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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo: "Still my happy place", Feb, 2017,

by Kevin Smith, PA, US ( 2 reports). Report 9850.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I have been going back to Bonaire every year for the past six years and have enjoyed it almost every time. About three years ago the government changed the currency from Dutch Florens to the US Dollar that made everything more expensive especially for the people who live and work on Bonaire. There has been a feeling of unhappiness among the people and you really canít blame them. Having said that I love the people there as they are not pretentious or unfriendly. We have never felt unsafe there, I have had my kids there with us and never had a problem. We have always stayed at the Divi Flamingo resort in the timeshare residence although we do not have a timeshare. (We have also never had the high pressure sales pitches) The dive operation is top quality five boats with all the safety gear you would expect. The crew are all dive masters and are fun, knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. The rental equipment is cared for and pretty up to date. A boat trip to almost any dive site is not more than 45mins. away and most are considerably less. Expect to see parrot fish, lion fish, green Morays, Octopus, seahorse, beautiful corals, fans. Divi dive is reasonably priced operation I highly recommend it.
Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Red Sea,
Closest Airport Getting There Direct flight from Newark airport.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive briefing suggestion was 75í 50 min max for the first dive of the day followed by 45í 50min second dive after surface interval based on last river to the boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boats have separate tanks for cameras although you have to pay attention because there is almost always someone who will try to clean their mask in that tank.
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