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From the first breath and beyond

Dive diva Bonaire - padi open water diving course

From the first breaths underwater in the Discover Scuba Diving Experience, through Open Water Diver and beyond, maybe Wreck Diver, or…… Take a look at our courses and see what will be your next step! We offer our services to private divers and small groups.

Our Courses

Discover Scuba Dive Experience

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

Course duration: 3 hours
Gear and tank: included
House call service: included
Price: $99
Additional Discover Scuba Dive: $89
Surcharge private course: On request


Open Water Diver course

Learning how to Scuba Dive has been on your bucket list long enough: Get started on Bonaire: Divers Paradise.with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.

Course duration: 2,5 – 3,5 day
Gear and tanks: included
House call service: included
Price: $499  ($349 after E-learning)
Surcharge private course: On request


Advanced Open Water Diver course

Take your diving to the next level with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Five different dives to broaden and deepen your dive experience and knowledge are combined in this course.

Course duration: 1,5 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $299  ($199 after E-learning)
Surcharge private course: On request

Price including night dive: $339 ($259 after E-learning)
Surcharge private course: On request


PADI ReActivate

When your last dive has been a while and you need a little update on dive theory and a refresher of your skills this is the GoTo course for you. Including a new PADI Certification card.

Course duration: 4 hours
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $89 (after E-learning)
Surcharge private course: On request


All our courses include 6% sales tax and are based on a minimum of 2 students. Prices are per student.
Before you can start your course, we kindly ask you to fill in a PADI medical statement.
In case of a “yes” on the form,  a doctor’s statement is required.

Dive Diva Bonaire - we speak these languages


Ik ben al bang om mijn hoofd onder t water te steken. Laat staan dat ik zou gaan duiken. Mijn kinderen hebben echter samen met Maria (Dive Diva ) de advanced cursus gedaan. En haar enthousiasme voor de mooie onder waterwereld weet ze op hen over te brengen. Sterker ook op de toehorende moeder. Nooit gedacht dat ik op mijn leeftijd nog zou duiken. Een introductie duik! En echt Maria is een topper. Zij kan denk ik iedereen leren duiken. Ze geeft je de rust, ze dwingt niet maar laat je zien hoe t moet. Haar enthousiasme maakte dat ik het aan durfde. Ze weet precies de juiste plek te vinden dat je vertrouwen krijgt. Echt duiken is geweldig! Dank Maria je hebt ons nu allemaal duik gek gemaakt ik kan je bij iedereen aanbevelen. Deze Diva heeft de tijd en neemt de tijd om de wonderen onder water met je te delen. De klok daar wordt niet op gekeken. Ik ben blij dat ik mijn eerste duikervaring 1 op 1 met jou mocht beleven! En geheel in Diva style sloten we af met n water proost


I have been diving with Maria she is so professional and very comfortable to speak to and helped my son to do his first ever dive now he has completed his open water certificate a big thank you from colin and Kieran

Colin Lillie
Colinscuba diver
Wonderful time, great dive, great instructor

My husband and a great friend of ours did the discovery dive and Maria was amazing. My husband ended up not going for the dive and she was very patient and tried to help as much as possible to get him to be comfortable in the water. With our dive she did a lot of one-on-one with each of us, pointing out the amazing sea life that we could have otherwise missed. She was very informative as well, teaching us about coral, fish, and the conservation efforts of the island. Plus we got some awesome pictures from the photographer that dove with us. I would highly recommend her, it was basically a private lesson for the price of a group rate, and she's got a pretty good funny bone on her too!

Kendallscuba diver dsd

Wonderful experience, A+ guided dives

My wife and I are experienced divers in tropical waters having dived literally all around the world. Bonaire is our favourite dive location and have spent many wonderful weeks diving the amazing waters, enjoying the freedom of self-guided diving. Now we haven't dived with a guide for a long time, preferring the freedom to take our time to get the photos we want, rather than being dragged along with a large group. We were very pleasantly surprised and really glad we made the booking with Dive Diva. Firstly, my wife loved the company name, being a bit of a diva herself, and when we met Maria our guide, we laughed to find someone else who shares my wife's obsession with pink diving kit! We felt in no way hurried either in or out of the water, Maria adapting to our pace and made the whole diving experience so relaxing. It was really nice to have the pressure of navigation taken away and we both later commented that safety was obviously our guides' first objective but this never reduced our enjoyment and made us feel very reassured. The whole experience was an excellent one, and to my personal surprise I will not hesitate to hire a guide again, especially Maria who was awesome. Probably needless to say.... we find seahorses and many, many more amazing marine life that we would have otherwise not found. Highly recommended.


Maria is a trusthworthy professional in the dive business, with eye for detail and the flexibility to adjust to customers' preferences, skills and with a solid experience on Bonaire's extensive reefs. I would wholeheartedly recommend her as an instructor for training and as a skilled dive guide. And even more importantly, she is great to be around with too!


Geweldige duiken gemaakt in het mooie Bonaire met Diva Diva! Samen met mijn broertje ons Advanced open water brevet gehaald en zelfs mijn moeder heeft een discover scuba duik gedaan! Super hoe Maria alles met rust uitlegt. Erg fijn en zou zeker een keer terug willen!


Memorable dive experience with Maria
Together with my son (12 years old) I had my first dive experience with Maria. She explained everything very clearly and we enjoyed our dive to the fullest. Due to her relaxed attitude both of us felt at ease and we enjoyed the amazing under water world of Bonaire. Maria her expertise about all the different fish and corals was impressive.


Awesome ostracod nightdive and great experience with Maria.
Exactly 45 minutes after sunset, we must be on the reef. We arrived at 8 m. and we turned out out light. We can see each others silhouettes. As you move your hands you see light flashes. I look around and see thousands of small lights coming out of the corral wherever you look. Don't miss a ostrocod dive with Maria!
A big thank you to Maria for such a fantastic ostracod night dive.


Open Water Diver Course
My son and I have obtained our diving license at Dive Diva Bonaire. Maria taught us to dive in a fun and safe way with her passion, experience and knowledge.
We are grateful to Maria for this wonderful experience. We can therefore recommend Dive Diva Bonaire to everyone because of the personal approach and professional guidance of Maria.

Dave V
Dave VDiver

meet our dream team

Maria Varela Put

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Passionate about diving, she is more than willing to share all knowledge and skills to improve your personal diving skills.
Maria Varela Put