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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive and Adventure/Sand Dollar Resort in
Bonaire

Bonaire Dive and Adventure/Sand Dollar Resort, Sep, 2008,

by robert knourek, CA, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4387.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving hawaii, tahiti, carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 90 feet, but it was not enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments from shore, great. on boat, adequate.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments sand dollar resort and dan leman apartments have direct access to bari reef via a nice little pier. it is all w/in walking distance, short walks at that. the dive operation is good although the boats are kind of a panga style which may be a turnoff for some. they can be kind of bumpy even w flat conditions. for me and my dive buddy no problem, but i would not take my wife on the boats;>) the people there are just great, they have a naturalist there, jerry, who does a great class and leads a dive of the bari reef. it is a very easy reef to learn to navigate, only once did we encounter any current (that was at night). night dives are easy too. the resort itself is not particularly luxurious, but everything worked. we stayed in room b-7, on the ground floor, and the lanai was screened in...i would recommend requesting a screened in lanai, that way you can keep the windows open at night and the bugs out. our apartment had A/C, i'm not sure all of them do, so if that matters to you, i would check that out in advance. the main thing about this place is the super easy access to great shore diving.
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