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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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2nd Time Just As Good As First

We rented tanks through Dive Friends Sand Dollar location for the second time. We love this location and the manager, Elsa, is always ready to lend advice and make sure that our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bellbrook, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We rented tanks through Dive Friends Sand Dollar location for the second time. We love this location and the manager, Elsa, is always ready to lend advice and make sure that our stay is the best it can be. We love the fact that you can pick up tanks at any of the Dive Friends locations as it came in... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I grew up diving in So California, where a beach dive meant a 7mm wetsuit, 20lbs of lead on your waist, tromping through the surf. Of course once you got out , the kelp beds were awesome. Beach diving in Bonaire is nothing like that, Dive Friends sets you up with all the equipment you need, and you simply back... More 

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Fanny Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed At Sand Dollar condos and had luxury of having Dive Friends right on site. Made it super easy to load up truck and go each day as well as rinse tanks awaiting us at end of day to clean gear. Great set up. Makes for easy peasy diving!

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Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We used the Dive Friend locations at the Sand Dollar and Yellow Submarine in Kralendijk. Ilsa at the Sand Dollar gave us lots of very useful tips about where to dive and snorkel and how to prepare for shore dives and snorkeling trips. Her weekend replacement, Kai, was also very helpful, especially during our settling of the final bill at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were glad we took the shore diving course before starting our unlimited shore diving on our own because it served as a refresher, boosted our confidence, and helped us get acquainted to the island. Lars was our instructor, and he was wonderful. We found shore diving to be really easy on Bonaire since the reef is so accessible. Since... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to snorkel at "The Cliff" at Hamlet Oasis. Kaj and Robert are very friendly and helpful. They both make you feel very welcome and are very helpful if you need any information about the island. You can use their shower and restrooms for no charge and they make you feel very welcome. Beer is cheap and the business is... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We got our open water certification over here. The course was intensive, but we had a lot of fun with respect for all participants and especially for the environment. So therefore I sincerely thank our instructor Devin, who did a great job! And special thanks to Christina who provided an additional copy service ;-). I would like to name Devin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Enjoyed our course a lot. Nice locations troughout kralendijk with beautifull house reefs each location its own type. Special thanks for the dive inn location for our course and tips concerning sea turtle conservation bonaire. Best regards, Ilse and mitchel

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's been a great experience, thanks to instructor Kevin! All the staff is pleasant and helpful too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

They worked hard to help get my boyfriend's PADI certification that we had trouble getting before we made it to the island, and then the instructors were great getting him and another member of our group up to speed with a skills check since it had been a while since their certifications.

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