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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo Beach in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo Beach, Apr, 2003,

by Rich Gettmann, WA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 515.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the world for 15 years.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Told us most dives were 45 minutes, we stayed down as long as we had air.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

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