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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo/Divi Flamingo] in

Divi Flamingo/Divi Flamingo]: "Good diving but Covid problems", Jan, 2022,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 72 reports with 28 Helpful votes). Report 11845 has 5 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center of Columbia, SC, returned for another New Years dive adventure. Unfortunately, Covid plays a big part of our trip. We had 42 divers test negative the day before we flew AA from CLT to MIA to BON and all made it. We were given home tests to take at our resort, Divi Flamingo, on arrival. The paperwork and hoops to jump through were a bit of a hassle. The AA app, Verifly, is a joke and totally worthless. We enjoyed our diving with Alvin and Laurel, and they were great as always. The corals looked pretty good, although the cruise ships were returning. We had to test again on day 5 & 6 to be able to leave and 11/42 turned up +before our scheduled exit. Our boat was ordered back to the dock after the first dive of day #5 when we were told someone in our group tested +. We had to go into quarantine until we were tested -. We were to leave Wednesday the 5th and most of us were negative and were able to leave. Unfortunately, 11 had to stay until negative and the last person got out the next Monday, the 10th. The people left had to stay in quarantine had to stay in their room, with food delivered to them and not being able to even go to the patio of their room. Divi seemed to work hard, delivering food to the room, but what a hassle! The messaging from the health department,who took charge of everything, was a little inconsistent, but thank goodness it all worked out.
We look forward to returning, but when we’re over some of these Covid hassles. I would certainly recommend travel insurance, being sure you have coverage for Covid. The diving was good, with a good many green morays, but only one turtle. The Hilda Hooker, still there, on its starboard side, unchanged. We will return.
Websites Divi Flamingo   Divi Flamingo]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport Kralendijk Getting There CLT>MIA>BON

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 81-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Usual Bonaire limits[Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments My wife, the photographer, had no complaints.
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