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Dive Review of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn in
Bonaire

Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn: "We always return here!", Aug, 2016,

by Dawn , FL, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 37 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9399 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We have been coming here, sometimes twice a year since 1996. The dive shop is top notch, and can repair almost anything; they also have a good selection of equipment for sale. It is a $12.00 ride from the airport if you don't rent a car, lots of grocery stores and restaurants close by. Our favorite restaurant is At Sea; Cuba downtown is great for drinks and people watching. There is a new wine bar in the cruise terminal shops we have yet to try. The Carib Inn has rooms with refrigerators and cooking facilities. The rooms are basic- no luxury here, but very comfortable. There are lockers to store bcs and wetsuits overnight. There is a house reef right on the property- you can just jump off the dock. The dive boats are small, open boats, and you use a back roll to enter. They go out for a one tank dive twice a day. The dive masters are knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. You can dive your own profile- no rush to get back on the boat. This trip the Inn had several cancellations, and we were the only ones on the boat most trips- very nice as we could go to any site we wanted.
Websites Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palm Bch, Fla Keys, Bonaire, Barbados, Virgin Is., Caymans, Grand Turk, Roatan, Belize, Hawaii, St. Thomas, Dominica, St. Croix
Closest Airport Kralendik Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80- Ft/ 24- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions- just no gloves allowed in the marine park.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
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