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Dive Friends Bonaire

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Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Sand dollar staff are awesome thanks for all the tips and friendly faces. Dove 6 years with them... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ann V
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A great day of diving with Dive Friends in Sept. 2017. Coordinated 2 tank dives for my wife and I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Poor1%
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Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sand dollar staff are awesome thanks for all the tips and friendly faces. Dove 6 years with them/ staff is great.

Thank Ann V
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great day of diving with Dive Friends in Sept. 2017. Coordinated 2 tank dives for my wife and I while our cruise ship was at port for the day. The shop is a very quick walk from the cruise terminal and very easy to...More

Thank Spinose
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've made three trips to Bonaire and have dove with Dive Friends each time. We will continue to do so on upcoming trips. We especially like how they've added new facilities at strategic locations making our diving even more convenient. We really like their new...More

Thank jjpopiel
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the positive feedback on our new locations. We're honoured that you choose us each time oyu visit Bonaire and hope you enjoy "retruning home" to familiar faces and old friends each year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decide to take an open water diving course with Dive Friends Bonaire. It was a right decision. I did the e-learning at home and do only the open water diving during the visit for 2.5 days. The course consists of only 2 people (me and...More

Thank hland1985
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Congratulations on becoming a certified diver! The Salt Pier is a wonderful dive. Thanks for sharing your experiences here for potential new divers. We hope you get back underwater again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, I had a amazing staying on Bonaire. Diving with dive friends made it so much better. Davy at yellow submarine did a amazing job to help us with checking in and out. Iris and Guus showed us where we could get our...More

Thank Bob C
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So true! And friendships are a two-way thing. We enjoyed having you dive with us and we love that you took the time, both to get to know us, as well as wruite about your expereinces here. Thansk very much and we'll see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long over due review. I've been to Bonaire a few times and finally decided to try diving. My instructor (Gabe I think) was awesome. He was so patient and made me feel very relaxed. He was also quite knowledgable and was able...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their 7 locations & friendly staff make shore diving easy. Love being able to change out tanks & wash out gear quickly.

Thank Blakeja
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonaire...Shore Diving Paradise...we're so glad you took advantage of our multi-location set-up. We don't want you to miss out on a minute of your vacation. Thanks for the good word!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, accommodating, knowlegeable!!! We did our refresher, went on a few boat trips, and rented BCDs, regulators, tanks, and weights on various days. Since we we didn't get their dive package as we were also windsurfing, snorkeling, and sailing, we were able to easily access...More

Thank Barbara H
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experiences with Dive Friends! We especially liked the phrase "a great rendezvous of good friends". Exactly! We're so happy that you feel that way, it truely encompasses what we try to achieve. Thanks again and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passer à la langue suivante : français At Dive Friends Bonaire we had incredible service. My wife made her certification with Jonathan, she was fearful and he put her at ease. 7 centers to change the cylinders. if you want someone who speaks French ask Pauline...More

Thank Eric P
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to your wife for battling her fears and succeeding! We are honored that you chose Dive Friends to facilitate your diving experience on Bonaire. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the great service. Merci beaucoup, et a la prochain!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided dive with Iris at the dive sites "Salt pier" and "Something special" and it was really great! She is a super nice person, very good organized and fun! We felt safe all the time and she showed us a lot of...More

Thank Carla A
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Carla! Great to hear you enjoyed your dives. So much marine life right? Thanks for the online recommendation and Iris says she would love to show you some more "special" places next time!

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wildbillll
31 March 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
25 October 2016|
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Response from Christopher L | 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
8 October 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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