about dive diva bonaire

Your personal dive partner

Looking for an authentic personalized Dive Experience on Bonaire?
Book your guided dive or course with Dive Diva Bonaire!

As Dive Diva Bonaire it is my goal is to create a smile as big as possible on the faces of (future) divers. I aim to create memorable dive experiences based on your personal needs and wants with a touch of Magic…

Dive Diva Bonaire provides custom made dive packages for individual divers (private diving)  or small groups. A group will consist only of your travel companions. This is not only comfortable for the diving, but can also reassure you in these times of COVID19. Of course all current advice concerning COVID19 will be followed.

Whether you want to learn how to dive, are an experienced diver looking for new knowledge and skills, or want to make some relaxed guided dives on the beautiful reefs around Bonaire: I will create a personal Dive Experience.

The (specialty) courses provide you with extra knowledge development and skill training to make the most of your dives with extra tips and tricks.

Dive Diva Bonaire is looking forward to meeting you through the unique House Call Service and plan the perfect Dive Holiday with you, including tanks, weights and, if needed, equipment.

clients about us

The best way to dive is with the Diva!!
She is the best to learn how to dive with or to go for extra dive courses or to do a discover dive!
The greatest thing is that she does not do it in huge groups like some places do and she manages her own time so you are not stuck with office hours from normal dive shops. She is very friendly and helpful. She explains everything very well and makes diving an unforgettable and fun experience. I did my open water course with her and with my family a discover scuba dive. I can't wait to do my advanced dive course with her!!!

September 2019

Diving with Maria
Made 4 excellent dives with Maria. She knows all the diving sites and depending on the weather makes the right decision where to go to. Also supplies good diving equipment via VIP Diving. A real recommendation!

January 2020

VincentDiver

Diving with the dive Diva
It was great fun to have a guided dive with dive Diva Maria. She picked me up at my apartment and brought me home again. Great service! In between we had 2x2 tank dives on 4 different locations. She choose beautiful dive spots and was an excellent Guide. She took her underwater camera along and made some beautiful pictures from the underwater life on the reef and from me too. Because Bonaire was new to me she pointed out the other nice dive and snorkel spots too. Great memories! It was awesome!

January 2020

JorritDiver

Best dive guide on Bonaire!
Maria was an absolutely fantastic dive guide. She came to where we were staying prior to our dive to get to know us, our dive skill levels and what we were hoping to get out of our dives with her in Bonaire. When we went on dives with her, she picked us up and dropped us off right from our unit. She is very safety oriented and thorough and makes sure that you understand and are holding to best practices before and during the dives. Her attitude is always super upbeat - even on a 9:30am New Year’s Day dive 🙂 She made sure that we were always comfortable during the dives and pointed out lots of sea life. I can’t recommend her highly enough - as a dive guide or to do certifications with. We can’t wait to get back to beautiful Bonaire and dive again with Maria.

December 2019

Dive Diva Indeed
Maria introduced us to the world of beach diving and changed our diving life forever. Her schedule was flexible, she introduced us to a spectacular selection of dive sites and guided us through the intricacies of shore entries. We are better divers as a result. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

February 2020

"Go with the Flow" I recently learned is ancient sea turtle wisdom. It is also Maria Varela Put's philosophy. Maria designed a great day for my Husband's 65th birthday. I found her company online. We emailed back and forth for a couple of months planning our cruise port visit to Bonaire.
Our personal customized day included 2 shore dives to the reef that surrounds the island and is a sanctuary to protect the coral and sea life. In between dives we had a private tour of Bonaire. Maria truly loves the island and is involved in the ecological. environmental protection programs that make it such a special, unique place.
"No worries" were the reassuring words she used when we experienced a few problems. The first was a broken fin strap and on a Sunday all the shops are closed. The loan of her friends fins was the solution. The second was embarrassing and required much more effort on Maria's part. We had rented a Go Pro on the ship and left in it the Dive Diva truck. Panicked, we contacted the Crown Princess personnel who agreed that if Maria could bring it to the cruise line agent on 11/20 it would be taken care of. She agreed to go out of her way to save us the cost of a Go Pro. We are so appreciative.
As part of our plan, Maria made reservations at a restaurant where we ended our visit with a sunset supper.
Although Diva is in the company name, Maria is down to earth, knowledgeable, friendly, caring and a very safety conscious educator.
If you are looking for a private dive guide who will customize you experience on Bonaire, we recommend Dive Diva. You will have "no worries" with this Diva.

Date of experience: November 2019

Sara and John

Maria guided my twelve year old son through the PADI introduction to scuba course, and the three of us took two nice 40-minute dives to depths of about 30-35 feet. Maria was very patient with him and stayed close enough to help control his buoyancy. Between dives, we picked up my wife and younger son, and Maria made sure that the dive site for the second dive would also be a good spot for them to snorkel.

After the dives, Maria took us for a nice tour of the island. She was knowledgeable about all of the nature and history of the island.

I will not hesitate to book with Maria again upon a return to Bonaire.
Date of experience: November 2019

Shawn Adams

Great job

Maria is the best dive guide we’ve ever had. Not just that. She’s not just a dive guide, she is also snorkelling guide, tourist guide, Bonaire guide. She is a friend you want to have when coming in to a new place. Her personal attitude, her patient and her enthusiasm is amazing. Not just a dive center, where you are one of many. When you are beginner diver or something between, want to know more than just good dive spots, want to see more of Bonaire than just underwater life, she is the one you need! Although she doesn’t have her own store, everything is well prepared and organized. It fits your style and needs. Because of her, our stay on Bonaire was unforgettable. Thank you Maria again for everything. For us, common dive center can hardly compete to you. Keep your way, it’s the right way!

Vladimir

Excellent instructor! Had a lot of fun getting my certification with Maria.

Jeff
Jeffscuba diver

Maria is a very nice dive instructor. I did the Discover Scuba Dive. Maria explained everything very clearly. She was very helpful and patient with my problem of clearing my ears. I had a wonderful dive: a lot of different fishes and corals. So if you are looking for a good dive instructor: Maria is the best!

DemelzaDiver

Maria is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide for the best diving on Bonaire! Not only is she very professional and safety-minded, she is so passionate about the underwater world and you can really see her shine when she is teaching and guiding divers. Maria is amazing!

AmyDiver

Maria was very kind and relaxed, so the first dive for my husband was a wunderfull experience. When you would like to try sometime go to Dive Diva Bonaire — met Mandy Gaillard.

Maria
MariaDiver

nice to meet you

Maria Varela Put

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
With a passion for diving, I love sharing all my knowledge and skills to improve your personal diving experience.
Maria Varela Put