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Dive Review of divi dive/divi flamingo in
Bonaire

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by gary brown, tx, usa
Report Number 1692
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified] yucatan,cozumel,australia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
80   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]divi dive would let the group descend together and go against
the current to about 1400 psi and then drift back toward the boat.first
dives of the the day were about 70 to 80 ft.succesive dives were of lesser
depth.should be on the top at 500 psi.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
[None]the coral along the leeward side of bonaire is deversified and
beautiful.it does not take a lot of depth to see the fantastic coral that
bonaire has to offer.we usually seen the best coral in the 30 to 45 ft
range.this is dry arid country with little rainfall providing great vis
most all year long.the fish are of all colors in the rainbow spectrum.i was
surprised to find great diving right off the resort dock.world famous town
pier night diving is only about a mile from the resort.due to some security
precautions this dive may not be available at all times.you should check
with your dive operator as soon as you get to bonaire in order to get on a
limited list of dive trips to this area.
    now the bad,the theft problem in bonaire is horrific and needs to be
addressed by the netherlands seriously.we had our radio stolen out of our
dive truck at karpata dive site on the north west coast.we were shore
diving at the site and only gone about 1 hour.needless to say we had to pay
210.00 for the radio before we could leave bonaire.after this event we
heard of nightmare tales of theft all over the island involving tourist on
vacation.be warned ,the locals will steal from your vehichles.you may hear
some advice from dive opreators to not lock your doors and leave windows
partially down so that the theives want break the windows out.thanks a
lots, huh.it seems like a slap to be told we need to accomodate this den of
thieves that are running rampant on bonaire.i filed a police report,but it
took 2 hours after arriving at the police station.yes it seems they have no
interest in doing anything about this problem in bonaire.some of the
tourist i talked to said even though the thefts are daily none of it gets
in the local paper. hmmmm i wonder why.
    i wish i had known about the serious theft problem ,bonaire has before
i left home.even though bonaire has some great diving i probally will not
return to a place where the local authorities dont seem to give a damn
about whats happening to the divers and bonaires source of revenue.
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