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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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Open Water Dive Certification

We went here to get certified for diving. It was an amazing experience. Devin was our guide and he was fantastic, a great teacher and fun dive buddy. We would go back in an instant

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went here to get certified for diving. It was an amazing experience. Devin was our guide and he was fantastic, a great teacher and fun dive buddy. We would go back in an instant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough positive things about Dive Friends (Yellow Submarine, in particular). My instructor, Chris Sollie, was terrific given my lifelong fear of the ocean. With his guidance, I successfully completed my initial Open Water Diver certification. I went on to complete Nitrox certification, allowing me to enjoy all of the beauty that comes with diving in Bonaire. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just returned from another lovely trip to Bonaire and wanted to thank everyone at Dive Friends for their helpful service and advice. Michael, Martin, Richard, Gordon and Alex all offered their help, whether it was to rent or sell us gear, fit our kids with wet suits or tell us the best places to snorkel. There are lots of dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Second year diving through Dive Friends on Bonaire. We got certified last year, and had a great experience with a truly delightful instructor who was very patient and coaxed two folks who were old enough to be his grandparents from fumbling incompetence to shore diving on their own. This year we got our advanced open water certification, including our first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We took the diving lessons in the Cha Cha Cha beach branch. The guys were amazing, really made you feel good and comfortable under water. It was our first time scuba diving ever and it was just fantastic. Combine this with the extraordinary underwater life of Bonaire and you have a recipe for a perfect holiday! Thank you Alex

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My family and I travelled to Bonaire late December 2014. Our teenage daughters were recently certified (open water) and this was their first 'big' dive trip. We chose Dive Friends due to the proximity of their dive shop near the airport (and our condo) as well as the convenience of their other shops along the western coast and Bonaire's terrific... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

the name says it all. They are your best friend on Bonaire. We visited the yellow sub and the sand dollar shops. Wealth of information on boat and shore diving. Park orientation very informative and helped us with the best shore dives. the shops are also welcoming and a great place to hang out and find out what and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I spent 8 days in Bonaire and dove with Dive Friends 10 times during our stay. We completed the Advanced Open Water course first (5 dives), did two unguided dives out of Hamlet Oasis, two boat dives to Klein Bonaire and a night dive at Alice in Wonderland. The shop had everything we needed and the 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We, as a mini group of four divers staying at Sand Dollar for the first time on the island used Dive Friends exclusively during our first time two week scuba diving trip to Bonaire using their unlimited air package which was good value. Their five shops around the island make it very convenient to exchange tanks wherever you head out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I and a buddy were diving with Dive-Friends @ Dive Inn for a week. we did both boat trips to Klein Bonaire, and Tec dives with them. We did shore dives on our own. They have 5 locations so easy to get tanks refilled. they gave us excellent recommendations on dive sites . Helped us repair our gear as needed.... More 

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