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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo: "Decent dive operation; better than average resort", Mar, 2015,

by Samuel B Johnson, NC, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8176.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Almost all of my diving has been in the Caribbean. I've dived a half dozen times in California, and once each in North Carolina and the Mediterranean. Caribbean diving includes Dominica, Roatan, Utila, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Saba, Cozumel and Grand Turk.
Closest Airport Flamingo Internat'l BON Getting There We used InselAir direct from Charlotte, NC, to Curacao and a short connection to Bonaire.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Shore divers at the resort were supposed to dive with a buddy, but this was not policed. On boat dives the divemasters recognized that the group were all experienced divers and enforced no special rules.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments On the dive boat there was a separate bucket for cameras, and the restriction to cameras was enforced. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments The dive operation is quite good. Dive shop staff are friendly and very helpful. The dive operation is generally well-run. The normal package is three dives a day, two in the morning, with no return to shore, and one in the afternoon. This is more than many other dive operations where I've gone. Night boat dives can be arranged, but one needs to ask for them and have a minimum number of divers; the dive shop doesn't initiate this. The dive boats are okay, although some are too open and none (I think) have heads. Dive masters are friendly and competent, although the two with ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ronald JOhnson in TX, US at Apr 10, 2015 19:07 EST  
Havent been there in 25 years. Sounds like absolutely nothing has changed!
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