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Dive Review of Bonaire Dive and Adventures/Den Laman Condominiums in

Bonaire Dive and Adventures/Den Laman Condominiums, Jun, 2007,

by Frank Hall and Carole Ott, IN, United States (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 3371.

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

Accommodations 5 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 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 drove to Den Lamans only to find the door locked. The office doesn't open until 8:30 am. We couldn't get in the building so we sat at a picnic table and waited. A real bummer after being awake all night. Then we were informed that check in time was 12 noon and if we wanted a room earlier we would need to pay for an extra night. We told them no way that was going to happen and we were immediately taken to our room.

The good stuff:
In spite of the the delay in getting a room, we would stay at Den Lamans again. The rooms are immaculate and after the initial registration problems everyone was very helpful. Bonaire Dive and Adventures is the onsite dive operation. We had a free upgrade to Nitrox and they worked very hard to keep up with the demand for tanks. We did only shore diving, but it appeared the boat operation ran smoothly.
We have dived Bonaire many times. Although there isn't a lot of "big" stuff, Bonaire never fails to provide beautiful soft and hard coral, clouds of tropicals, and invertabrates. The license plate says it all a "Divers Paradise."

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Belize, Honduras, Caymans, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75-80 Ft/ 23-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Only did shore dives. No restrictions enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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