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Dive Review of Plaza Resort Bonaire in

Plaza Resort Bonaire: "Bonaire July 2017", Jul, 2017,

by Nick , MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9769 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Another fantastic trip to Bonaire! Stayed 2 weeks at The Plaza resort as usual. They have been working hard to renovate their rooms and property and it shows.

Their staff has always been very friendly and it's nice to see familiar faces working there over the years when we've stayed.

They went to an "all inclusive" a few years back. Drinks and food are included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are at The Tipsy Seagull. They provide a wide selection of foods to choose from and the food is above average.

They also have some "theme" dinner nights, i.e., Italian, Mexican, etc.

The property has a very nice beach for lounging and 18th Palm is their "house reef." We've dove the site many, many times and have seen just about everything there, from seahorse, turtles, rays, octopus, hog fish, puffer fish, crab, etc.

Toucan Diving is the dive operation at the resort. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly.

Getting gear down from the storage lockers to the beach can be a challenge. They now have several wheelbarrows to move dive equipment back and forth making the trek easier.

All and all another great time and we will be back. Just not soon enough.

Neptune Nick and his mermaid, Bonaire Britta
Websites Plaza Resort Bonaire   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Bahamas, Roatan, Statia, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Crete, Tortola, Rhoades, Capri (Italy)
Closest Airport Getting There Baltimore to Atlanta to Bonaire

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments We did 4 boat dives with Div'Ocean Bonaire ([ link]) which is next to The Plaza. They take out very small groups of 4-8 divers. Great service. We used them in 2016 as well and highly recommend.

Have done boat dives with Plaza in the past but they had some larger groups going out this year. Would recommend them as well.
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