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.
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.
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.
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.
Who's It For?No Certification Required
Dive Friends Bonaire @ Hamlet OasisSituated inside of the Hamlet Oasis Resort, this dive center is open to everybody. From a lounge chair on the waterfront, you can overlook the dive site called Cliff. Cliff is famous for being one of the few wall dives on the island of Bonaire. If you have a non-diver or two along with you, this is the best place to keep them happy while you’re diving. At this location, you can: Check in (don’t forget your certification cards!) Attend a Bonaire Marine Park orientation Conduct a buoyancy check dive Rent dive equipment Explore our house reef with a guide or as an independent buddy team Go for a special UV light night dive Pick up and drop off air or nitrox tanks Rinse off your gear (and yourself, too!) Store your equipment overnight Arrange for a boat dive or two (nearest pick-up pier is at Yellow Sub) Go snorkeling Lounge around in the sun or shade Shop for dive accessories and souvenirs Enjoy a hot coffee or a cold drink Meet local divers
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