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Dive Review of Bon Bini Divers/Lion's Dive Bonaire in
Bonaire

Bon Bini Divers/Lion's Dive Bonaire, Oct, 2002,

by Scott Boyd, WA, USA . Report 252.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving British Columbia, Hawaii, Cozumel, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas surge
Water Temp 76 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 45 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be back to the boat in One Hour. Suggested depth restrictions of 100'.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Ice Chest on boats with Fresh water rinse was a bit crowded, but worked. Shore facilities include Big Permanent rinse tanks dedicated for Cameras.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 your vehicles, chances are they will not be there when you get back. Be sure to leave your windows rolled down, or they may be broken, and expensive to replace.

The resorts and the dining in Bonaire are outstanding. I can think of few places that would be better for a beginner. Unfortunately, the diving is just not as good as many other Caribbean locations, and the Crime problem casts a dark shadow on what would otherwise be an ideal location.
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