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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/Belafonte Chateau de la Mer in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire/Belafonte Chateau de la Mer: "Great diving and staying in Bonaire", May, 2016,

by Don Jennings, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9418.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We (14 of us) love Bonaire. This is our second trip and we stayed at a different hotel than the first time. The Belafonte does not have an on-premise dive shop, but it is a very short drive to the shop associated with them. We did nothing but shore diving and found the walls right off the resort to be spectacular. One of the great features is a large net that runs down the wall from the drop off that makes it very easy to locate the resort when you are ending your dive. Very nice dock and steps to the dock to leave the water.

The rooms are very nice, we stayed on the ground floor and kept our equipment on the patio. Suited up and walked to the dock and dropped into the water.

Some of us did not wear wetsuits the whole week, others wore 3 mils.

Websites Dive Friends Bonaire   Belafonte Chateau de la Mer

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Mexico, several Carribean Islands, several Hawaiian Islands, Florida
Closest Airport Flamingo International Airport Getting There No difficulties

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The only restriction is for all of Bonaire. You have to pass a buoyancy test if you have not dove in the past year.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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