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Dive Review of Divi in
Bonaire

Divi, May, 2006,

by Joseph Stehn, NJ, USA . Report 2723.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All shore diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Third time in Bonaire, 2d at Divi Resort. Overall resort operation was good, rooms clean and our needs attended to. Breakfast selection was very good as well as the food . Selection of food for dinner at their restaurant was poor and very overpriced. We ate at other resorts except for the buffet night which was good. At two other resorts (Cpt. Don's and Buddy) the mosquitos ate us alive at dinner this year.

Divi dive shop is fully capable. However, I still don't understand the "attitude" of the women who is runs it as to why she cannot be more helpful. Better than previous year but it seems that "she is doing you a favor" by answering your questions. Other guests had the same comment so I guess it was not just us. That was not the case with the manager or divemasters who were all excellent.

Rented vehicle at Budget car rental - as was the case the previous year the wait was over 1 hour to get the car with 7 people in line in front of us. This clearly is not the USA pick up your car and go. All were very frustrated as to the process.

However, overall the resort, dive shop and diving was very good all things considered. If you are looking for an economical trip consider all shore diving as you can set your own schedule and there are numerous dive locations with easy access and you dive your own profiles.
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