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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino in
Bonaire

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Terry Gee, Texas, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports)
Report Number 3620
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Extensive experience in the Caribbean, Pacific, Sea of Cortez, Atlantic,
etc. As an assistant instructor I lead dive groups on various dive
expeditions around the world.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
84   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
 Dive briefings suggested time and depth but we were free to dive our own
profiles  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
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
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
A disappointing overall review of Bonaire.  One of my group had his lap top
computer and the power supply stolen from his locked room.  Nothing else,
watch, camera, etc. was taken.  Obviously an inside job that the staff was
totally unable to understand, repeatedly saying that never happened in
Bonaire even though they had numerous security guards, one armed, roaming
the grounds.  The diving was again quite disappointing.  Beautiful reefs
devoid of all but small reef fishes.  An occasional eel, a couple of frog
fish and several sea horses, but nothing of any size.  One of the group
commented that he had never before seen a reef with so many vegetarian fish
on it, meaning anything that could be caught by a fisherman had already
been so.  All parrots, small damsels, chromis,and other very small fish. 
Broken fishing line was obvious draped over the reef on every dive we made.
 The dive sites are supposedly a protected park area, but the native
population, all fourteen thousand of them, are allowed to fish there.  If
the powers that be don't intervine soon there won't be any thing left to
see except a bunch of very small reef fish.
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