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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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Oranjestad, Aruba
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very friendly staff and excellent service. Quality Dive Equipment for prices you can only dream of compared to the rest of Bonaire. Experience and People care have proofed them to be the best. We love it here and would definitely come back in future.

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Calgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from our 5th trip to Bonaire. We have not stayed at the Carib Inn (although we may on our next trip!), but we had great experiences at the dive shop and retail store. The staff (I assume it was Bruce himself we were dealing with) was out of this world and incredibly experienced. The...

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

Thank you and I am very happy you enjoyed your new wetsuit. We do all we can to keep prices at a very reasonable rate. We hope to see you again soon her eon Bonaire.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 4th stay with Carib Inn and we are already booked for our 5th stay during the next holiday break at Christmas. Our family loves staying here because we feel so at home and so welcome. My 15 year old son completed his Adventure Diver course under the amazing instruction of one of the Master Divers, Larry. My...

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

Thank you for your kind words. We all at the Carib Inn really enjoy having your family here and diving with them. Always nice to see smiling faces. We certainly look forward to your next visit.

Kralendijk, Bonaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a freelance dive instructor I'm always looking for the best deal for my students. My Open Water students last week requested that their final open water dive 4 be done on Klein Bonaire. I checked other shops but they refused, claiming that these two ladies would only graduate after the dive. But Bruce Bowker had no problem with allowing...

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Thank JohnAMcDonald
Northern NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from 8 days of diving and staying at the Carib Inn. It is the perfect place for diving and meeting new friends. The dive shop has everything you need and great pricing. Great staff, thanks to Christy, Linda and everyone else that made our stay so memorable. We are planning on returning next year! Peter & Rita...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a week with family (some of the group were there for a month!) at the Carib Inn on Bonaire. Simply perfect for divers and the people who love them! Top notch dive masters and teachers showcasing one of the most accessible and diverse underwater ecosystems in the world (2 escorted boat dives daily with weekly night dives). Plenty to...

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Thank Pam M
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Our two week stay in Bonaire was once again spent boat diving with the Carib Inn dive team. They are all extremely professional, caring and friendly and have a thorough knowledge of the Bonaire reefs and dive sites. You don't get pulled out of the water after 45 minutes, as with many diving enterprises, you return to the boat when...

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

Thank you and the staff always enjoy diving with you. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Princess Anne
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from Bonaire and spent the week diving with Bruce Bowker Carib Inn. We have dove several times with Bruce Bowker's dive operation and it has always been a good experience. It was a good week seeing old friends and meeting new ones. If considering a trip to Bonaire, set up your diving with Carib...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't stay here, but we dove with them for 11 days, and they are fantastic! The dive masters are all fun, and thorough, and really pay attention, they are willing to share their knowledge, and Bruce and Kitty couldn't be more helpful. We plan to come back again and again.

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

Thanks for the nice comments. Always happy to have you dive with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Vancouver
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We rented equipment from Bruce, and dove with them as well. What a great experience. Shop prices are so reasonable that in many cases it was as cheap or cheaper to buy gear than rent it for the week (which means I now have dive gear I can use again next time). Friendly staff that bend over backwards to help...

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

It was nice having you dive with us. Glad we could help and you are happy with you new dive equipment. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn is a 5 Star PADI resort specializing in scuba diving. All levels of scuba instruction. Daily boat trips with experienced, knowledgeable guides. Shore diving also available. Excellent retail store with extremely competitive prices. Scuba repairs. Resort has fresh water pool, cable TV, free WIFI and daily maid service. Eleven units including a 3 bedroom house and a 4 bedroom house. Located on the sea with its own dock and boats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

Address: J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $136 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Bruce Bowker`s Carib Hotel Bonaire
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Bonaire/Kralendijk
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
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“Rooms 7 & 8 have their own private deck facing the water”
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“All the rooms are within a couple hundred feet from the water- it is like your back yard next to the water - amazing place!”
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“the rooms facing the sea side if you want a nice sunset”
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“Room 6 is our favorite!”
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