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Dive Friends Bonaire/ Den Laman       "A great visit, the corals have suffered "
My wife and I recently made our tenth trip to Bonaire and, like the last six visits, stayed at Den Laman and dived with Dive Frien... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2023   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
Captain Don's Habitat       "Relaxing Diving "
The resort was comfortable and the diving was good. Nitrox was included at no charge for the boat dives and now also includes Nitr... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2022   Patrick Lynch
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Den Laman       "Bonaire, fantastic again"
My wife and I made our ninth trip to Bonaire and, like the last five visits, stayed at Den Laman and dived with Dive Friends. R... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2022   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
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Buddy Dive Resort       "Buddy Dive and East Coast Diving in Bonaire"
After a long hiatus my daughter and I got back into it with a trip to Bonaire. We stayed at Buddy Dive, just as we had when we we... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2022   Michael Szathmary
250+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire       "Possibly the Healthiest Reefs in the Caribbean "
We went to Bonaire with a small group of seven (five divers + one on- island certification) to celebrate our niece’s PhD in Marine ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2022   Bethany Kolb
250+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn/ Carib Inn       "First diving in the post-Covid world"
TIME TO DIVE: With nearly two years of accumulated surface interval, it was time to get back on the reef. Bonaire has been an alte... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2021   Will Dew
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Den Laman       "No place like home"
It’s been a little over two years since our last trip report for Bonaire. This visit was scheduled for April 2020, we all know wha... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2021   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Friends Bonaire Full report       "Relaxing dive trip to Bonaire, Den Laman and Dive Friends"
My wife and I spent 10 days in Bonaire in December 2017 and has such a good time staying at Den Laman and diving with Dive Friends... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2018   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Den Laman Full report       "Relaxing visit and wonderful diving in Bonaire"
My wife and I recently spent 10 days diving off Bonaire, staying at Den Laman and diving with Dive Friends Bonaire. We had been to... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2017   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       "So so operation at Buddy Dive"
The Buddy Dive operation was very disorganized. This is clearly too large of an operation and the different departments (booking, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2016   Bogdan Alexandrescu
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report       Bonaire Sept 29 to Oct 07 I got to Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire at 9: 30PM on 9/ 29. It was a little dicey finding my room in... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2012   Patricia A. Sinclair
250+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report       Everytime we return, there is something new! The pavers around town are done, and they look very good! Our flight in was with Inse... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2009   Dawn Steedman
250+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive & Adventure/ Sand Dollar Resort Full report       We flew from Toronto to Newark in the afternoon, and then the Continental overnight to Bonaire. Customs and baggage pick up all s... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Rick Bates
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
 
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
 
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
 
Carib Inn/ Sunblet Realty - Rental Villa Full report       We (two middle age adults and our 13 year old son) rented a private “villa” (i. e. , house) through Erika at Sunbelt Realty ( [. . . ] ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2006   Hugh Aaron
250+ 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 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
 
Larry's Wildside , Wannadive/ Golden Reef Inn Full report       Getting to Bonaire is a day- long trip each way but worth it. We flew through Aruba, got to meet some other interesting divers at t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   James Reilly and Fran Klass
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report       Pack light, quick dry stuff, only a dive skin or . 5mm (no sea lice encountered). Water shoes/ booties a must for sharp coral. Ca... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Diane Kipp
<100 Dives
 
Captian Don's/ Captain Don's Full report       When we arrived at Captain Don's we immediatly recognized that this was the right place. The diving was amazingly convenient as t... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2002   Michael Cleaver
<100 Dives
 
Bonaire Dive & Adventure/ An apartment Full report   Bari Reef area   We stayed in Bonaire for 2 weeks. We met other diver friends from previous Bonaire encounters. We stayed in a newer ocean- front ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Colleen Kabat
100+ Dives
 
Carib Inn   Bonaire   "The reef is not as happy"
Twenty years of diving Bonaire. As always, the Carib Iin does not disappoint even with the loss of Bruce. From the dive op, to the... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2023   Lydia S Segal
500+ Dives
 
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
 
Divi Flamingo   Bonaire   "Lovely dive trip"
Many people have sent in dive reports for Bonaire, so I won't go into great detail on: fish (lots); shore diving (amazing . . . love... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2022   Michael H Howes
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
None/ Bellevue Apts   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
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report   BONAIRE   "THE DIVE THAT NEVER HAPPENED"
6 WEEKS Before departing Los Angeles I called the BUDDY DIVE RESORT to book a 2 tank dive in Bonaire I was told on the phon... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2018   ALEX VASILIU
<100 Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report   BONAIRE   "THE DIVE THAT NEVER HAPPENED"
6 WEEKS Before departing Los Angeles I called the BUDDY DIVE RESORT to book a 2 tank dive in Bonaire I was told on the phon... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2018   ALEX VASILIU
<100 Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Divi Flamingo Full report   Bonaire   "Great dive operation on Bonaire"
We have been diving on Bonaire since 1984 and stay at a Divi Flamingo in a Time- Share. The island is beautiful and the people the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2018   R E WRENN
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report   Bonaire   "BONAIRE YET AGAIN"
We go to Bonaire quite regularly. You can read my full trip report as well as see the link to the pictures here: [. . . ] ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   Ken Kurtis
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report   Bonaire   "BONAIRE STRIKES AGAIN (IN A GOOD WAY)"
We love going to Bonaire and here's why: SMUGMUG SLIDESDHOW PIX: [. . . ] ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2017   Ken Kurtis
1000+ Dives
 
Larry's Wild Side Diving/ Buddy Dive Full report   Bonaire   Nothing bad or even poor to report. Larry & Fred are extremely customer orientated - attentive, informative, safe, persona... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Walter Romaniak
1000+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report LiveAboard Bonaire   This was our 21st visit to Bonaire and the Carib Inn, which should say it all! The Inn is always clean and well kept, with upgradi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2012   Dawn
250+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report   bonaire   This was our 4th return to Bonaire and the Carib Inn. Absolute consistency and simple approach to the operation continue to draw b... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2010   will dew
100+ 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 
Divi Flamingo Full report   Bonaire, Klein Bonaire   The dive operation is first rate. Dive crews are experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful. Facilities are aged but clean and well m... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2014   Mr. Michael Watts
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Buddy Dive Resort Full report   Bonmaire   "Bonaire always fun, resort great, diving getting tired"
Third visit to Bonaire, first stay at Buddy's. We were a group of 8 divers, and Buddy Dive provided us a dedicated boat and DM fo... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2019   Rick Bates
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report   Both sides   We have been going to Bonaire for 30 years. We have stayed several different places. I still love Capt. Don's. You just can not... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2013   Dennis Munden
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report   Caribbean Neitherlands   "Another great trip to Bonaire "
... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   Irina Zeylikman
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Divi Flamingo   Divi Flamingo Beach   "New Ikelite housing for my NikonD800 Camera"
Following radiation treatments for cancer, I arrived in Bonaire where we have been diving for over 30 years. March 2020. I did 26 ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2020   R E WRENN
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
East Coast Diving Bonaire Full report   Eastside   This operation use to be Larry's Wildside Diving, but I guess Larry failed to make some payments, so it has a new owner and uses t... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
11/2009   Bear Johnston
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ The Laughing Seahorse Full report   Hamlet Villas   "Annual January Trip"
My husband is a Bonaire junky, mainly for the shore diving and the freedom of not catching a dive boat or being on a schedule. Th... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2020   Barbara Cordaro
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ The Laughing Seahorse Full report   Hamlet Villas   "Annual January Trip"
My husband is a Bonaire junky, mainly for the shore diving and the freedom of not catching a dive boat or being on a schedule. Th... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2020   Barbara Cordaro
500+ Dives
 
Harbour Village Beach Club   Harbor Village   "good easy diving"
Rotating crew and dive masters with Great Adventures very dependable and friendly. Also had one youth "bubbles" program for my two... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2022   D.Demming
1000+ Dives
 
Harbour Village Beach Club Full report   Harbour Village   "Good Enough"
Having been 15- 20 times to Bonaire, never stayed at the upscale Harbour Village versus Buddy!s or Capt Dons. The beach was nice fo... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2016   D.Demming
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report   Kalendjik   True natives not all that friendly but translplants were extremely nice. Case in point, owner of Chat 'n Browse (from Connecticutt... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Rindy and Janet Clayton
<100 Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Den Laman Condos Full report   Kradllink   "Bonaire is"
Bonaire reefs are the healthiest we see in the Carribean, with least influx of lionfish. Dem Leman is a first class condo operati... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   Rodney Sheppard
1000+ 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
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventure/ Iguana Inn Full report   N.A.   During this trip we had a close brush with huricane Felix. The island did not sustain any damage, only one inch of rain. The dive o... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2007   William
1000+ Dives
 
Caribbean Club - Buddy Dive Resort Full report   N/A   "After some reflection, we'd return to the Caribbean Club"
The good is that the Caribbean Club Resort is part of the Dive Buddy Operation. It is located close to many great dive sites nor... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   George Constantino
500+ Dives
 
Caribbean Club - Buddy Dive Resort Full report   N/A   "After some reflection, we'd return to the Caribbean Club"
The good is that the Caribbean Club Resort is part of the Dive Buddy Operation. It is located close to many great dive sites nor... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   George Constantino
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report   n/a   "Buddy Dive: Hard to beat for a relaxing dive trip"
We've been to Buddy Dive twice, and each time we marvel at how easy it is to get a week's diving in here while also being almost a... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2014   Lori Pottinger
100+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventures/ Den Laman Condominiums Full report   N/A   We took the same "red eye" from Houston to Bonaire (5: 15am arrival) and stayed in the same Condos as we did in June. We were plea... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2007   Carole Ott
250+ Dives
 
Bonaire Dive and Adventures/ Den Laman Condominiums Full report   N/A   What we wished we had known before leaving: Arrived on the "red eye" from Houston about 5: 30 am. Picked up the rental car and dr... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Frank Hall and Carole Ott
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report   N/A   I stayed at Captain Don's Habitat. He is truly a unique character! His slide show presentation is not to be missed. The resort ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Cyd Allred
<100 Dives
 
BUDDY DIVE Full report   NA   The Dive Operation has improved since my last visit as the crew now puts the tanks on board instead of the divers. The crew themse... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2008   Ernie Plourde
500+ Dives
 
Carribean Club-under Buddy Dive/ Carribean Club Full report   NA   The great side is Bonaire is so relaxed, so independant and so free to dive at your own pace and so many diverse opportunities. T... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   Ed Regennitter
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive resort Full report   na   After reading nearly every reader report in Undercurrent, we finally decided to make our first real dive trip to Bonaire with the... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Mark Y. Yamanaka
<100 Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat Full report   Near Downtown   "Captain Don's Resort"
I have been taking one or two dive trips per year for over 20 years and this was by far the worst trip ever. The lodgings, restau... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2018   Gary N. Ring
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Divi Flamingo/ Divi Flamingo Beach Full report   Netherlands Antilles   "Easy diving in Bonaire at Divi Flamingo Beach "
Our family has been diving in Bonaire for 30+ years. We have stayed at Divi, Flamingo Beach every time. We have purchased several ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2016   R E WRENN
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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
 
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
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Port Bonaire Condo's VRBO   North and South   "Just Perfect"
Bonaire is actually the perfect destination during Covid. Just my wife and I doing two weeks of shore diving. Early on it was her ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2021   Gregory Honore
100+ Dives
Photos available 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Port Bonaire - SereneDream   North and South dive spots   "Anniversary Trip. "
We go to Bonaire 1- 2 a year. As we get older just love the freedom of shore diving and Bonaire is awesome for Macro Photography, t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2022   Gregory Honore
100+ Dives
Photos available 
AB Dive/ Delfins Beach Resort Full report   Punt Vierkant   "One Incredible Vacation"
After hearing so much about Bonaire, we had to give it a go. The wives don't dive, so we booked Delfins at Punt Vierkant. There ha... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2020   James Wise
<100 Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Sand Dollar   Sand Dollar   "Diver's Paradise"
We were unable to arrange a connecting flight from Key West Airport (close to our home) to Miami via American. Instead we used th... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2022   Joe and Edie Primavera
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Sand Dollar Condo.s Full report   Sand Dollar Condo.s   "8-Day 30-Dive (all shore) Dive Friends/Sand Dollar Condo.s Trip"
Traveled alone for a solo shore diving trip. Corresponded with varied resorts via e- mail for an 8- day single traveler, Sat. - Sun. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2019   Richard J Lunsford Jr
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Buddy Dive Resort/ Cas Thomas Full report   Shore dives west coast   Bonaire is the quintessential shore diving mecca, suitable for relative beginners and experts alike. This was our 6th trip to the ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2013   Jamie Barber
500+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire/ private home rental - Kas Daas Full report   south of airport   "Bonaire Family Thanksgiving"
We had a family reunion 4 decades after our first family dive trip to Bonaire; 15 people with 13 divers in the water. While the p... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2019   Bobby Munno
1000+ Dives
 
East Coast Divers   South, West, East   "Excellent East Coast Dive, 30 green turtles"
Max 10 divers per boat. Popular, so you must reserve early. 10 mile drive from the town. Two places to eat on the East Coast after... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2023   Paul Enright
100+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report   southeast coast   Probably the easiest diving format I've ever experienced in a resort. Dive lockers right on the pier were fantastic. Boats were ne... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2008   Charlie Wallace
250+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire Full report   West coast   "Great diving and food at your pace"
Belmar does not have any food services. We made our own breakfast and lunch in the room and went out to enjoy many great restauran... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2018   Michael Endrizzi
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Dive/ Divi Flamingo Full report   West coast   This was our first time in Bonaire. It was the best we've seen in the Caribbean. Corals on the slopes were in good condition (ha... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2009   John Keith
100+ Dives
 
Harbour Village Beach Club Full report   west shore and Klein Bonaire   "Harbour Village -- again"
My wife and I have been diving in Bonaire for well more than 2 decades, and have enjoyed every trip there. I have been bringing g... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2016   Ernie Feleppa Casuarina Aquat
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Harbour Village Beach Club Full report   west shore and Klein Bonaire   "idyllic easy diving"
The dive crew at Harbour Village - - Alfonso, Drew, Ken, and leader Chris - - is superb. They are knowledgeable, safety conscious, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2015   Ernie Feleppa Casuarina Aquat
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort Full report   West Side   "Loved the flexibility and freedom of unlimited shore diving"
It was my first trip to Bonaire. I chose Buddy Dive Resort based on recommendations from diving friends. We flew to Miami, then in... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2018   Josh
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Divi Flamingo/ [same)   West side and Klein Bonaire   "Diventures Thanksgiving trip to Divi Dive Bonaire."
Went with a dive club and 28 travelers. 6th time in Bonaire and 4th at Divi spread over 30 years of visits. The main reasons... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2022   Bill Schlegel
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Harbour Village Beach Club   West Side and Klein Bonaire   "Concierge Diving on Bonaire"
Our group of four made 17 dives over six days with Great Adventures Bonaire, the in- house dive shop for Harbor Village Beach Club ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2022   Clarkston Parker
500+ Dives
Photos available
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
 
Dive Friends/Yellow Submarine/ rented condo (Yellow Crown Villa) Full report   Western side   After both some advance internet(s) research, and some local reconnoitering upon arrival, we settled on the Dive Friends operation... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2009   william wittman
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive/ Caribbean Club Bonaire Full report   whole island   "20+ years experience and over 600 dives in Bonaire"
I have gone to Bonaire at least once a year for over 20 years. I have stayed at many locations, rented vehicles from many sources. ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2016   Greg Oppenhuizen
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo Full report   [Bonaire; Dutch Caribbean   "Nice easy diving"
Great snorkeling: eagle ray off the beach: [. . . ] Wreck diving the Hilma Hooker with tarp... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2020   PAUL MILA
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Bonaire East Coast Diving Full report   [East Coast   "Bonaire's Other Side"
This was the 3rd time my wife and I made the short trip to Lac Bay on Bonaire's East Side to take a two tank morning dive trip wit... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   Blake Hottle
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
 
Divi Flamingo       "An enjoyable week of diving"
This was my third trip to Dive Flamingo Bonaire, and the first since Covid. I was pleased to see a divemaster who I remembered fro... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2023   Richard Schifreen
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
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
 
Black Durgon/ [same]Black Durgon       "Great inexpensive place to Dive "
[small 10 Rooms right on the beach owner Al. &. And women Doris is the Room cleaner she changes towels & sheets every day makes ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2023   Robert Levine
1000+ Dives
 
AB Dive/ Water Vilas       "Bonaire growth and coral disease"
This was my fourth trip to Bonaire and things are changing there. There now is a $75 Bonaire Tourism Tax per person that can be p... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2023   Steve Dussault
1000+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn       "Carib Inn is where the heart is !"
I believe it was an Undercurrent article that led to our first visit to Bruce Bowkers Carib Inn, back in 1991. Simple, unfussy acc... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2023   Doug Hook
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire       "Two weeks of shorediving and PADI AOW "
New Tourism Tax. No visa required from the US, but a flat rate Tourism Tax started in 2022. Be careful, as there are many non offi... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2023   Joel Horie
250+ 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
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn       "Carib Inn remains constant"
The operation remains consistent with our past trips under the management of Lynne. Rooms have upgraded appliances. Dive masters r... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2023   Andrew Bernat
500+ Dives
Photos available 
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
 
Buddy Dive Resort       "Lovely Diving but with a Side of SCTLD"
TRIP REPORT - [. . . ] SMUGMUG SLIDESHOW - https: / ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2023   Ken Kurtis
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
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