Bonaire seems tailor-made for divers. The entire island is ringed by a marine park; some of the best reefs in the Caribbean begin just yards from the shore; and the entire western coast is sheltered from prevailing winds and waves, making for comfortable boat dives and easy shore dives. And right in the middle of it all is the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino. This landmark property has remained a favorite with discriminating divers for more than four decades. And thanks to a recent property-wide refreshment and renovation, it's now better than ever.
There are several reasons why Divi Flamingo is a Bonaire favorite. The first is the location. Sitting midway up the island's west coast, it is equally convenient to southern and northern dive sites, and just a short boat ride away from the reefs surrounding the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire. Divi Flamingo is also convenient to the airport, and just a five-minute walk away from the downtown waterfront of Kralendijk.
Another advantage of Divi is that, while it is very much a dive resort, it is also a destination that can be enjoyed by non-divers and families. The property includes two waterfront restaurants, fitness center, outdoor recreation areas, sundries shops, an on-site casino and a day spa. The entire resort underwent a sweeping renovation in 2016 that included updates to guest accommodations, upgrades to public areas and new landscape elements. Both of the resort's pools have been converted to mineral-based purification systems, and rooms were fitted with WiFi boosters to provide fast, secure Internet access across all parts of grounds.
Families are not forgotten either, as some rooms can accommodate additional guests on sleeper sofas, and include small kitchens. A complimentary kids’ club is available for children 4 to 12 years old. Activities there include treasure hunts, sandcastle contests and movie nights. Kids also stay and eat for free.
Comfortable rooms, good food and ample amenities all contribute to a great dive vacation, but it is the dive operation itself that sets the best resorts apart from the rest. And Divi Dive has a long history of excelling in this department. This on-site facility is a PADI 5-Star Resort Dive Center with well-stocked retail and rental center, offering everything from discover scuba experiences to advanced and specialty training, nitrox and extended-range diving support.
Guests appreciate the convenience of Divi Dive. Just steps from the dive center, a dedicated pier provides easy 24-hour access for shore diving on Calabas Reef, which begins just 20 yards from shore. Gear lockers and rinse tanks are located right on the pier, just steps from where dive boats load. Divi operates a fleet of five modern vessels from 35 to 42 feet in length, with scheduled one and two-tank morning dives, daily afternoon dives, scheduled all-day boat trips to more distant sites, and night dives on request. Sunrise, sunset and night diving on Calabas Reef is always an option as well, and many consider it one of the best reefs on the island for nocturnal marine life.
The other aspect of Divi Dive that draws high marks from guests is the staff. Many have been with the resort for a decade or more, and Dive Operations Manager Serge DeGroote recently celebrated his 20th year with Divi Dive. Guest reviews praise the Divi Dive team for their professionalism and their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that needs are met, and everyone has enjoyable diving experience. Thanks to this combination of location, amenities and service. Divi Dive and Divi Flamingo Beach Resort enjoy a high rate of return business, with guests returning ear after year to enjoy the best of Bonaire.
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