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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive and Adventure/Sanddollar in

Bonaire Dive and Adventure/Sanddollar, Jul, 2011,

by Andy Kenley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6119.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments First the bad. Diving with these people is like your 4th grade field trip. Should change name to Bonaire Dive and Risk Management. Rules are restrictive, management is meddlesome and help is officious. It is a soul killing experience. In justice, Travis (one of the DMs) is a nice guy, they haven't quite finished him off yet. I never should have elected the boat package, I will be back to Bonaire,but, the next time it will be all shore diving. If you are a self sufficient diver, they are the worst since Louis the First. If you are new to diving or you are getting your 14 year old into the sport they would be fine. Boats are weak. They don't care if you return, and, they seem to have no interest in tips.
Now the good. The Sanddollar is a little dated,the location is wonderful,the house reef is nice,our unit was updated nicely and if you want a kitchen it is a viable option.
The reefs on the island are looking pretty good,not too much algae,Lionfish are about,wide variety of small fish and turtles. Salt Pier is a beautiful dive. Night dive at Bari Reef was very pretty with lots of feeding Tarpon.
Websites Bonaire Dive and Adventure   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All parts of Florida, Roatan, San Andres, Cozumel, Aruba, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, St. Marten, Hawaii, Kosrae, Yap, Palau, Fiji, GBR, PNG, Coral Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 100', stay with herd
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Didn't notice.
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