Local Connections: Discover Scuba Diving Experience with Expert Instructor

3 hours | Bonaire | B O N - 9 2 0
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Max. age: 60 years | Min. age: 15 years | Max. weight: 265 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Bonaire National Marine Park
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
PADI Dive School
This course is for non-certified divers. The PADI Dive School has experienced instructors who will present an outline of the course, screen an informative video, provide a demonstration and offer help during your basic scuba diving skills practice. Outfitted with all the necessary gear, you'll learn how to use your scuba equipment in shallow water right in front of the dive school. This is your chance to take the plunge!

Bonaire National Marine Park
As a result of diligent stewardship of its marine resources, which have been legally protected since 1979, Bonaire has been consistently ranked as the finest scuba diving and snorkeling destination in the Caribbean. This pristine, tropical paradise teems with colorful marine life, including myriad rainbow-hued fish (such as tangs, parrotfish, damsel fish, butterfly fish and angel fish), turtles, rays and the healthiest corals in the region.

What you will see along the way:
At shallow depths, you will still see a dazzling array of marine life. The crystalline waters teem with such specimens as bright stoplight parrot fish, neon-colored wrasses and graceful angel fish. Keep a lookout for octopuses, eels, snails, shrimp and many other denizens of the deep.

Special Notes:

The course is for non-certified divers. Participants must know how to swim. Maximum weight limit is 265 pounds. Minimum age to participate is 15 years old and the maximum age is 60 years old. This tour is accompanied by a Dive Instructor and includes equipment and transportation. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and adequate sun protection. Wet suits are available for rent. A medical questionnaire will be reviewed by the tour operator and acceptance to participate will depend on the information provided. To avoid possible disappointment, we recommend medical requirements for diving be reviewed in advance and any possible medical issues cleared by your personal physician in writing. A sample of medical questionnaires can be found through the major Dive Association websites of PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) and NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors). Certain medical conditions may prevent your participation. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or those with claustrophobia, ear disorders or infections, flu or cold symptoms, diabetes, heart condition, asthma, high blood pressure, walking disabilities, leg injuries, chest injuries and/or recovering from surgery, under medication or prescription medication of any kind (except birth control). Wet suits are available for a nominal charge.

Medical Restriction:

No participants with claustrophobia ear disorders or infections, flu or cold symptoms, diabetes, heart condition, asthma, high blood pressure, walking disabilities, leg injuries, chest injuries and/or recovering from surgery or under medication. Not suitable for physically challenged individuals. No pregnant women.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Meet on the pier, receive briefing, transfer to the dive school

Transport type:
Motorized vessel
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

At center PADI instructor gives an outline of the course and teaches diving skills

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
12
Time at site:
00:50
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Your dive gear is handed out and you will be helped into the gear.

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
12
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

In shallow water, learn to use the scuba equipment and get acclimated

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
12
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

The actual dive begins, max depth 40 ft

Transport Capacity:
12
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes

Return to dive school for de-briefing

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Return to ship by boat

Transport type:
Motorized vessel
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No