Photography @ Dive Friends Bonaire
We offer rental cameras, hardware and lighting accessories; a selection of retail items and a variety of courses from beginners up.
All items in our rental line are in our retail line, allowing divers to try before they buy! As a Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo Dealer, we have direct access to ordering items.
Customized underwater photography courses allow divers to develop individually according to their needs. Photography@ Dive Friends Bonaire courses are flexible and our photo instructor will work with you to develop your pictures the way you’d like to!
Courses include a theory portion to provide increased understanding of a camera and photography concepts applied to the underwater realm.
You’ll have the chance to really learn how to dive with your camera, applying concepts learnt in the classroom on your dives. The dives begin with dialing in buoyancy before camera use. Mastering diving with a camera is essential to become a comfortable, confident, and environmentally conscious underwater photographer. All diving portions of the course have a strong emphasis on a strict conservation code of conduct: no photo is worth damage.
By the end of the course we encourage manual use of camera and lighting, allowing you to have increased control over the images produced. It’s a lot of fun to start pushing yourself away from auto settings and really push the photos into manual!
Share your amazing Bonaire adventures with your friends.
This course consists of an in-depth classroom session that discusses photography concepts and tips on how to use your camera whilst diving in order to take beautiful, instaworthy photos.
Number of Dives: 0
Approximate Time: 3 hrs
Price per person: $85
Learn how to handle your camera underwater.
Apply your classroom concepts on the two dives that follow the three-hour theory session in this course! The dives will begin with dialing in buoyancy before camera use. Mastering diving with a camera is essential to become a comfortable, confident, and environmentally conscious underwater photographer.
All diving portions of the course will have a strong emphasis on a strict conservation code of conduct: no photo is worth damage.
Number of Dives: 2
Approximate Time: 6 hrs
Price per person: $195
Master all aspects and become the expert.
In this extensive two-day course, each day will have a 3-hour classroom session, one to two dives, and an introduction into editing your images with post-processing.
It’s a lot of fun to start pushing yourself away from auto settings and really push the photos into manual!
Number of Dives: 2-4
Aproximate Time: 2 days
Price per person: $350
Customized Courses* Be Instaworthy! $85
Go Viral! $195
Get Published! $350
|Photography Rental Equipment*|
|Olympus TG-5 with underwater housing and SD card||$55|
|Sea & Sea YS-03 Strobe||$25|
|SOLA 1200 Lumens Photo light||$35|
|GOBE 700 Video kit||$17|
|AOI Ultra-Wide Lens||$50|
|Double Arm Tray||$10|
|Coldshoe YS Mount||$7.50|
|SLR Zoom Camera Tripod||$10|
All prices listed include tax, materials and certification fees. The only thing not included is the $45 Bonaire Marine Park nature fee that will need to be paid by card on your first day.
|Rental Equipment *|
|Full rental one day (does not include light or tanks)||$50|
|BCD (per day)||$13|
|Regulator (per day)||$13|
|Mask, Snorkel & closed heel fins (per day)||$13|
|Dive computer (per day)||$13|
|Digital Under Water Camera (including SD card)||$55|
|Dive Light (per day)||$13|
|Wetsuit (per day)||$13|
|Mask & snorkel (per day)||$6|
|Open heel fins (per day)||$8|
|Aria Full Face Snorkel Mask Rental||$15|
All items in our rental line are in our retail line, allowing divers to try before they buy!
The retail line currently offers our Olympus TG5 Camera with Olympus PT-058 Housing as a package.
Level up your underwater photography and videography with a range of hardware and lighting accessories.
As a Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo Dealer, we have direct access to ordering items.
If you rent this camera, you will receive it set up for you with a fresh 8 GB SD card which you will keep at the end of the trip. Rental costs: $55 per day (camera must be returned by 4:30 pm).
The camera delivers fantastic photos and video (both wide angle and macro) with excellent image quality from dedicated underwater settings. We rent it out with the dedicated Olympus PT-058 UW housing rated to 147 feet (45 meters).
In addition to the underwater settings the camera has 4K video capability and is waterproof, crush proof, shockproof, freeze proof, and dust proof. Setting the camera to the basic underwater settings is very easy and divers will receive a basic run through when renting.
This is perfect for divers who just want to ‘set it and forget it’ and those who wish to get easy all-around images.
Rental price per day: $55
This strobe is easy to use and understand. The flash output is varied and controlled by the camera’s metering system. If you’re interested in learning more about strobes and lighting: sign up for one of our courses!
Rental price per day: $25
Powerful, compact, and rechargeable – red or white beams and multiple power levels (70-280min) create the ultimate light for uw photographers.
With a choice from three levels: High / Med / Low at highest 1200 lumen white flood and 300 lumen red flood output.
It’s wide flood doubles as a general video light and red light lets you sneak up on sea life. Red light is not visible to many underwater creatures, allowing a shooter to approach, focus, set up shot, and shoot with strobes without disturbing animal beforehand. Available with a cold shoe mount.
Rental price per day: $35
Precision engineered to deliver a powerful smooth beam. Full power gives 700 lumens with 1.5 – 36 hours of run-time. Gobes robust factory sealed design is waterproof to 120 meters, works on land and can be mounted to just about anything.
The GOBE 700 WIDE head fills your field of vision, in a 60-degree beam. The GOBE 700 spot delivers a fine-tuned focus with 10-degree spot underwater beam angle.
User friendly with push button operation and choice from High / Med / Low / Extended / SOS.
Rental price per day: $17
The AOI UWL-400 is a great wide-angle lens for many compact cameras. It has a 120-degree field of view with a 25mm lens and comes with a 52mm threaded mount, this makes it a great choice for cameras like the Olympus TG series.
This is a wet lens that can be ‘screwed’ on to the front of many housings. Ideal to try split shots with or take pictures of the Hilma Hooker and Salt Pier!
Rental Price per day: $50
Get the most from the Olympus TG camera series! This accessory helps to cut out annoying screen glare in bright water and it allows you to get a large, sharp magnified image from the camera’s LCD screen.
Rental Price per day: $30
Double Arm Tray for cameras/GoPro.
Rental Price per day: $10
Coldshoe YS Mount.
Rental Price per day: $7.50
Joby Gorillaod SLR Zoom Camera Tripod.
Rental Price per day: $10