AB-Dive
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
AB-Dive has the best deals on Unlimited Air/Nitrox-Packages and combined with a rental car of AB Car Rental we offer a 10% discount on the rental car. So you get the benefit of your dive pickup truck and all your diving needs at one place. We guide you to the best dive sites on Bonaire and as a Full Service PADI Dive Center we offer all courses from beginner to advanced.
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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2024

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Connector257354
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was our 9th trip to Bonaire so we are not newbies. We now have over 400 dives on Bonaire alone and have used many accommodations and dive shops. We can only rate AB Dive as the best we have used. We used the dive and drive package which was a good deal but what really impressed us was the service at AB Dive. Andy quickly checked us in and we were soon on our way. The staff was super friendly and the service was the best we have ever had on Bonaire. They were quickly there to help us when we drove in and exchanged our tanks for us while checking each tank to make sure each one had over 3000 psi (the average was 3200). They were always smiling and were eager to hear about our dive adventures and to offer information and advise about what had been observed and where to find it. They always asked us how many tanks we needed until we would be back for more and they gladly supplied them. We did 46 dives in 12 diving days so often this meant 4 tanks each especially if going far north or south. When we asked if we could have 4 tanks the response was always yes with a smile. With employees such as Andy, Ivo, Dan, Fenna, Dee and Job we always felt that it was their pleasure to serve us. We will definitely use them again when we come back.
Written January 2, 2020
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Wow!!! Thanks for this great review. This is what we do it for. We want to give you the best diving vacation ever! We love to see you again when you come back
Written January 8, 2020
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CarlyMegsMom
Mechanicsville, VA188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had the Dive and Drive package as part of our Resort Package. Our 2nd time using AB Dive. As before, everything went smoothly. After the first day picking up tanks and renting BC's and regulators from the shop, we did not have to go by again until we were leaving the island. Our resort has fresh tanks delivered daily, just let AB know how many you want each day. Nitrox is free, not that we use that. We do have them leave 63 cubic tanks for me and 80's for my hubby. Works perfect for us. The staff is helpful, all are Dutch and fluent in English. This year we did a guided night dive with Zoe at the Lake, which was very nice, Zoe made us feel safe during the whole experience. Cost was $111 for 2 people. A new option this year was to do a 2 tank boat dive in a partnership with Epic Tours. This is offered Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. departure, 7 p.m. return - lunch and dinner included. I have reviewed that separately. Cost with tax $321 for 2 people. Prices may vary, as we had our tanks already included in our 10 day dive package. The truck in our package was a JAC, which is a Chinese brand. They provide you with a rack in the back to hold tanks and a plastic bin to help store your equipment. No complaints and will use them again!
Written June 30, 2021
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We love to make your diving vacation easy and great to read we have succeeded in that! We can't wait to see you again anytime soon!
Written August 13, 2021
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Tim M
Kimberley, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had a group of 12 divers with 4 truck rentals using unlimited fills for 12 days of amazing diving. Check in was painless and we had the friendly Dee give us some amazing recommendations for places to eat and what is happening at all the dive spots, as we were repeat visitors to the island from 4 years ago. Uploading-testing Nitrox tanks was very efficient, with lots of help from staff. Off loading was the same. Loading up enough tanks for our group was very quick and we all had pretty consistent fills with pressure and Nitrox O2 percentage.
The facility is run on solar power and there is very little noise from compressors - very cool!
Written March 10, 2020
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Tanks are filled on solar power. So environmentally friendly and clear air! Thanks for diving with us. Dee says hi!
Written March 14, 2020
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Mark S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Awful! Read the T&C’s carefully before booking with this company! They changed their cancellation terms and conditions after my booking in February to specifically name pandemics which were not on the T&C's when the booking was made and then kept all of my money once I was unable to travel to Bonaire because the airport was shut. At the time of my booking on February 24th the T&C's stated "You can cancel the reservation or shorten the rental period prior to the pick-up time. You will incur a $75 processing fee if you choose to cancel. When I tried to get this refund AB Dive said that the money was being withheld permanently because AB Dive/Car Rental is entitled to hold on to any or all prepaid amounts in case of cancellations due to the result of an act of god, a force majeure or pandemic disease, when I asked for my money back they refused referring to this pandemic disease clause, which was NOT on the T&C's when the booking was made. This is a very disappointing practice and not one of a reputable company. This is disgusting practice has left a very sour taste and I hope others take heed before booking.
Written October 11, 2020
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I'm sorry to hear that you can't come to our island due to the current Covid-19 crisis. As we have emailed you multiple times we offer all our guests to keep pre-paid bookings in deposit for your next visit. Our company and our island are depending mostly on tourism. We like to welcome our guests back as soon as possible but for now we do need to survive this crisis. This is the reason we are not refunding at this time. If our guests can come back to the island and we get some income back, we are still willing to refund bookings that can't be rebooked. Up till that moment we have to sit tight and hope this crisis is over as soon as possible.
Written October 27, 2020
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Haaienvoer
Rotterdam, The Netherlands192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Booked an unlimited nitrox package with AB-Dive and would do so again.
In addition to the highly efficient operation of picking up, testing the tanks and returning them, the crew at AB-Dive gave a good briefing about their operation, is fun to chat with and are willing to share their knowledge about the various dive sites in Bonaire including safety procedures for getting in & out of the water.

In addition, they went an extra mile when we were confronted with some failures of our own gear (broken power inflator of a BCD and a broken fin-strap). this extra service was not expected but it surely made a difference in the overal diving experience. Well done and we'll be back :)
Written January 13, 2020
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Thanks Haaienvoer for reviewing our business. It was very nice having you as our guests. Always welcome back any time soon!
Written January 14, 2020
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Jeff M
Orlando, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were on Bonaire 7 years ago and, at that time, they did not have tank rental. I found them on Google after looking for the best weekly deal and they were it. I also liked the fact that they were powered by solar panels (hopefully, a plus for most divers). Picking up tanks was super easy - you just showed up and drove around a loop, backed in, traded tanks and off you went for your day. We averaged 2 to 3 Nitrox tanks per person/ per day the week we were there and felt we definitely got our $$ worth. Everyone we dealt with was really friendly and helpful for restaurant and dive site tips. Hope to get back in a few years and will definitely use them again. We even got there before close and picked up tanks for the next morning - no problem. Lots of companies (obviously) on Bonaire but super happy with AB and highly recommend
Written May 15, 2022
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Richard G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
For the third time, we used AB car rental and dive shop for our car on Bonaire and unlimited tank access and dive support. They give a 10% discount on the car to use them together, and the dive shop has always been great! This trip, one of our regulators had a leak at the second stage, and they worked with us to use their second stage on our regulator (our equipment was not compatible with "usual" connectors). They have always been very pleasant and extremely helpful for whatever we need - great people and service!
Written March 14, 2020
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Thanks Richard for diving and driving with us. Not only do you get 10% discount on your rental car with our dive & drive package, but you also benefit from our unique AB Full Coverage Plan on your rental car. So a worry free diving vacation is guaranteed!
Written March 15, 2020
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John H
Florence6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I run a dive company and brought a group to Bonaire the week of June 12th. We used AB in the past and they definitely did not disappoint. We booked with AB for all of our truck rentals, unlimited shore diving with the extra fee for tank delivery, and sail and dive with them. AB was very happy to answer all of our questions coming up to our trip, especially with all the COVID related changes on island to make things as smooth as possible. We had all our paperwork lined up ahead of our arrival so truck rentals were quick and smooth, and they had our tanks and weights waiting for us at our villa as we arrived. Tanks were delivered daily so the extra fee we paid was more than worth it. When we had issues with a truck they replaced it quickly, and the Sail and Dive was my group's highlight of the week. We spend the day sailing and diving Klein Bonaire as well as 1000 steps, and the dinner they provided was easily one of the best we've ever had. AB is our go-to company for when we bring groups to Bonaire and our only choice for my divers.
Written June 28, 2021
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Wow, wow, wow! This is probably the best review we have ever received. It basically sums up everything we stand for and that is giving our guests the best dive & drive experience there is. And with our new Sail & Dive excursion we try to provide our guests with a perfect combination of two dives, lunch and an sunset bbq dinner. Thanks again for your excellent review!
Written August 13, 2021
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Yoav T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In my experience AB-Dive is a great place to rent Scuba gear and get an Air/Nitrox package for the independent diver. Their service is fast, efficient, friendly and flexible.

We rented 5 days of scuba gear with an unlimited air-package (i.e. dive as much as you want). Nitrox was free - for the same price as air. We had a rented pickup truck and came once or twice a day to replace tanks, add gear, etc, and were very pleased with the service, the quality of the gear, and the price. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend (in fact, I did).
Written February 4, 2020
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Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see your friend in the near future.
Written March 14, 2020
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Lindsey R
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
AB Dive is a great choice for tanks if you want to shore dive in Bonaire! We rented a truck and unlimited tanks for the week and the staff was very helpful (Dee is great!) and got us in and out quickly each time so that we could get back to diving. The nitrox percentages and PSI were very consistent which made everything a little simpler as well. We woo definitely be doing business with AB Dive when we return to Bonaire!
Written January 7, 2020
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Dear Lindsey, nice to read you had such a wonderful time with AB-Dive and in particular wit Dee! Always welcome back!
Written January 8, 2020
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