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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Why you should discover scuba diving

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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  My partner and I spent a month in Bonaire. We didn't dive with DFB, but we had a bunch of equipment malfunctions and they were an authorized dealer/servicer of... read more

    avatar thumb ryandiver
    November 22, 2022
  • star rating  I just came back from Bonaire, where I had their "package" of unlimited shore dives plus three two-tank boat dives. First, the shop itself. It is a very... read more

    avatar thumb Jeffrey P
    November 19, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent service from DF personnel - My wife and I returned in October for our 14th visit to Bonaire. Once again, there is an almost total turnover of front-line personnel with Dive Friends. The... read more

    Venture200807
    November 15, 2022
  • star rating  Perfect rescue course, perfect guided dives - Did the rescue course and guided dives with Nils. Absolute fantastic job. One of the greatest instructors i‘ve ever met

    flxsp
    November 14, 2022
  • star rating  We used Dive Friends for the first time for two weeks of Unlimited Air/Nitrox package for two couples. The staff were so friendly and helpful (particularly Mic, Morgan and Sarah... read more

    avatar thumb adriancS5022GR
    November 8, 2022