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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in

Divi Flamingo, Jun, 2011,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 67 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 6089.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 9th trip to Divi Flamingo with our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC. We flew with Delta from Atlanta on their weekly Saturday flight. This has always been an excellent trip and continues to be so.

The dive operation in excellent. Rofino and Laurel were on our boat all week and did an excellent job. Rofino especially sought out Lionfish,which were relatively prevalent, and dispatched a number of them in an effort to cut down their population. This is encouraged by the dive operation and hopefully will help. The boat was adequate, but engine overall is not too far off.

There was excellent juvenile fish life and we saw juvenile Queen Angels and juvenile French Angels more than previous visits. Golden morays, Chain morays, Spotted morays, and occasional Green morays were seen. There were several sightings of large turtles and also spotted eagle rays and southern stingrays. Overall, the fishlife was excellent and the reefs in good shape, except for several bleached areas on a couple of sites. The viz was excellent and water temp about 81-83 degrees, quite comfortable with a rash guard and shorts.

Our package included breakfast at Divi and lunch and dinner on your own. Restaurants we will definitely return to include "Unbelievable", "Cappricio's", "Paradise Moon", and "It Rains Fishes".

Clearing Atlanta was a hassle. It took about 50 minutes to get our luggage and a total of two hours to get to our car. The entire Western Hemisphere seemed to arrive at the same time on a Saturday night.

We'll return again to Divi Flamingo and we really love Bonaire. The people are friendly and the diving is wonderful. Our dive shop does a great job with getting this as hassle free week as possible. I don't think there is anything that could be done about arrival in Atlanta. The term "BOHICA" is appropriate.

Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Curacao, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Saba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits; back to boat with 500 lbs at least.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments My wife, the photographer, was happy overall with photo setup.
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