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Dive Friends Bonaire

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We're a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center on the island of Bonaire - "Diver's Paradise!" With 7 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...more
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Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 780 2572
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very disappointing, people I enjoyed working with, and trusted were all gone. New people seemed impersonal. Would not return.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inya6619
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic crews and staff! I would definitely recommend them! All of our dives and all of the locations we visited were great! They made our trip when other factors were less then expected.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just finished a week diving on Bonaire with Dive Friends. We did the boat dives out of Port Bonaire with Alex and ET. They were both excellent. Took their time, explained everything well, kept an eye on us, but allowed us to dive how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kendra V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dive Friends Bonaire is a large dive organization and they are located at many hotels and retail locations. We have used them the past 2 visits to the island for tank rental, gear storage and service. I want to commend therefor their excellent customer service,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank huffpata
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kathryn, Vincent and all other staff @ Sand Dollar location - you are the best! Great service, attention to detail at all levels, relaxed atmosphere yet profess training! We loved it and will enjoy it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 738willekev
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week we had a great trip to Bonaire with amazing shore diving made easy by the Delfins Dive Friends Bonaire team, especially Tim. Tim took the time to give us tips on dive sites and places to eat at throughout the week. We loved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another 2 weeks of great diving using Dive Friends at The Sanddollar. Peter, Jason, JOAN and Ilsa (at the Marriott) were all great. We will be back!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine P
Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Welcome back again! As always it was great to have you visit and dive with us. Thanks for stopping by DFB @ Courtyard to say hi. It really is aoppreciated!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dive Friends were highly professional and very accommodating. They helped their customers whenever needed. Can’t say enough good things.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thom S
Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! Our customers are our "dive friends" and we aim to help each of you get the very best out of your vacation. We're pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say that already hasn’t been said many times before me.....Special! That is how Alexis made us feel upon our arrival at the Hamlet Oasis dive shop. My dive buddy was unable to make the trip, and our luggage failed to arrive with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh my gosh! That's quite a start to your vacation but we are so happy we could help you overcome everything and get out there and do some great dives. Yay to Alexis and the DFB Hamlet crew for being there for you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Bonaire for the Shore diving. We have been diving for 19 years, just not a lot of shore diving so we decided to take the PADI shore diving specialty course, just for some refresher info and tips. The course was good, everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank colleen k
Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed and found good value in the Shore Diver Specialty course. Bonaire is unique and we're pleased to have assisted you in getting the most out of your vacation. Love to see you back again soon.

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March 30, 2017|
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Response from Mike45992 | Reviewed this property |
I spent a week diving Bonaire in January. Only shore dove. It is so easy and comfortable to shore dive that I would only consider boat dives if you wanted to go to dive sites inaccessible from the shore and those are on the... More
William L
October 24, 2016|
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Response from CJLNYC1962 | Reviewed this property |
Bellafonte on EEG Boulevard in Belnam is very nice. VIP Divers has a tank exchange program with them. They should have 1br condos with two beds, however, no bar or restaurant. Kitchens are nice, but the grocery store is a 5... More
October 7, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dina, I actually don't work for DFB. You should contact them directly (which you can do via email - check out their website by googling Dive Friends Bonaire). They do have a location in Port Bonaire right across from the... More
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Reminder from Dive Friends Bonaire (0 Replies)
If you are diving with or considering diving or snorkeling with Dive Friends Bonaire this holiday season, please note this reminder that they posted on Facebook today- "Just a reminder - We are very busy between 15 December and 15 January. If you would like to rent equipment, take a course or do a boat dive, please make a reservation in advance via info@divefriendsbonaire.com to avoid disappointment." The same would apply to other dive shops and also restaurant reservations. Bonaire is...More
November 28, 2016|
Clean Up Dive Tomorrow at Dive Friend's Bonaire Yellow Sub (2 Replies)
Tomorrow at 9:45 am (Saturday Jan 28th) there will be a quarterly clean-up dive at Dive Friends Bonaire Yellow Sub location. All certified divers are welcome. If you haven't been, they are lots of fun and a great way to help our reefs.
January 27, 2017|
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Kayak Rental (1 Replies)
Both Dive Friends Bonaire and Dive and Adventure informed me that they have discontinued kayak rental. Anyone know of any other place to rent kayaks. I was thinking that maybe either Eden or Plaza did. Thanks!
January 17, 2017|
Response fromNanfromNapanee|
It's not a rental per say but there is a kayak snorkel excursion up near lac bay. We haven't done it but I think we will on our February trip. If you click on the things to do link in Bonaire it comes up.