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Dive Review of Dive Friends Bonaire/VRBO in
Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire/VRBO: "Bonaire 3 years in a row", Jun, 2014,

by Richard Rigg, ID, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7856 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was my third trip in three years. We stay at a condo we found through VRBO. My wife is not a diver so she wants a nice place to relax and enjoy the time. The restaurants on Bonaire are great, lots of variety. We stay at a condo as it is Condos or dive resorts and the dive resorts are so so.
You have to do a check out dive so I buy a two tank guided dive from Dive Friends. I have found this a great deal, as a solo diver this is the only way I can shore dive unless I meet someone on the boat. I usually do two days of guided dives, three boat trips and a must is to use East Coast Divers and dive the East side. If you don't dive the East side you are missing one of Bonaire's best dive sites. Dive Friends will help set you up with East Coast.
Three years and Dive Friends, East Coast and the same Condo through VRBO make for a perfect trip every time.
We also pack dry goods (crackers, cereal etc.) to save some money.
Websites Dive Friends Bonaire   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Puerto Rico, Tulum, Mexico - Cenotes & Ocean, Roatan, Curacao
Closest Airport flamingo airport bonaire Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Just smart diving rules
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments When boat diving the dive master once they know your abilities will let you lag behind and take your time, they pick you up on the way back and then when near the boat you can stay down until the 60 minute or 500 lb. limit is meet.
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