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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in

Divi Flamingo: "Great dive operation on Bonaire", Nov, 2018,

by R E WRENN, IN, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10755.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We have been diving on Bonaire since 1984 and stay at a Divi Flamingo in a Time-Share. The island is beautiful and the people the same. We have always felt safe and welcome on Bonaire. We have gotten to know the wait staff and the dive masters and staff over the years.
The dive operation is first class. They can handle a large number of divers, but the dock never seems crowded due to the efficient scheduling of boat departures. I was not attached to a dive group, but never had any difficulty getting a boat to the reef. Very professional dive masters and drivers. The management staff at the dive shop did a great job with repairs and equipment rental. Serge De Groote and Alvin Clemencia are very personable and professional.
The time shares are due for remodeling in 2019. The food is very good. Two restaurants are on the premises. The town is a half mile walk form the hotel.
The reefs are healthy and there are a lot of little things. There are fewer frog fishes, seahorses and grouper than when we first started diving. There are fewer lionfish also.
The island is developing a sewer system to avoid the septic tank - contamination issues and the reefs will prosper.
This is an ideal location for easy diving and wonderful people and warm weather.
Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Roatan, St. Lucia, Tortolla, St. Croix, Palau
Closest Airport Flamingo International Airport Getting There Direct flight from Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm
Water Temp 0-0°F / -18--18°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't damage the coral
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Macro capital of the Caribbean. Not much large stuff, but great sponges and coral heads and a few piers with schools of grunts and snapper. I used a 60 mm macro lens on a Nikon D800 in an Ikelite housing with dual strobes for the critters and a 20 mm lens with dome port for the piers, purple tube sponges and models (my children)
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