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Captain Don's Habitat

Kralendijk,  Bonaire 
Dutch Caribbean
http://www.habitatbonaire.com


Captain Don's Habitat the "ORIGINAL" home of diving freedom

Our philosophy of diving freedom combined with great service, staff, accommodations and house reef only a few fin kicks from our pier, makes Habitat and Bonaire the best choice for your next group trip.  Also stop by and find out about our exciting new changes and additions this year such as our new dock side fill station so no more carrying of tanks from upstairs to the dock level for shore diving plus Nitrox fill station on the boat pier as well.  With 5 different accommodation types available we''re sure to have something to fit everyone''s taste. Our Dive Center will care for your every diving need from simple tank fills to tri-mix and rebreather support. Enjoy a massage after a day of diving at our spa. Then enjoy the sunset at our ocean side restaurant and bar, Rum Runners. Plan your next trip to the "ORIGINAL" home of diving freedom, Capt. Don''s Habitat, serving divers since 1976.


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Visit Bonaire, Stay at Captain Don's Habitat

 Show Specials

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    Captain Don’s X-TREME Diving Freedom     

    DEMA special 2020

    This Capt. Don’s Habitat X-TREME Diving Freedom DEMA special is ready to be booked and deposited between August 15th, 2020  and December 12th 2020 (NO EXCEPTIONS). For Summer Rates; travel must start on or after March 27th, 2021 and must be completed on or before December 10th, 2021. For Winter Rates travel must start on or after December 12th, 2021 and must be completed on or before March 25, 2022. These  X-TREME Dema Specials includes the following and is applicable to all room categories:

    This Captain Don’s X-TREME Diving Freedom DEMA special includes the following and is applicable to all room categories:

     
    • Minimum 7 nights’ accommodation (price based on occupancy level of each unit booked)

    • Managers Cocktail party with live music

    • 6 days “all you can dive” boat dives (3 departures daily,8.30am,11am and 2pm) AND one night boat dive to Klein Bonaire* AND 6 days of 24 hour unlimited shore diving including tanks, weights and weight belt 

    • Free nitrox upgrade on all dives!

    • All Surcharges, service charges and taxes excluding Bonaire National Marine Park fee and Airport Departure tax

    • One complimentary space for every 7 paid divers.

    • 7-night dive package Prices start as low as US$ 899.75 pp Summer Rates / US$ 989.00 pp Winter Rates , based on quad occupancy in a Habitat 2 bedroom/2-bathroom bungalow 

    • Free Wi-Fi

    • Free use of desktop on lobby.

     

    Disclaimer 

    The package includes accommodations, diving and taxes excluding BNMP fee and airport departure tax and is only available to groups of 8 or more divers. There are no blackout dates, all space is subject to availability and this offer cannot be combined with any other published special. The X-Treme Diving Freedom DEMA special must be booked and deposited (normal deposit policy applies) between August 15th  and December 12th 2020. *There is a minimum of 8 divers necessary for the night dive. * Night dive is only applicable on the Summer Rates

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    Summer and Winter

    DEMA Show Special 2020

    The Capt. Don’s Habitat DEMA Show Special is ready to be booked and deposited from August 15th, 2020 until December 12th, 2020 (NO EXCEPTIONS).  For Summer Rates; travel must start on or after March 27th, 2021 and must be completed on or before December 10th, 2021. For Winter Rates travel must start on or after December 12th, 2021 and must be completed on or before March 25, 2022. These DEMA Show Specials include the following and is applicable to all room categories:

    • Minimum 7 nights’ accommodation (price based on occupancy level of each unit booked)

    • Managers Cocktail party with live music

    • Pay for 6 boat dives and get 12! Receive 6 days of 24-hour unlimited shore diving including tanks, weights and weight belt.

    • Free nitrox upgrade on all dives.

    • All Surcharges, service charges and taxes excluding Bonaire National Marine Park fee and Airport Departure tax

    • One complimentary space for every 7 paid divers.

    • 7-night dive package prices start as low as US$ 797.75 pp Summer Rates /US$ 887.00 Pp Winter Rates, based on quad occupancy in a Habitat 2 bedroom/2bathroom bungalow 

    • Free WIFI

    • Free use of desktop in lobby 

    Disclaimer

    The package includes accommodations, diving and taxes excluding BNMP fee and airport departure tax and is available to groups of 8 or more only.  There are no blackout dates, all space is subject to availability and this offer cannot be combined with any other published special. The DEMA special must be booked and deposited (normal deposit policy applies) between August 15th 2020, until December 12th 2020.  Unlimited Nitrox applies on all dives.


 Press Releases

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    EXPANSION PLAN CAPTAIN DON’s HABITAT 2020 

    It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that we announce the expansion of Captain Don’s  Habitat. First of all, a BIG thank you, to all our stakeholders especially our wholesalers and  travel agents who have been working with us, and have become part of the Captain Don’s  Habitat family. We would not be able to do it without you! Thank you, more than I have words,  

    Thank you, for your endless support to “the home of diving freedom”.

    Many of you and your guests have been visiting Habitat for years "some decades", and know  thatHabitat's history goes back more than 46 years. The first rooms where built by Captain Don himself, dating back to 1976. Captain Don’s Habitat was the first dive resort on Bonaire and founder of diving tourism on Bonaire. The island has since grown tremendously. Given this growth and plans by the government to make Bonaire the first blue destination, made possible by Captain Don as co-founder of the marine park, management decided to realize it’s expansion plans.

    Meaning that Habitat will say goodbye to  

    the eight cottages shown in the drawing above within the red lines. Habitat welcomes six brand  new luxurious blocks consisting out of 42 accommodations divided into rooms similar to ocean  view rooms, also 1, 2 and a 3-bedroom unit. The new rooms will be located in a beautiful  garden, a true oasis of peace and relaxation, equipped with a luxurious swimming pool. In  addition to the decision to expand the rooms, it has also been decided to expand the heart and  soul of Habitat; Our dive operations. Habitat will invest in two new high volume nitrox systems,  a completely new fill station and an automated self-service drive through station to be of  unique concept of diving freedom. Habitat will also purchase a new boat making it possible to  offer even more boat dive packages, for example our two-tank boat dive, which we already  started offering.  

    We will not be saying goodbye to the cottages entirely. Habitat has decided to maintain our  precious, nostalgic recent completed renovated cottage (#1027) as shown on the drawing in  our rental pool. (during the expansion this unit will not be rented) This will continue to exist for  the nostalgic guests, which visit Habitat not only to create new memories, but also to relive  those beautiful memories and adventurous dives of the past with the Captain.

    For the ones who have visited Habitat lately, its clearly visible that in recent years Habitat has  already made many investments in the property. Think of a completely renovated dock, a  beautifully renovated bar & restaurant and our boats are as good as new after a thorough  facelift.  

    In memory of Captain Don, Habitat wants to continue Don's vision to create a resort that is as  environmental friendly as possible. For further future plans as Habitat would like to move to a second phase, that will contain for example; water boilers on solar energy, a covered parking  space with solar panels and the application of the most economical utilities. Habitat will of 

    course inform you about this in detail when we are ready for the second phase.

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    Habitat cannot wait to welcome you to our beautiful new haven of peace & relaxation and making those unforgettable dives. 

    Sincerely, 

    Claire A. Sealy 

    Managing Director 


 Products

  • Waterfront Dining at Captain Don's Habitat
    Oceanfront dining at its best!! The experienced chefs and waiters in this idyllic setting ensure that all meals are a true pleasure. We offer an international menu, daily local specials, and our signature oven pizzas!...

  • Rum Runners Restaurant is located inside Captain Don's Habitat: The experienced chefs and waiters in this idyllic setting ensure that all meals are a true pleasure. We offer an international menu, daily local specials, and our Pizza Temple with authentic Italian thin crust pizza and a wide assortment of specialty pizzas and toppings.

    Breakfast is served from 7 am to 10 am so whether you’re an early riser ready to catch a morning dive or prefer a more leisurely approach to your vacation you’ll get your eggs cooked fresh to order. The buffet includes a wide array of fresh tropical fruits, bread, and cereals. Lunch is enjoyed between 11:30 am and 2 pm with delicious salads, sandwiches, burgers, and snacks. Evenings, relax to another perfect sunset and enjoy a la carte dining Tuesday through Sunday. Everyone loves Monday night’s “All-You-Can-Eat” BBQ buffet from 7 pm until 10 pm. No need to worry about reservations for breakfast or lunch, reservations are, however, recommended for dinner. We’re happy to help with any special dietary or menu requests. 

    Also happening every Monday; Our Managers' Cocktail Party with LIVE Music! Come to have a conversation with us and get to know the people at work behind the scenes that make Captain Don's Habitat what it is!

    You do not have to walk around with cash money to eat or drink at the restaurant or the bar,  but you can open up an account in the restaurant. For your convenience just use your room or dive number for this account. After checking in the hotel you can go to the restaurant with your credit card to open up your account. At the end of your stay, you can pay your bill anyway you like, credit card, debit card or cash.

    Deco Stop Bar: Whether watching your favorite football team, divers coming and going from the boats or one of our beautiful sunsets…the Deco Stop Bar is a perfect place to review the day's events or plan tomorrows… all the while enjoying the company of your fellow vacationers and the wonderful drinks our friendly bartenders have come up with for that day. The Deco Stop Bar is a favorite watering hole for guests and locals alike… you never know whom you’re going to meet there…who knows…you might even get an autograph from the Captain himself. Happy Hour daily from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Drinks at reduced prices – Live Entertainment on Mondays and Thursdays; and during special events throughout the year.


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