As a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, we cater to divers of every skill level and any age — from kids to technical divers. With our seven locations and four retail stores, you’re just a door-step away to your ultimate Bonaire diving adventure!
Independent Dive Center Dive Friends is not directly connected to only one resort, people from all accommodations are welcome. For ideas of where to stay check out our accommodation partners.
Dive Friends Bonaire is an award-winning, family-type dive school, a personal touch is very important. We prefer quality instead of quantity. All facilities are fully equipped with excellent rental gear, should you require it.
With 7 full service locations on the island we’ll make your Bonaire diving as easy and convenient as possible. We offer the Bonaire Marine Park orientation at any time or dive location between 8 AM and 5 PM.
We offer dive training from beginner to instructor and everything in-between. If you think you have done it all, try one of our specialty courses such as Integrated Dive Mask (Full Face Mask), Sea Turtle Awareness, and Shore Diving.
We work hard to keep Bonaire blue and beautiful. If you’re on-island for one of our famous quarterly Clean Up Dives, we would love to have your help to ensure healthy reefs for Bonaire divers to enjoy for generations.
There’s a reason why we’re called Dive FRIENDS! We’re the friendliest dive center on the island! If it’s your first visit to Bonaire, we invite you to stop for a cup of coffee anytime at any location — we’d be delighted to show you around.
• Donations. Any donation, even donations of $1.00, will assist with efforts to
control lionfish populations. • Volunteering. Volunteer with local nonprofits who are participating in derbies,
dives and other activities in the fight against lionfish. • Sharing information about lionfish on social media. Please like our Facebook
Page and follow us on Instagram to get information about lionfish, lionfish events, supporters, and restaurants serving lionfish in your area. Share this information with friends and family to increase awareness of the epidemic in your network. • Spreading awareness of the impact of invasive lionfish in your community
through fundraisers and events. We will assist you with fundraisers and events that support the mission of Lionfish Central. • Supporting non-profits trying to help control lionfish. Local nonprofits rely on
donations to sustain their business and their efforts. By supporting these non-profits, you are helping to keep these efforts going. • Becoming a sponsor of Lionfish Central. Please click on the following link to see
what level of support suits your needs. • Sharing information about local restaurants that serve lionfish. There are many
local restaurants who have lionfish on their menu. By patronizing these restaurants, we encourage a greater demand for lionfish. • Eating more lionfish. By eating more lionfish, you create a demand and
encourage the capture of more lionfish.
If you would like more information and ideas about how to help the efforts of Lionfish Central, please click on the following link for more information.
Thank you for being our customer and supporting the mission of Lionfish Central. Partnering with Lionfish Central raises awareness and support for lionfish control and gives customers and clients and opportunity to assist in the fight. Are you interested in supporting Lionfish Central? If so, please click on the following link for more information.
Thank You, From Lionfish Central
Lionfish Central is deeply grateful for our partners and their generous contributions which allow us to provide services and tools to organizations and individuals working to combat the lionfish epidemic. Together, we can combine our resources to provide assistance in the evaluation, education and eradication of invasive lionfish. With support from our partners, we can continue to provide crucial services to organizations and individuals committed to the eradication of lionfish from our waters.