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Dive Review of Divi Divers/Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Divers/Divi Flamingo, Nov, 2003,

by James Reilly and Fran Klass, PA, USA . Report 849.

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

Weather cloudy Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat dives limited to 45 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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