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“Great Camera Shop; Great Service; Very helpful and friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BonPhoto

BonPhoto
Ranked #41 of 63 Tours in Kralendijk
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Owner description: BonPhoto delivers beautifully shot and edited video or still photographs so that your unique personal experiences can be relived over again long after your visit to Bonaire. Visit our location for advise, courses, rental & retail, printed images, Bonaire DVD's and many other products. Our outdoor adventure company, Flow will guide you to the best areas on our island.
Harleysville, PA
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Camera Shop; Great Service; Very helpful and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

We discovered Bon Photo when my husband brought his new Go Pro to Bonaire and found out he needed a special Red Filter and underwater housing. Bon Photo did not have these available on island, but we were able to rent an underwater still camera from them. The camera they rented to us was a Nikon Cool Pix. This was my husband's first experience using a still camera - all of his other dives were filmed using a movie camera. We met Leo, one of the owners, on a Sunday, even though the shop was technically closed. He was extremely helpful - showed my husband how to use the camera - and also said he could bring the camera back the next day to have the photos downloaded to a DVD and also for Leo to review the pics and offer tips for any that did not turn out well. Paul took the camera back and, to his delight, found most of the photos to be very good. Leo tweaked a few buttons on the housing as they were sticking underwater, and sent my husband off for a few more days of filming. When we returned the camera, we also met Leo's wife and co-owner, Tsuzanna. She takes breathtaking underwater photos and is equally as helpful and charming as Leo. They are assisted by Leanne, who is from the U.S. She downloaded the rest of the pics to a DVD and also gave us travel tips for the next day as we wanted to visit Spelonk Lighthouse. Highly recommend a visit while on Bonaire, even though it's a little off the beaten path. You will need to take a dirt road, so recommend a truck of four-wheel drive. If you need camera assistance while on Bonaire, or if you want to take a trip to a cave or go on a hike, Bon Photo can also help with that too.

Visited July 2012
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Thank skrenn
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Life_is_n0w, Owner at BonPhoto, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We just received new stock from GoPro and also got in red fliters :) You took some great photos with our cameras and Im happy to read that had such a good time with us. Hope to meet again soon here on Bonaire. Best regards, Leo
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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“There is only one way to see the caves in Bonaire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

And that way is with Leo and Bonphoto. Leo is a BEAST. You get an early start because he wants to be the first one in the wet cave because the water clarity is best when you are first in the cave. The tour lasts from 7-10 30am and is amazing. Leo will take you to a dry cave first and it is like a sauna but extremely beautiful. The first cave is just a warm up because the second cave is like nothing I have ever seen. The cave is wet. The cave has freshwater that you can swim through and even under to the next cave. There are small translucent freshwater shrimps and a halocline you can dive down to in the deepest part of the cave. This was one of the major things we wanted to do in Bonaire and Bonphoto and Leo did not disappoint. I would only recommend going with Bonphoto and Leo. CAVE BACON!!!! (You will have to go on this tour to understand that one).

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Scott E
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, Owner at BonPhoto, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Hi Scott,
Great to hear that you had such a good time and thank you for your nice words.
We had a great group together that morning and had a lot of fun......, CAVE BACON!!! :)
Hope to see you guys again sometime soon, Leo
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Brandon, Florida
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“Bonaire Caving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

While at Captain Don's, my wife, friend and I participated in the wet/dry cave tour offered by BonPhoto. From the onset, it was clear that our guide Leo was very passionate about this activity. His knowledge of the island cave systems and his desire to protect the caves and their inhabitants clearly shone through. While our primary goal on the island was to dive, this tour should be a must for anyone visiting Bonaire.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Gary C
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BonPhoto, Owner at BonPhoto, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thank you for your review. We indeed think our cave systems are something amazing. As you now understand, the caves play a very important role in our ecosystem and need to be protected the best way possible. Hope to meet again, above or underground :) Leo
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“Cave Adventure!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

We did the cave adventure with Bonphoto and absolutely loved it. Our guide, Leo, was wonderful-very knowledgeable and made it easy for everyone to have a good time no matter what your skill level is. You explore one dry cave and one wet cave- the wet cave obviously has water in it and you are able to snorkel....It is incredible...We also got to meet Zsuszanna on a boat dive with Captain Don's where she does videography on Mondays. You can purchase pictures of your dive and/ or video. Everyone that works at Bonphoto is so very nice. We hope to see them again when we return.

Visited May 2012
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BonPhoto, Owner at BonPhoto, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. Happy to hear you had such a good time with us. Looking forward seeing you again when you return. All the best from Bonaire, Leo
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
1 review
“Great help made for a great time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

My father and I went down to Bonaire for the first time, staying for a week. This was our first big trip out to go diving and my dad is really into capturing all the moments with photography. Even though they wouldn't be open for a week LeAnn at Bonphoto was more than happy to help us by opening early, supplying cameras, and helping us day by day with useful tips and information! The trip would not have been the same without her! Cannot wait to return!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Matt B
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BonPhoto, Owner at BonPhoto, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for your nice review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the service you got from LeAnn. Looking forward meeting you next time you're coming back!!
All the best from Bonaire,
Leo
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