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Dive Friends Bonaire

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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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Finally 2 dives to earn my open water

I highly recommend Dive Friends to anyone visiting Bonaire! I completed my course work and first 2 open water dives in Denver and then was fortunate enough to complete my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Emory D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend Dive Friends to anyone visiting Bonaire! I completed my course work and first 2 open water dives in Denver and then was fortunate enough to complete my certification in Bonaire. Lars was my guide and instructor and he did a wonderful job of coaching me and giving my the confidence to complete my dives! We even saw... More 

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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Since dive inn (part of Dive Friends Bonaire) was located very close to our apartment we took them as our supplier for tanks and weights. The place is located in the centre of Kralendijk. Our intention was only do some dives and a PADI peak buoyancy speciality course. But when I entered their store I fell in love with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped into their shop because we could not find a dive spot. The guy working was so friendly and helpful telling us where we needed to go. He then invited us to dive the spot in front of their shop and even gave us a great dive briefing of the dive. We went to their big shop and shipped... More 

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Richfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we set foot in the shop, to the last rinse of our gear, our experience with Dive Friends was nothing short of wonderful. Gift was patient and helpful at every point: from gear rental, to dive coordinations, shore dive input and retail she was kind, friendly and never made us feel rushed. Our Dive Masters / Captains... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week in Bonaire diving with Dive Friends, and we had a great experience. We started out by doing our Advanced Open Water at the Yellow Submarine location. Our instructor, Michiel, was awesome... he really helped us improve on our skills. After the course, we did both boat and shore dives with Dive Friends. Both were great... it... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can buy tanks as you go, or get a week unlimited pass. With the pass, you can drive up, drop off empty tanks and pick up full tanks (2pp at a time). Note that the hours are typically 8a-5p, so if you're planning twilight or night dives, make sure you get your tanks before they close. They have plenty... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just dove with Dive Friends Bonaire on my 12-day stay on the island, and I cannot recommend them enough. Carolyn is an excellent manager, Ann-Marie, Christina, Alex, Martin, Gift, Ilsa and Robert manage their locations with flair, and Chris is doing a hell of a job as well. Without Darcy less laughs and no full tanks, and if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our boat was moored just off one of the five Dive Friends Bonaire sites. It made it very easy to hop in our dinghy and go to the center. We would go for dives with the groups because they always took you to fantastic dive sites. Also because my husband is new to diving, I always felt there was another... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the staff at Dive Friends Bonaire were friendly and Ilsa at the Sand Dollar Resort location was especially helpful to us. DFB has 4 other locations where you can pickup and swap out your tanks. We had unlimited 6 day package with two tank two day boat dives. Bonaire is truly a diver's paradise and DFB will set... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Dive Friends as it had good ratings and close to our condo. My daughter, son-in-law and husband have all dived a lot but we were newbies looking to get certified. Everything was so disorganized. We never had the same instructor twice! They do have some good instructors. The equipment was old and the facility dirty. My family... More 

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