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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Missoula, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not generally moved to write reviews. When i get good service, a genuine handshake and "thank you!" is about as far as i go. But Carib Inn's dive team is so impressive i felt that i had to share my thoughts with the internet. This afternoon i completed a five-dive adventure diving course at Carib Inn. I have... More 

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Thank Wesley D
Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Wesley - thank you very much for those very nice words. Part of good instruction is a good student and you were that. I am very proud of JC and all the staff here at the Carib Inn. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a quiet, friendly, place to stay on Bonaire... The Carib Inn is perfect. They have a variety of rooms including two house's. The dive shop is well stocked and the prices are not just the best on the island... but the best I have found anywhere. (been diving almost all my life) Knowledgeable, friendly staff... More 

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and we always enjoy your family. See you again soon! More 

Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from another great week at the Carib Inn. This was our fourth trip there. This is 5 stars because the place is great, not because it's a luxury resort. You will get a clean room/suite at a great price and be served by the best staff ever. Plus you get the full service dive shop and great amenities.... More 

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We have already begun to upgrade the lockers and are in the process of adding many more. Thank you for the suggestion and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bruce and Larry were great!!! Carib in has one of the best price deals for equipment on Bonaire. We were shore diving and our tanks were always full when we came to pick them up. They gave us nice local advice on good dive spots. They let us keep our equipment in a locker the whole time we stayed which... More 

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Damascus, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying with Bruce and his team is always enjoyable. The facility rooms, cottages and suites always feel like home. The dive shop and dive operations (boat dives) are excellent as are the employees. The diving off shore is excellent and it is easy to shore dive around the island based on the facility layout. This is not your basic dive... More 

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We enjoy our divers and their enthusiasm! More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the BEST repair and RETAIL shop on Bonaire. The professionals take their repairs to Carib Inn as their staff is able to tackle any repair. The retail shop has the most competitive prices on Bonaire.

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for these nice words. We can't repair everything but we certainly try to. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My family and I had an amazing time staying at the carib inn, the staff were professional, were amazing with my 12 and 14 children who have been junior open water divers for 6 months, and an overall true pleasure. The boat diving exerience was amazing. Being right on the water and wishing for true snorkel/dive vacation experience, my family... More 

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Bruce B, Manager at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We really enjoy the families who stay here, especially the children (who are always really good divers!). More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

As a scuba diver visitor to Bonaire since 1982, I can honestly state that the Carib Inn and its staff (management, dive staff, housekeeping staff) make me feel like I am part of their family. The low key ambiance, the lovely gardens, and the knowledgeable and personable dive staff make your diving trip a wonderful vacation. I do not make... More 

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NEW YORK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We recently stayed in the Green House right across the road from the main property. The green house offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, with a large living and dining area that was spotless. All dive sites are no more than a 20-minute boat ride away. Most are less than 10 with good diving right off the beach. In fact many... More 

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Bruce B, Manager at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive, detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed our newest addition, the 4-bedroom house! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I absolutely love the Carib Inn. Small, intimate and great service, something that is truly hard to find. The rooms are made for divers, but the staff makes the difference. From the housekeepers to the maintenance/air fill staff to the divemasters/instructors, I can honestly say that these are some of the most dedicated and nicest people that deal with tourists... More 

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