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

Michel was a young boy when he started diving at a local dive club, his experience as a diver started here. In 1998 he decided to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor. The first few years he worked for several diving schools and participated in sport education programs in the Netherlands to build more experience as an instructor. He then became a Master Scuba Diver Trainer teaching several different specialties. In 2013, he became an Instructor Development Course (IDC). Kim has been diving since 2000 and became a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSI) in 2017.

Our Location

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.

Michel Kloet
Michel KloetPADI IDC staff 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. 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!

Kim Kloet
Kim KloetPADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
I started diving in the Netherlands when I was 20 years old. I became a PADI Divemaster in 2007. 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!
Sarah L. Wilner
Sarah L. WilnerPADI 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.

Mirjam Bourke
Mirjam BourkePADI Divemaster
My first experience with the underwater world was in 2013 in the Netherlands. I had the chance to live and dive on Bonaire in 2016, and I have been diving ever since. After many dives and much training, I became a PADI Divemaster in 2018 at Beyond the Corals. And now I have joined the Beyond the Corals team as a PADI professional. I like diving with kids and also like underwater photography.

I love to share my passion for diving with others and let them experience the peaceful and amazing underwater world of Bonaire.

Colin Bourke
Colin BourkePADI Divemaster
I started diving in 2013 in the cold water in the Netherlands. Afterwards I traveled to beautiful places all over the world to dive. I have been living now for a few years on the “divers paradise island” of Bonaire; I’am now a PADI Divemaster and a part of the team at Beyond the Corals.

I love wreck dives, and the beautiful reefs surroundings of Bonaire with all the marine life, including rays and turtles. I love to share my diving passion with you!

David Glick
David GlickPADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
I have been a diver for nearly 30 years, and a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor for more than 10 years. After a long career in U.S education, I moved to Bonaire in 2018 to live the diving life! I love combining my passion for the ocean with my experience working with learners of all ages and skill levels. I have a special interest in underwater photography.

Together they effectively train the following PADI diving programs and courses:

• Skin Diver
• Bubblemaker
• Discover Scuba Diving
• Scuba Diver
• Open water Divers
• Adventure Diver
• Advanced Open water Diver
• Rescue Diver
• Divemaster
• 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