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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat: "Still our favorite on Bonaire, warts and all...", Nov, 2014,

by Larry Eggert, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 7923.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Philippines, Solomons, Fiji, Galapagos, Roatan, Palau, Hawaii, Cayman
Closest Airport BON Getting There Delta, direct from Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Had to do a Marine Park orientation. Had to do a checkout dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Very inadequate camera tanks on dive boats. Only 1 per boat. Too small. Universal complaints from photographers! ... 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 We just spent a lovely 2 weeks scuba-diving in Bonaire. We stayed at Captain Dons Habitat, as we often do. Our first trip was in 1998 and little has really changed on the island or at the resort. Weve been in an Ocean View room by the pool. It has not been updated in the time weve been coming here. The electrical outlets are so worn out that I could not get a charger to stay plugged in. Had to get maintenance to come by and replace one of the outlets so we could at least plug a power strip in. Recommendation number 1 bring a power strip youll need it!

The first time we tried the shower we discovered the hot and cold water were plumbed backwards!!! Just about scalded my wife when she thought she had cold water turned on. Maintenance came and re-plumb ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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