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Carib Inn is a small oceanfront resort dedicated to divers.
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Carib Inn is dedicated to divers.

Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn is a resort dedicated to the needs and requirements of travelers who want a diving vacation. By focusing on diving, specialized personnel maintains quality throughout the resort. Although diving is featured at the Carib Inn, many guests come just to relax and enjoy Bonaire.

Excellent service combined with fair prices.

The Carib Inn also has the highest return guest percentage on Bonaire and one of the best in the Caribbean. This is achieved, not only through an honest value for dollar pricing of its rooms and diving but also excellent service through personal attention to all of its guests.

Staffed with the friendly and experienced crew, Carib Inn’s boats visit the best Bonaire dive sites.

The Carib Inn has only eleven units with no plans for expansion. Its current size is easily managed and easily maintained. This creates a unique niche in the resort business on Bonaire for the vacationer who wants a small dedicated resort. The Carib Inn’s guest list is made up of people who desire exactly what the Carib Inn offers.

You’ll find the same staff, year after year!

Generally, the dive resort business has a high turnover of workers. Most of the Carib Inn staff have been with the operation for over 20 years. From the maids who keep the rooms tidy to the instructors on the boats, guests come back to the same staff year after year. This is another reason why they feel at home.

Guest reviews.

Ruthie Keister Pfaff
05:25 10 Mar 21
Idyllic weather. Eyepopping diving. Loved the morey eel living under the dock.
Chris Wisniewski
01:19 06 Mar 20
Bruce is awesome! Repairs equipment usually while you wait and prices are the cheapest on the island. He is very thorough and explains what he is repairing and why. His entire staff is knowledgeable and treats everyone as he does. These people are awesome!read more
Sydney Drier
12:12 23 Jan 20
Very kind people!
Rodolfo Maia
00:31 05 Sep 19
Good Prices... and excellent atendents....
Jim Richardson
22:35 15 Jul 19
Great folks, good prices, wonderful dives.
Miles Nason
19:20 27 Jun 19
My family spent a wonderful week at the Carib Inn. I can't say enough nice things about the people who work there. After being there just a couple of days we felt like part of the family. I want to say a special thanks to Kristi who worked with my son to completed the open water portion of his PADI training. She did a fantastic job! We did some shore diving but also dove from Carib Inn's boats with Larry, Lucia and Linda. They all do a great job guiding a dive. We stayed in the Green House across the road from the Inn and it was great. Prices in the dive shop are as good or better than you will get anywhere else and Bruce is more than happy to answer all your questions. Can;t wait to go more
Peter McNiff
16:30 01 May 19
Bruce has the best service and the best prices when it comes to dive equipment.
Dean Dingwall
17:13 07 Apr 19
This place is awesome! Great staff, and Bruce goes above and beyond to help people.
Abraham Potappel
11:53 09 Feb 19
The most appreciated diving operation in Bonaire.
Nancy Kennedy
20:36 16 Jan 19
Best place to buy scuba gear. Great people and service
Steven Hines
19:41 31 Dec 18
Great little dive shop with excellent prices and good advice from the owner. Location right on the water is nice.
Martin Thornspic
12:03 07 Dec 18
Perfect service Friendly prices
Jim Kasten
16:13 19 Nov 18
we have been going here for many years and will continue. ask for Linda for your dives.
Joanna Anglin
16:01 26 Sep 18
Best spot ever, anywhere. Beautiful location, walk down the sidewalk, dive off the end of the dock. Can't wait to visit again in more
Greg Lindsay
15:48 25 Sep 18
As a new diver it was amazing. I wanted to buy my gear and Bruce and his staff were fantastic. I got my bcd and regulator for a great price and they had amazing knowledge. I can't recommend Bruce and his dive shop highly enough!!read more
Edward Chan
19:47 09 Aug 18
Awesome place to stay and dive XD
Alexandra Otto
01:25 08 Mar 18
Fantastic place to learn to dive! The instructors are amazing and patient. I'm so glad I learned to dive through the Carib Inn. They offer daily boat dives at 8:30 and 1:30. Whenever I come to Bonaire to dive I will definitely dive with the Carib more
Ian Kaplan
18:26 23 Jan 18
Bruce Bowker is one of the pioneers of scuba diving on Bonaire. He has been involved with the STINAPA marine reserve and may other public projects on Bonaire. Bruce's dive shop is smaller in square footage than some of the other dive shops, but they carry excellent equipment at good prices. Bruce also repairs regulators and whenever my regulators need work, I take them to Bruce. The Carib Inn has several boats. Some friends chartered one of the smaller boats with a divemaster for a two tank dive up near Playa Franz. They were kind enough to invite me along and I had two great more
Hitesh B
02:31 01 Dec 17
Best place to live. Quality of Service. The absolute best on the island and the best person you could meet on the island. Mr. Bruce more
Samantha Stubblefield
18:48 31 Oct 17
This is a diver's dive spot. The dive shop and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. The Inn is accommodating and relaxing and the ocean is feet away. Be prepared to hit the grocery store up for fresh fruit and veggies and delicious cheeses and bread (and beer!) so you can spend as much time as possible in the more
Richard Ghere
13:38 17 Oct 17
This is a nice little seafront hotel that won't break the bank. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly. There is a small dive shop/souvenir shop that is well stocked and has excellent prices. Rental equipment is the most well maintained of any dive shop that I have rented from. My wife and I have stayed and dived with Carib Inn since 2013, and will be customers for more
Larry Lozuk
19:20 12 Jul 17
I can't recommend this place enough for scuba repair. We had a first stage that had been rebuilt last week that started honking on day three of our trip. Bruce had it field stripped, diagnosed, and reassembled in 10 minutes. Another shop wanted to rebuild all three stages of the reg set at $50 each. This is the one-stop shop for regulator repair in more

Contact Information for Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn

Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn

 P.O. Box 68
Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

+599 717-8819

 +599 717-5295


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