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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/Den Laman in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire/Den Laman: "Relaxing visit and wonderful diving in Bonaire", Dec, 2017,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10107.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Cocos Island, Panama, Red Sea
Closest Airport Flamingo International Airport Getting There See narrative

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat dive loosely limited to 60 minutes, recreational depth, no deco. Shore diving, you are on your own.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Both boats had rinse containers for cameras, no table. Crew handled cameras carefully. Pier had separate rinse thank for cameras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My wife and I recently spent 10 days diving off Bonaire, staying at Den Laman and diving with Dive Friends Bonaire. We had been to Bonaire on three previous occasions, but not since 2008. Our previous stays were at Sand Dollar, diving with Bonaire Dive & Adventure.

Reservations: We made all of our reservations through Den Laman including accommodations, truck rental (Avis), and diving with on site, Dive Friends. The Den Laman office communicated very well and answered the few questions we had very promptly. We had all our vouchers well before our travel.

Travel: We flew from Philadelphia to Aruba and back on American Airlines. We flew from Aruba to Bonaire and back, with a stop in Curacao, with Insel Air. Our flight down to Aruba was uneventful, however, Insel Air was 2 ½ hours late to Bonaire. As this was our final destination, it made little difference. Insel Air was also 2 ½ hours late on the return to Aruba. This caused us to miss our nonstop American Airlines flight home and to take a flight with a connection in Miami. Insel Air communicated badly or not at all the entire time. I will avoid Insel A ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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