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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo, Apr, 2014,

by Ken, ON, CA (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 7562 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 10th time in Bonaire. About 6 at divi. We chose it due to easy dock diving and closeness to restaurants. As always the diving was easy and great. Lots of small macro critters.

Same (or worse) issues with tank o rings, a bunch of leaky valves, but no air leaks around value threads this year. Generally had about a 50% reject rate on tanks, but never any shortage. They got a shipment of 12 new tanks in while we were there.

Morning boat is 45 minute dive, 30 minute surface interval, 45 minute dive. We skipped and dock dived. Afternoon boat was 60 dive. Most were on Klein Bonaire.

Food at divi was ho hum. We did breakfast buffet, made sandwiches for lunch and then walked into town for supper after our dusk dive. The sun did not set until 6:30 ish so our night dives had to start a little early.

At Sea is awesome. Capriccio is great.
Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple aribbean, Hawaii, png
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 77-77°F / 25-25°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute limit on afternoon boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats had small fresh water bucket large enough for 1 DSLR rig only. They warned divers not to use it as a rinse bucket. Multiple very large camera buckets on dock. Lots of shelf space on boats for camera storage.
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By Robert S Kuhnin IL, US at Apr 15, 2014 23:06 EST  
What dates were you there that the water was 77 degrees? 45 min boat dives? How deep were you diving? How much air did you have left in your tank at 45 min?
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