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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat: "Another Good Trip to Captain Don's", Sep, 2016,

by Frank Hall, IN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9092.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We've been going to Bonaire for many years. Much has changed. More traffic, cruise ships and diminished reef life. Lots of construction on the island and roads seem to open and close at will. The main road to the airport was open on Friday and closed Saturday when we left for the airport. Have a backup plan! I would avoid downtown on any day a cruise ship is in port. All that being said, for the money, Bonaire is still a great place to dive.

We've stayed at Captain Don's our last few trips. We book an upper level Junior Suite. The U.L. Junior suites have a balcony overlooking the water, the L.L. Suites have a patio with a water view. The rooms are equipped with a coffee pot, microwave, small refridgerator, and sink. Basic dishes and utensils are included. There are plenty of grocery stores to stock the "fridge".

If you haven't been to Bonaire before, there are tons of small fish and critters and the occasional turtle. The only really "big" stuff we've seen are Tarpon and Snappers. We noticed a lot of damaged and dead coral. Captain Don's has a great dive site right off their dock we saw Tarpon there every day.

My dive bag didn't arrive in Bonaire. I only had my mask and regulator with me. Captain Don's said they would provide me with whatever I needed until my luggage arrived at no charge. I really appreciated the helping hand as I had anticipated having to rent the needed gear. Delta had my luggage in Bonaire the next afternoon.
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 Direct flight on Delta Airlines out of Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No gloves
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 1 stars

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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