Bonaire – a truly unique island in the southern Caribbean – is the perfect place to start your journey into diving! Literally surrounded by the world’s oldest protected marine reserve, gorgeous dive sites are steps away from any beach on the island! When you’re not diving, there is plenty of time for other adventures the island has to offer – think windsurfing, hiking, learning about coral restoration and sea turtle conservation or visiting a donkey sanctuary.Enroll Now Live Chat Schedule a Call Call Now
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PADI scuba certifications available:
Two hours of service learning through community-based projects.
Welcome to Bonaire! Meet your instructors and new crew you’ll be sharing the next 12 days with. Ease into program with orientations to help you get acquainted with the group and your new island home. Open Water students will learn the basics of diving and familiarize themselves with their dive gear before getting started on basic dive skills. Advanced Open Water students will review their skills before diving into the Advanced coursework! Once you’ve mastered the basics, take on your first Open Water dives, checking out the stunning coral just off the shore!
Spend the next few days continuing your dive training with plenty of shore dives. Continue practicing your skills and get more comfortable underwater. Keep an eye out for some of the amazing marine life Bonaire is known for, including colorful soft corals, reef fish and sea turtles. When you’re not in the water, you’ll explore Bonaire’s coastline, hiking rocky shores to observe flamingos or kayaking through mangrove forests and learning about efforts to conserve them. After a busy few days, celebrate a big achievement: becoming PADI-certified divers!
Now that you’re Open Water certified, it’s time to level up by working towards your Peak Performance Buoyancy specialization! Explore Klein Bonaire, a small, uninhabited island known for its sea turtle population. Learn more about humans’ impact on the local marine environment and earn community service hours assisting with a beach cleanup.
Now that you’ve achieved your dive goals, it’s time to explore some of the best dive sites on the island! See if you can spot octopus, squid, sea turtles and other marine life as you enjoy the last few days of diving with your new friends. There’s plenty of above-water fun to be had as well. Try your hand at windsurfing in the world-famous Lac Lagoon, and make some new four-legged friends with a visit to the Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary. As you pack up to fly home, reflect on everything you’ve accomplished in the past 12 days. Your diving career has just begun!