Xprodiver Bonaire
Scuba & Snorkelling • Water Sports • Gear Rentals
Read more
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are a Family Run Dive Shop/School offering personal attention on each course and guided dive. We like small groups and private diving to focus on our guest's goals and experience level. Conveniently located at walking distance from the cruise port. We are a Sidemount and Rebreather friendly facility. In addition, we are service technicians ready to tune up your gear quickly and safely. Come and meet us for a great shopping experience with the best brands and or rent your gear from us. We speak English, Spanish, Dutch and some Portuguese.
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Features animals

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Xprodiver Bonaire
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor
Want other options you can book now?
Show options
Travelers talk about
(15 reviews)
(3 reviews)
(2 reviews)
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
89 reviews
Excellent
89
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Tyler_Trippin
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
In short, I can't imagine having a better experience anywhere else!!! Sigrid was very informative and prompt when responding to my questions about pricing (prices here are very reasonable) and scheduling for my Open Water Certification. Additionally, they were very flexible when it came to scheduling due to weather and my other plans on the island. My instructor, Martijn, is an amazing teacher and technical diver. My education was thorough and digestible. He makes concepts and techniques easy to understand while providing a safe yet fun environment to learn. Hens is a master with all the scuba equipment and went above and beyond when making sure my mask wouldn't fog!
Written July 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

savvychic-travels
Chicago, IL1,000 contributions
Nov 2022
XPro seems to work with many advanced divers but I joined my husband's Discover Dive since I needed a Refresh and our experience with Martjin just blew us away. Their BCDs were in excellent condition and Hens ensured a perfect fit with our gear even though I'm an XXS and he's XL. I was kinda frazzled about our last-minute tight schedule and everyone at the shop was generously accommodating and worked to insure we had a safe and unforgettable dive. I loved that we covered all the essentials in a shallow, calm part of the ocean rather than being stuck in a chlorinated pool. Martjin was thoroughly professional, pleasant, and kept a close hand on my husband to regulate his depth while keeping an eye on me and my gauges, letting me know when I needed to ascend or adjust. The dive itself was amazing with varied coral formations and abundant sea life. So grateful that we found Xpro for such a personalized & exceptional experience and I can't wait to start diving again.
Written November 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

S/V Kairos
Kralendijk, Bonaire38 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This review is slow in coming but my initial reaction to Xprodiver has proven to be right through six months of regular contact.
My wife and I were looking for basic diving training and wanted to avoid the group lessons in the larger shops. Someone off island recommended Xprodiver and we never looked back.

Owners Hens and Sigrid have created a welcoming space to buy, get advice, find training, hire a trip guide or get equipment serviced. Our training, which now includes Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certifications was amazing. Hens is experienced, patient and encouraging.

He built in us a confidence that has us regularly diving on our own and enjoying every minute.

He has advised us on the purchase of gear, even when it was from others and checked our kit for problems. Xprodiver focuses on smaller classes and trips which give people experiences they will long remember.

But the one thing that will always last for me is the sense of welcome they offer everyone who walks in the store. It is a joyful, warm place far from home.

Xprodiver is the best.
Written August 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mdabik9
16 contributions
Sep 2021
Walked in by a chance, stayed for the whole holiday!

If I could I would give 10 stars! :)

Xprodiver Bonaire was everything that I needed for my diving experience to boost my confidence and make this trip the highlight of the year. I also made really good friends :)

I had a diving accident a few years ago and have not dived since. After that, I was a little afraid, I had doubts about my abilities and was a little frightened by the sound of my breathing. I booked a refresher course with Martijn and I can just say that I quickly felt that I am in the right place with the right people. I felt that I am really taken care of and that none of my worries are ignored. Martijn ensured that I felt confident with my refreshed skills and comfortable in the water before we dived any deeper.

Over the span of a few days I have dived with Martijn and Hens, where each time I knew that I am with very professional and knowledgeable instructors.

The individual approach that you find in Hens' diving school is something you cannot miss. Before, I always dived in groups of about 6/7 people. Here it was just me and the instructor. Which is invaluable! I dived twice as long with the same amount of air!

Once again, I was able to enjoy the underwater world and feel that love for diving that I felt the first time around.

When I'm back in Bonaire I will definitely be using the services of Xprodivers!
Written October 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

apollo
Dominican Republic3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I am so grateful that xprodiver was recommended to us. Hens and Sigrid make you feel welcome from the moment you walk into their shop.

We had never dived before, but had old dive equipment on the boat we bought. Hens took care of us! First, we took the Open Water Class and discovered what a great teacher he is. He is patient and thorough. He specializes in small groups, mostly couples, and personalizes every class to your individual needs. He is uncannily observant - noticing absolutely everything. So if you are nervous he sees it and he calms you. If you make a mistake or need extra practice with a skill he takes the time to have you practice more until you are comfortable and safe, all the while being positive and encouraging. Such an easy, comfortable person to be around.

On top of being a skilled and knowledgeable diver and great teacher, Hens also sells high quality equipment and knows how to repair many brands. When we brought our old equipment in for his free inspection I could see he was skeptical. So were we! But after he inspected he said most of it was fine. I was impressed with that because he wasn't just trying to make a sale. He truly cares about his customers! The regs just needed some serious cleaning and one needed a small repair that required ordering a part. He loaned us one of his regs until the part arrived. In the end we decided we needed to replace our bcds because they didn't fit well, but didn't want to spend the money on new ones. Though he doesn't recommend buying used bcds, Hens advised us and helped us through the process. Now, because of Covid, we are stuck here and are scheduling additional classes with Hens. We wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.

If you are ever in Bonaire for diving, go to Xprodivers. You won't be disappointed.
Written May 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tseverinsen
Klepp Municipality, Norway48 contributions
May 2020 • Solo
We just spent 2 months Corona-stuck on Bonaire, aboard our sailboat from Norway. With 35 yrs experience as Dive Master I have visited many dive shops around the world. The personal service and friendliness of the owner/operator at this diveshop was simply top class. Lots of useful advice, no hassle air fills and good prices (compared to big diveshop who makes you sign a 3 page irrelevant legal waiver and questionnaire just to fill your dive tank!). You feel very appreciated as a customer here. Highly recommended!
Written May 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laurent
Boston, MA3 contributions
Sep 2021
Hens and Sigrid run very friendly, welcoming and super professional operations. I strongly recommend shopping, and of course, diving with them and their team members, whether to discover the many diving sites in Bonaire or get certified. We spent some time getting trained by Martijn and he was perfect in every way: friendly, super patient, extremely clear, very knowledgeable and reassuring for beginners. The whole team goes the extra mile each and ever time and make the experience really positive and safe for everyone. A PERFECT experience in every way. Thanks and congrats. We will be back and would not consider diving with anyone else while in Bonaire. Julie and Laurent
Written October 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tamara B
Rabat, Morocco36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
There are a lot of good dive shops in Bonaire, but if you want a shop with exceptional service, Hens at Xprodiver is the place to go. Not only is Hens extremely knowledgeable, simply put he’s a super nice, kind guy. He helped us with everything from foggy goggles to arranging to have our onboard compressor serviced. We didn’t dive with him but he would have been our first choice if we wanted a guide, he knows the sites extremely well. If you want personal service from one of the nicest guys we met in Bonaire, I’d recommend going to his shop - it’s ‘something special’!
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dan E
Lynchburg, VA27 contributions
Sep 2022 • Business
XProDiver was an awesome dive shop to work with for a scuba dive in Bonaire. I contacted them and they arranged a shore dive for 2 with only a few days notice. Cruise was going through Bonaire and I wanted to dive, but didn’t know anyone locally (another couple on the dive recommended them). They were so helpful in working out the details for me and my divebuddy and the owner was our guide and he was most helpful with suggestions to improve my diving (always welcome ways to improve). I can’t praise Hens and Sigrid enough! Thanks again. 😀
Written September 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen C
Ridgefield, CT9 contributions
Aug 2022
A HUGE thank you to Martjn for his help attaching my computer to my regulator hose today. He was about to leave for the day when I showed up and he kindly stayed to help. He not only took care of my problem but did so with a great attitude and sense of humor. He is a true professional and is incredibly knowledgeable about dive equipment.
Written August 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 71

Xprodiver Bonaire (Kralendijk) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

>