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Dive Friends Bonaire

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Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Numerous locations making the boat trips convenient. Knowledgeable divemasters who care about and... read more

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Clifford G
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Belton, United States
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Great dive shop

Excellent full service dive facility. Actually took the NITROX course from instructor Kathryn We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HarleyCharley
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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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Kaya Playa Lechi #24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Numerous locations making the boat trips convenient. Knowledgeable divemasters who care about and take care of their reefs

Thank Clifford G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent full service dive facility. Actually took the NITROX course from instructor Kathryn We had unlimited NITROX for the whole time under the package offered.

Thank HarleyCharley
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here for 2 days and completed the PADI Self Reliant certification with Maria. The shops are very clean and organized, gear lockers and everything a diver needs to be successful on every dive trip! Knowledgeable and friendly staff will make your experience 5...More

Thank Alan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shop was undergoing renovations but that didn't stop Davie from delivering outstanding customermservice, looking at our gear and giving information on being safe and aware of shore divers (including ourselves) and so much more. Our tank fills have been spot on and we appreciate...More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed the services of Yellow Submarine. Davy is quite amazing! We hope you'll be back again to check out the results from the renovations!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

3rd time customer of Dive Friends, so delighted to report that all is as excellent as before. Starting with a ‘refresher’ as I hadn’t dived for 18 months, followed by 5 x 2 tank boat dives and a night dive at Salt Pier – service...More

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

And we can't wait to have you back! We're always truly honored when our "dive friends" show their faith in us and return year and year. Our lives wouldn't be the same without you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is great. Very helpful and friendly. So many locations to get help or tanks. Great fills. Very rare for a short fill and the NITROX mixes are close. Nobody compares. Robert at Yellowsub is a great help!

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

Thanks for taking the time to write about us. We love to hear that our guests think we are "the Ultimate"! Robert is wonderful and we're glad you enjoyed the rest of our crew too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a vague idea of ours to try diving - turned into a commitment after we first met the friendly helpful staff at Yellow Submarine. I had a bad experience on my first underwater session - a mixture of inhalation and panic - and...More

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

Our congratulations to you for your perseverance in continuing. You should feel very proud of yourself and we know you are enjoying the reward of the beautiful underwater world. Way to go!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at hamlett oasis were friendly knowlegdeable and fun. Gear was great and a no question exchange when we had a worn hose on a regulator. Really convenient to exchange tanks throughout island. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you! We're pleased we were able to help you get the most out of your vacation. It was a pleasure having you and we hope you will return for more!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Catherine helped us with everything, from securing our tags to making suggestions on sites to dive to arranging our boat dive trip. She even captained the boat! Our dive master, ET, was funny and patient with all of us. He found several sea horses and...More

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

Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. ET (the seahorse whisperer) does it again! We hope you created some great memories and will return for more!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dove with Dive Friends due to staying at Den Laman. I wanted to dive with another shop that I’ve used previously, but decided to get my air package at Dive Friends due to the onsite facilities. Check in was easy. The staff were very...More

Thank shauny2k3
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Ilsa B, Guest Relations Manager at Dive Friends Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with Dive Friends. We are a large organisation, but our multi-locations enables us to offer top facilities, with the small dive shop vibe. We're happy to have met your expectations and would love to see you again next year!

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wildbillll
March 30, 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
October 24, 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
October 7, 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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