Amber Mills, a 28-year-old accountant from the United States, was already a certified PADI Open Water diver but she wanted to open up opportunities for further scuba diving adventures so she completed the PADI Shore Diver Distinctive Specialty which is a continuing education programme ,exclusive to the dive centre.
The course allows students to plan and conduct shore dives, pick dive sites, choose entry and exit points, navigate, and solve problems underwater.
Amber received a commemorative plaque and a new Litehawk BCD and MK2/R295 regulator system, courtesy of Scubapro to celebrate the milestone.
Dive Friends Bonaire is a leading dive centre on the Caribbean island of Bonaire with facilities offering full diving and snorkelling services. The dive school has a variety of programmes and course including Open Water, Full Face Mask Diver and Shore Diver.
Classes at the dive centre have low student-to-instructor ratios so students can receive the personal attention and care that is required to safely learn everything about this wonderful sport.
Situated in the southern Caribbean 30 miles from Curacao, Bonaire is one of the Caribbeans leading scuba diving destinations. It is well known for its role in preserving the marine environment and the island is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef which provides plenty of sites for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts to explore. The entire coastline of the island has been declared as a marine sanctuary to preserve the marine species such as sea turtles, eagle rays, sea horses, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays and hundreds of colourful tropical fish.
While scuba diving in Bonaire, divers can enjoy crystal clear, warm ocean waters and a total of 86 diving sites including 1,000 Steps and La Dania Leap.
Divers of all ages and abilities can enjoy the islands turquoise ocean waters and the island is a great place for family diving holidays, honeymoons and scuba diving adventures.
The Dutch Caribbean island has been voted as the Best Overall Dive Destination for scuba diving holidays in the Readers Choice Awards for Scuba Diving magazine for the last ten years.