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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat: "Relaxed Diving for Grownups", Nov, 2017,

by Edward Svitil, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10021.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, PNG, Maldives, Truk, GBR, Curacao, St. Lucia, Saipan, Yap, Phuket, Malaysia, Sipadan, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Phils, Little Cayman, etc
Closest Airport Flamingo Getting There Direct from EWR and ATL

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Suggested (!) keep to 60' - 30 mins out, 30 mins back. You are free to do as you like and dive your own profile. Diving for grownups - no hand holding, sign in and the dive guide counts heads back on the boat. If you go off to another location deeper by yourself, OK with them.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Since it seems everyone has switched to these annoying go pros on sticks, the skill required for u/w photography has gone to zilch. Always one in every group - you know, the one who HAS to stay on the subject for 10 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Captain Don's Habitat does a great job (a testament to him as he just about founded diving in Bonaire and finally passed in 2014). Staff is excellent, and most just lead you into the current and turn around at 30 mins. Alex, Marco and Kitty are the exceptions and go out of their way to be sure you're kitted up properly and point out the odd critter (although I'm convinced the big seahorse is made of rubber and/or a plant, kind of like the Japanese ceramics that the guides hide on the wrecks in Truk and bring out for photos). This is grownup diving - you are totally free to do just about whatever you want as long as you're back at the boat in an hour. Boats leave at 8:30, 11:00 and 2:00PM. Don't try to do the 11 an ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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