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Wonderful experience, A+ guided dives

My wife and I are experienced divers in tropical waters having dived literally all around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dwain_Pipe
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Open Water Diver Course

Open Water Diver Course My son and I have obtained our diving license at Dive Diva Bonaire. Maria... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are experienced divers in tropical waters having dived literally all around the world. Bonaire is our favourite dive location and have spent many wonderful weeks diving the amazing waters, enjoying the freedom of self-guided diving.

On our recent trip my wife had heard that seahorses were around, but try as we might we could not find them. A local friend of ours suggested doing a guided dive with a local instructor to find the elusive seahorses and recommended Dive Diva. Now we haven't dived with a guide for a long time, preferring the freedom to take our time to get the photos we want, rather than being dragged along with a large group. We were very pleasantly surprised and really glad we made the booking with Dive Diva.

Firstly, my wife loved the company name, being a bit of a diva herself, and when we met Maria our guide, we laughed to find someone else who shares my wife's obsession with pink diving kit!

Maria was already aware of our aim for the dives and had done her research to know exactly where to take us. That kind of preparation and attention to detail really impressed us. We felt in no way hurried either in or out of the water, Maria adapting to our pace and made the whole diving experience so relaxing.

It was really nice to have the pressure of navigation taken away and we both later commented that safety was obviously our guides' first objective but this never reduced our enjoyment and made us feel very reassured.

The whole experience was an excellent one, and to my personal surprise I will not hesitate to hire a guide again, especially Maria who was awesome.

Probably needless to say.... we find seahorses and many, many more amazing marine life that we would have otherwise not found.

Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2019
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mariavarelaput, Owner at Dive Diva Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Dwain,
Many thanks for your wonderful review. I must say I enjoyed the dives with you and your Diva very much. I hope the pictures turned out great! Happy to read as well that Bonaire is your favorite diving destination, as it means you both will be visiting our beautiful Island again! See you both soon for some more underwater exploring...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open Water Diver Course
My son and I have obtained our diving license at Dive Diva Bonaire. Maria taught us to dive in a fun and safe way with her passion, experience and knowledge.
We are grateful to Maria for this wonderful experience. We can therefore recommend Dive Diva Bonaire to everyone because of the personal approach and professional guidance of Maria.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dave V
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mariavarelaput, Owner at Dive Diva Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Dave! It was a pleasure guiding you and Tommy through the Open Water Diver course. You two did a terrific job, are great buddies, and I hope you will enjoy many more beautiful dives together!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exactly 45 minutes after sunset, we must be on the reef. We arrived at 8 m. and we turned out out light. We can see eachothers silloutttes. As you move your hands you see light flashes. I look around and see thousands of small lights comming out of the corral wherever you look. Don't miss a ostrocod dive with Maria!
A big thank you to Maria for such a fantastic ostracod nightdive.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IreneDemand
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mariavarelaput, Owner at Dive Diva Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Irene, for your kind words. It was quite a spectacular show wasn't it? And afterwords the second show of the night: the beautiful starry sky! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Together with my son (12 years old) I had my first dive experience with Maria. She explained everything very clearly and we enjoyed our dive to the fullest. Due to her relaxed attitude both of us felt at ease and we enjoyed the amazing under water world of Bonaire. Maria her expertise about all the different fish and corals was impressive.

Date of experience: June 2019
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mariavarelaput, Owner at Dive Diva Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The pleasure was all mine, Wesley! It was great fun doing the PADI Discover Scuba Dive Experience with you both and I hope you will dive again in the near future. Hopefully on Bonaire!

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Date of experience: July 2019
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