News Splash April 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!

Behind the Lens

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?

Please read it here and get inspiration out of her story.

Go Pro!

Become a Dive master or Master Scuba Dive Trainer with Dive Friends Bonaire!

Ever thought about swapping your office job for a diving job? It has never been so easy! Sign up to become a dive professional and make your dream come true!

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!

Plunge into the next IDC! August 11th, 2019

Upcoming Event

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

Upcoming Events


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

Stay tuned with the latest events and activities on our Social media!


How happy are the turtles on Bonaire?

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.