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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo, Jun, 2010,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 5566.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Truk, Australia, Belize, Turks and Caicos, Grenada, St. Lucia, Roatan, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Ok, according to my wife, the photographer.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 9th trip to Bonaire, all at Divi Flamingo. Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC, made the trip with about 30 total divers, using 2 boats daily. The water temp was about 80 degrees and the weather was hot and dry. The flight from Atlanta is direct and fortunately we did not have to go through Jamaica. The rooms are adequate and clean and the grounds at Divi are well maintained. We had breakfast every morning at the hotel restaurant and left for the first dive about 8:15 every morning and did two dives, returned for lunch and left again about 2 pm for a 3rd dive of the day. Night dives are the easiest in the Caribbean. Tarpon kept "buzzing" us during the dive and the dive was really nice. This is a good site to learn to do night dives, and is really just the house (Calabas) reef. We went downtown about every night to eat and the variety of restaurants is really good.

The corals looked pretty healthy and we saw only 2 small lionfish, and they are trying to be proactive in removing them when found. Fish life was good, but few large fish. Still, it's overall quite good.

We'll return to Bonaire again. It's like an old comfortable chair. It feels good, and you always look forward to getting back to relax in a great environment.

I really like Bonaire and we will return again. All in all, the group really looks forward to return trips to this great diving destination
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