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Dive Review of Plaza Resort Bonaire/Plaza Beach Resort in
Bonaire

Plaza Resort Bonaire/Plaza Beach Resort: "Still good diving after all these years", May, 2015,

by W Glen Kitchens, NM, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8479.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments My longtime dive buddies & I have been periodically visiting Bonaire since 1992. While things topside have changed somewhat (like lots more dive operations) the diving still remains as pristine as ever. Not a lot of big fish to be found but that's pretty typical of the Carribean in general these days. The colorful coral & small critters (such as frogfish & seahorses) remain excellent photo subjects.

We had always stayed at Capt.Don's Habitat before, but decided on Plaza Beach Resort because it is the only 'all-inclusive' resort on the island & my crew tends to run up big bar bills. The resort is fine, although it's a little run-down & about time for a make-over. WiFi is spotty but generally available most areas. The bartenders are quite friendly & generous with the alcohol & the food is varied & tasty. The resort also sprays for bugs & we never had problems except for an occasional mosquito.

The dive operation is very professional w/ good rental gear available. The boat is roomy, the divemasters & boat captains are excellent. The diving is easy w/ little current & shore diving is available from Plaza's beach.

We used to have to fly from Houston through San Juan to get to Bonaire but United has recently started flying direct, which makes the trip easier & quicker.
Websites Plaza Resort Bonaire   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving South Pacific; Carribean; Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico; Coral Sea; Bismarck Sea;
Closest Airport Bonaire Intl. Airport Getting There Much easier now that United flies direct from IAH;

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Return to boat w/ 500 PSI; Otherwise, after an initial checkout dive, no restrictions.
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 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Dedicated rinse tubs on boat & on land;
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