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Dive Friends Bonaire

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Address: Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Phone Number: 599-717-2929
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Description: We're a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center on the island of Bonaire...
We're a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center on the island of Bonaire - "Diver's Paradise!" With 8 locations around the island, you won't have to travel far to pick up or drop off tanks, get advice about good shore dive sites, sign up for dive training, shop for cool new gear or just relax with a cold drink and meet some new dive buddies.
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Overall good experience except for the Wednesday dives

We had a good trip to Bonaire and used the Yellow Sub location as our "house" dive shop. Our checkout dive with Kevin was very easy and he was exceptionally helpful with talking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had a good trip to Bonaire and used the Yellow Sub location as our "house" dive shop. Our checkout dive with Kevin was very easy and he was exceptionally helpful with talking to us about dive sites, accurate weight, and checking our equipment. The house reef out front is actually a really nice dive. We saw a ton of... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to use dive friends (2/20/15) on a snorkeling excursion on the Legend of the Seas. The crew was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and kind. Made it a comfortable and easy experience. I Highly recommend them for snorkeling whether you are a beginner or experienced. Good group of people!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a great operation. Very convenient with 5 locations and the ability to drop and pick up tanks. Dive packages very reasonable. Boat dives good but boats were very crowed, only complaint. Staff/ dive masters friendly but don't expect them to point stuff out. Also if you like go a slower pace to look at the coral and find macro... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a villa at Hamlet Oasis so the dive shop was very handy, very nice people and a good value. There are apparently four or five 'Dive friends' locations. So this review is for the Hamlet Oasis shop and the town pier boat crew. I would stay away from the boat crew if you have less than 100... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Three friends and I used this location for dive support between 14 and 21 Feb. The staff was infallibly polite, easy going, extremely helpful with gear and advice, flexible, and very accommodating. Kudos to all the staff, I didn't get everyone's name, but Christina, Keith, and Carolyn? went out of their way to ensure we were given great customer service,... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Dive friends was our on-property dive shop at the SAND DOLLAR. The airline lost our luggage and scuba gear. Dive Friends was truly a friend. Along with our unlimited nitrox tank rental for the week, we got a deal on scuba equipment rental until our luggage showed up. I love Dive Friends. Truly

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I spent a week working through training with Dive Friends and it was refreshing to be treated more than a number. The way the content was presented took into account my skills and abilities and I felt it was tailored to me. Great fun, good organisation, faultless equipment and outstanding instructors. Looking for a great outfit to dive with on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My daughter and I tried the "Explore Scuba" class with Kevin. What a pro. Super calm guy with a ton of patience for my 13 year old daughter. We had such a good time we went back two days later and did it again.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We did a shore dive while on a cruise that stopped in Bonaire. Our group was mostly beginner divers and the staff was awesome with our group! Excellent, informative and fun dive. We all felt very comfortable and enjoyed it very much. I would highly recommend their shop if you'd like to dive in Bonaire.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very friendly operation with multiple locations throughout Bonaire. My husband's dive computer needed a new battery, but it was locked tight. Dive Friends at Hamlet Oasis tried to help and couldn't open it either, but referred us to their 'tech shop' downtown. We dropped it off and picked it up a few hours later - they'd successfully replaced the battery... More 

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