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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo, Jan, 2013,

by Ken, ON, CA (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 6851 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Resort is same old same old. Just okay,nothing fancy. Rooms where clean but a little rough around the edges.

Key advantage is being able to dock dive and also close enough to town to walk to primo restaurants in under 15 minutes. At Sea was awesome, capriccio still great, 4 seasons okay. I miss cactus blue and bambou.

Dive operation is good, not great. Full service shop can effect normal repairs (my dive buddy blew a low pressure hose, $28 and 1 hour later it was fixed for our night dive).

Dive boats are fine, crew tend to ignore divers if possible. They are all long term employees and seem a little bored with it all. We avoided the 2 tank morning boat dives and did a long dive off the dock. Went with the 60 minute pm boat dive and then 1 night dive before supper.

Very few large fish, lots of small critters. Multiple sea horse sitings with a bunch of morays. Only 5 lion fish in 16 dives as they actively hunt them on the common dive sites.

Will return as the diving is easy and we love the convenience and small critters.
Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, t&c, Saba, Belize, png, hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time on boat dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Dock had 3 dedicated camera rinse tanks. Each boat had 1 dedicated camera bucket, but nobody knew it as many people dunked their maks in the camera bucket.
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