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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

November, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Jeff Bloomer, IL, USA
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Report Number 5242
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Throughout the Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
During the boat dives dive times and depths were mentioned but never
enforced.  Dive times often were at 60 minutes or longer even when the DM
stated them to be 45 minutes.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
There was a designated bucket for cameras and it was generally observed.  A
separate rinse tank on the dive dock for cameras as well.  No separate
table for dealing with any potential camera issue although there was room
on the table which wasn't being used for anything else.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The resort was in generally good shape.  Some parts of the ocean view rooms
are showing some age but not too bad yet.  The grounds are nice, the staff
was always pleasant, food at the 2 restaurants was better than average with
good service.  Sara, the manager, made it a point to check with us several
times and helped with a dive issue one of our divers had.  Being interested
in taking pictures I hung back in the group so I can't speak to how engaged
the DMs were in helping people spot critters.  The DMs were not too engaged
while underway, the lone American we had on one day was really good and
joked around.  The dive locker arrangement on the dive dock was very nice,
pretty new and roomy.  The process for getting tanks for shore diving was
simple and unfettered. All in all I would recommend Divi to others.  This
is our 4th trip to Bonaire and I would rate Divi as good as Captain Don's. 
We did do a dive with Carib Inn to do the White Hole.  Great dive, great
DMs.  2 DMs for 8 divers and when we were done with the White Hole we took
a short, read could have been much longer, dive on the reef to end the
single tank dive.  Bruce B is a hoot, nothing like I thought a Bonaire
legend would be like.  A very nice guy, very accommodating.  I'd have to
say going to Bonaire and not doing the White Hole would be a mistake.  200
plus Tarpon, 300 Mahogany Snapper school, Goliath Grouper, 2 Moray eels,
and a Sting Ray all in the hole, 3 turtles in 5 minutes on the outer reef
portion of the dive.  I first dived the White Hole with Wild Larry but
Larry is out and some Dutch guys are running that great boat.  Too bad they
don't advertise as we were asking around town about Larry to do some diving
on the windward side and didn't find these other guys until we showed up to
do the White Hole.
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