Captain Don's Habitat from the air (Captain Don's Habitat)

Stretching across half a mile of coral bluff and overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Captain Don’s offers divers a variety of accommodations in a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. This is a real diver’s haunt as most of the guests are divers or their non-diving family members. For sunbathing and swimming enjoy the small private beach with its lagoon or the elegant swimming pool. Sip one of Captain Don’s famous ‘Green Flash’ cocktails and enjoy the glorious oranges and reds of the setting sun in the Deco Stop Bar, a great place to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, Rum Runners, the casual seaside restaurant offers a selection of moderately priced food. Evenings are fun times at Captain Don’s with weekly Tex-Mex nights, local and imported live entertainment, Rum Punch Parties and great barbecue nights. For those lucky enough to be there over New Year, nothing can beat the firework display – the loudest and most spectacular we’ve ever seen! Once a week you can be entertained by the founder and ‘Great Man’ of Bonaire diving himself: Captain Don. Captain Don guarantees that 85% of his stories are true (but doesn’t tell you which bits those are!) and treats visitors to an entertaining ‘lecture’! The staff of Captain Don’s are pleased to arrange island sightseeing, horseback riding, windsurfing, sailing, bicycling and deep sea fishing, but if all you want to do after diving is to relax on a chaise-longue and listen to the rustle of the palm trees then that’s fine too. ‘Habitat’ maintain that they have mastered the art of congenial informality!

Villa Ocean View Rooms: These are mostly situated upstairs in the ocean-front villas. They comprise one air-conditioned bedroom with two single beds or one queen-sized bed and en-suite bathroom. Most rooms have a balcony.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms: These delightful rooms are situated behind the swimming pool, with views of the ocean beyond. They are close to the dive centre, bar and restaurant. Accommodation comprises one bedroom with two queen-sized beds, complete with en-suite bathroom, coffee-maker, a small refrigerator, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connection. Each room has an attractive balcony or terrace with rattan furniture. Rooms are either at ground level or on the first floor. With two adults, up to two children under 12 years of age can be accepted in these rooms without any additional room charge.

Villa Studios: These are situated on the ground floor of the ocean-front villas and comprise a living area/bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a small kitchen and a shower room. They have a terrace and are air-conditioned.

Villa Suites: Situated in the ocean front villas, these more spacious air-conditioned suites comprise a living area, a separate bedroom with 2 single beds (which can be pushed together to form a king-sized bed), a small kitchen and shower room.

Two-bedroom Habitat Bungalows and Flamboyant Apartments: The 16 white-washed bungalows are situated amongst well-tended gardens a short walk from the dive centre, restaurant and bar. Accommodation comprises 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one bedroom with a double bed, and two bathrooms. Bungalows also have a living area (which is air-conditioned), a kitchen fitted with a large refrigerator and cooker, and a large covered patio. The 4 Flamboyant Apartments are similar but are air-conditioned throughout and have a balcony or patio.

Captain Don’s Habitat has a fleet of 5 dive boats which whisk divers to various dive sites. A choice of dive sites is offered daily, and unlimited shore diving tanks are included in the package price. Shore diving is available from the dive dock at Captain Don’s.

‘Exposures’ is the on-site photo-shop where equipment hire and a variety of underwater photography courses are available. A travel shop and car rental company are also available to assist with local trips and excursions. Bonaire is of course the shore-diving capital of the world, with an array of wonderful, easy access sites.

Price: From about £1481 (US$2044, about €1703)


  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share basis in a Habitat 1/1 Cottage at Captain Don’s Habitat
  • 6 days of unlimited shore diving plus 6 boat dives 
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily.

Stays can be of any length.

Reduced rates are available for non-divers.

Single Occupancy Supplement:  Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

The resort has a tiny spa for you to relax and enjoy during your stay (Captain Don's Habitat)

That irresistible coastline (Captain Don's Habitat)

Deluxe Ocean View rooms (Captain Don's Habitat)

Time for a rum punch (Captain Don's Habitat)

The fully equipped kitchens have everything you need to make basic meals, tea and coffee (Captain Don's Habitat)

Rooms with a view (Captain Don's Habitat)

Enjoy a sip of wine while staring at a turquoise sea (Captain Don's Habitat)

The rooms have a light, fresh Caribbean feel to their decor (Captain Don's Habitat)

Just in case you forget to bring something with you - Captain Don's has a fully stocked dive shop (Captain Don's Habitat)

Captain Don's Habitat is easy to navigate, just follow the paths lined with coconut palms to everything (Captain Don's Habitat)

The coastline of Bonaire is a beautiful place to swim and explore between dives (Captain Don's Habitat)

Sunset drinks at the bar (Captain Don's Habitat)

Fresh, airy rooms at Captain Don's Habitat (Captain Don's Habitat)

Azure seas (Captain Don's Habitat)

Captain Don's dive tenders are spacious and well equipped (Captain Don's Habitat)

Garden views are available at some rooms (Captain Don's Habitat)

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