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Dive Review of Divi Dive Bonaire/Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in
Bonaire

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Heidi Sheltry, VA, United States
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4118
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
1 stars
Food
1 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
There is not much good about the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort.  Their website
says that the rooms have been refurbished.  Unfortunately, I came to
understand that meant some (not all) of the furniture was new and the
faucets in the bathroom were replaced.  They showed us 3 different rooms
and all were a nightmare. They never bothered to paint or removed the 1+
inch of caked on mold around the baseboards.  When they opened the door to
each room a swirl of "other peoples hair" came to rest on my
shoes and lower legs. All three rooms had an overwhelming stench of mold
and were absolutely filthy!!! There was no way on earth we could spend our
vacation at this resort(?).  The divi resort refunded most of our money but
kept $300.00 because "we were the one's cancelling".  This was
extremely unfair and I am still angry about it.  We moved over the Plaza
Resort but had to pay "rack" rates because we did not book
through a travel agent.  The whole fiasco cost us about $800.00 in extra
expenses and several hours of wasted time returning to the resort to try
and get a refund.  This is the first time I have ever written a negative
report about any resort but this one is well deserved.  Shame on you Divi
Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino!  
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