Why you should discover scuba diving

April 5, 2022

If you’re visiting Bonaire, it is almost illegal to leave without experiencing our beautiful underwater world. And yes, of course, you can discover a lot while snorkeling, but the experience of snorkeling is not comparable to diving. Bonaire is the diver’s paradise, make sure you’ve been in paradise as well.… Read more

Everything you need to know about diving on Bonaire

March 9, 2022

Dive everywhere with your marine pass Everybody who wants to go diving on Bonaire is required to pay nature fee. The waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire are protected by STINAPA and called the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP). The park surrounds the entire island till 60 meters deep and… Read more

PADI Instructor Development Course – May 2021

May 14, 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 Friends Bonaire to achieve their dreams of becoming a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. This April was no different as three divers made their way across… Read more

The right BCD for you?

February 11, 2021

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 the market, which can be split into three main categories: Jacket-style, Backplate + Wing and Hybrid (aka Semi-Wing). Jacket-style BCD This is the most common… Read more

Quarterly Clean Up – January 2021

February 8, 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 center’s reef to be precise! As you might be aware Dive Friends Bonaire is not only the biggest dive center on Bonaire but also we… Read more

Quarterly Clean Up | Collage

Quarterly Clean Up Dive | October 2020

October 22, 2020

  Team up to clean up! Our fourth and last Quarterly Clean Up Dive of 2020 was on October 17th. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all things are a little bit different then our previous clean ups. That was not going to ruin the fun (or any day… Read more

Quarterly Clean Up | August 2020

Quarterly Clean Up Dive | August 2020

August 1, 2020

Team up to clean up, that’s our slogan for the Quarterly Clean Up Dive! We had our third quarterly clean up for 2020 on August 1st. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all things are a little bit different then our previous cleanups but that was not going to… Read more

DFB Crew members | Alex and Annie

PADI Women’s Dive Day | 2020

July 20, 2020

PADI Women’s Dive Day PADI Women’s Dive Day took place this year on July 18th. This is a tradition which started back in 2015 and is now in its’ sixth year. It was launched to bring together divers of all genders, ages, and levels of dive experience to create a… Read more

PADI Green Star Award

April 29, 2020

We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded with the PADI Green Star Award! Read how you can join us here. The PADI Green Star Award is granted to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions,… Read more

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

Clean Up Dive | July 2019

August 16, 2019

  Team up to clean up! Another successful Dive Friends Bonaire Quarterly Clean Up Dive at North Pier Saturday, July 27th. The North (or town) pier is used by cargo/cruise/military ships; which means it sees a lot of traffic and is not usually open for scuba diving. Furthermore, fisherman choose… Read more

News Splash July 2019

July 13, 2019

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! We have a fresh new look on our website! Bonaire National Marine Park tag now available online!Click here to get… Read more