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About Dive Friends Bonaire
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 training, shop for cool new gear or just relax with a cold drink and meet some new dive buddies.
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first time in Bonaire and did some greatdives (boat-, shore- and night dives). Very friendly and qualified staff. Had some great dives with patrick, Floor, Roos and Alex. Small groupps and great dive spots. Will come back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bert H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible refresher dive with Bjorn from Dive Friends. Very impressed with his knowledge and patience. He spent a lot of extra time with us and as a result we are having a fantastic time shore diving after nearly 15 years of no...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kori H
Reviewed 5 days ago

As newbie divers, we were looking to go to Bonaire for the incredible shore diving that everyone raves about. We were not disappointed and Dive Friends made it very convenient to just load up our truck with tanks and gear and get in 3-4 dives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting Bonaire during a cruise for the first time and since excursions booked through the cruise line have been canceled many times in the past I made my own arrangements and I’m very glad I did. First of all, the email communication was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark N
Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our main goal is to ensure you have a wonderful experience during the short time you are on Bonaire. We're so glad you enjoyed the dives and crew and hope that you'll be booking a longer vacation on island soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience all personel was kind and ready to help you whenever you need it. I did two dives with Sarah Riskilly, she was amazing instructor in Bonaire. Than you

Date of experience: February 2019
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Dive Friends to show you the beauty of our reefs. We hope your experience will have you coming back for more!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly proffesional and nice guys. The water is so clear and clean, and full øf life. But 34 dollars per day...for air??!! Come on. If you want a guided dives, and have to rent all equipment, you will end up paying almost 100 dollars per...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with Dive Friends. Due to the diversity of diving options on Bonaire (shore/boat/ guided /courses/independent), there is something to suit everyone's needs and budgets! We're pleased you enjoyed your dives!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked up for a morning try dive and had a great time our instructor was Amey she was really helpful and professional. Saw lots of fascinating sea life and all the equipment was great. Would not hesitate to recommend the center.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Your first experience breathing underwater! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and were able to appreciate the fantastic marine life here. We hope this experience is the start of a lifetime of underwater adventures.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of four took a Shore Diving course at the DFB Sand Dollar location with the magnificent Maria as our dive instructor. She was extremely helpful in giving us tips and tricks to become shore divers at the start of our week long stay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love it when our guests take advantage of our multi-locations. And it's fun for both guests and crew to meet each other all over the island! We hope we'll be seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose Dive Friends and Yellow Sub as our dive center in Bonaire for our Open Water course. Good choice! Great location by the beach and very good diving outside. Our instructor Sarah kept us very safe and secure with a lot of laughters as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Congratulations on your first scuba certification! Safety and fun are the key elements of our business and we are honored you chose us for your first experience. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They make it easy to dive! Multiple locations to pick up and drop off tanks. Many different dive packages to suit your needs. Did not love the boat dives...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experiences with Dive Friends. Due to the unique diversity of diving on Bonaire, we are able to offer something for everyone!

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wildbillll
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
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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
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n2deepTampa_Florida
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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