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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo Beach in

April, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Rich Gettmann, WA, USA
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Report Number 515
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over the world for 15 years.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Told us most dives were 45 minutes, we stayed down as long as we had air.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Separate rinse tank on the dock for regulators and cameras.  People seemed
to respect that.  No camera table or place to put camera gear on the dock
when washing out gear or in the dive shop.  One boat had a camera table on
it, but most of the week we dove off the other boat, so had to just sit the
camera in a beach towel at the front of the cabin.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
This is a comfortable resort with a good dive shop and staff.  Only one
boat dive we had an overloaded boat, 19 divers.  Rest of the time they took
two or more boats out with about 6-10 divers each.  A daily blackboard lets
you sign up for which boat and location you want to dive.  This is a good
program.  They kept beginners off the boat and keep dive groups together on
one boat.  Nitrox is available at an extra charge.  You are responsible for
your own gear loading, unloading and washing.  They have a good gear shack
on the dock to keep everything in so at least you don't have to carry it
back to your room.  Food is good at the resort and lots of great
restaurants in town just a short walk away.  Great shore diving right off
the dock and all around the island.  Rented a car just one day to do some
exploring as we hadn't been here in 10 years.  Lots of new development, but
still a small, quaint island with a slow pace, just what you want when on a
dive vacation. Bonaire is a good choice for all levels of dive experience. 
We were disappointed that there weren't more fish.  Some evidence of
hurricane damage still exists, especially on the outside of Kline Bonaire. 
Overall, reefs in pretty good shape.   
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