Captain Don's Habitat – Bonaire

Diving in Bonaire

Captain Don’s Habitat Dive Operation is a PADI Resort and a SDI 5 Star Professional Development Center. It is centrally located within the resort complex for easy access from all rooms. We have three 1-tank boat departures daily, at 8.30 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM, to over 50 moored sights on our custom built dive boats. Each mooring buoy is limited to 1 boat so you’ll have the reef all to yourself. Diving Rates are priced per person per day unless otherwise noted.

Total Diving Freedom has always been the concept at Captain Don’s Habitat. Over 50 world class dives are within a 15 minute boat ride. Diving Freedom means 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no rush or anxiety. Take a giant stride off our divers-only pier “baby dock” and you’re already looking at clusters of starlet coral, surrounded by colorful wrasse and gobies, and the drop-off starts in 30 feet, only a few kicks away. Shore diving is a must at Captain Don’s Habitat and around the island of Bonaire rated as the top shore diving destination in the world! Following accepted safe diving practices, you can grab a tank and go….whenever you want!

The Captain Don’s Habitat Dive Operation offers training from the following training agencies…PADI, TDI and SDI and accepts all Universal Referrals for final completion of training …and is equipped to handle all of your certification needs including Rebreathers and Tri-Mix. Choose from over 20 specialty courses! Technical Diving Services is conveniently based out of our dive operation with it’s own technical diving dedicated classroom.

All needed equipment is available for rental. PLEASE NOTE WE CARRY INT VALVE ONLY. DIN ADAPTERS NEED TO BE BE PART OF YOUR OWN GEAR OR CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE STORE . the Vista Blue Store also has those last minute items you may have forgotten, and spare parts like mask straps hoses, defog and much more.

Habitat is neither pretentious nor regimented. Our multilingual, multicultural, professional staff are there to teach, assist, or advise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Whether you’ve been diving for years or are just starting out, Habitat diving will keep you happy.

Hotel Guests Rates

Package Price
Unlimited Shore Diving Daily* $33.00
Package** 6 days unlimited Shore Diving $178.00
1 Boat Dive Daily** $56.00
Package **6 Boat Dives/6 days unlimited shore diving (extra days subject to the same rate  Boat Dive Daily** $306.00
2 Boat Dives Daily** $76.00
PACKAGE 2 Boat Dives Daily/ 6 days unlimited shore diving**(extra days subject to the same rate) $408.00
Add Boat Dives on any package a la carte $38.00
Any package or sales Special Upgrade 6 extra Boat Dives incl. unlimited Nitrox (extra days subject to the same rate) $210.00
Snorkel or ride on boat per trip $15.00
Weekly (6 days) Upgrade to Nitrox Rate (in addition to regular dive package) $60.00
SDI NITROX Course Online*** (Includes 6 days Nitrox Upgrade on any 6 Day Dive Package) $141.00

*Includes tanks, weights and weight belt
**Includes unl. use of tanks for shore diving plus weights and weight belt

***E-mail for your E-code or contact your travel agent.

Non-hotel Guests Rates

Package Price
Package * 6 days unlimited Shore Divin $192.00
Package **1 Boat Dives Daily/ 6 days unlimited shore diving** $359.00
Package** 2 Boat Dives Daily/ 6 days unlimited shore diving** $468.00
Weekly (6 days) Upgrade to Nitrox Rate (in addition to regular dive package) $60.00
SDI On-Line Open Water Course – includes all equipment and dive computer 4 dives *** $376.00
PADI OPEN WATER REFERRAL 4 dives includes gear tanks $349.00
Discover Scuba Diving 1/2 day 1 dive incl gear tank and instruction $99.00
SDI NITROX Course Online*** (Includes 6 days Nitrox Upgrade on any 6 Day Dive Package) $199.00
PADI Advanced Open Water Course , includes 1 Boat Dive and 2 Days of Shore Diving, Books not incl. $349.00

*Includes tanks, weights and weight belt
**Includes unl. use of tanks for shore diving plus weights and weight belt
*** incl Ecode Must complete elearn prior to water works.
All Off Property Diving is Subject to Availability and must be paid on property at registration

All prices and rates listed are in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice.

Bonaire National Marine Park

All the beautiful waters around Bonaire are designated as a Marine Park. The fact that anchoring, spearfishing, touching the corals, and removing anything from the reef is prohibited helps us keep our reefs healthy for you to enjoy. A $25.00 US fee CASH Only allows access to the Marine Park for the calendar year as well as entrance to the Washington-Slagbaai National Park (must show tag, paper receipt and photo I.D. at the entrance to the Park). In addition, all other users, i.e. swimmers, snorkeler’s, windsurfers, sport fishermen, kite boarders, etc. are required to pay a $10.00 annual fee. This fee also allows holders to enter the Washington-Slagbaai National Park however a $15.00 surcharge must be paid at the entrance to the park.

On November 28, 2018 November 28, 2018, The Executive Council of the Bonaire Island Territory shared an Island Resolution in which they communicate the increase of the Marine Park fees.

As of March 1, 2019 the Marine Park Fees will be as follows:

Divers US$ 45.00

Snorkelers or other water activities US$ 25.00

The Bonaire National Marine Park requires Bonaire Dive Operators to provide a brief orientation to anyone who has not been to Bonaire within the same calendar year before you are allowed to dive. A shore warm up dive on our house reef is also required by the Bonaire National Marine Park prior to any other diving. Habitat conducts this orientation at 9:00 a.m. daily. No diving is permitted without first attending this orientation. Our packages are structured as such that there is no diving included on the day of arrival. There is no diving allowed on the day of your departure.