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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo: "Good old reliable", Jan, 2020,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 71 reports with 27 Helpful votes). Report 11419.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was our 22nd visit to Divi Flamingo with Wateree Dive Center. This has been a good reliable dive destination & the dive operation has been solid. Laurel & Carlos are wonderful dive guides. Serge, the dive operation manager, has moved on, and the new guy had not yet started. The diving environment has slowly gone down compared to 20 years ago. The fish life is still good, but not great. The corals are still good, been also have become less vibrant. The cruise ships, sometimes twice daily, send surges of sand over the sites near the cruise ship docks. Dive sites such as the salt pier and away from town are better.
The rooms are being redone & ours was adequate, but just ok. The restaurants on the property are good with good service.
Local restaurants are really good with Sebastianís, Capriccios, Patagonia & a few others really standing out.
Our flight back to Atlanta unfortunately had a number of travelers sick so a number of others got a flu like illness shortly thereafter.
Overall, we enjoy returning, but itís time as a shining dive destination is fading.
Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport 1 mile Getting There Columbia, SC >Atlanta>Bonaire Delta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 60 feet except to Hilma Hooker
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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