our specialty courses

The next level in diving

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Do you already have your Open Water certificate?
Take a look at our specialties and see what will be your next step!
We offer our services to private divers and small groups.

Specialty courses

Enriched Air Nitrox

One of the most popular specialties for a reason: diving with EANx will allow you longer No-Decompression limits, so more time for you to explore the under water world. As a specialty without dives you will be able to switch to EANx after only a couple of hours of theory and practical application.

Course duration: 0,5 day
House call service: included
Price: $129 ($29 after E-learning)
Surcharge private course: $50

 

Deep Diver

For those interested in taking a look in deeper waters, the Deep Diver Specialty prepares you to do so in a safe manner.

Course duration: 1,5 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $299
Surcharge private course: $150

 

Wreck Diver

One of Bonaire’s signature dive sites is Hilma Hooker, a wreck worth exploring inside and out. This specialty takes you through the Ins and Outs, quite literally!

Course duration: 1,5 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $299
Surcharge private course: $160

 

Shore Diver

If your dive experience is mainly limited to boat diving, then this specialty can teach you how to properly prepare and execute safe and fun Shore Dives.

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $199
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Night Diver

At night the familiar reef turns into something completely different. Your dive light keeps you focused and helps you to see different marine critters and different behavior of your day time favorites. This specialty prepares you to prepare and safely navigate your way around this darker version of underwater wonders.

Course duration: 2 x 0,5 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $249
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Lionfish Hunter Diver

Save the reef, eat a lionfish! Well, you will have to catch them first! Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean, which means they disturb the natural balance on the reef.

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $199
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Boat diver

Knowing your way around a boat, entry and exit techniques and more ins and outs of Boat Diving will be covered in this specialty. Plan your next boat dives with confidence!

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: on request
Surcharge private course: on request

 

Fin-kick Diver Specialty

Learn two different fin-kicks that help you improve your general dive technique, learn to swim backwards and how to make a Helicopter turn! Four techniques to use on your next dive!

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $199
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Fish ID Specialty

Ever been diving around Bonaire and felt overwhelmed by all the species of fish around you? Participate in a Fish ID specialty and you learn to recognize characteristics of different families and species and easily navigate your way through Fish ID books and websites to find the one you were admiring during your dive!

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $199
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

Looking for improvement of your overall dive technique? Interested in using less air during your dives and make them last longer? Want to take better underwater pictures and make better video’s? Improving your buoyancy is the answer to all of the above.

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $199
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Self-Reliant Diver Specialty

This is the specialty for you if you are at least an Advanced Open Water Diver with a minimum of 100 logged dives and want to learn about being a fully independent diver. It will make you a stronger dive buddy and prepare you to dive alone if you want, for example as an underwater photographer.

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $219
Surcharge private course: $100

 

Underwater Navigator Specialty

Learn how to use your compass and natural navigation to navigate your way through a dive site and of course how to find your way out of it!

Course duration: 1 day
Gear and tanks: excluded
House call service: included
Price: $219
Surcharge private course: $100

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.

 

Testimonials

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

Carola
CarolaDiver

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!

Kendall
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.

Craig
CraigDiver

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!

An

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!

Amber
AmberDiver

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.

Wesley
Wesleydiver

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.

Irene
Irenediver

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