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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in

Captain Don's Habitat: "Bonaire Captain Don's Habitat. Less than Expected and Fading", Jan, 2018,

by David B Cain, GA, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10104 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 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 3 stars
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Comments My third and last trip to Bonaire. My most recent trip before January 2018 was June 2010. What a fall from prominence.
Arrived mid afternoon 12/30/2017. Our threesome of the group of 13 signed into our two bedroom room at Captain Donís. After unpacking, we went to the onsite Budget rental to sign for our truck included with the room. After some discussion we opted for the optional cdw insurance. Beware the exclusions are many. All drivers must pay extra to be covered, damage coverage is denied for driving on UNPAVED Roads!?From my previous trips, I recall Bonaire is shore diving and the national park on North side is ALL unpaved with huge pot holes. Alas, the Park was off limits for this trip due to storm damage. At the end of the week as I waited for 30 minutes to fill the gas tank, the fuel door was inoperative. The Budget rep confirmed this and insisted I pay the penalty rate for not filling up the gas tank!
Next day we had the orientation. Did not have to show C card as your name was called, just yell back certifying agency? Paid the $25.00 Park fee and that was it!? On to th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Florida, North and south Carolina Atlantic, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Mexico.
Closest Airport Hartsfield, Atlanta Ga. Getting There Direct Delta flight

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions On boat dives, we were instructed to follow the dive guide. Time and depth limits. Shore diving total freedom.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Small tub for cameras. On one trip the dive guide dipped his skull cap in ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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