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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/Sand Dollar in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire/Sand Dollar: "Delightful Week with Dive Friends and Sand Dollar", Aug, 2016,

by Tom Murphy, DC, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9047 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 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 As other reviews reflect, Sand Dollar is a well-maintained, efficiently-operated condominium, with full modern kitchens containing coffee makers, pots/pans/plates/utensils, cable TV, and strong internet most times (best in the early morning). Screened-in porches allow you to enjoy the cool evening breezes and sunsets without worry of bugs. AC is strong in the bedrooms, and for a modest $10/day premium, AC is available in the living/dining/kitchen area, but with the screened porch and screened windows, AC seemed unnecessary. Very nice housekeeping staff. The office staff is on duty 7 days a week, and very supportive. I've read some comments about the age of Sand Dollar. Ignore those. The condos, grounds and beach front are very nicely maintained, and in my view the age of the buildings is irrelevant. The real treat for me, however, was discovering Dive Friends, the main dive operator on site. I was so pleased with the professionalism of the staff and their services at Sand Dollar and its other sites around the island. Their enthusiasm was contagious each morning -- they genuinely work hard to make the experience enjoyable. Five stars for Sand Dollar and Dive Friends.
Websites Dive Friends Bonaire   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There Easy non-stop flight from Atlanta on Delta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat diving with Dive Friends was delightful. Great dive masters. A 60-minute underwater limit was absolutely fine.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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