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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo, Jul, 2011,

by Anne Warburton, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6190 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribean, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions About 50-60 minutes every dive. Occasionally longer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats had one rinse tank for cameras. Pier had one large rinse tank also. No shelves, no rooms dedicated to cameras. Everything had to be done in your room.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Very nice large resort spanning a large area of beach or rock. Several restaurants and bars available. Close to town which of course is small. Accomodations were bare-bones nice. A/C would freeze us every time we were in the room and management would not let us turn it off. DM's were OK. We had one that remembered us from Capt. Don's and he was good. Fish life is missing! Very few schools of fish, no large morays, fewer lobsters, 3-5 frogfish. Lionfish were killed on every dive. Coral seemed very healthy. Salt pier is closed theoretically but we we still dove it one night. Our third trip to Bonaire over the past 10 years and probably our last due to the decrease in fish. Seems like the entire Caribean is being fished out!
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