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

#DiveFriendsBonaire

   August 6th, 2021

BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

   July 24th, 2021

Quarterly CLean Up DIve

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

The right BCD for you?

Finding the right BCD starts with knowing a little bit about the different options available to you. There are many different models of BCD on… Read more

Quarterly Clean Up – January 2021

Happy New Year, welcome in 2021! Good resolutions and time to start the year with a thorough clean up of the town’s center. The town… 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  IMO best dive business on the island. They have everything you would need in equipment and service is superb. Low capacity boat dives were awesome

    Sharon S
    August 29, 2021
  • star rating  Alex, Tess and Hilmer are phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. I highly recommend dive friends!! I can’t wait to go back.

    702theresac
    July 31, 2021
  • star rating  Hamlet Oasis Dive Friends is wonderful. Monique and Peter are knowledgeable and very friendly. The answered all our questions about shore diving. The also taught us how... read more

    LEhele
    July 7, 2021
  • star rating  First of all, every single person at Dive Friends Bonaire is SO nice. They couldn’t have made the experience of getting my Open Water any better. Our instructor, Martijn, was... read more

    DavedeBie
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  Alex, Tess and Hilmer are phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. I highly recommend dive friends!! I can’t wait to go back.

    Theresa C
    July 1, 2021