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hotel good for diver and snorkeler

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hotel good for diver and snorkeler

I'm sure this has been discussed at some time, but I am a diver, my mom only snorkels. I am looking for a good combo for us both. Don't need expensive. Somewhat close to town would be nice. I was looking at Black Durgon Inn, Bruce Bowker Caribe Inn. As far as diving I would like to do some shore dives, but I will not have a buddy. Is this a problem or are there plenty of options for people without a buddy? Do we need a car? Thank you for the help. Any information would be appreciated!!!!

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1. Re: hotel good for diver and snorkeler

Carib Inn is closer to town than Black Durgon. Once there you could talk with other guests about joining them for shore dives if you need a buddy. Having a vehicle gives you much more flexibility for visiting the many wonderful dive and snorkel sites around the island. A good resource for both you and your mom is Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy by Susan Porter. Check it out at www.bsdme.info

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2. Re: hotel good for diver and snorkeler

Den Laman or Sand Dollar would be good lodging choices. There is excellent shore diving and snorkeling at this location. There are also several restaurants within walking distance.

Solo dives are permitted and frequently done on Bonaire. It really depends on your skills, comfort level and experience. At Den Laman/Sand Dollar, the reef starts at 20-30 feet. You will not be criticized or chastised for solo diving on Bonaire, if that is what you choose to do. Please note that I am not "recommending" solo diving for everyone- just letting you know that it is common on Bonaire.

You can also sign up on the boards to look for a buddy if you wish. I'm sure there are guests that would welcome you on their shore dives. You can also do boat dives and pair up with someone on the boat. It's your choice really.

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