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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in

Captain Don's Habitat, Nov, 2012,

by Patricia A. Sinclair, LA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 7412.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stick with DM
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 ots of small subjects to photograph ... 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 4 stars
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Comments Bonaire Sept 29 to Oct 07

I got to Captain Don's Habitat in Bonaire at 9:30PM on 9/29. It was a little dicey finding my room in the dark, as it was down a dark path with very little light. I finally found it and the thing was palatial! Huge bathroom livingroom, kitchen, large bedroom. Very, very nice - but too much room for one person, this would have easily held 4 people! I unpacked and met one member of the group who had also arrived earlier than the rest, Charlie. We had a drink, he told me what the orientation would go over, so I went ahead and signed up for two dives on the 30th.

9/30 After the 9:00 AM orientation I went to my room and got my gear, put it into a locker and talked with Charlie. We took the 11AM dive and did a 1 hour and 5 minute dive. Then I went and got cleaned up for lunch, and met Charlie at the restaurant. I sat down, waited for the waitress and waited and waited. She walked to other tables, and I tried to signal her but she acted as if she did not even see me. So, I get up, go to the cash register and ask for a glass of water and said I needed a menu. Got told they would bring the menu to the table, then was given my water. I walked back to the table and Charlie, who was eating what appeared to be a NICE hamburger (and I was hungry). Still no waitress! Finally the waitress comes over, takes Charlie's, by now, empty plate and asks if he needs anything ele and never once looks at me, as if she still did not see me. It is now 20 minutes until the 2:30PM dive, and I decide it is too late for me to order and eat anything. A bit later she comes back with Charlie's bill and bows to him as she gives him his bill, then backs away, turns around, still ignoring me. Charlie did not leave her the best tip, btw. Now in my lifetime, I have never been invisable to anyone. I am not exactly considered to be small or insignificant, or even quiet and therefore not easily overlooked,
My daily routine consisted of morning into the office to check emails and FB. After last dive (and after cleaned up) to the office to post on FB about the dives and send email to family to let them know I was still alive and well.
Now on to the diving. All dives were NITROX, first day's diving is without camera to concentrate on buoyancy, etc.

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