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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/Sand Dollar Condo.s in
Bonaire/Sand Dollar Condo.s

Dive Friends Bonaire/Sand Dollar Condo.s: "8-Day 30-Dive (all shore) Dive Friends/Sand Dollar Condo.s Trip", Nov, 2019,

by Richard J Lunsford Jr, KY, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11243.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Traveled alone for a solo shore diving trip. Corresponded with varied resorts via e-mail for an 8-day single traveler, Sat. - Sun., up to 6 1/2 days diving, all shore, nitrox, automatic transmission truck (I don't drive stick, which is most common on Bonaire), prefer included breakfast. Sand Dollar's package deal with Avis (Nissan Navara), Dive Friends (unlimited nitrox) and Sand Dollar Studio Unit F1 came back impressively priced at under $1,900 with breakfast at nearby Breeze 'N Bites at Den Lamen Condo's (adjacent property, other side of the pier). Plus the house reef (Bari Reef) is reputable.

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Websites Dive Friends Bonaire   Sand Dollar Condo.s

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire (> 150 dives), Cozumel (28 dives), Key Largo (20 dives), Jupiter, Fl (17 dives), Belize via live-aboard (26 dives), Caymans via live-aboard (25 dives), Turks & Caicos via live-aboard (27 dive), St. Croix (15 dives), North Carolina (9 dives), California Channel Islands (24 dives), a few more.
Closest Airport Flamingo International Getting There Flew United from Nashville to Houston, TN, then on to Bonaire. Got surprisingly good airfare deal.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Did all solo shore diving, so none.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Didn't do any boat diving; there are rinse tanks available at Dive Friend's locations. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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