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  1. Hi all, if any of you might doubt to take a course with ‘no dive, no life’ let me reassure you that Astrid and Chris are the best instructors we’ve ever met! We’ve been diving for many years all over the world but never met anyone as passionate, patient end professional as these two people! If you want to learn from the best in the business, learn from them! Chris, Astrid, we wish you all the best and when we come back to Bonaire we will surely want to dive and have a laugh with you guys!

  2. Just wanted to say a belated thanks Astrid for the time you spent instructing me last year! You took the time to work through my problems with learning to breathe with the regulator in and no mask on…I had experienced choking several times doing this and it was ruining my diving. You were patient and taught me how to manage this skill successfully, and I am forever grateful. You changed my diving life!!! I was so impressed by your kindness and your professionalism. Have a fabulous 2013 and all the best in your new endeavour!

  3. If you want to learn from the best dive instructors on Bonaire, get your training with No Dive No Life. They’re super-friendly, patient and tell you ├ęverything you need to know, everything you want to know and much more. They’re never short of a good story but most important they know just about everything there is to know about diving on Bonaire (Diver’s Paradise ­čśë
    With tons of experience and thousands of diver on Bonaire they know every spot and they guide you to the right divespot for your requirements.
    I had a great time with them and felt completely safe during my courses and I can recommend NDNL to anyone.
    Thanx guys!
    See you soon on Bonaire ’cause I’ll be back :-)

  4. April 2011. De succesvolle afronding van mijn Open Water Diver brevet vond plaats op Bonaire.
    In gezelschap van Astrid daalde ik deze dag heel rustig af, om te laten zien dat ik alle procedures om de knie had.
    En wat denk je?
    Astrid had een manta ingehuurd om te kijken of ik echt over mijn visangst heen was.
    Je kunt van heel veel mensen leren duiken, dat is een feit.
    Maar leer je het van Astrid, dan heb je de hoofdprijs.
    Helder, duidelijk, zeer kundig, geduldig, secuur, rustig, vriendelijk, plezier.
    Dat is de sfeer waarin je bij Astrid heel veel kunt leren.

    Nadien hebben we tijdens menig verblijf nog een aantal keren gedoken met Astrid.
    Iedere keer was het weer een feest.
    Astrid laat je naar de onderwaterwereld kijken zoals je het zelf niet kunt zien.

    Wil je leren duiken, ga naar Astrid.
    Wil je eens anders duiken, ga naar Astrid.
    Daar krijg je geen spijt van.

    Chris, bedankt voor je al die geweldige tips.
    Ooit hoop ik ook nog eens met jou te mogen duiken, want ik heb er zoveel over gehoord.
    Astrid, dank dank en nog eens….. ook voor de koffie

    April 2011. The successful completion of my Open Water Diver certification took place on Bonaire. In Astrid’s company I descended very slowly that day, to show I mastered all the procedures. And what do you think? Astrid hired a Manta ray to check whether I really had overcome my fear of fish.
    It’s true, many instructors can teach you how to dive. But if you learn from Astrid, you hit the jackpot. ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Bright, clear, very knowledgeable, patient, precise, calm, friendly and fun. That’s the atmosphere in which Astrid teaches you a lot.
    After my certification we dived with Astrid on several occasions. And every time was a great experience. Astrid makes you experience the underwater world in a way you couldn’t see it yourself.

    Would you like to learn how to dive – go to Astrid
    Would you like to experience diving in a different way – go to Astrid
    You won’t regret it.

    Many thanks to Chris for all your advise: Once I hope we can dive together, because I’ve heard a lot about it.
    Astrid, many thanks for everything – including the coffee ;-).

  5. We were newbies to Bonaire and we stumbled into the Dive Inn location of Dive Friends Bonaire because we couldn’t find the “other” location (being newbies!!). Chris and Astrid were awesome!!!!! Chris’ laid back approach of sharing conversation and time over coffee calmed all of the anxieties we were having about the diving adventures ahead of us. He hooked us up with all of our dive equipment as well as local history and advice to make the trip most enjoyable. He and Astrid took time with us and answered all of our questions when my husband got sick, helping a stubborn german man (my husband) understand that this was just one week in a long life and it was more important to continue that life than to dive while ill!!!!! Thank you both so much. We will be looking for the Chris and Astrid when we return to Bonaire, hopefully before the end of 2012:)
    Friends from Asheville,
    Julie and Karl

  6. I wanted to say thank you for taking Khey and I under your wings last November. Khey completed her Advanced Open Water and I completed my Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures and Side mount while there. I can’t think of a friendlier staff and more knowledgeable instructors. Our experience was without question, unforgettable and we have you to thank for that.

    Whenever we return to Bonaire, we’ll be coming to you first. Even if its just to say hello over a good cup of coffee.

    Your friends from Chicago,

    Thom and Khey

  7. i did my divemaster training with astrid & chris and i learned so much it was a great experience thanks for all the help ! ps : cool site !

  8. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Chris and Astrid for the excellent training over the past 1 1/2 years.There are few instructors of your caliper and I am proud to have learned from the best.
    For anyone considering training…….. look no further.

    Best Marc

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