Great dive equipment tips from a gear Tek.

Introduction Aqualung, TUSA, Forth Element, Waterproof and many more. All these brands on the market, but what to buy and where to buy them? This is a question as old as time and while some people have a good idea of the gear they need, for others, sifting through the countless brands available can be daunting. Here is my guide … Read more

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