5* PADI Dive Center Bonaire & Vacation Rentals
Beyond The Corals is a small but fully-equipped dive resort on Bonaire, established by Michel and Kim Kloet. Run by divers, serving divers, we love what we do: introducing people to the world of diving and showing the breathtaking underwater world of Bonaire. We offer three ground floor holiday apartment rentals and a PADI Dive Center Bonaire with all diving facilities. It’s that combination of comfortable accommodation, amazing diving, a great setting and fabulous staff that has made us one of the best resorts on Bonaire.
From newbie to Bonaire dive center
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
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.
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.
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.
Together they 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