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Dive Review of Carib Inn in
Bonaire

Carib Inn, Apr, 2005,

by Doug & Nancy Dellisanti, OH, USA . Report 1944.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Stuart Cove
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We started going to Bonaire in 2001 and have gone every year since and this year was our fifth. We even booked our 2006 room while we were there. We found Bruce Bowkers Crib Inn by researching the Chapbook. The Carib Inn is a small quaint place that you instantly feel welcome. You will see a tall lanky individual with a nice sense of humor fluttering around the place making sure everything is as it should be that is Bruce. The entire staff is warm and friendly. Bruce has one of the best dive shops on the island and the prices are excellent. Bruce and the staff are always ready to lend a hand and will repair or resolve most gear problems quickly and will not take anything in return. This year was the first year that they offered Nitrox and although they do not blend it there, we always had enough for our party of four. I have recommended the Carib Inn to several individuals that were either going for their first time or returning from a prior year and each time, that individual thanked us and raved about the operation and their experience. In addition, Bruce now offers wireless internet service by the pool area. Bruce has two small boats that can get you to any dive site quickly. You are never rushed into the water or out of the water. Most days we did one boat dive and a couple of shore dives. We always rent a truck while there but you do not really need to because you can do mostly boat dives, shore dive right at the inn, walk to several nice restaurants, and walk into town. The taxis are nice and inexpensive and will cover those need trips to the grocery store. I dont think that you will find a bigger bang for your dive dollar.
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