Welcome to the Dive Friends Bonaire quarterly news update! Read about recent events and get a sneak peak in our future plans. Excited to go diving with us?Contact us today!
Meet our Photography Specialist
Meet Caitlin, the incredibly creative women behind the Dive Friends Bonaire Photography center.
In January we launched our Photography Department, offering Customized Photography courses. Curious how Caitlin started diving and when she fell in love with photography?
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In February Dive Friends organized another IDC on Bonaire. The IDC is intended for Divemasters who want to take the next step and become an instructor. During the IDC, which takes approximately two weeks, a Course Director and a Staff Instructor help you to prepare for the Instructor Examination (IE). You learn how to present dive theory, to prepare confined and open water presentations and to perform dive skills on an instructor level. All in all, it’s an intense, but also extremely fun and educational course!
Once you’ve passed your IE, you will take several specialties to deepen and broaden your knowledge and to further develop your instructor skills. The specialties that Dive Friends organized in February, included Deep Diver, Shore Diver, Enriched Air, Shark Awareness Conservation and Self-Reliant Diver. Not only the new instructors, but also Dive Friends staff successfully participated in all these specialties and are ready to teach you!
If you’d like to become an instructor, please sign up for our next IDC in August!
Quarterly Clean Up Dive April 13th
Join us on our upcoming Clean Up Dive at the Town Pier/North Pier. Check in will start at 9:30 AM, with a briefing for all volunteers at 10 AM. Please take your certification cards (if you are not signed in with us). Non divers can also help with counting and logging the items removed from the water for PADI Project Aware Dive Against Debris.
As always, we will be hosting a barbecue at 6 PM for our volunteers at Hamlet Oasis. It is a potluck, so please bring a snack, side dish or dessert to share and we will provide the main course and one beverage.
Save the Date
23rd & 24th Ostracod Night Dive
5th – 11th Dive Friends Bonaire – Sunscreen Awareness Week
18th – 25th Bonaire Dive Week
22nd & 23rd Ostracod Night Dive
8th World Oceans Day
16th – 21st Dive Friends Bonaire Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Week
21st & 22nd Ostracod Night Dive
20th Womens’ Dive Day
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Read everything about the turtles on Bonaire, where they live, what they eat and why they are happy in our newest blog from Roos, our Divemaster and environmental specialist.