Reef Fish Bonaire - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

PADI Specialties

PADI Lionfish Hunter - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Lionfish Hunter

PADI Reef Renewal Diver - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Reef Renewal Diver

PADI Peak Performance - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI Deep Diver - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

Deep Diver

Lionfish Hunter

Reef Renewal Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Deep Diver

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Expand your horizons by experiencing new adventures with one of our PADI instructors and book a specialty course when visiting Bonaire. Explore the wreck Hilma Hooker with the wreck diver specialty, learn all about fish with the Fish Identification Specialty or fine-tune your buoyancy skills with the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty. But we are not your average dive resort! As proud Green Fins member we recognize our significant role in the responsibility to safeguard our marine environment and teach divers how to participate. Therefore, we also offer 3 unique specialties so you can contribute in local conservation efforts by containing invasive species (Lionfish hunter Specialty), restoring coral reefs (Reef Renewal Diver Bonaire) and improve your knowledge about sea turtle conservation with our very own Sea Turtle Specialty! Choose from our variety of specialties we love to teach and remember, all these specialties can count towards your rating as a Master Scuba Diver.

PADI Enriched Air Diver - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Enriched Air Diver Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • Practical session at the dive centre
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 0,5 day
Age: min. 12 years old

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver. You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. You can do all the E-learning before your trip and when you arrive at Beyond The Corals, we will do the practical part with you and you can use enriched air right away.

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PADI Divers Against Debris Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Divers Against Debris Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 1 open water dive at a dive site around Bonaire
  • Course related materials
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 0,5 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Get ready to strap on your scuba gear and join the ultimate citizen-science adventure, Divers Against Debris®! This epic program from the PADI AWARE Foundation is on a mission to clean our oceans, both in fresh and salt water, one piece of debris at a time. Not only does it give ocean ecosystems a much-needed health boost, but it’s also the only program that collects underwater debris data. This crucial information can help guide policy change for a global impact. Get ready to make a splash and be the change!

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PADI Boat Diver Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 2 boat water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Ahoy there! Did you know that some of the most amazing scuba diving spots in the world are only accessible by boat? If you’re new to boat diving, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course is a must for you. What’s on the agenda? Well, you’ll get to know all about boats, and two dives on Bonaire at dive sites not reachable by car, like Klein Bonaire.

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PADI Drift Diver Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Drift Diver Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 12 years old

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you. Drift diving is especially easy by boat, therefor at Beyond The Corals you can combine this specialty with two amazing drift dives at dive sites only reachable by boat.

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PADI Fish Identification Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Fish Identification Specialty Course includes:

  • Knowledge development at the divecenter
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Still scratching your head over which fish you saw on your latest dive? Say goodbye to the guessing game and be the top fish spotter in your scuba squad with the Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your underwater explorations even more when you know the names of the creatures that cross your path. What’s on the menu? You’ll dive into the deep end of fish identification, learning to identify the main fish families and their unique characteristics. With this new skill under your belt, you’ll be able to quickly reference the species you spotted on your dive. At Beyond The Corals we believe that it is important for divers to understand the underwater world, so every diver can be an ocean ambassador.

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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty- Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course includes:

  • Knowledge development at the divecenter
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. Diving with us means diving within the marine park. To maintain the beautiful coral reef, we strive to make sure you have your buoyancy under control.

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PADI Lionfish Hunter Specialty- Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Lionfish Hunter Specialty Course includes:

  • Knowledge Development at the divecenter
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Use of a Zookeeper and lionfish removal tool
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 15 years old

The lionfish is an invasive species in the Caribbean. Because they don’t have any natural predators here, they have the chance to multiply quickly, overtaking and killing native species, which results in a huge danger for the local environment and aquatic life on Bonaire. To control this invasion, we go out and hunt lionfish, but it is only allowed under strict rules to make sure we don’t damage the reef in the process.

The only legal option to hunt lionfish on Bonaire is through a dive operator and only when using marine park authorized spears (for which we have a special contract). The Lionfish Hunter Distinctive Specialty consists of a knowledge development session, practice using the hunting tools and two training dives actually hunting lionfish. You will receive a PADI Lionfish Hunter Distinctive Specialty certification recognized by STINAPA Bonaire and more importantly: you will contribute to keeping our reefs healthy.

We teach the Lionfish Hunter Distinctive Specialty in small groups of maximum 4 people, so you will get all the personal attention you need before, during and after the course. And yes, you get to keep the lionfish afterwards if you’d like!

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PADI Underwater Naturalist - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Dive into the mysterious depths of the underwater world with the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course! Even the most familiar dive sites will burst with new wonders when you know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and the habitats of aquatic plants and animals. You’ll be amazed at the behaviours and creatures you missed before! Keep an eye out for the local ecosystem on your next underwater adventure!

What’s in store? You’ll get to the bottom of the biggest differences between the land and sea, and get clued in on major aquatic life groupings and debunk some common misconceptions. Most importantly, you’ll pick up tips on how to be a responsible guest in the water. At Beyond The Corals we believe that it is important for divers to understand the underwater world, so every diver can be an ocean ambassador.

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PADI Sea Turtle Ecology and Research Diver Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Sea Turtle Ecology and Research Diver Specialty Course includes:

  • Knowledge Development at the divecenter
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Bonaire is privileged to be located in an area where it is extremely common to see turtles diving and grazing around the popular dive sites while snorkeling or diving. During this course divers will learn more in depth about the different species that can be spotted around the island, how to properly approach them and what not to do when comes on finding one. They will be taught on recognize the specific specie, sex and even maturity status, as well as, on the tracking and tagging techniques that the different conservation projects around the world use to identify and follow them in every area and how this contributes to their conservation.

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PADI Reef Renewal Diver Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Reef Renewal Specialty Course includes:

  • Knowledge Development at the divecenter
  • 3 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Course related materials
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1,5 days
Age: min. 10 years old

For divers interested in getting their hands wet and helping restore Bonaire’s reefs, it is possible to enrol in the PADI Reef Renewal Diver Specialty at Beyond The Corals. During a classroom session and 3 training divers, you’ll learn all about restoring the reef. . You will participate in all the activities that need to be carried out on the nurseries and on the restoration sites.

Dive 1: Nursery and restoration site maintenance by conducting a survey, cleaning, removing algae and predators, which can damage the corals and affect their growth.
Dive 2: Learn how to prune, tie and tag the coral fragments which will be hung in the nursery trees.
Dive 3: Learn how to outplant mature corals onto the reef to ensure their growth in the actual reef system.
After completing the course, you can sign up to volunteer with the foundation or at Beyond The Corals’ nursery. You can learn about the foundation, coral reef conservation and go on a dive to visit and help maintain our coral nursery at our house reef, Bachelor’s Beach.

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PADI Wreck Diver Specialty- Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Wreck Diver Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 4 open water dives at Hilma Hooker (famous wreck on Bonaire)
  • Course related materials
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 2 days
Age: min. 15 years old
Attention! You need to be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver to participate in this course.

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. With the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course at Beyond The Corals, you will discover everything about the famous wreck Hilma Hooker on the island.

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PADI Deep Diver Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Deep Diver Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 4 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Course related materials
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 2 days
Age: min. 15 years old
Attention! You need to be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver to participate in this course.

The deep blue sea holds boundless mysteries and adventures that are simply irresistible. There’s something captivating about diving into the abyss, particularly when you come across a sunken ship (Hilma Hooker) or encounter a massive sponge or sea fan. However, before you dive into the deep end and descend to depths of up to 40 meters or 130 feet, ensure that you’re ready to take on this challenge with confidence by enrolling in the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course. During the course we would take you to maybe your favourite dive sites, but go much deeper to explore a new reef. What will you learn? Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits.

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PADI Search and Recovery Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Search and Recovery Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 4 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Course related materials
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 2 days
Age: min. 12 years old
Attention! You need to be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver to participate in this course.

Imagine this: you’re out on the water, enjoying a peaceful day, when all of a sudden, something valuable falls into the deep blue. Don’t panic! The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course can turn you into a skilled water detective and help you retrieve what’s been lost. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun. What will you learn? Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn.

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PADI Night Diver Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Night Diver Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 3 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • The use of lights
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 3 days
Age: min. 12 years old

Picture this: you’re ready to take the plunge into the dark abyss beneath the water’s surface. It’s a thrill you’ve experienced before, but this time it’s different. As you descend into the ocean, a mysterious world unfolds before your eyes. Suddenly, you’re surrounded by a completely new ecosystem, with nocturnal critters emerging from the shadows and putting on a show under the beam of your dive light. If you’ve ever been curious about the secrets that lurk beneath the waves at night, it’s time to enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

What will you learn? Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy. On Bonaire, we also have a special night dive called Ostracod Night Dive, at Beyond The Corals you can combine this special with the Night Diver Specialty.

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PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 12 years old

Sharks are the true rockstars of the oceans. They’re the ultimate guardians of the deep blue, keeping our underwater world healthy and happy. This course takes you on a deep dive into the lives of these amazing creatures, exploring why they’re at risk, why we need them to keep our oceans thriving, and how we can join forces to save them from danger.
You’ll learn more about the causes of declining shark populations and the actions you can take to become a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender. By being informed, you can dispel misconceptions and act to protect sharks. Sharks need you!

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PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Underwater Navigator Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 3 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire
  • The use of a compass
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

If you’re looking to become a better diver before diving without a guide, the PADI Underwater Navigator course is the perfect opportunity for you. With this course, you’ll develop your observation skills and learn to navigate with precision using your trusty compass. It’s an adventure, but the end result is well worth it – the ability to explore the underwater world like never before. Don’t hesitate, take the plunge and start your journey today. You’ll learn how to navigate using natural clues and by following compass headings. Both very important, before you go diving without a guide.

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PADI Digital Underwater Imaging Specialty - Beyond the Corals Bonaire

The Digital Underwater Imaging Specialty Course includes:

  • E-learning (After booking you will receive your E-learning through us, via email)
  • 2 open water dives at dive sites around Bonaire or 1 snorkel session
  • Water and snacks in between the two dives
  • PADI E-card certificate

Duration: 1 day
Age: min. 10 years old

Underwater imaging is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Imaging course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros. Because underwater imaging is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Bonaire with its beautiful reefs and abundant marine life is perfect to get yourself into underwater imaging. Don’t have a camera yourself? No problem, you can rent one of ours during the course and get familiar with taking pictures underwater!

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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!