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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn/ Carib Inn N     "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
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Den Laman N     "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
 
Dive Friends Bonaire N     "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 N     "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 N     "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
 
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Captain Don's Habitat Full report N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N     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 N   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
 
None/ Bellevue Apts N   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 N   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 N   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
 
Divi Flamingo N   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 N   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 N   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 Y   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 N   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
 
Divi Flamingo Full report N   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
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   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 N   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 N   Caribbean Neitherlands   "Another great trip to Bonaire "
... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   Irina Zeylikman
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   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
 
East Coast Diving Bonaire Full report N   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 N   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 N   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 Full report N   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 N   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 N   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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 N   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 N   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 N   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 N   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
 
Divi Flamingo/ Divi Flamingo Beach Full report N   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
 
Great Adventures Diving/ Harbor Village Full report N   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 N   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 N   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 N   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
 
AB Dive/ Delfins Beach Resort N   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
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Sand Dollar Condo.s N   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
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ Cas Thomas Full report N   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 N   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
 
Divi Flamingo Full report N   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 N   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 N   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 N   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
 
Harbour Village Beach Club Full report N   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 N   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
 
VIP Diving/ Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Full report N   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 N   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 N   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 N   [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
 
Bonaire East Coast Diving Full report N   [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
 
Divi Flamingo N   [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
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ Belmar Apartments N   [N/A]   "Bonaire is open and still wonderful"
Our group of 22 stayed in four comfortable three- bedroom apartments at Belmar Bonaire. The reasonable price included unlimited air... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2021   David Stoll
1000+ Dives
 
Toucan Diving Bonaire/ [ Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive R N   [N/A]   "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
 
AB Dive/ VRBO N   [N/A]   "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
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn N   [N/A]   "First visit since before covid"
After more than 30 visits to Carib Inn since 1991, it has become a second home to us. When Bruce Bowker tragically passed away in ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2021   Doug Hook
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ [Hamlet Oasis N   [N/A]   "Bonaire CCR Trek With East Coast Divers, 2021"
In early November of 2021, East Coast Divers (ECD) of Brookline, MA sponsored a weeklong dive trip to Bonaire for a group of close... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2021   Matthew Glass
250+ Dives
 
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn N   [N/A]   "Fantastic reefs are waiting for you in Bonaire"
Finally after the pandemic shut downs we were going diving. Three couples, 4 divers and 2 snorklers made plans to travel to Bonair... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2021   Jeff Bloomer
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Return to Bonaire after Two Years. "
We returned to Buddy Dive Bonaire for the first time in a couple of years with friends. Important to comprehend the entry require... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2021   David Insley
500+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Another great dive trip"
Truly a diver's paradise. Abundant fish and healthy corals. Our group spent the week diving with Danny and Nolly, who not only kne... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2021   Larry Molnar
1000+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Bonaire - Racing to Slowdown"
Bonaire - Racing to Slowdown Our Background: Our last visit to Bonaire exactly 2 years ago. This has been the longest we have g... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2021   Lynn Thorne
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ [same N   [N/A]   "Great diving no big animals "
Great viz , warm blue water . lots of small fish many schools of small fish . no large fish or sharks , lots of Tarpon on night d... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2021   Larry R Douglas
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Great to be Back Diving"
We went diving with another couple. Stayed in one of their 3- bedroom houses right on the water. Perfect, especially with one non... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2021   Andrew Robbins
250+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Condo N   [N/A]   "8th Trip"
Our 8th trip to Bonaire and the first with our 13YO daughter and our first two- week trip (and my first report). Ran into issues ge... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2021   Richard White
250+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Bonaire at its best"
Simple leisurely Bonaire diving. Excellent boats and excellent staff. Food OK, but nothing special. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2021   James Ringer
1000+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "After the longest almost 2 years, but Bonaire waited..."
We were supposed to be there in August of 2020, our annual end of summer trip to Bonaire, but Covid happened. We were waiting and ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2021   Irina Zeylikman
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Great time shore diving "
We have made multiple trips to Buddy Dive and enjoy the facility and the security. It looks like they have been keeping up with t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2021   Mark Berger
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Good to be Back"
At the time we went, covid restrictions required one of the following types of covid tests. The PCR test must be done within 72 ho... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2021   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Bonaire in the time of COVID"
Back to Buddy Dive. . . The resort was perhaps 1/ 4 full or less so no crowds. As always, great diving, easy diving from their jetty... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2021   Geoffrey M Baker
100+ Dives
 
Belmar Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Casual diving with the usual Bonaire fish"
Bonaire Trip Report Feb/ 2020 We visited Bonaire for 2 weeks during the middle of February, 2020. Getting to Bonaire (and ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2020   Joel Snyder
500+ Dives
 
Bonaire East Coast Diving/ N/A N   [N/A]   "Turtles Turtles Turtles and more Turtles"
On a recent trip to Bonaire (Feb/ 2020), we scheduled a two- tank boat dive with Bonaire East Coast Divers. Because the East side o... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2020   Joel Snyder
500+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Bonaire- 2 weeks in January 2020"
My wife and I spent 2 weeks in Bonaire from January 17th to February 2nd. The first week was with a group of friends from Portland... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
1/2020   Gregory S Bruce
1000+ Dives
 
Divi Flamingo N   [N/A]   "Good old reliable"
This was our 22nd visit to Divi Flamingo with Wateree Dive Center. This has been a good reliable dive destination & the dive opera... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
1/2020   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire N   [N/A]   "Great Staff and friendly as well"
Dive friends Bonaire was a delight to do business with. They now have multiple locations on the island making tank swapping very ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2019   Reza Gorji
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Basic Level Dive Resort With Poor Service With A Few Exceptions"
I admit it, I've been spoiled by "valet diving" and dive guides who go out of their way to assure that I have a great diving exper... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
11/2019   Rik Pavlescak
250+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "First trip to Bonaire - not disappointed"
I had avoided Bonaire for 2 reasons, my wife wasn't interested in diving there and since I fractured my heel a few years ago, I'm ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2019   Phil Hamilton
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "Friendly people, easy tropical dives"
We did this as part of a group organized by a Florida Keys dive shop; I believe there were between 25 and 30 participants. Our fir... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Jim Garren
1000+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Resort N   [N/A]   "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
 
Buddy Dive Resort/ Rental home N   [N/A]   "Super Diving for Scuba Sages"
Okay, so I will admit, I am over 60. I have done numerous cold and warm water dives, wreck and reef, deep and shallow. I have join... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Judith Schanel
250+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "Bonaire revisted"
This was our sixth trip to Bonaire and our third at Habitat Bonaire. Their motto "The home of diving freedom", means you can dive ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   David Bassler
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Den Laman N   [N/A]   "Another great visit to Bonaire"
Sorry for the delay in filing this report This was my wife’s and my fourth trip to Bonaire in the last year two years and seven... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Friends Bonaire/ Sand Dollar N   [N/A]   "Bonaire Review"
It's been a long time since we stayed at the Sand Dollar and dove Bari Reef (house reef for Sand Dollar). 1st the Sand Dollar h... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2019   Frank Hall
500+ Dives
 
Captain Don's Habitat N   [N/A]   "lovely and mostly quiet trip to Bonaire"
Returned again to Bonaire and spent a calm and relaxing week diving and doing nothing important. The Friday before I left for... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2019   Patricia A. Sinclair
500+ Dives
 
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