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Address: Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Phone Number: 599-717-2929
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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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Fantastic, Personalized and Professional Operation

I dove with Dive Friends for 2 weeks from 22 Jan-3 Feb, 2015. I hung out primarily at Yellow Submarine, but also visited and worked with the folks at Dive Inn, Port Bonaire and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Stavanger
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dove with Dive Friends for 2 weeks from 22 Jan-3 Feb, 2015. I hung out primarily at Yellow Submarine, but also visited and worked with the folks at Dive Inn, Port Bonaire and Hamlet Oasis. All in all a great group of people and a very professional and efficient operation. I did shore dives, boat dives, UV night dive... More 

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Carmarthen
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from two weeks shore diving on Bonaire. This was our 6th trip to Bonaire ....1st time with dive friends ...from the moment I contacted them by email they were so approachable and friendly . Picking up tanks from different locations made life so easy and meant we could be really relaxed about our timings and choices....my ideal diving... More 

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NY
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had another great experience with Dive Friends this year. They are professional, super friendly and always accommodating. While there are many dive shops to chose from on Bonaire, I cannot imagine any being able to beat the happy vibe and willingness to help at Dive Friends. Ilsa is always a pleasure to help set up our scheduling at Sand Dollar.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dove with them on the boat all week. Lars and Chris are funny. They have 5 stores on the island so u can Pick up tanks all over the place. Super easy check out of tanks. Staff is friendly and prices are good! Check them out!

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1 Thank Brad P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dive Friends has convenient locations around the island. Our favourite is the north location with the drive thru. The staff are helpful and friendly. One technician fixed our first stage reg within 15 min and saved our dive day (and trip). I think this is the best dive operation on the island in terms of service and location. The price... More 

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1 Thank brewmester
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from a week in Bonaire. We stayed at Sand Dollar Condominums and dove with Dive Friends Bonaire. I've been to Bonaire a few times before and this was probably the worst conditions I've seen there (20-30' visibility and heavy surge) and heard the same comment from several folks through the week. That said, we had an awesome... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dive Friends at the Yellow Submarine location is a fantastic group of people.we took our PADI Open Water class there with some friends and we were lucky enough to have Davy Lepski as our instructor. Everyone in the shop was super helpful and willing to do whatever it took to make us feel welcome and cared for...offering coffee and tea,... More 

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Deport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dive friends has several locations that are all very clean, friendly and organized! My husband and I got certified for advanced open water and nitric at the yellow submarine location. Hamlet Oasis was the closest to our lodgings and we were frequent visitors! They kept clean dedicated dunk tanks, clean bathrooms and the staff is very friendly!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get your PADI open water dive certificate you should go to Dive Friends. The staff is really friendly and even more important they are well trained! I followed the course here and was happy with the result. Not only I got the certificate but I also feel secure to dive. My instructor was a professional, friendly... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, friends and I have just completed our PADI Open Water course with our instructor Davy Lepsi at Dive Friends in Bonaire. Based at the Yellow Submarine dive spot the 'pool' for the confined lessons is in turquoise water out the front of the dive centre with tropical fish swimming around you, undisturbed by this week's latest intake of... More 

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