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Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Laman Full report       ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2013   Jeffri Botkin
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       This was my 6th trip to Bonaire and 5th stay at Buddy Dive. The weather conditions were the worst that I have experienced there wi... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2010   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       Captain Don’s Habitat March 2010 This was my second time on Bonaire and to tell the truth, the div... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
3/2010   Roberto Labrador
250+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report       The resort was in generally good shape. Some parts of the ocean view rooms are showing some age but not too bad yet. The grounds... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2009   Jeff Bloomer
1000+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's/ Coral Paradise Resort Full report       We did only shore diving which we found very relaxing because we were not tied to a boat schedule. The diving was EASY. The hard... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   Ann Harwood
100+ Dives
 
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Capt. Don's Full report       We have been going to Don's for many! years. It is a great place to break in new equipment and new divers. We were treated... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2009   Dennis
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report       I had heard that another hurricane had hit Bonaire. The last one did quite a bit of damage - but I think this one did more. Basi... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Jan Culbertson
1000+ Dives
 
None/ Black Durgon Inn Full report       The Black Durgon is a small, inexpensive, quiet, quaint, friendly, and relaxing place to stay and dive. Most guests are repeat vis... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   Clay Coleman
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Bellafonte Chateau de la Mer Full report       We found Dive Friends to be adequate. We joined them for 3 two- tank morning dives to Klein Bonaire, as well as one night dive to ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   Kimberly Krebs
100+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Laman Full report       Our first trip to Bonaire. Large group of 20 (18 divers) were from very experienced instructors and dive masters to one young wom... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2009   Bob Barada
250+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure, Carib Inn/ Sand Dollar Full report       Very easy shore diving on Bari reef. Sand Dollar condo was clean, comfortable and the screened balcony was great. Cooked deliciou... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Jody Ortman
100+ Dives
 
Capt. Don's Full report       Three major events in late 2008 damaged this great dive destination. Warm waters brought coral bleaching, a virus killed hundreds ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Larry Polster
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire diving Adventures/ [same]Den Laman Full report       We booked our trip through Island Dreams and flew down on the overnight flight from Houston. The lady manager (I can not remember ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   Norman Ross
500+ 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
 
Black Durgon/yello submarine Full report       Stayed at Divers Paradise part of Black Durgon, nice apts at $65 night. Black Durgon is for budget minded divers who like to shor... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2008   conrad kantor
500+ Dives
 
Great Adventures Diving/ Harbor Village Full report   Netherlands Antilles   We go to Bonaire and stay at the Harbor Village because it is such a nice resort and it is where we learned to dive - sentimental ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2008   Mike Elliott
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Dive Bonaire/ Divi Flamingo Beach Resort Full report       There is not much good about the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort. Their website says that the rooms have been refurbished. Unfortunat... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2008   Heidi Sheltry
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report       We arrived in Bonaire at 8: 45 PM on May 23rd. Clearing Customs in Bonaire was relatively easy compared to other Caribbean places ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Pat Sinclair
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
 
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
 
DIVI FLAMINGO Full report       ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2008   GARY SHARP
250+ Dives
 
Capt Don's Habitat Full report       Our 4th trip to Bonaire. There was a good deal for Capt Don's so we stayed there for the first time. Room deco was a bit tired. ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2007   Fran Leach
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
 
Buddy Dive Full report       Bonaire diving was fantastic. Buddy Dive was disappointment. Paid for boat dives, but boats were full most of the time, so t... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   Jim
<100 Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report       Good: Interesting shore diving right off the pier at the resort and elsewhere all over the island. Excellent dive pier with locker... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Rick Tavan
100+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report       Forty divers took this trip which was offered by Huron Scuba in Ann Arbor, MI. Buddy Dive is a nice resort - not fancy or luxuriou... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2006   Marilyn Mitchell
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report       Very good operation, especially for beginners. Slight current. Drive- thru for tanks was very convenient. Helpful with arranging di... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Lisa Strickland
<100 Dives
 
Divi Full report       Third time in Bonaire, 2d at Divi Resort. Overall resort operation was good, rooms clean and our needs attended to. Breakfast sele... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Joseph Stehn
100+ 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
 
Buddy Dive/ Belmar Apartments Full report       This is my 4th time to Bonaire, but first time at the Belmar apartments. Previously, the only time we've been bothered by bugs was... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
1/2006   Irv Kaplan
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report       Our direct round trip flights from Indy to Bonaire and return were very comfortable. The departure was delayed 1 hour so we were ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Jody and Stan Ortman
<100 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
 
1 Full report       ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Junny
<100 Dives
 
Bonaire Dive & Adventure/ Sand Dollar Full report       Sand Dollar Resort provides spacious condos with good water views, huge open balconies. Dated interiors but clean and well- k... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2005   Bruce Williams
<100 Dives
 
Pam Cote Full report       We have been to Bonaire 5 times. This time we had the priviledge to dive with Bas ( you can get details about him on the Bonaire... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Pam Cote
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       Planning this trip through the resort's North American reservations agent, Maduro Travel, Inc. , was not without its problems. It ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2005   Mark Kimmey
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       The advertised internet service is provided by an outside vender. My computer had an Airport Card for wirlless service, so all I n... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   Carole Mouton
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       The good: The diving. We saw turtles on most dives, frog fish, sea horses, octopi, scorpion fish, a trunk fish that changed colo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Marjorie
100+ Dives
 
Bon Bini/ Lion's Dive Full report       My experience with American Airlines (Miami/ San Jaun/ Bonaire itinerary) makes me long for the days of ALM. Late flights, cancelled... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Clay Coleman
500+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowkers Carib Inn/ I dove only Full report       I dove with Bruce Bowker one day. I had been diving with Toucan Diving but, they were over booked this day. I'm glad because it ga... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Kevin
<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
 
Bon Binis Full report       Overall impressions of Bonaire: Plusses: · Convenience (can basically roll out your condo door into the ocean and swim 30 ya... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
1/2004   Mort Rolleston
<100 Dives
 
Carib Inn Full report       We arranged to rent the house at the Carib Inn. We thought it was waterfront. It is not but from a deck you can see the water. It... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   M. Davis
100+ 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
 
Larry's Wildside Adventure's Full report       This was our second trip to Bonaire, first one was April 2003. We stayed at Happy Holiday Homes. . . . accommodations were as expecte... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Gary Mazzurco
<100 Dives
 
Larry's Wildside Adventure's Full report       This was our second trip to Bonaire, first one was April 2003. We stayed at Happy Holiday Homes. . . . accommodations were as expecte... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Gary Mazzurco
<100 Dives
 
Larry's Wildside Adventure's Full report       This was our second trip to Bonaire, first one was April 2003. We stayed at Happy Holiday Homes. . . . accommodations were as expecte... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Gary Mazzurco
<100 Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       This was my second trip to Bonaire and I love the place even more. The diving is great; lots of small to medium sized fish and g... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2003   Paul McFall
100+ 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
 
PhotoTours/ caribbean court Full report       excellent dive shop that pays attention to every individual & does their best to customize a dive package that fits the needs & ab... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2002   mimi
100+ 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
 
Buddy Dive Resort       "Buddy Dive Sept / Oct 2023"
Delta operates non- stop flights from Atlanta leaving and departing on Saturdays only. We were there during Tek Week, which made t... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
10/2023   Jon Hoffmann
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Buddy Dive Resort       "Post-COVID Bonaire is very congested"
After diving in Bonaire for almost 20 years, it appears that the freedom and accessibility of shore diving, which is what makes th... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
9/2023   David Owens
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort   Bonaire & Klein Bonaire   "Windy, but still good diving"
The only reason I went to Bonaire was on account of a brand new underwater camera system I just assembled. It's a Sea & Sea Housin... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
4/2023   John Morgan
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Buddy Dive Resort       "It isn't the same Bonaire"
I guess I am too jaded - I have been diving Bonaire for 42 years. The destruction I see to the reefs and decline of fish life is s... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2023   Janice Culbertson
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Captain Don's Habitat   Bonaire   "Bonaire, yet again"
Bonaire ain't what it used to be! But I guess that applies to most Caribbean dive destinations. I was absolutely amazed at the d... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2022   Bobby Munno
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
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       This was my third and last visit to Buddy Dive Resort. Although the 2 bed room apt was recently renovated the toilets did not flush... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2011   Daniel S Camara, MD
250+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report       Very nice large resort spanning a large area of beach or rock. Several restaurants and bars available. Close to town which of cou... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2011   Anne Warburton
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       I had heard that Bonaire was easy diving and good value for money. Buddy Dive had very nice accomodations since we were in a recen... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
5/2011   Alan Jones
<100 Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       I went to Captain Don's as part of a dive shop group trip. Registration and front desk - Horrible. fill out your registration ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2010   Jeff Reynolds
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
 
Buddy Dive Full report       I just read a recent report on Undercurrent describing the damage to the reefs around Bonaire and, unfortunately, I have to report... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2009   Hal Berson
<100 Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Beach Full report       Rooms were very comfortable, but not flashy. Ours was right on the road, away from the ocean. We enjoyed a nice view from our se... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Kenneth W Smith
1000+ 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
 
Captan Dons Full report       "Captan Dons" is a nice place and has a lot to offer. Besides some minor quarks here and there (will get into later), we survived... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
4/2007   MARK A. HICKS
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       Typical Bonaire dive conditions - easy access to easy sites, short boat rides, nice diving, lots of little critters. Typical dive ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2005   ken
250+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive Adventure/ Sand Dollar Condominiums Full report       The Sand Dollar complex is getting old, but is still comfortable. It is noticeably more run down then Captain Don's complex immed... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
2/2005   Dean Knudson
250+ 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
 
Captain Don's Habitat       "Not Nitrox Analyzer"
I'm posting this because a friend came back from a week at Capt. Don's . She reported that while Capt. Don had nitrox available an... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
1/2024   Eric Weiss
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat       "A disappointing return to Bonaire"
It had been a few years since we’d dived Bonaire, so a return was in to offing. Previous stays at Divi, Buddy’s and Captain Don’s... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
12/2023   Larry S. Klumb
1000+ Dives
Photos available
5Helpful vote(s) received
Divi Flamingo       "Bonaire "
The dive operator didn't honor our contract. The first day I was supposed to have 3 tanks on a dive boat. I was told the first d... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
6/2023   Rick Dayan
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo       "Ok diving, budget no frills dive operation"
We were disappointed with our group trip to Divi dive resort. The dive operation was bare bones help, they make you carry all your... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
4/2023   Feney matthews
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo       "Ok diving, budget no frills dive operation"
We were disappointed with our group trip to Divi dive resort. The dive operation was bare bones help, they make you carry all your... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
4/2023   Feney matthews
1000+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Sanddollar Full report       First the bad. Diving with these people is like your 4th grade field trip. Should change name to Bonaire Dive and Risk Management. ... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
7/2011   Andy Kenley
1000+ Dives
 
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