The Marriott Courtyard hotel on Bonaire is partnering with the island’s largest independent dive shop chain.

Dive Friends Bonaire‘s sixth location is now open in a building adjacent to the Courtyard, and includes retail space, gear storage, boat docks with canal access, and drive-through air fills.

Hotel guests have easy access to the shop via an outdoor walkway. The Marriott Courtyard plans to create dive and stay packages, simplifying the booking process and making diving the waters off the island more accessible to thousands of Marriott customers.

The hotel is centrally located, with easy access from the airport. Shopping, beaches, and even groceries are within walking distance, but the hotel can help you arrange transportation rentals, ranging from bicycles to golf carts to pickup trucks for exploring the island’s northern and southern ends, including almost 200 shore diving spots.

Dive Friends Bonaire has five additional locations stretching up and down the business districts of the islands, making swapping tanks easy, regardless of your choice of dive sites. In addition to tank and gear rentals, the shops offer dive education, from Discover Scuba through to dive professional development courses. Boat dives are offered daily and specialty options, like guided night dives are easily arranged.

For more info, check out the Dive Friends Bonaire website at divefriendsbonaire.com.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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