From newbie to Bonaire dive center
In the past, Kim & Michel Kloet frequently stayed as guests in the large white house on the EEG Boulevard in Belnem. At night, they fantasized about one day owning such a building and turning it into a small resort and dive school. Their dream became a vision and when the opportunity arose, their vision, through perseverance, and preparation, turned into reality. Nowadays, they are the proud owners of that white building and together, they founded Beyond the Corals, a 5-star PADI Dive School and Resort; the couple, after moving to Bonaire in 2012 with their baby daughter Sofia, turned their passion into a profession.
Before their relocation, Michel and Kim were avid scuba divers in their home country, the Netherlands: Michel started diving when he was just a kid and knew early on that he wanted to show others what the sport of scuba diving is all about. In 1998 he acquired his certification for PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, followed by Master Scuba Diver Trainer. In 2013, he became an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor and he is now a Master Instructor. Kim also braved the cold, dark waters in her home country and took her first scuba dive at the age of twenty. She gained her PADI Divemaster certification on Bonaire in 2007 and completed her PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor qualification in 2017. She loves everything about the ocean and wants to share her passion with her guests by making them mindful of this fragile underwater world and teach them how to enjoy it in a harmless way.
This appreciation as well as the enjoyment of their guests and guests inspire them every day. They are laid-back, personable and have a great attention to detail. They continually strive towards excellence and towards letting their guests have the best time possible.
PADI Master Instructor
I started diving as a young boy, at a local dive club in the Netherlands. In 1998 I became a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor. I then became a Master Scuba Diver Trainer after some more work experience and training; I can now teach many different specialties. In 2013, I became an Instructor Development Course (IDC) staff Instructor. Now I’m a Master Instructor. 2016 my wife and I developed Beyond the Corals. I love to dive and I like to teach! These two things combined makes this career work for me. Please let me share my experience and passion for diving with you!
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
I started diving in the Netherlands when I was 20 years old. I became a PADI Divemaster in 2001. And became an PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor 2017. I love the ocean and I love animals, my passion is to be AWARE of the beautiful things we have, let me show you our beautiful underwater world and be AWARE TOO!
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
My first visit to Bonaire was in 2014. I immediately fell in love with the beautiful underwater world and got my open water scuba certification right away. In the last few years I travelled over the world and had the chance to dive in great places, but Bonaire will always be my favorite. The clear waters of the Caribbean Sea are just perfect for my greatest passion, underwater photography. I like to work with people and share my enthusiasm for diving, and I would love to join you as a photographer on your dives to capture your special underwater moments.
Sarah L. Wilner
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
I’m a Mindfulness Educator and Coach, Lyengar Certified Yoga Instructor and also a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor who brings passion for health and human connection into every domain of my life. I’m the author of the Mindful Diver PADI Distictive Specialty, book this course and find out how mindfulness can enhance your experience with the ocean and yourself.
Together we effectively train the following PADI diving programs and courses:
• Skin Diver
• Discover Scuba Diving
• Scuba Diver
• Open water Divers
• Adventure Diver
• Advanced Open water Diver
• Rescue Diver
• Assistent Instructor
• Master Scuba Diver
• Project Aware
• Aware Coral Reef Conservation specialty
• Underwater Naturalist specialty
• Aware Fish Identification specialty
• Search & Recovery Diver specialty
• Boat Diver specialty
• Deep Diver specialty
• Enriched Air Diver specialty
• Multilevel Diver specialty
• Night Diver specialty
• Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty
• Digital Underwater Photography specialty
• Under water Videographer specialty
• Underwater Navigator specialty
• Wreck Diver specialty
• Drift Diver specialty
• Emergency First Responder
• Lionfish Hunter specialty
• Reef Renewal Diver specialty course
Beyond The Corals is an idyllic retreat tucked away on the stunning island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Located in the quiet Belnem, at a few minutes walking from the ocean, paradise is truly just a few steps away. Beyond The Corals is located just a few minutes from the airport. Everything is close by: from white beaches and pink flamingos to a great national park and pristine underwater world lush with colorful fish and corals.
Bachelor’s Beach is a nice beach within easy walking distance from our Bonaire dive resort; it is great for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Also within walking distance, there are some nice bars and restaurants and even a supermarket. The main road in front of Beyond The Corals takes you all the way around the southern part of the island, including proximity to Cargill, the international salt company, Atlantis Kite Beach and the island’s most popular beach called “Sorobon”. Bonaire’s capital Kralendijk is just 5-10 minutes driving and offers numerous supermarkets, bars, restaurants and gas stations.