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Dive Friends Bonaire

Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
599-717-2929
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Ranked #5 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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Bonaire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and I took the online PADI cert to allow more time diving on the island. We scheduled the 2 day class with Dive Friends, who are willing to hold a class with a min of 2 divers and to start on a Sunday since he flew in on Sat. (I live on the island) This was unique in... More

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FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our group of four adult divers stayed at Sand Dollar Condos and chose Dive Friends based on its proximity and great reviews. So glad we did! Over the course of our week, we did shore 23 dives (including two night dives.) This is an efficient and professionally run operation with lots of welcome extras: multiple shops with on-site parking, benches... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Both my boyfriend and I got certified here in May 2013 (I know I'm a little late on the review!!). Our dive instructor was the absolute best and made us feel so comfortable under water. He is sadly no longer there, but the rest of the staff was awesome!! They were so much fun and made you feel right at... More

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Aurora, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great experience with Dive Friends Bonaire (8/1-8/3). Martin greeted us our first day and helped us get outfitted, tagged and did our check out dive. Right after our first dive my regulator blew a hose and I had to run back to the shop to get a new one. Martin and Oscar helped me figure out the... More

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A'dam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Big compliments to Richard and Gordon! Thanks for some nice (guided) dives and and a very rewarding yet enjoyable Peak Performance Buoyancy course. 'Till next time soon!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great dive... good pre-dive instructions, pointed out several great things (scorpion fish, octopus, nudibranch and several other cool things). Nice speed, slow and steady, plenty of time for pics and stayed well aware of everyone the entire dive (only 4 folks and Michael so great size group). Thanks!

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was our third trip with Dive Friends Bonaire! The staff is and has always been the most helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable you could possible imagine. Gordon and Alex were very helpful when one of our group had some gear issues. They had everything worked out and provided everything we needed to get back to our dive vacation. Everytime we... More

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Austin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family of three worked with DFB during our recent trip and everyone we encountered was fabulous! The entire DFB team was knowledgable, friendly and helpful, and the shops were clean and well organized. We went shore diving, did a few boat dives, went on two night dives, did two private dives with Ingrid, and participated in the quarterly clean... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great dive shop with multiple locations. We did notice that the shop at the northern end of the island had better fills than the one near the airport. The north was consistent. The south location, you may have to check a few tanks to get one that had the right mix of nitrox. All and all we did not use... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have a couple hundred logged dives From Maine to Cayman to Hawaii and this was one of the best dive shops I have ever worked with. We stayed at Sand Dollar Condos (really good choice to get away from the crowds and do your own thing), so the on-site shop was just a few steps away from our door.... More

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