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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
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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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Outstanding dive shop!

Very convenient locations covering various areas of the island per picking up and dropping of tanks. Friendly and helpful staff! Possibility of lockers for leaving equipment... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
skianddive
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new york

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new york
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very convenient locations covering various areas of the island per picking up and dropping of tanks. Friendly and helpful staff! Possibility of lockers for leaving equipment overnight.

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Huntersville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked this dive shop for a day of diving during our cruise. Did a two tank shore dive with Evo of Dive Friends Bonaire. Just a wonderful experience all around. Went to sites we requested, did our profiles and duration. Nice to have a dive lead do hour long dives with us. The frog fish on the second dive... More 

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Thank Sir C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dive shop was not so good. I bougt two days diving with equipment from boat with guides. Both days was at kleine Bonaire, it was fine but it might to be fine to see something else. The boat was fast, but there was no toaletts on board, I want not to do my things at public. I get no... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dive Friends recommended by Coral Paradise Resort, people were great, friendly, drive through for tank exchange easily excessible, would definitely use them again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dive shop and rentals. They have multiple locations so it makes it easy to get what you need and go! We were at the Port Bonaire location, Gift and Martin are great to work with and friendly. You can rent all equipment needed, fill your own tanks if desired, book your boat rides, everything all in one shot!! Highly... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dive Friends Bonaire is a well run dive club with outstanding staff who are knowledgeable, experienced and so personable. They made us feel welcome, and shared their expertise and advice freely. A shout out to Jeff, Sarah and Devin at Dive Inn who treated us like friends! Gift at the Port Bonaire location also gave us great advice. Our boat... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Problem - We wanted a first class dive experience, but were arriving on a cruise ship and were staying only five hours. We only dive a couple days a year so we have no equipment. We like to maximize the dive so we stay away from overbooked, crowded dive boats that travel to marginal sites. Answer to our problem -... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This dive shop dont know if its the best of the island but is a great option.... it has many "tank change" spots

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Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently took my SSI open water certification check out dives through Dive Friends in Bonaire. Everything was very easily arranged online before our arrival, so as not to waste any precious vacation time! I was fortunate to have one-on-one instruction with Luke as my dive master. Luke Thompson was a true professional, very patient, thorough, and receptive to any questions.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did shore diving every day and Dive Friends made it super easy to swap out tanks. They have a ton of locations so it's super convenient. We weren't sure "how it worked", so I'll explain here. When you first go into Dive Friends to register for the week, you need to pay the Bonaire National park fee, it's cash... More 

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