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Dive Review of Divi Divers/Divi Flamingo in

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by James Reilly and Fran Klass, PA, USA
Report Number 849
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Curacao, Bahamas, Caymans, Cozumel, Turks and Caicos, New Jersey
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Boat dives limited to 45 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
This was our first trip to Bonaire. We flew Air Jamaica and were pleased
with the flight, although the days of post 9-11 empty seats appears to
history. We stayed at the Divi Flamingo, which was comfortable but not
luxurious. We found the food served at the resort to be reasonably priced
and well prepared. Several restaurants in town, an easy walk on a
shorefront boulevard, were superb - especially "It Rains Fishes"
and "Mai Mai". 

Mostly we did shore dives from the Divi Diver's dock. Wonderful being able
to dive whenever you want and free to go where you want. Very easy diving
on a decent house reef. We also did a boat dive and enjoyed it a lot.
Again, very few rules other than be back on the boat in 45 minutes - which,
if the truth be known, is not an unreasonable request. We ended our dives
with over 1000 lbs, but many folks had less. The dive boat staff was very
professional, fun and laid back. They were attentive but not pushy or
overly cautious. We think Divi Divers is a very hard working, very
professional and well run operation. 

The resort was fully booked when we were there and the dive operation and
the resort staff worked very hard to insure that our stay was relaxing.
they took very good care of a large group AND took very good care of
non-group guests also. Note: the boats did not have marine heads.

We found the diving very relaxing overall. Bonaire is a great place for
beginners and just a relaxing place for more experienced divers. We cannot
wait to return.
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