Bonaire Marine Park Coral Restoration Adventure Dive
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Approximately 4½ hours
Have you ever wished you could give something back to the underwater world that has provided you with beautiful and fun experiences since the moment you learned to dive? Join this training dive at the nurseries and restoration sites of the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire (CRFB). This very special dive combines classroom instruction, an actual dive, plus a field dive to provide a hands-on learning experience.
You’ll be introduced to the basics of coral restoration and Bonaire's efforts in preserving and restoring their reefs.
Assist the CRFB Staff in conducting surveys, collecting data, maintenance, cleaning or removing predators that can damage the corals.
You will also enjoy a dive on a reef where 130 diffident species of fish make their home, not to mention the chance to see turtles or rays that often pass by.
After your dive, take part in a de-briefing and enjoy a light lunch before returning to the ship.
All participants must pay a mandatory US$10 Marine Park fee, which cannot be pre-paid; please ensure that you carry this cash payment with you to remit at the dive center. Wear your swimsuit; bring a towel. Waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Bring your C-card and dive log. Participants must hold a PADI open water scuba certification. Divers with a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Dive rating will not be accepted. Minimum age is 15 years; maximum age is 65 years. Maximum weight is 265 lbs. Equipment includes tank, weights, BCD, regulator, mask, fins and snorkel. Wetsuits can be rented at extra cost. Guests with ear infections/disorders, flu or cold symptoms, sinus problems, diabetes, heart condition, epilepsy, asthma, high blood pressure, walking disabilities, leg injuries, chest injuries and/or recovering from surgery or under prescription medication of any kind (except birth control), amputees, individuals with mobility limitations, and pregnant women are not allowed to participate. You must fill out a medical questionnaire, which will be reviewed by the tour operator. Whether or not the operator allows you to participate will depend upon the information provided. To avoid possible disappointment, you may wish to review the medical requirements for diving in advance, so that you can ask your physician about clearing any medical issues in writing. Samples of typical medical questionnaires can be found on the websites of the major dive associations, such as PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) and NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors).