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Dive Review of Plaza Resort Bonaire in

Plaza Resort Bonaire: "Second time as good as the first.", Jul, 2015,

by Ronald Bailey, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8489.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Second trip in two summers. I have no complaints about the resort. Good food with all meals buffet style. New soda drink dispenser at restaurant. Music entertainment at restaurant 3 nights a week. Rooms were large with large bathrooms. New flat screen cable televisions in rooms. Pool was clean. Beach area was kept clean for volleyball, beach tennis, etc. Entertainment at or near the beach bar on most nights. A new floating dock has been added since last year. This makes shore snorkeling/diving much easier to enter/exit. New room at dive shop being fixed up and old dive locker rooms being moved to it.
An excellent deal for the price. Highly recommend overall.
Worse thing is that the corals off of the resort are not as good as other sites, but passable.
Websites Plaza Resort Bonaire   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Roatan, Florida Keys, Saba, Fiji, Palau, Hawaii, Turk and Caicos, Caymans, St. Kitts, St. Croix
Closest Airport Bonaire airport Getting There Left from Roanoke, Va. to Atlanta to Bonaire

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-110 Ft/ 24-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come back with 500 lbs. 130 feet limit.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Having dove Bonaire many times, there was not really anything new to take pictures of. But it is certainly a good place for new U/W photographers.
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By Robert S Kuhn in IL, US at Oct 14, 2015 09:41 EST  
You are joking right water temp 78-79 Bonaire in July? Did you do shore or boat diving? How many dives a day? How many people on the boat? Does the shop have Nitrox? Any issues with crime on the island? Did you do the All-Inclusive or try other restaurants?
By report author: Ronald Bailey in VA, US at Oct 14, 2015 18:24 EST  
responding to rskuhn: Was there in late june/early july. Water temp was as stated and confirmed by three different gauge thermometers. Did shore and boat dives, mostly boat dives. Nitrox included with all inclusive/dive package. Only ate at the hotel restaurant. No need to go any where else for food unless that is your "thing". Average number of divers on their large boat ranged between 8 and about 15. Never felt crowded.
By report author: Ronald Bailey in VA, US at Oct 14, 2015 18:29 EST  
Addition comments to rdkuhn: Had no crime issues at the hotel. Safe in each room. I feel that the grounds are generally secure. Did two boat dives a day. I might add that I have been to Bonaire many times and I and others that have been to the Plaza Resort feel that this is the best deal going. Hope theses comments answer your questions.
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