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Dive Review of Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire

Captain Don's Habitat: "I forgot how beautiful it was", Aug, 2016,

by Irina Zeylikman, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9170.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The last time we came to Bonaire was in 2003, and now, 13 years later, I realized what we were missing all these years, incredible diving, great dive operation, friendly people, new restaurants. This time we've stayed at Captain Don Habitat, mainly because I still remember (closed about 10 years ago and my heart still bleeds) Habitat Curacao, Captain Don's sister resort on Curacao, which was Curacao's greatest dive resort. Our expectations have been met and then some. Captain Don has celebrated its 45th anniversary during our stay. How many dive resorts can share this longevity? The resort is being renovated one section at a time, we stayed in the newly renovated Junior Suite, and everything just perfect. Captain Don's dive crew practices diving freedom rule, dive your own profile, but come to the boat in about 60 min. Every dive was great, amazingly enough, we've encountered very few lion fish, but quite a few sea horses and frog fish, nurse shark. The reef is lush and healthy. So, summarizing, this one was a great diving vacation!
Websites Captain Don's Habitat   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, Turks&Caicos, Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize, Truck Lagoon, Palau, Australia, Thailand, Maldives, FIJI
Closest Airport Getting There Delta through Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84-90°F / 29-32°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Diving freedom is the operative word.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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