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Dive Friends Bonaire

Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
599-717-2929
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Ranked #4 of 56 Activities in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Oss, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We are just back from a week of diving with 6 divers. After almost a year i came back and it was still great! everybody was very friendly... We signed in at Hamlet oasis with Robert and Alexandra and they had time for everybody!. the told us about the seahorse at dive inn and there was Richard and Alex and... More

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Sebastopol, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were greeted on our first dive day by Ilsa & Sean, Dive Friends at the Sanddollar, both eager to get us set up and on our way to a beautiful dive vacation. After a succinct and informative orientation we headed to the beach. My husband had some issues with his gear that they were able to address quickly and... More

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Mendon, Vermont, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place is the best. We have been diving with them for 2 years. This year, we arrived at Sand Dollar at 4pm. They were closing at 4:30 and we wanted to get our buoyancy check done so that we could dive that evening. Suze asked me if I thought we could get our gear unpacked and ready in that... More

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Sebastopol, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

When reading reviews, I like to start with the bad ones. The only bad ones for Dive Friends seem to be from people who have unreasonable expectations of Bonaire in general. This is a place for experienced divers to go to get away from "crowded" dive boats and be left to their own devices. If this doesn't work for you,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well organized dive shop with friendly staff and convenient locations. Two in our group did their open water course and the other two did their Nitrox course with them. The instructors for both were attentive, entertaining and experienced instructors. Would recommend them both for their courses and their shore diving package.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had the time of our lives. Devin K. was a brilliant instructor and made us feel really relaxed. I would recommend using this dive shop as they have shops dotted about the place, lovely staff, post dive drinks on tab, a man with a huge beard, good animal knowledge, a new boat, Dive Instructor Devin, a frog fish on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

A dive shop with friendly staff and great service. We bought here a high-quality and major brand BCD, which turned out to have a manufacturer's fault one year later. Dive Friends went at great lengths to get it fixed and replaced, and gave us a BCD on loan when we needed it. Superb after-sales service!

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Traunstein, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent 3 great weeks on the island and went shore diving most of the time. (So we can't really say something about courses, rental equipment, boat diving etc.) The dive guide book that is available everywhere is good, but even better is that they always gave helpful advice on where to go when and on the conditions etc etc.... More

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San Diego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did an introductory scuba dive with Dive friends at Cha-Cha-Cha beach. It was really great, safe, and fun. However I wanted to write and personally thank Alex the shop attendant over there. He not only repaired my girlfriends snorkel, answered all my questions, set us up on the dive, but most importantly he was genuinely nice and cared about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Me and my cousin were already certified, and we just went to rent tanks and equipment to go diving. Staff here is really helpful and it's really great that they have 5 stores where we can exchange the tanks. Only inconvenience is like everywhere else in the island, they close at 5pm, so you have to plan ahead if you're... More

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