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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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Second year diving with them

We were blown away by the service we encountered with them our first time here so we are back this year again. The locations are spread out so that we can get tanks almost... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Aaron K
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Hot Springs National Park
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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dive Friends is one of the largest dive operations on the island, at least in terms of location. They offer free nitrox upgrades and we've never had an issue getting tanks at any location. They are very efficient at checking in and will get you on your way quickly. If you want to do boat dives (& really if boat... More 

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Hot Springs National Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were blown away by the service we encountered with them our first time here so we are back this year again. The locations are spread out so that we can get tanks almost anywhere and they are completely accommodating to everything we have asked for, I have told everyone coming down to bonaire the way I feel and that... More 

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Little Rock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have 5 diving days left on the island, but feel ok with reviewing again for the week. DFB hires friendly, intelligent people who are incredibly professional and polite. We've visited the Hamlet and Dive Inn locations so far, and have been impressed with every single employee we've encountered. Just like last year. Wonderful people.

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Thank Dustin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dive friends was a very easy company to work with. Five locations for your convenience, easy tank drop off and pick up, Dip tanks always available after a dive. The people were friendly, helpful and experienced. Would definitely dive with them again! Thank you!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience at Dive Friends Bonaire. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I got both my rescue diver and nitrox certification and was quite happy with the training I got. Keep in mind that you will have to do pretty much all handling of equipment, but I believe this is expected in Bonaire, since you basically... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time diving with Dive Friends (Yellow Sub) and they were as good as we remembered. Plenty of tanks available, including some with DIN fittings, and no additional charge for Nitrox. It was also really convenient being able to leave kit there over-night, and drop-off tanks at their different locations. Particular thanks to: Zara for the Fish ID course and... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had Zara as my dive instructor and it was awesome insanely nice people and the greatest dive experience of my life. I went for my first time and got my PADI certification it was super easy then hopped in the water and away we went. Thanks Zara for a good time!

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently investigated scuba diving by enrolling in the Discover Scuba Course at Dive Friends-Bonaire. My instructor, Greg, was an expert at handling a sixty-something year old dog like me. Immediately afterward, I signed up for the full PADI course and my instructor Alex was also quite gifted in patience and expertise. The staff at DIVE FRIENDS can make your... More 

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Camden, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dive Friends has five locations from which you can get tanks, so it doesn't matter where on the island you are, it is a short run for more. The staff is friendly and helpful at each facility. Nitrogen is a free upgrade. They even have a well stocked retail facility to purchase gear. The Sand Dollar location offers storage lockers... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who doesn’t get to dive very often, when the opportunity arises I do like it to be convenient, relaxing, friendly, relaxing, fun, relaxing, safe, relaxing, warm-water, relaxing, good visibility, relaxing and with a spectacular array of fish, coral and other miscellaneous underwater sea beasties. All this can be found at Bonaire with Dive Friends Yellow Submarine. I had... More 

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