Located on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, the Den Laman property is situated on the waterfront 5 miles/8 kilometers from the airport and 2 miles/3 kilometers from downtown Kralendijk. It is one of the best places to stay in Bonaire.
This is an ideal Bonaire dive resort and vacation property for those who value their creature comforts as much as they appreciate instant access to adventure and exploration. Discover Bonaire scuba diving with on-property provider Dive Friends Bonaire, a 5 star PADI Dive Center. Den Laman Condominiums in bonaire offers amaxing scuba diving. Our Bonaire Dive Packages include everything you need to enjoy the best of Bonaire by including your condo, breakfast, air-conditioned pickup truck, options for shore or boat diving and free Nitrox upgrades.
Who else would love a great Bonaire vacation with dive packages! Our house reef "Bari Reef" is one of the best places for snorkeling and shore diving on Bonaire! Snorkeling is a wonderful activity the whole family can enjoy! With Bonaire's shallow reefs there are many areas that offer great snorkeling opportunities right off shore. From kayaking to mountain biking, hiking to bird watching, wind surfing to kite boarding, Bonaire has activities to entice visitors of any age or experience level! Our reservations staff stand ready to help you plan all aspects of your vacation including assistance with your accommodations, diving, truck rental and destination information. Visit our website or check out our specials and become a Friend us on Facebook!
Waterfront vacation rentals offering 16 fully air-conditioned studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. All our apartments have FREE Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, TV & dvd player, large balcony with every-other-day maid service.
Studios:Our spacious Studios offer the same amenities found in the interior of the larger One and Two Bedroom units. Standard one king and twin beds upon request.
One Bedroom:The One Bedroom Condominiums are Ocean View or Ocean Front with one queen bed in the separate bedroom.
Two Bedroom: All of the Two Bedroom Ocean View and Ocean Front units have 1 queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds that are convertible to a king bed in the second bedroom.
Two Bedroom Seaside Deluxe: This one-of-a-kind ground floor apartment offers an expansive porch and private lounging area that leads to the small beach area adjacent to the dive dock.
With so many destinations to chose from, why do Scuba Diving Magazine readers award Bonaire so many top placements in their surveys year after year? In the 2016 Awards, announced in January, the island received five #1 Ratings, proving the island's dominance as the premiere dive destination in the Caribbean and around the world.
#1 Rated Best Overall Dive DestinationFor the 10th time, Bonaire has taken first place for the #1 overall Dive Destination in the Caribbean Atlantice.
#1 Rated Best Shore DivingFor the twenty-third consecutive year, Bonaire has taken first place for the #1 Shore Diving Destination. Other #1 rankings included Best Macro Diving, Best Beginner Diving and Best Snorkeling destination.
The #2 rankings include BestUnderwater Photography and Best Marine Environment. Bonaire also ranked #4 for Best Overall Destination. Our thanks for your votes...Our thanks to all of the Scuba Diving Magazine subscribers and web users who once again cast their vote and rated their dive experiences on Bonaire. You can view all of this years results at Scuba Diving magazine on line or in the January/February 2016 issue of Scuba Diving magazine.
Diving on Nitrox or becoming Nitrox certified. On Bonaire, getting your permanent Nitrox Certification is convenient, practical, and inexpensive. Once you receive your Nitrox certification, our dive operator will be happy to upgrade your dive package to include the use of Nitrox 32% at no additional charge.
There are so many fish in our waters, that surveys conducted by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation have actually listed 7 of Bonaire's dive sites in their top 10 in terms of species richness in the Caribbean. Even more impressive, Bari Reef, in front of Den Laman, has the honor of the ranking #1 with a total of 403 species to date, and more being discovered every year.
We guarantee you'll want to visit this reef more than once, and we highly recommend you try it as a dawn and night dive. The remaining "top ten" sites on Bonaire, along with some fifty more, are all accessible from the shoreline along Bonaire's leeward coast. In fact, no other destination comes close to offering as many or as varied shore diving options as Bonaire. Shore diving offers divers complete freedom to select not only the dive site to be visited, but the time to depart and the profile to dive.
Bonaire's fringing reef runs parallel to shore, making navigation simple, and enabling divers to adventure off in either direction from any one site.
Dive Friends Bonaire located on property, offers easy day and night access via their private pier to the Bari Reef, Den Laman's house reef. Tanks are available 24/7 from both the pier location and at the drive-up location adjacent to their gear locker room and the Den Laman parking area.
Once you arrive simply gear up, pull on your booties, wade in to chest deep water, slip on your fins and relax on your short surface swim (50 yards/meters of less) toward the drop off. Once descended, simply take your landmark (often the mooring buoy) make your dive, and on the way back, slowly head toward shore while enjoying the shallows where you're likely to find pods of squid and long nose needle fish hovering just below the surface, or the yellow headed jaw fish hiding in the coral rubble.
Boat diving adds another dimension to your dive experience on Bonaire, giving you the opportunity to visit sites on nearby Klein Bonaire where the topography will be noticeably different, or other sites not accessible from shore. If you are not yet certified or are looking for continuing education please click here for information on courses.
If you think you know all there is to know about Bonaire, this new video produced by our Tourism Corporation may prove otherwise! If you see something you want to know more about or discover on your next visit, be sure to let know!