Scuba Diving in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Dive Experience

Shore Diving: Independent & Guided

Description

Voted best shore diving for 23 consecutive years; once you experience a taste of diving freedom, you won’t want to go anywhere else. Imagine being able to dive whenever you want to, on nobody’s schedule but your own. Instead of having to follow a dive leader, you can swim at your leisure and marvel in the sights of Bonaire–Diver’s Paradise!
Our crew are always happy to recommend their favorite dive sites and keep you informed about recent underwater sightings. We also have several Bonaire dive guide books available.

If you want a guided tour of Bonaire’s amazing fringing reefs and sea life, we also offer several options for guided shore diving.

Over 60 dive sites accessible from shore.
Pick up and drop off tanks at 6 convenient locations.
Choose 6 day unlimited air package, dive by the day, or by the tank.
Sign up for a guided shore dive led by a member of our staff.
Need a buddy? Leave your name and contact info on our Buddy Board.
Never done a shore dive? Take our PADI Shore Diver Distinctive Specialty.
Complete the mandatory Marine Park Orientation and check out any time during business hours.

House Reef
There’s no better way to start your visit to Bonaire than with a guided checkout dive on one of our four fantastic house reefs. This way, you can attend the Bonaire Marine Park orientation and have a Divemaster or Instructor assisting you in the water with your buoyancy check.
Leeward Sites
We offer guided dives on sites between Angel City to the south and Oil Slick Leap to the north. This is a great option for newer divers who’d like to make the most of their dives with a local guide to point out interesting marine life and to do the navigating for you.

Hilma Hooker
No visit to Bonaire is complete without a dive on the famous Wreck of the Hilma Hooker. This 240 foot former cargo ship makes for a spectacular wreck that attracts a large amount of marine life as an artificial reef. You’ll dive from shore to a maximum depth of 100 feet/30 meters.

Your Dive Expert

Dive Friends Bonaire
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Dive Shop
The Best Bonaire Diving and Services! As a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, we cater to divers of every skill level and any age — from kids to technical divers. With our seven locations and four retail stores, you’re just a door-step away to your ultimate Bonaire diving adventure! INDEPENDENCE: Dive Friends is not directly connected to only one resort, people from all accommodations are welcome. For ideas of where to stay check out our accommodation partners. EXCELLENCE: Dive Friends Bonaire is an award-winning, family-type dive school, as the personal touch is very important. We prefer quality instead of quantity. All facilities are fully equipped with excellent rental gear, should you require it. CONVENIENCE: With 7 full service locations on the island we’ll make your Bonaire diving as easy and convenient as possible. We offer the Bonaire Marine Park orientation at any time or dive location during normal business hours. VARIETY: We offer diving training from beginner to instructor and everything in-between. If you think you have done it all, try one of our distinctive specialty courses such as Integrated Dive Mask (Full Face Mask), Sea Turtle Awareness, and Shore Diving. ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT: We work hard to keep Bonaire blue and beautiful. If you’re on-island for one of our famous quarterly Clean Up Dives, we would love to have your help to ensure healthy reefs for Bonaire divers to enjoy for generations. There’s a reason why we’re called Dive FRIENDS! We’re the friendliest dive center on the island! If it’s your first visit to Bonaire, we invite you to stop for a cup of coffee anytime at any location — we’d be delighted to show you around.

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No Certification Required
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Free cancellation, pay on arrival.