Job Opportunities

with Dive Friends Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire is a large PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center on Bonaire with multiple dive shops and 4 retail locations. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated staff who could stay long term.

Looking for a new adventure?

Find our current job opportunities below:

Dive retail / Sales

Dive Friends Bonaire Dive Retail is looking for an experienced sales person who has the skills to be in a supporting role and can work independent as well as in a team.

Dive Friends is a retail dealer who organizes the import, distribution, purchases and sales for all Dive Friends locations. We also supply other dive centers with dive equipment and accessories on Bonaire and work closely together with some on island suppliers.

This role is full time, 40 hours over 5 days a week.

What we are looking for someone with:

  • Administration skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding of a retail business
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a commercial setting (sales experience)
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Valid drivers’ licence
  • Preferably PADI OWSI or higher

Dive Friends Bonaire is committed to equal opportunities and it welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements of the job.

PADI Divemaster

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated divemaster to join our team who can start as soon as possible. Newly certified divemasters and couples are welcome to apply. Due to immigration rules on the island, we are only looking for divemasters with a Dutch or US passport.

We are offering a 1-year contract with the option to extend. 


  • PADI Divemaster (or higher), renewed 
  • Fluent in English (Spanish, Dutch and/or German are a plus) 
  • Dutch or US passport 
  • Valid driver’s licence 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office and computers in general 
  • Excellent customer service 

The following skills are helpful but not required: 

  • Boat captain experience 
Location Manager

As location manager, you will work together with the other location managers and the General Manager to give our customers the best experience. You will be responsible for the day to day running of your location. Communication between you and the team is important but you also stay in contact with the resort/hotel where you are based.

You will need to be self-motivated and be able to work independent as well as in a team. We are looking for someone who could fill a long-term position.


  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • PADI instructor in active teaching status
  • Computer skills
  • Fluent in English (other languages are a plus)
  • Our preference will go to someone with already living on Bonaire or a Dutch or American passport
  • Valid driver’s license
  • At least a year experience in a similar position

The following skills are helpful but not required:

  • Able to speak in one or more of the following languages:
    – Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese.
Human Resources Manager

Wil jij onderdeel zijn van een snel groeiend en succesvol duikcentrum? Je gaat verantwoordelijk zijn voor alle personeelszaken binnen Dive Friends Bonaire. We zoeken iemand met HBO-denkniveau die zich voor langere tijd op Bonaire wil vestigen.


  • HBO-denkniveau
  • Vloeiend in Engels en Nederlands
  • Nederlands paspoort
  • Geldig rijbewijs

Voorkomende werkzaamheden:

  • Werkvergunningen aanvragen (IND – Immigratie en Naturalisatie Dienst)
  • Contact met de overheid onderhouden
  • Nieuwe functieomschrijvingen opstellen
  • Contacten met ARBO onderhouden
  • Huishoudelijk reglement aanpassen en vertalen
  • Wet op de persoonsbescherming hanteren
  • Schriftelijke werkinstructies helpen maken
  • Relatie beheer
PADI Instructor

We are looking for a responsible and enthusiastic PADI professional who can work in a team.

Your duties and responsibilities will include all functions of a busy dive center, such as:

  • Instructing courses from Bubblemaker to Divemaster
  • Guiding dives from shore and boat
  • Organizing Marine Park orientations
  • Checking In and checking out of guests
  • Customer service
  • Filling tanks and driving them between locations
  • Front desk admin and cashier
  • Equipment sales
  • Site maintenance, repair & cleaning
  • Equipment maintenance & repair


  • PADI OWSI (or higher), renewed and in teaching status
  • Minimum 1 year experience
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Bonaire citizen or someone with a Dutch or American passport
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of MS office

The following skills are helpful but not required:

  • Boat captain experience
  • Equipment service certifications

If you are interested in working on Bonaire and would like to be part of our team,
please send an e-mail with your CV and cover letter to