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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/Den Laman in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire/Den Laman: "Springtime on Bonaire", Apr, 2019,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 25 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 11137 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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
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Comments This was my wife’s and my third trip to Bonaire in the last year and a half and sixth overall. We have stayed at Den Laman and dived with Dive Friends the last three visits (see December 2017 and August 2018)

Reservations: We made all reservations but air travel through Den Laman, accommodations, truck rental (Avis), and diving. Reservations worked flawlessly. We got an older, somewhat beat up truck this visit compared to the last two, but it worked fine, including the air conditioning. Airport pick up and drop off of the truck worked easily. We made our airline reservations directly with American Airlines.

Travel: The American Airlines flight from Miami to Bonaire has made our trip to Bonaire much easier and reliable. On the first 4 trips, though December 2017, we flew from Philadelphia to Aruba and took a local flight to Bonaire. We did not have good luck with Bonaire Exel or Insel Air. On American, we flew from Philadelphia to Miami, and then on to Bonaire. All 4 flights were on time and trouble free. Arrival in mid-after ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Dive Friends Bonaire   Den Laman

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos
Closest Airport Bonaire (Flamingo) International Airport Getting There We flew direct to Bonaire from Miami on American Airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat dives a loose one hour, 1st in gave more time
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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Shore facilities at Sand Dollar/Den Laman include a nice, large camera rinse ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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