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Dive Review of Dive Bonaire in
Bonaire

Dive Bonaire, Dec, 2010,

by David Lang, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5906.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Mainly in the Caribbean, but also Red Sea, Hawaii, Key Largo.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments We signed up for a dive excursion through Princess Cruises.
Dive Bonaire had us sign the usual waiver and fill out a health history form.
On the form I checked yes that I am over 45 years old and someone in my family (my 90 year old father) has heart disease. Because I checked this item Dive Bonaire refused to let me come on the dive. The only option they offered was for me to get a doctors letter saying I was fit to dive. When I asked how they expected me to do that when my doctor was in the States and the group
was leaving in 15 minutes, they just looked at me. They were extremely nasty about it
We learned later from friends that Dive Bonaire took out 32 divers with 2 dive leaders. We also heard that they did not supervise a 12 year old minor who was supposed to dive under supervision. All the people we talked with said they would never go with this shop again.

VIP Divers
When we were refused the Dive Bonaire outing, we walked down the dock and signed up with VIP Divers. We had an outstanding experience with them.
There were 3 dive leaders (2 were dive masters) for 8 divers. We took 2 shore dives. They assisted with all equipment. The current was quite strong and they provided assistance when we had difficulty getting into shore. They made sure we had 2 excellent dives. We would book with them any time!

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