The Pelican Has Landed

You’ve already dived from the Karlotte, Frenzy, and Sea Dragon. Now Dive Friends Bonaire is proud to announce the newest addition to our fleet – The Pelican

In order to serve our customers better, we have invested in a 30 ft Island Hopper dive boat. With her 12 ft beam, low swim platform and ample sun and splash protection, we’re sure that our guests will really enjoy the comfort of diving from the Pelican.

As our largest boat, the Pelican comfortably seats 14 divers and 2 crew with plenty of space for gear, cameras, bags, and whatever else you want to bring onboard (Actual Pelicans not permitted).

The fully enclosed forward cabin is surrounded by large windows which can be opened to let the wind rush through your hair (or over your bald head) or closed to keep the spray out on an extra windy day. Inside, a roomy cuddy cabin is the perfect place to keep your belongings dry. It’s where we store our spare equipment, emergency oxygen and firstaid kits. The forward cabin is also lined with extra benches so guests can spread out, stretch their legs, and grab a drink from our onboard ice water cooler.

The aft is completely open to the air for some fresh sea breeze but covered with a sun shade for those with fairer skin like Patrick (nickname: Snow White), who can normally be found at the helm driving the Pelican. For those more adventurous there is plenty of sun to go around as well.

After you have geared up (and done your pre-dive safety check!) the easy to use tank holders make standing up and getting back into your place after the dive a cinch. Just as easy is the low swim platform with railing to put your fins on and make a 10.0 perfect giant stride into the water. On the way back climb up the large ladder.

No matter which of our great boats you are on we hope you enjoy the amazing diving that Bonaire has to offer