News Splash July 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 yours.

STINAPA Tags


Coral Spawning

Mark your calendars! The final days in August, September and October are marked by a truly magical event: coral spawning. The reproduction of many coral species is something that can only be witnessed once or twice a year. Just imagine witnessing the entire reef coming to live – thousands of tiny eggs floating in the dark water column; smoking corals – and other animals, affected by the coral action, displaying crazy mating behavior.

Let us take you on a guided night dive to witness coral spawning. Based on predictions from research center CARMABI, the dives are scheduled on the following evenings:

August

18th – 21st

September

19th – 21st

October

20th – 22nd


Go Pro!

We have a few spots left for our PADI Instructor Development Course! Become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer with Dive Friends and start your career in the blue waters of Bonaire.

If you’d like to become a PADI Dive Instructor, please sign up for our IDC in August!

Join our Instructor Development Course!
August 11th, 2019


Sponge Transplantation
Salt Pier

Due to the renovations at the Salt Pier last year, many sponges had to be carefully removed from the area of construction and transplanted to safe as much marine life as possible. The sponges were attached by wires which we will now remove from the pillars to stimulate growth and remove the foreign materials for healthy and beautiful sponges! Dive Friends Bonaire will assist in this project and we invite our divers to assist in this.

We organize this every Thursday afternoon at 2 PM till the end of September 2019 (or when the work is done). *Please note: dives are subject to vary due to unforeseen boats at pier*

More information on this project, please email us.


Upcoming Event

Quarterly Clean Up Dive
July 27th

Join us on our upcoming Clean Up Dive at the 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

July

20th
Womens’ Dive Day

20th and 21st
Ostracod Night Dive

27th
Quarterly Clean Up Dive

August

11th
Start PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course)

18th – 24th
Dive Friends Bonaire – Ocean Awareness Week

18th – 21st
Coral Spawning predicted

19th and 20th
Ostracod Night Dive

September

18th and 19th
Ostracod Night Dive

19th – 21st
Coral Spawning predicted

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