About us - Welcome to Beyond the Corals Bonaire

About us

PADI Orientation Dive - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Orientation Dive

PADI Open Water Diver - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Open Water Diver

PADI Reef Renewal - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Reef Renewal

PADI Lionfish Hunter - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Lionfish Hunter

Orientation Dive

Open Water Diver

Reef Renewal

Lionfish Hunter

About us

We are a PADI Five Star Dive Resort on the beautiful Caribbean island of Bonaire, shore diving capital of the world! As STINAPA Reef Rangers, we offer in-depth dive briefings and presentations about the Bonaire National Marine Park. Beyond The Corals goes above and beyond with a highly trained, multilingual team and excellently maintained rental equipment. The onsite training pool provides ideal conditions for easy learning. After diving, relax at the onsite restaurant. The Bloozz resort offers fantastic rooms for a memorable vacation.
We offer courses for all levels, from introductory to pro certifications. Our experienced instructors ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Beyond The Corals has something for everyone. Our knowledgeable dive guides will show you the best dive sites. Let us navigate and point out the coolest marine creatures for you.

Meet the team

Freddy

Specialty Instructor

Favourite course: Discover Scuba Diving
Favourite dive site: Bachelor’s Beach

Robin

Specialty Instructor

Favourite course: Open Water Diver
Favourite dive site: Invisibles

Jethro

IDC Staff Instructor

Favourite course: Rescue Diver
Favourite dive site: Red Slave

Mia

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Favourite course: Fish Identification Specialty
Favourite dive site: Karpata

Lieke

Rescue Diver

Favourite course: Reef Renewal
Favourite dive site: Vista Blue

Martijn

Dive Master

Favourite course: Guided Dive
Favourite dive site: Red Slave

Zoie

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Favourite course: Open Water Diver
Favourite dive site: Margate Bay

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Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Mission of our diveschool

From left to right; Lieke, Martijn, Robin & Freddy, the directors of Beyond The Corals – ECO diving.
On Bonaire, there is much talk about ecology, few turn words into action. We aim to make a change with our innovative concept. As a PADI dive school, we offer all dive courses, adding an extra element of underwater environment education for each student. Additionally, we provide unique specialty trainings and ECO advanced courses focused on reef maintenance and conservation. Will you join us for a dive?

Green Fins Diving Center – ECO diving

Green Fins Members protect and conserve coral reefs by following environmental guidelines that promote a sustainable diving and snorkeling industry. Furthermore, as STINAPA Reef Rangers, our staff has received in depth training of our local environment and the Bonaire National Marine Park in which we operate. By diving with Beyond The Corals, you help safeguard Bonaire as a sustainable diving operation for many generations to come. Our dive center prioritizes the long-term health of marine ecosystems by promoting and applying sustainable reef-based practices.

Green FINS partner - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

What we do at Beyond The Corals?

  • We are proud Green Fins and STINAPA Reef Rangers and have been trained accordingly.
  • We adhere to the STINAPA mandated rule that every diver should first go on a guided orientation dive with a dive center. This allows us to tell you all about the do’s and don’ts of shore diving, our marine national park rules and allows us to assess your comfort and buoyancy in water.
  • We are passionate about local coral restoration efforts and help out by taking care of our Reef Renewal coral nursery at our housereef, Bachelor’s Beach.
  • We are actively involved in the removal of the invasive Lionfish, which we keep under control here on Bonaire.
  • We have implemented a waste system to help us separate our operation’s trash to promote recycling and to prevent these items from ending up in nature.
  • We offer free, cold drinking water to all our guests wanting to fill up their reusable water bottles.

What can you do?

  • Choose a dive operator such as Beyond The Corals, that actively participates in conservation efforts by being Green Fins members and STINAPA Reef Rangers.
  • Use reefsafe sunscreen (does not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate).
  • Use a reusable water bottle (tap water in Bonaire is perfectly safe todrink).
  • Take your batteries home as they can’t be recycled on island.
  • Practice good buoyancy to safeguard our corals.
  • Invest in further training through the PADI Peak Performance specialty
  • Become a PADI Reef Renewal Diver or a Lionfish Hunter.

Rightfully so, a 5* dive center.

From the first contact by email (PADI Open Water Diving with e-learning) to the last guided dive, I had a good feeling about Beyond The Corals. With every dive, both during the course and the extra guided dives, in addition to a friendly and personal approach, you can experience a professional attitude towards safety and nature conservation. I fully trusted the capabilities of the employees and the rental equipment.

On my next visit to Bonaire, I will again choose for Beyond The Corals, both for a PADI course and additional dives. Thank you very much for the wonderful hours underwater.

The equipment is very well maintained and of high quality. Out of all courses, this one is the best! Thank you!!

I obtained my divemaster degree at Beyond The Corals. The keyword of this company is 'beyond'! You don't just dive, but Beyond The Corals always offers something extra. They are for example committed to the rehabilitation of the corals. You don't just learn to dive, but the tricks of the trade in 101 ways, always with a quip or a wink and tailored to the guest. You don't just stay there, you are a true guest.

A totally fabulous experience!

I very much enjoyed being part of the family at Beyond The Corals. Every one of the team is so helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and patient. But this is more than a Dive Centre. The whole team is passionate about not just protecting the coral but also rebuilding the reef around Bonaire. I completed my PADI Reef Renewal specialist course here. Expertly delivered by the instructors, I was taught how to get hands-on experience regenerating the damaged coral. I even outplanted my own piece of new reef - what a feeling of achievement! So, don't just go diving, go to Beyond the Corals and help rebuild the reef. Thanks to the lovely team - I'll be back!