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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive Adventure/Sand Dollar Resort in

Bonaire Dive Adventure/Sand Dollar Resort, Sep, 2006,

by Dr. Mark Wolff, CO, USA . Report 2935.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a great facility. The condos were spacious and clean. It was relly nice to have the option to prepare meals at "home" rather eating out for every meal. The boats went out several times a day, but the only option was a 1 tank dive. I would have liked the option for 2 tank trips. The diving was great. I really enjoyed the shore diving and it was simple. The fee for the condo included the use of a pick up truck. Having boat dives made it easy to explore Klein Bonaire and dive sites that were more difficult to dive from shore. Diving the town pier requires some hoop jumping as the habor master has to approve all dives and you must hire a local "approved" divemaster to lead the dive. Having said that I still recommend it as the dive was great with an abundance of very colorful corals and sponges. Seahorses, eels, tarpon and many small critters (ie decorator crab) also make it worthwhile. The salt pier has the same hoops and is also a worthwhile dive. On some dives currents were variable and one dive had to be aborted because the current was too strong to be safely dived. Overall it was a great trip!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Jamaca, Bahamas, Belize, Cozumel, Roatan, Cayman, St. Lucia, Florida Keys, Colorado, Utah,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions While boat diving, time limits were suggested, but no complained if you were late.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats had no camera water baths available. There were tanks dedicated for cameras on the dock to rinse cameras after getting back form boat dives and for the shore divers to use.
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