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Continued Education

Courses

Continued Education Courses

Expand your knowledge and enhance your dive skills by continuing your dive education.

If you want to deepen your knowledge about diving, it’s a great idea to pursue continued education certifications like the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Rescue Diver courses. You can also dive into exciting topics such as underwater photography, wreck diving, or marine conservation by choosing from our selection of specialty courses.

Advanced Open Water Diver

It’s time to level up your diving skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course! If you wish to dive deeper, refine your navigation skills, and become an all round better diver, this is the course for you.

After completing the theory, you will go for five Adventure Dives spread over two days. The Deep Dive to 30m/100ft and the Underwater Navigation are mandatory, while for the remaining three dives, you have the option to choose from the following Adventure Dives: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night, Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID, Search & Recovery, Wreck, and Photography.

  • Minimum Age: 12 (Junior for ages 12-14)
  • Number of Dives: 5
  • Approximate Time: 2 days
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification
  • $325
  • $360

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Adventure Diver

With the Adventure Diver course, you’ll get introduced to different subjects of diving by completing three adventure dives. You can choose between a range of subjects such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish ID, Wreck, and much more.

  • Minimum Age: 10 (Junior for ages 10-14)
  • Number of Dives: 3
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification
  • $221
  • $256

Rescue Diver

This course will make anyone a better diver for themselves as well as for their dive friends. In the PADI Rescue Diver course you learn what to do in different situations from a minor issue to full on a diving emergency. This course will prepare you for multiple situations that can occur when you’re a diver.

 

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Number of Dives: 10 rescue exercises and 2 scenarios
  • Approximate Time: 3 days (or after eLearning: 2 days)
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Certification & proof of Basic Life Support/1st Aid training in the past 24 months
  • $390
  • $309
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Emergency First Response (EFR)

Emergency First Response (CPR & Secondary Care) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. With a combination of theory, practical instruction, and scenarios, you’ll become confident in how to respond in emergency situations.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Number of Dives: 0
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

 

  • $180

Avelo course deals

Start your Avelo journey with the Recreational Avelo Diver (RAD) specialty course. Opt for one of the special packages to get the most out of your Avelo experience.

  • Minimum age: 15
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification
  • $450
  • $750
  • $950
  • $1550

Specialties

Specialty Courses

Discover your unique diving aptitude: deep diving, photography, videography, fish identification, etc.

If you’re looking to explore Bonaire’s reefs with expert guidance, booking a guided shore dive is a fantastic choice. We offer guided shore dives to some of Bonaire's most breathtaking dive sites, including mesmerizing night dives such as UV night dives and ostracod night dives.

AWARE Dive Against Debris

Gain understanding of how to keep dive sites healthy, remove plastic and other trash from the reef and learn how to document your findings in a global database. This is the perfect specialty diver course for anyone who cares about ocean conservation.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person:  $150

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Boat Diver

See the sights of Bonaire that you can’t get to as a shore diver while you’re learning important safety procedures about diving from a boat. You’ll learn about current lines, entry and exit procedures, and more.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person:  $220

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Deep Diver

There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. During this specialty course you’ll get the opportunity to plan and execute dives to explore the deep down to 40 meter/130 feet.

You’ll learn how to plan deep dives, manage your gas supply and how to identify and manage narcosis.

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Number of Dives: 4
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Adventure Diver

Price per person: $260

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Digital Underwater Photography

Capture your beautiful memories of Bonaire with an underwater photography course. If you’ve just purchased a camera or are thinking about it, this course is essential. You’ll learn a lot of tips and tricks for camera care, compensating for the different light spectrum underwater, shooting marine life, and sharing your photos with friends.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person (excl. rental camera): $185
Sealife Micro 3.0: $35/ day
Olympus TG5/TG6: $55/ day

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Enriched air nitrox

The Enriched Air Nitrox specialty course teaches you how to dive with nitrox, also known as EANx. Nitrox contains less nitrogen than regular air which means you are able to extend your bottom time and have shorter surface intervals.

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Number of Dives: 0
  • Approximate Time: Half day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $150
Price per person (including eLearning): $175
Price per person (after eLearning): $0

 

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Fish ID

Do you love looking at the beautiful tropical fish on the reef, but because you don’t know their names, you can’t talk about them after the dive? Then Fish ID is the perfect specialty for you. You will learn how to recognize different fish groups and the names of the common and less common fish around Bonaire.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $150

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Full Face Mask

Diving with a full face mask has many benefits: being able to breathe through your nose, equalizing more easily, and feeling more comfortable. You’ll learn about the differences in diving with a regular mask and a full face mask and how to use a full face mask in different situations.

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification & a minimum of 10+ logged dives

Price per person: $150

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Full Face Mask and Underwater Communication – Combo

Do you wish to communicate with your buddy without using signals? You can do that with a full face mask that has an integrated communication device. In this course, you will learn how to dive with a full face mask and how to operate the underwater communication system.

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification & a minimum of 10+ logged dives

Price per person: $260

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Lionfish Hunter (DFB)

In this course you learn how to remove lionfish from the reef with a special device called an ELF (Eliminate Lionfish tool). Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean because they did not naturally occur in this ecosystem, have no natural predators, they reproduce rapidly, and they prey on native fish and coral reefs The specialty has been developed by Dive Friends Bonaire.

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification

Price per person: $195

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Night Diver

If you’re looking for a little more adventure, the night diver specialty is for you. You’ll learn about night dive planning, navigation, the nocturnal creatures of Bonaire and more.

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 2 evenings
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $260

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Ostracods Night Diver (DFB)

Ostracods are tiny creatures that emit bioluminescence in their reproduction process that can be seen in total darkness during a night dive. During this specialty you’ll learn all about ostracods and increase your night diving skills.

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: half day and one evening
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $195

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Buoyancy control is one of the most important dive skills. Once you’ve perfected your buoyancy, you can observe marine life more easily and focus on new skills like photography. This specialty teaches you multiple ways to improve your buoyancy skills, so you’ll glide effortlessly through the water.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $150

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Sea Turtle Conservation (DFB)

In cooperation with Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, Dive Friends Bonaire has created a PADI Distinctive Specialty that is unique in the world. During the two-dive specialty, you will learn more about Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, sea turtle behavior, nesting, identifying characteristics of the different species, threats to sea turtles and their habitats, and how to help sea turtle conservation efforts.

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $195

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Shore Diver (DFB)

If you want to dive in the shore diving capital of the world with confidence, this specialty is for you. Shore diving has its own challenges and rewards compared to boat diving. In this course, we teach you how to shore dive safely and enjoyably. You’ll learn how to plan your dives, choose the best entry and exit points, navigate underwater, and deal with any issues that may arise.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $195

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Search and Recovery Diver

This specialty teaches you how to search for objects underwater using effective techniques that boost your success rate. You will also learn how to surface items of different sizes and shapes. Search and recovery is a fun and rewarding challenge for any diver.

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Number of Dives: 4
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Certification or Junior Advanced Open Water Certification

Price per person: $260

 

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Self Reliant Diver

The Self-Reliant Diver program teaches you how to plan your dives and handle emergencies on your own, without the help of a buddy. You will practice self-rescue skills and use backup equipment to be ready and confident in any situation.

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Number of Dives: 3
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Certification with 100 dives

Price per person: $260

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Underwater Naturalist

This course will teach you about the marine ecology of Bonaire. You will learn the names and behaviors of the fish, creatures, corals, and plants that you encounter on every dive. You will also discover how they interact with each other and their environment.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 2
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $150

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Underwater Navigator

Losing your way underwater can be stressful for divers. In this course, you will master skills that will help you find your way back to the boat or the exit point. Dive confidently without a guide and without a worry.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Dives: 3
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification

Price per person: $260

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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Wreck Diver

Explore the world-famous Wreck of the Hilma Hooker. This specialty will teach you how to dive the wreck safely and reveal its secrets. You’ll learn about its history, map its layout and practice wreck diving skills.

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Number of Dives: 4
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites: Adventure Diver

Price per person: $260

Excluding tanks and gear

 

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