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Dive Review of Divi Flamingo in
Bonaire

Divi Flamingo: "Bonaire - Divi Dive and DAN underwater medicine course.", Oct, 2017,

by Bill Schlegel, MO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 9872.

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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 4 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Excellent dive operator with attention to detail and very easy diving. While attending the DAN - UHMS medical course. Lectures in morning. 2 dives every afternoon. They nave 3 Newton 36' dive boats, another 46' and a couple more craft. Nitrox by concentrator and perfect mixes every time. Lots of small reef creatures. Reefs and coral were very healthy. Many of the attendees for the course were very experienced divers, from all over the world, and almost ll thought the coral was in significantly improved condition. No gloves.
There is active coral farming going on for the restoration of mostly Stag horn and Elk horn corals. Many of the encrusting corals and plate corals were "rapidly" recovering from whatever had hit the Caribbean in the past. You can adopt a coral farm tree and grow a few hundred stag horn coral twigs that are later implanted to help restore the huge forests that used to be here.
No big reef creatures except for tarpon. No sharks, No medium to large pelagics. water temperature 84-85 F. No currents worth mentioning.
Websites Divi Flamingo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving About everywhere.
Closest Airport Bonaire Getting There No problems. Delta. United.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-120 Ft/ 30-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Surprisingly, for diving with the DAN the only real restriction was no deep diving and have a buddy. have a computer and use it. Several dives of over 75 minutes.
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Fairly good macro place. Very bright light and clear water images
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