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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat, Sep, 2014,

by Frank Hall, IN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7724.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Stayed in a Junior Suite for 7 nights. These rooms have a coffee pot, microwave, dishes and utensils for 2 and a sink. Our last night we switched to a pool side room (we knew this when we made our reservation). Wouldn't recommend this type room if you want to fix anything to eat. It had been "remodled" so it had a microwave, but no sink or dishes.

Beaware, Captain Don's charges extra for nitrox. Accessing tanks for shore diving is not as convenient as some of the other places we've stayed. The tanks must be ferried on a two wheel dolly to and from your truck.

Bonaire diving is mostly about the small stuff. Many great photo opportunities. Numerous tropicals, think clouds of fish. Came across 3-4 small lionfish. We also saw several tarpons and a couple of large groupers and snappers.

We've been going to Bonaire since the early 1990's. Like most everywhere, the coral health has definitely declined over the years.

The cruise ships that have been visiting only in the winter are going to start coming year round after the first of the year. Not good new for the health of the reef.

Frank and Carole
Websites Captain Don's Habitat   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Belize, Roatan, Florida Keys, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70-85 Ft/ 21-26 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't know if any boat restrictions. We shore dived.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Seperate rinse tank for cameras at the dock. Great support if needed at Bon Photo an on site photo shop.
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