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Dive Friends Bonaire

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Address: Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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+599 780 2572

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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Great service. Easy access. Convenient

Great place to set up for shore diving if you are the "do it yourself" kind of diver. We did not do any boat dives as that seems pointless on Bonaire. With 5 locations, it is... read more

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to set up for shore diving if you are the "do it yourself" kind of diver. We did not do any boat dives as that seems pointless on Bonaire. With 5 locations, it is very convenient to exchange tanks anytime. Used two locations, Yellow Sub and Hamlet Oasis. Both were as helpful as necessary. Two of our party... More 

Thank scdoering
Lexington, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've used them for two trips now. With their multiple locations, getting tanks is super easy. There was never a shortage of nitro tanks available. The facilities seem very well organized and the staff are very helpful. Will use them every time we visit.

Thank Kristin B
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 4th time using Dive Friends on Bonaire. Previously, I dove with the on-property shops wherever I had been staying. I have found Dive Friends to be more than friendly; and the ease of having so many locations was great. I could starting at Port Bonaire, for example, picking up two tanks in the morning, doing two shore... More 

Thank frogfishes7
Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am basically a beginner. We only dive once a year. First, the customer service to check in needed improvement. We were told to go to a shop in town to do a buoyancy check which we never did until we went into the water at the dive site. I think they didn't want to pick us up by the... More 

Thank Michele L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They just keep getting better... From opening more shops and having up graded their dive shops.. Having been diving with them for a few trips now, we really are impressed.. Anyone can have tanks and gear, But it's the people that make Dive Friends really stand out... So... Gift,Martin David, jack, Alex2, Zara, Amy & Davy... Jeroen (that I really... More 

Thank James O
North Bend, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Bonaire and the staff at Dive Friends made it feel like we were returning family members. We dove up and down the coast for a week, reveling at the convenience of using three different DF locations to exchange tanks. The staff is friendly and helpful, check out dives are simple and easy, and facilities... More 

Thank DiveGirl2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a wonderful week of diving with dive friends. Ilsa (sp?) was fabulous as always. Was wonderful to see her again. Very professional set up and crew. We stayed at Sand Dollar condos and they have a location and dock on site. We did 3 days boat diving and all the shore diving we wanted. E.T. who led... More 

Thank wildbillll
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little hesitant about shore diving, having done all our previous diving from a boat. We took the Shore Diving Specialist course from Dive Friends Bonaire which taught us about how to plan and dive from shore. After two dives with our excellent instructor ("Ivo") we were on our own; with a flexible schedule and growing confidence in... More 

Thank J0hn_Perry
Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of using Sand Dollar location of Dive Friends, Ilsa very helpful and friendly, great boat dives around Klein Bonaire, very good prices, very accomodating

Thank Dave G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All employees were absolutely awesome and helpful, easy to talk to and a world of information. Would sign up with them in a heartbeat!😉

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