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2018   Sheri Ray
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Great Adventures Bonaire/ Harbour Village Resort Full report       The Harbour Village Resort is not one of those places you hear mentioned very often when divers talk about where to stay on Bonair... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2009   Stanley Holz
250+ Dives
 
AB Dive/ VRBO       "Bonaire and traveling with Pandemic"
Finally after canceled and rescheduled trips over the past 20 months, we decided to venture to Bonaire for a week of diving. There... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2021   Steve Dussault
500+ Dives
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Buddy Dive/ Belmar Apartments Full report       This was a family holiday trip with three kids ages 15 - 21. Stayed in a three bedroom, two bath apartment at the Belmar which wor... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2006   Steve Johnson
<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
 
Deep Blue View Full report       Bonaire offers excellent opportunities for both shore and boat diving. The year round weather (air and water) is warm, it's below ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2011   Steven Skiba
100+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort       "Great diving and not very good food."
The resort is very nice, well maintained. Our AC was broken on our arrival and it was fixed within an hour. Breakfast was included... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2022   Steven Y Davidson
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       This was our tenth trip (or so, I lost track) to Bonaire over that last 30 years. We may be getting jaded but the coral and fish ... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
3/2012   Steven Y Davidson
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Hogan is in charge and it is great! "
We stay at the Bellafonte but our boat friends sounded happy with their package at the Plaza. We love Bonaire diving and the... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2018   Sue Ann
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       Bonaire is an excellent dive site. The reefs are very well developed and don't have the open and sandy area that more northern lo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2002   T Michael Garrison
100+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       Bonaire is an excellent dive site. The reefs are very well developed and don't have the open and sandy area that more northern lo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2002   T Michael Garrison
100+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ Buddy Dive Full report       Over the last two decades I've been visiting Bonaire, I've watched Buddy Dive evolve from a Motel 6 style resort to one of the fin... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2012   T Murphy
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
 
Divi Flamingo Full report   [Entire Marine park   "Cruise ships destroy Bonaire"
I've loved Bonaire for 35 years but have never before been there in Dec/ Jan. So I was aghast that 2 & sometimes 3 mega cruise shi... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2018   Teresa McCanlies
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Larry's Wildside Diving Full report       Larry takes you where you go and when you want to go there. Larry is safety oriented without being a mother hen. Excellent with ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Terry Ekdahl
100+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino Full report       A disappointing overall review of Bonaire. One of my group had his lap top computer and the power supply stolen from his locked r... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Terry Gee
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       4th time to Buddy dive. It's best features continue to be the drive through air/ nitrox and the 24/ 7 diving access. The resort is... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2011   tim heenan
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       Large operation with decent accommodations. On site restaurant does a nice job. Vehicle quality was rough. Although there seem to ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2018   timothy g warner
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Buddy Dive Resort       "Four visits - four almost failed vacation"
I sent this letter to Buddy Dive and their response is below. Odd how they stated that based on our other concerns verified by Bud... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Timothy J Hedrick
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       "Nice resort but too crowded"
My wife and I stayed at Buddy Dive in January. There was nothing drastically wrong with this resort, but for us it was way too cro... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2017   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Lamen condos Full report       "Bonaire diving 2016"
We flew the United non stop from Newark. It is very convenient but very crowded. The only problem is there is only one flight a we... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2016   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ 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
 
Great Adventures/ Harbour Village Full report       Haven't been to Bonaire in 10 years. Prior to that I took the family every year and sometimes and some times twice a year but ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Tom Kelly
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Beach Full report       RETURN VISIT AFTER 18 YEARS. SADLY, AS IN SO MANY OTHER PARTS OF THE CARIBBEAN, BONAIRE IS A SHELL OF ITS FORMER SELF OF 18 YEARS ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2003   TOM LOPATIN
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Sand Dollar Full report       "Delightful Week with Dive Friends and Sand Dollar"
As other reviews reflect, Sand Dollar is a well- maintained, efficiently- operated condominium, with full modern kitchens containing... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   Tom Murphy
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       We booked through a Dive Travel agent who was very helpful. My wife accompanied me (less experienced as a diver with 30 dives) an... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2006   Tom Thompson
<100 Dives
 
Photo Tours/ Windsock Full report       [My Dive buddy and I(My buddy's 43 and I am 44 years old) had bad intel for the trip, did not do enough research via web or other. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2004   Trevor Cramer
<100 Dives
 
Divi Dive Bonaire/ Divi Flamingo Full report       This was about our 7th trip to Divi Flamingo with our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC. Thank goodness Delta flies f... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2009   Tripp Jones
500+ Dives
 
Divi Dive Bonaire/ Divi Flamingo Full report       This was our 7th trip to Divi Flamingo, with our local dive shop, Wateree Dive Center, Columbia, S. C. Bonaire is still my overall ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2008   Tripp Jones
500+ Dives
 
Divi Dive Bonaire/ Divi Flamingo Full report       This was our 5th trip to Bonaire, all at Divi Flamingo and with Divi Dive Bonaire. The food at the resort is superb at breakfast a... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2005   Tripp Jones
500+ Dives
 
Divi Dive Bonaire/ Divi Flamingo Full report       Excellent week at Divi Dive Bonaire, at Divi Flamingo in Bonaire. Went with our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Tripp Jones MD
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort       "Great Trip to Bonaire"
I went to Bonaire on a trip with Kids Sea Camp with my son and his family. This was our fourth trip with KSC. My two grandsons ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2019   VickiSingley
250+ Dives
 
Yellow Submarine/ Eden Beach Full report       We started at the Bonaire Fun Apartments but moved out after one night. No internet access, no hot water and the couch was made o... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2007   W Westman
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report   Netherlands Antilles   We went with Jack & Sue Drafhal to do a digital photo class. We stayed in an Oceanfront Villa. The maid would leave the door open ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Wally Burke
100+ Dives
 
Divi Dive/ Divi Flamingo Full report       The good: Had been to Bonaire before so we were confident that we would have time. The bad: Euro's that needed to tell me how bad... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2008   Wes
1000+ Dives
 
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