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Dive Review of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn in
Bonaire

Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn: "Carib Inn retail store", Mar, 2017,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9504.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I didn't even get to go on this trip.

I just wanted to mention the retail shop. Previous trip, I had a fin foot pocket break, and my old booties were too soft for the coral rubble. I bought a full 3 mm wet suit and Mares Volo fins and booties. Prices were very good. Equal to most online prices.

This trip, my wife went without me :(, got annoyed with her rental BC. She bought a Aqualung Pearl BC. The price was lower than the other shops she checked. It was also $100 less than the best price she could find online.

So, you'll you get good advice. Competitive prices. No sales tax. If you have a complicated gear question or repair, try to go when Bruce is in the shop.

If you need gear on Bonaire, make this one of your shopping stops.
Websites Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Grand Cayman, Socal, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

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

By Blake Hottlein CA, US at May 23, 2017 18:52 EST  
I second these comments. Bruce is truly a national treasure. I couple of years ago, my regulator second state had a problem. Bruce fixed it. No charge! I make it a point to purchase as much stuff as possible at this wonderful shop.
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