Discover Scuba Diving

  • Port

    Kralendijk, Bonaire

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 hours

  • Meals Included

    No

The reefs on Bonaire begin in shallow water making this the ideal place to try scuba diving for the first time.

Transfer by boat to the PADI Dive School where an experienced instructor will present an outline of the course, screen an informative video, provide a demonstration and help you with scuba diving skills practice.

Outfitted with all the necessary gear, head to a dive location nearby where you’ll learn how to use your scuba equipment in the water.

Continue on to a popular dive spot where the reef boasts an astounding array of brilliant coral and fish.

Take the plunge and find yourself immersed in the breathtaking beauty of Bonaire National Marine Park up close to wonders you may have seen only on television or at an aquarium. The waters are warm, clear (visibility averages around 100 feet) and filled with life -- you’ll soon see why Bonaire is rated amongst the world’s top five dive sites.

Sunlight from above shimmers through waving kelp to illuminate a vibrant undersea world inhabited by thousands of brightly colored fish.

At shallow depths, you’ll find huge star coral in massive mounds and pillars, as well as intricate leaf, scroll and black coral.

At 40 feet, the diversity of Bonaire’s undersea garden boggles the mind. Glide alongside neon wrasse, bright stoplight parrotfish, oddly shaped trumpet fish, and ethereal angelfish. You may also spot eel, shrimp, octopus, snails, lobster and many other denizens of the deep.

When your dive is complete, you’ll return to the boat for the short cruise back to the dive school for a de-briefing and return to the pier.

Notes:

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. Minimum age is 15 years; maximum age 55 years. Equipment includes one tank, weights, BC, regulator, mask, fins and snorkel. Wetsuits can be rented at extra cost. Guests with ear infections/disorders, claustrophobia, flu or cold symptoms, sinus problems, diabetes, a heart condition, asthma, high blood pressure, walking disabilities, leg injuries, chest injuries and/or recovering from surgery or under prescription medication of any kind, 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).