Captain Don’s Habitat
Captain Don’s Habitat has always had the concept of Total SCUBA Diving Freedom. Over 50 world class SCUBA dives are within a 15 minute boat ride. SCUBA Diving Freedom means 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no rush. Take a giant stride off our SCUBA 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!
Captain Don’s Habitat is one of the great SCUBA diving resorts in Bonaire. Founded in 1976, by renowned underwater environmentalist Captain Don Stewart, Captain Don’s Habitat has been in the forefront of environmentally sound developments on the island of Bonaire. His vision is also reflected in the design of the resort.
Captain Don’s Habitat Dive Operation is a PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Resort and an 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 70 moored sights on our custom built dive boats.
Green or Hawksbill turtles, Green eels, Sea Horses, Frogfish, Stingray or Eagle ray, Lobster, Pipe fish, Octopus, Squids, Barracuda, and angelfish. In rare occasions, we see Manta Ray or Nurse shark. If one is very lucky we once a year spot a Whale Sharks, Pilot Whale or other small sharks. We spot about 35 visits a year pods of Dolphins, bottle nose or spinners mostly as bow riders or cruising by in the open water. Also on the boat, we encounter many flying fish while cruising the shore line to the dive sites.
Captain Don’s Habitat offers a wide array of services to make your stay a memorable one. From accommodations, SCUBA diving and meals to car rentals, guided island tours, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and many other services and activities may be arranged.
Bonaire is located in the Southern Caribbean about 50 miles off the northern coast of Venezuela. The fact that it lies outside the hurricane belt and with our almost continuous sunshine and great weather, makes it an ideal vacation spot throughout the year. Captain Don’s Habitat is located at Kaya Gobernador Debrot 103. Just 2mi or 3 Km from down town Kralendijk and about 6 mi or 10 km from the Flamingo International Airport.