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Parrotfish: Allies of coral conservation

Introduction Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on earth, supporting a wide range of marine life. Not only that but also people benefit from the many ecosystem services they provide. Coral reefs are considered one of the most important sources of income for the tropical Caribbean islands. Unfortunately, they are facing numerous threats, including climate change, … Read more

Night Diving in Bonaire: The Ostracod experience

Anyone who has dived before will tell you that diving is a unique experience. Maybe you are even one of the lucky people who has already been diving in the beautiful Caribbean waters. However, have you ever witnessed the underwater magic whilst night diving in Bonaire? Bonaire is renowned for its pristine coral reefs and abundant marine life. During the … Read more

PADI Rescue Diver: from diver to lifesaver

Every diver knows that exploring the underwater realm is a mesmerizing adventure. Yet, as with any thrilling passion, there are risks involved. That’s where the topic of this post comes into play: the PADI Rescue Diver course.   Beyond just expanding your underwater skills set, this comprehensive course empowers divers to enhance their abilities. This cultivates self-confidence and makes you … Read more

PADI specialties: conservation minded diving

Conservation through further education Can you imagine exploring the vibrant, mysterious depths of the underwater world, while actively contributing to its preservation? As scuba divers, we have a unique opportunity to become ambassadors of conservation, championing the protection of our oceans and marine life! PADI specialties are designed to expand and improve on our diving knowledge and skills, as well … Read more

Women in diving: inspiring change & a love of the ocean

PADI Women’s Dive Day On July 15th, the world celebrated PADI Women’s Dive Day. This day aims to encourage women from all over the world to discover the wonders of scuba diving. We will use this occasion to highlight the role of women in the diving industry as well as gender equality within scuba diving as a whole! Thanks to the … Read more

Sea turtles: ambassadors of the ocean!

Sea turtles have a rich and fascinating history dating back more than 150 million years. These creatures have witnessed the evolution of the oceans and have survived countless climatic changes and catastrophic events over the millennia. This makes it extra unique to see them whilst diving here in Bonaire’s national marine park! As captivating creatures that have roamed the world’s … Read more

Bonaire’s underwater life

Throughout our various blog posts, we’ve explained how Bonaire, otherwise known as Divers Paradise is a very popular destination thanks to our gorgeous reefs and diverse fish species. As we pointed out in our previous blog post- Bonaire: Divers Paradise, we have over 350 sorts of fish species! During a dive, you are guaranteed to come across a few of … Read more

10 Scuba tips for beginners

Scuba diving is an exciting and adventurous activity that allows you to explore the underwater world and take your first breaths underwater. Whether you’re a beginner or simply interested in exploring this world, we know it can be daunting to know where to start. Here are 10 scuba diving tips to help you get started:  1. Get Certified Although this … Read more

Coral Disease – What we know and how to help

You might have already read/heard that there is currently a coral disease outbreak on various reefs along Bonaire. This is very concerning as the disease is moving fast and the number of corals being affected and dying are large. We have been reposting any and all updates from STINAPA and will continue to do so. Although little information is known … Read more

Dive for a Worthy Cause

Are you an eager diver, looking to give back to the beautiful underwater world that has given you wonderful experiences?  We at Beyond the Corals are very passionate about protecting the ocean and how to enjoy the fragile underwater world harmlessly. Along with the Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire, we educate people from around the world about how they can help, … Read more

Bonaire: Divers Paradise

Bonaire is a small island located in the Dutch Caribbean, just north of Venezuela. The island is well-known for its gorgeous reef and has proudly earned the nickname Divers Paradise. This is not without reason, so let us give you our top 5 reasons why! 1. Protected marine life (STINAPA) We believe that nature is a treasure. The foundation STINAPA … Read more

Tips for shore diving on Bonaire

Bonaire is known to be one of the best places in the world for shore diving. Alongside the coastline, the island offers 61 official dive sites that can be reached via the shore. From all over the world, diving enthusiasts come to the island to explore the beauty of Bonaire’s reef. While we love to explore and share the beauty … Read more