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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn is a 5 Star PADI resort specializing in scuba diving. We offer all levels of scuba instruction and daily boat trips with experienced, knowledgeable dive instructors. Reserved boats and shore diving are also available. Our retail store has extremely competitive prices and offer scuba repair services as well. The resort has a fresh water pool, cable TV, free WIFI and daily maid service. Comprised of eleven units including a 3 bedroom house and a 4 bedroom house located on the sea with its own dock and boats.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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All reviews year after year dive shop shore diving great place to learn to dive green house running smoothly dive equipment returning next year repeat visitors open water housekeeping staff are place to stay night dive tank fills excellent dive operation full kitchen previous trips
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After 49 years of diving all over, I keep coming back (trip #11) to the Carib Inn. It is one of the few places where you can have both outstanding boat dives and an outstanding shore dive, if you are too lazy to get on...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Mike I
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review - the cats will miss you next year. We all look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this dive school after discovering that we would be unable to complete our PADI open water referral course at the dive school at our hotel (Van der Valk). It is just a short walk from the hotel. After watching divers return to the...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Becknaide
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you - it was a pleasure to be able to introduce you to a wonderful sport! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience with the Caribe in is purely around the diving experience, both day and night. It feels good to engage one of the original dive shops on the island with their historic commitment to the reef and its preservation. The equipment, which I rent,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Ira B
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 2 weeks ago

It was great to have you diving with us again and we enjoyed introducing your wife to the sport! See you next time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Bonair and sought out place to rent tanks and dive equipment. We came to Carib Inn, and we’re instantly greeted by the friendly staff. Most of the folks we met there had been returning to Carib Inn over and over and were...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, we do try to go the extra mile. Please come back and stay with us soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been diving with Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn for many years now. Divemasters come and go, but Bruce has a stellar crew now. In addition, to excellent service and easy access to equipment, the divemasters are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, especially Larry and Lucia! Thanks...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 4 weeks ago

You are so welcome - thank you for the review and we look forward to diving with you again - day and night.

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Mee_ah_11
21 June 2016|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
For dinner in town try Wil's Restaurant. Really good food.
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"best rooms are 6, 7, 8, 9"
mikei317
1 week ago
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"A very good value for renting equipment and diving."
irab955
3 weeks ago
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"Each room has its advantage"
louisd789
11 Aug 2018
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"All the rooms are very good with pool views or ocean views"
maildiver
10 Aug 2018
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