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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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Stayed at Sand Dollar Resort and a Dive Friends Bonaire shop is on the grounds. On arrival was greeted by Elsa who has a friendly personality and immediately makes you feel at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Warrenton, Virginia
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Warrenton, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stayed at Sand Dollar Resort and a Dive Friends Bonaire shop is on the grounds. On arrival was greeted by Elsa who has a friendly personality and immediately makes you feel at home. Check in was easy and then a quick check out dive to make sure you are weighted properly. The whole staff is very helpful and knowledgable about... More 

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had originally planned to get our tanks from somewhere that offered 24 hour service but Dive Friends ended up being 3 minutes from where we stayed so we went with them for that convenience. It worked out fine. They had no issues with us keeping tanks overnight for night dives. Easy to pick up and drop off tanks throughout... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The staff at Dive Friends in the Sand Dollar Condominiums were knowledgeable, helpful and provided great support. Recommend them to any vacationing diver headed to Bonaire.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We just returned from our second dive trip to Bonaire with a large (33 people) group from Woodbridge Scuba, and would turn around and go right back if we could! We interacted mostly with Ilsa, but everyone there has been friendly and helpful. Air and Nitrox tanks are available 24/7, and the "crew" was diligent about making sure there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the 4th time my husband and I have used Dive Friends. As shore (and occasional) boat divers we have found them to be professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and as the name says, Friend-ly! Due to high winds and some rough entries this trip we chose chose to try the central dive sites. It was great to have a Dive... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Sanddollar Condos and Ilsa was very informative and helpful during our stay. All the dive sites we went to were recommended by her. When we asked about a boat dive, she quickly set up a dive for the next day out of their Yellow Submarine location. Chris and Kevin were running the boat and chose a couple... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You can get drive through air refills for your tanks here if you are in a hurry. The people who work at the shop are very nice. Even though I did not use their services, they let use their restroom. I went back and bought a really nice kill the lion fish t-shirt from them. I would recommend them for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have convenient locations on the island. Very nice and helpful staff. Special thanks to Gift for a warm welcome! We'll definitely be back!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our group spent a couple weeks shore diving recently. We used Dive Friends for air tanks. Gift was wonderful to work with. They have multiple locations on the island making it convenient. our group was all certified previously, so we did not use their certification services. Their rental equipment was in good shape.

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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dive Friends is a great dive operation. They have convenient locations throughout the island to pick up and drop off tanks. The staff is friendly,knowledgeable, and always willing to offer tips about dive sites. We highly recommend Dive Friends!

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