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None/ Bellevue Apts Full report   Bonaire   "Great Diving ruined by massive construction projects, and traffic"
This was our 25th trip to Bonaire but will sadly probably be our last. Diving is still great but the horrendous traffic, cou... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2021   Rick Carnevali
250+ Dives
 
None/ [same]Treasure by the Sea Full report       "Great Shore Diving on bonaire"
This was our 4th trip to Bonaire, and it just keeps getting better. The first 2 times we stayed at Buddy Dive, who did a great jo... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2015   Don Melcher
100+ 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
 
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
 
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
 
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Photo Tours/ Sorobon Beach Resort Full report       This is a relatively undiscovered and undeveloped island for the general tourist trade. Virtually all the tourists are divers wit... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2003   Pat Aderman
100+ Dives
 
Photo Tours/ Hamlet Oasis Full report       This was our fifth trip to Bonaire, and it was delightful, as usual. The diving was superb. We made 25 dives over 8 days. We spok... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2003   Bob & Carolyn Smith
100+ Dives
 
Photo Tours/ Happy Holiday Homes Full report LiveAboard     Currenlty, there is a lot of chatter about poor local response to increasing crime. Although we didn't experience any problems, w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2003   Frank Crosby
250+ Dives
 
Photo Tours Divers/ Ocean View Villas Full report       Photo Tours Divers ( [. . . ] ): The classic Bonaire arrangement- - unlimited shore diving for a flat daily fee, two- tank... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Robert and Rhonda Fleming
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
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire/ [same]Plaza       "Lthe easiest for seniors"
We have used the Toucan dive shop for over 20 years. There was a time when we almost quit them but since Hagen took over it is ran... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2023   Sue Ann Bivans
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Chilling on Bonaire"
We enjoyed another fantastic two weeks on Bonaire in early July. Once again we stayed at The Plaza Resort. We have been to the... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2019   Nick J Monaco
250+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Much-improved Dive Operation"
The resort is all- inclusive & that's why we stay there. The rooms are spacious & comfy w/ wifi throughout. One restaurant & a bar ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2018   W Glen Kitchens
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Bonaire July 2017"
Another fantastic trip to Bonaire! Stayed 2 weeks at The Plaza resort as usual. They have been working hard to renovate their room... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2017   Nick
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Plaza Resort Bonaire/ Plaza Resort Full report       "Pleasant Dive in Bonaire"
We went with a group organized by Nu Horizons Dive and Travel, Myrtle Beach, SC. They had everything very well planned. Overall, ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2017   LOUIS MURDEN
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Plaza Resort Bonaire/ Toucan Dive Shop Full report       "Bonaire Fall 2016 at the Plaza Resort with Toucan Divers"
We put together a group trip (13 folks) to the Plaza Resort Oct 29th thru Nov 13th, 2016. Some of us went for 2 weeks and others ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Eric Ohde
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Bonair - Plaza Resort Diving"
Went with my dive shop group on this trip (25+). Plaza Resort hotel went out of their way to be helpful on check in and throughout... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2015   Joseph Stehn
250+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Second time as good as the first."
Second trip in two summers. I have no complaints about the resort. Good food with all meals buffet style. New soda drink dispenser... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2015   Ronald Bailey
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire/ Plaza Beach Resort Full report       "Still good diving after all these years"
My longtime dive buddies & I have been periodically visiting Bonaire since 1992. While things topside have changed somewhat (like ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2015   W Glen Kitchens
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Adventures in Bonaire"
April 2015 was our first trip to Bonaire. Plaza Resort rooms are spacious and clean. If you're there when it is not hosting a musi... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2015   Carmen Thomas
100+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       I'm not going to do a long write- up as there are many on Bonaire. Plaza and Toucan Divers are great but I wanted to bring one iss... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   David Bader
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "Easy Diving As Always"
I have no complaints about the hotel. Rooms were large with large bathrooms. Air conditioner worked and room had an in room ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2014   Ronald Bailey
1000+ Dives
 
Plaza Resort Bonaire Full report       "easy diving in Bonaire"
Plaza Resort/ Toucan Dive is an all inclusive operation except for alcohol. This makes for very easy 3 or 4 dives/ day with easy to g... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2014   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
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 and Dive Resort       "Standard Bonaire Diving"
Third time at this resort. All inclusive is the way to go. Plenty of hot water, no complaints about the room. Restaurant served ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2023   Ronald Bailey
1000+ 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 Full report       "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
 
Tropical Divers Bonaire       "Three Weeks for our Third Trip is Long Enough"
This was our third trip to Bonaire and our second time diving with Tropical Divers. It was our first time staying with Tropical Di... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2022   Ryan M Neely
100+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
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 Full report       "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
Wannadive Bonaire/ Eden Beach Resort Full report   N.A.   "Great Dive Trip"
We have been diving on Bonaire for the past 10 years, and we have seen a great number of changes. We have watched the island chan... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2015   Debra Ryan
250+ Dives
 
Wannadive Bonaire/ Bridanda Apartments Full report       "I'd go back every time"
Bonaire is an excellent dive destination for those who do not like a schedule. Overall, the entire island is on "island time" so ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   Joshua Hill
1000+ Dives
 
Wannadive Bonaire/ Hamlet Villa #10 Full report       This was our first time to Bonaire and we really enjoyed it. The freedom of shore diving is spectacular, no schedule to keep, just... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2011   Christophe Beraud
250+ Dives
 
Wannadive Bonaire/ Eden Beach Resort Full report       Eden Beach Resort - very nice facilities, great beach bar (Bongos), and fantastic dive shop (Wannadive Bonaire). I used the city ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Rebecca Hauser
<100 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
 
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