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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat: "Captain Don's Habitat", Jun, 2016,

by Frank Hall, IN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8961.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We've been coming to Bonaire for over 20 years. Needless to say, there have been many changes. Bonaire diving is still good. But, if you haven't been there in a while, don't expect the lush coral and vibrant color of years ago. Any big fish there were in the past, with the exception of a few tarpon, are pretty much gone. There are still numerous tropicals and soft corals to enjoy. Captain Don's is a professional diving operation, and things run like clockwork. The resort infrastructure is beginning to need a little TLC. Case in point, the left side steps on the dock that was broken last year is still broken. Also, a set of stairs that used to go to the dive lockers was torn out last year is still roped off with rebar and wire hanging out of the ground. The rooms were kept clean and the staff was friendly. Watch out for cruise ships and don't go into town if one is in port.
Websites Captain Don's Habitat   

Reporter and Travel

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

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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