As a PADI 5 Star PADI IDC Dive Center, we cater to divers of every skill level, from Bubblemakers to Instructors and everything in between. With our eight locations and four retail stores, you’re just a door-step away to your ultimate Bonaire diving adventure!

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Complete dive freedom
50+ dive sites accessible
Swap tanks at 8 locations

shore diving



1 and 2 tank boat dives
Klein Bonaire and/or northern sites
Only sites not accessible by shore

boat diving



Start when you want
Smaller class sizes
Taught in 4 languages

DIVE courses



Divemaster Internships
Instructor Development Course
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Become a professional



8 locations
Use the nearest to you
Locations accessible for disabled people also

Dive centers



Dive equipment & accessories
Dive equipment repair & service
Footwear, Sport & Surf apparel 

RETAIL stores

Latest news and upcoming events

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Quarterly CLean Up DIve

Why you should discover scuba diving

If you’re visiting Bonaire, it is almost illegal to leave without experiencing our beautiful underwater world. And yes, of course, you can discover a lot… Read more

Everything you need to know about diving on Bonaire

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PADI Instructor Development Course – May 2021

Every quarter Instructor Candidates travel from their homes to the beautiful blue waters of Bonaire to work with PADI Course Director, Annie O., at Dive… Read more

What our customers say about us

We pride ourselves on making all our guests feel like they are visiting with friends. 

  • star rating  Dive Friends is our favorite dive shop on our favorite island destination. This year, we stayed near the Yellow Submarine location and checked in there.

    Dani checked us... read more

    tcraigdunn
    June 27, 2022
  • star rating  Great experience. We did a couple of guided dives to start out. They were fun and well planned out. Rental equipment was in great shape. Everyone... read more

    johnmR6848ON
    June 26, 2022
  • star rating  Everything you need to know about this vendor is in the name - Dive Friends. From the moment you walk into the shop you feel welcome and at home. There... read more

    Navigate25345016457
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  Everything you need to know about this vendor is in the name - Dive Friends. From the moment you walk into the shop you feel welcome and at home. There... read more

    Sue2Row
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  Jacob F Schuitema was our PADI advanced diving instructor. My three teenage children and I spent two fun filled days with Jap learning and diving. He is remarkably knowledgeable,... read more

    jeffreysK8786CZ
    June 19, 2022