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Dive Review of Harbour Village Beach Club in
Bonaire

Harbour Village Beach Club: "Great, easy diving from luxury digs", Dec, 2018,

by David Stoll, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10803 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean: Cayman Islands, Bonaire. Bahamas, Cozumel, Honduras, Belize, St. Lucia, Saba, St. Kitts
Pacific: Cocos Island, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Thailand
Closest Airport Getting There There is a non-stop United flight from Newark Airport, but I am not a big fan of United or that airport. Next time, I'll fly Delta and change planes.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions A dive master led all boat dives. No one, including myself, asked whether we could go off on our own--probably because the dive master always said you can dive deeper or shallower, turn around earlier or later, etc. Boat dives are limited to one hour, whlch is fine for me and most people.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Each boat has a dedicated rinse tank for cameras but otherwise isn't set up for photography. Nor are the shore facilities. No one seemed to mind--certainly I didn't--but I ass ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Although I have been diving for over 25 years and have been to dozens of places, this was my first trip to Bonaire. It won't be my last. The diving is easy and beautiful. While one can rent a car and shore dive the many sites on the south side of the island, I chose a combination of boat dives and shore dives just off of the resort.

The boat dives are always nearby, no more than 20 minutes and often quite less. The resort has a small wreck at about 40-60 feet and a string of coral mounds running between two small coral structures leading from the beach. A larger reef is about a 7-10 minute swim away. I went to that reef on my last dive day for ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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