Plastic Fantastic

September 17, 2019

Look around you, probably 90% of the objects are made of plastic or have some plastic in them. Plastic was invented at the start of the 20th century. Its was found when they tried to make plant products more durable. The first plastic was super small and not used a… Read more

Behind the lens – SeaHale Photography

April 8, 2019

Meet Caitlin, the woman behind the Dive Friends Bonaire Photography center. Caitlin has been working hard with several organizations and photography specialists to set up a photography department within Dive Friends! Not the kind where we rent out a camera and tell you which button to press but customized photography… Read more

How happy are the turtles on Bonaire?

April 8, 2019

Every tourist, diver, and snorkeler alike visits Bonaire for the abundance of turtles! Many green sea (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) can be found all around the island, and even the loggerheads (Caretta caretta) and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) are occasionally sighted. Sea Grass The most abundant species, the… Read more

Coral Reef Research by Floris and Laura

September 27, 2018

Diving is fun! We could be cruising along the reef watching the wondrous marine life all day every day. Two divers who are often seen grabbing tanks at Dive Friends Bonaire are Laura and Floris, two biology students from Amsterdam. They dive with a slightly different purpose: research! Get to… Read more

Teach. Live the Dream. Change Lives.

June 21, 2018

Upcoming Instructor Development Course: August 14th – 28th Dive Friends offers great opportunities for those who would love to be diving all day, every day. Our eight-week divemaster internship allows you to make diving your profession and lets you experience what it’s like to work in the friendliest dive center… Read more

Sunscreen Awareness on Bonaire

April 10, 2018

Bonaire is world-famous for its diving along pristine reefs. The best thing? You can enjoy this year-round – there is no such thing as bad weather around here! Protecting yourself against the sun is vital to avoid serious health risks. At the same time, we want to protect the reef… Read more

Freediving – Five reasons to start today!

March 17, 2018

  Dive Friends Bonaire is now partnering with Deepsea Freediving and offering PADI Freediving classes as a PADI Freedive Center. Freediving is becoming more and more popular around the globe. Bonaire is an excellent place for freediving; the reef drop-off starts shallow and there is a huge diversity of marine… Read more

New Year Blog – Bring On 2018

January 3, 2018

Come dive with Dive Friends in 2018! There is always a slightly sad feeling when the end of the year festivities are behind you. We at Dive Friends Bonaire are excited to start a new year full of diving. But to make 2018 an unforgettable year full of amazing underwater… Read more

Dive Friends @ Delfins: hot and happening!

December 6, 2017

We are excited to announce the opening of our seventh Dive Friends Bonaire location, Dive Friends @ Delfins Beach! Not only is this exciting news for those staying at Delfins Beach Resort, but also for all of those who dive with us elsewhere on Bonaire. If you love diving down… Read more

Coral Reef Research on the West Coast of Bonaire

November 9, 2017

The past few months, a research team from Wageningen Marine Research (previously known as ‘IMARES’) from The Netherlands has been working together with STINAPA to survey the coral reefs along Bonaire’s leeward side. The team included Sarah, Yun, Roger and Sil. At 115 dive sites, the team investigated the corals,… Read more

Take the leap to using a full-face mask!

October 18, 2017

Now is the chance to try the Ocean Reef Integrated Dive Mask (Full-Face Mask)! We are offering a 15% discount on the Full-Face Mask Diver Specialty during our Fall Specials until November 30th! After hearing many enthusiastic stories about diving with a Full-Face Mask from colleagues and friends, our instructors… Read more

The great invasion

October 16, 2017

The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) The red lionfish, Pterois volitans, is native to the Indo-Pacific region. Sometime in the 1980’s, these fish were introduced into the Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida sometime during the 1980s. Since the early 1990s, they have been spreading across the southern Atlantic and… Read more