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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire: "Two weeks of shorediving and PADI AOW", Sep, 2023,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 12576 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 4 stars
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Comments New Tourism Tax. No visa required from the US, but a flat rate Tourism Tax started in 2022. Be careful, as there are many non official websites that will process your fee AND add on additional charges. In 2023 it should be $75. https://tourismtax.bonairegov.com/. There are many official looking websites that will show on a Google search. You should confirm the real website with your accommodations provider or dive shop. You have to pay the tax each entry to Bonaire. Pay online and you receive an email QR code to present at customs. If you donít pay in advance, there was a shaded area to the left of the customs line you could pay. They had a QR code link to the official website and free airport Wifi. Youíll need to have a Wifi or mobile capable device and a valid credit card(that works in Bonaire; ie you have travel enabled). At customs, present your passport and Tax QR code and answer the usual questions; why are you visiting, where are you staying and how long is your stay.

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Websites Dive Friends Bonaire   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Caymans, Socal, Bonaire, Roatan, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, Caicos
Closest Airport BON Getting There Flew Delta SLC-ATL-BON. On return, there were no connecting flights on Saturdays out of Atlanta, to SLC. We had to spend the night. One warning, if you arrive ATL from international destinations, you must take a free bus to the domestic terminal, if you want to catch airport area hotel shuttles. NO hotel shuttles pickup at the International terminal. Lines for these buses on Saturday afternoon were long.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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