Scuba Dive in Bonaire

85 Kaya Gob. N. Debrot, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

16 reviews
Dec 2 - 9, 2023
Group size: 14 - 28
Scuba Dive in Bonaire
85 Kaya Gob. N. Debrot, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

16 reviews

Dec 2 - 9, 2023
Group size: 14 - 28

About this trip

With as many as 60 officially listed dive sites on Bonaire, most of them easily accessible from shore, the island is known as the Shore Diving Capital of the World!

Bonaire’s sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multi-colored tropical fish, there is lots to see while diving on Bonaire. The sea is remarkably calm and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling.

On average, while diving on Bonaire, the visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (28°C). The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually a short 30 feet (10 meters) swim or less, making Bonaire world-renowned for its ease of shore diving.

Bonaire’s waters offer something special for every diver. Novice divers will appreciate the calm waters, reefs that run parallel to shore, and minimal currents while diving on Bonaire. These conditions make it an ideal location to really work on improving those buoyancy skills! The shallow drop-off area of the reef slope with an abundance of marine life, allows a maximum bottom time while giving new divers an opportunity to develop a level of comfort and confidence in their newly learned skills.

Please do not book your airfare until we confirm we have enough people for this trip!


Buddy Dive is an unhurried resort, nestled within unspoiled, natural paradise, with spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

The personable staff, spacious accommodations and comprehensive dive operation will make your holiday worry-free. No matter which apartment you are staying in, you’re never farther than a giant stride away from the beautiful ocean.

Please inquire directly with Atlantic Edge for the Single Supplement Rate!

Arrival and Departure

Check-in is at 4PM & Check-out is at 11AM, this applies to both accommodations and Rental Vehicles.

Dive Leader

This trip is being led by Terry Wells, an instructor who has been with Atlantic Edge since 2009 with over 2,000 dives and many trips under his belt.

Good to Know

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you plan to return home from your trip
  • It is your responsibility to review and meet the vaccination requirements and visa/immigration requirements for the countries you're visiting
  • Your proof of certification and logbook will be checked during check-in at the dive center to clarify level and experience: it is your responsibility to ensure you bring these with you and your diving could be at risk if you do not bring these
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure you are fit to dive and meet the medical standards outlined by PADI
  • Dive times can change due to local weather conditions and it is your responsibility to check in with your dive center after you arrive to confirm the timing of your dives: late check-in could lead to missed dives
  • We recommend you buy travel and trip cancellation insurance.Trip deposits are non-refundable and trip is non refundable 100 days prior to departure.  
  • Ensure you bring suitable electrical adaptors for the country or countries you are visiting
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with the latest Covid-19 measures requested and/or required by the authorities in your home location, in the locations you intend to travel to and any locations you will visit in transit. PADI Travel cannot be held responsible for losses incurred due to your non-compliance with these measures.
  • Travelers are responsible to be aware of covid travel guidelines, local rules, and procedures for the country they are travelling to and to maintain up to date knowledge of any changes regarding entry requirements or local guidelines

What’s included

  • 7 Nights
    Double Accommodation
  • 6
    1-tank Boat Dives
  • 6 Days
    Unlimited shore
  • Breakfast
    Buffet Style Breakfast!
  • Rental Truck
    Minimum age is 23 years.
  • Trip Swag!
  • Airport Transfers!

What’s not included

  • Dive Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Dive Gear
  • Trip Insurance
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Marine Park Fees ($45)

Available Packages

Scuba Diver, 1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom, double occupancy 

Deposit is non-refundable UNLESS we do not have enough participants to run the trip

Deposit: $250
Diver, Double Bedroom

2 Bedrooms each double occupancy

Deposit is non-refundable UNLESS we do not have enough participants to run the trip

Deposit: $250
Non-Diver, Double Bedroom

2 Bedrooms each double occupancy

Deposit is non-refundable UNLESS we do not have enough participants to run the trip

Deposit: $250

Your Organizer

Atlantic Edge Scuba
16 reviews
Atlantic Edge Scuba, established in 1993 by current owners John and Abbe Harman, is the D.C. metropolitan area’s premiere scuba diving and snorkeling facility. With nearly 30 years of local experience, we have certified thousands of divers and outfitted hundreds of thousands of snorkelers with premium watersports gear. We are proud to be the exclusive scuba diving outfitter for the National Aquarium in Baltimore, making us the only dive shop in the country able to offer certified divers the opportunity!


This kind of a trip was a first for me. I have always wanted to take a diving trip, but let other travel opportunities distract me. After taking this trip with Atlantic Edge, I can truly say that I shouldn't have waited so long. This trip was amazing. As I reflect on the week in Little Cayman, I find myself still smiling about the entire week. From the diving, resort, room accommodations, food, staff service, the iguanas running around, and all the new people that I met and had the opportunity to dive with made for an incredible time. This trip was very well organized by Terry and Debra. From the initial trip deposit to the final goodbye as we all went our separate ways, Terry and Debra kept everything moving smoothly. Plus, on this trip, (Terry and Debra's vacation), I put them to work. With Terry and Debra's instruction, I was able to successfully complete my AOW certification. In addition to personal items that they had to pack, they also packed additional items needed for me to perform the various AOW dives. Debra's work with the swag bags was also a nice touch. Especially the way the bag glows in the dark. I really appreciate Terry and Debra's hard work, leadership and attention to everything. In addition to the resort dive masters, Terry and Debra kept a watchful eye out while we were underwater. This made for an even more relaxing safe dive trip. If you are considering a trip like this, do yourself a favor and do it. Especially with Atlantic Edge. Especially if Terry and Debra are leading. What a great time! I'm looking forward to the next one! Thank you Terry and Debra, David
By David N for Little Cayman on May 20, 2024
This was my second time travelling to Little Caymen with Atlantic Edge- the first time in May of 2023 and the second time in May of 2024. Both trips were absolutely fantastic. The diving was great with lots to see on every dive. The group of divers was great and the two trip leaders (Terry & Debbie) were absolutely fantastic, very helpful and a delight to dive with. All in all, these two trips were the best "dive shop run" dive trips I have ever been on.
By Steven W for Little Cayman on May 20, 2024
My trip to Little Cayman with Atlantic Edge Scuba was fantastic! The trip leaders, Terry and Debbie, were the best! They planned every last detail so that our group could relax, dive and just have fun! Terry and Debbie are extremely qualified dive instructors who have organized many scuba trips and their experience shows. They think of everything! They are so enthusiastic about diving and teaching others this incredible sport. I was impressed with their accessibility and eagerness to explain, teach, and demonstrate scuba diving skills to anyone who had a question or concern. They are pros, and it made me feel relaxed and comfortable that they were always looking out for their divers. Terry and Debbie are also fun, smart and entertaining. They have a talent for bringing people together. Whether it was for a group dinner or other social activity, Terry and Debbie provided great conversation and a lot of laughs. If you are considering a scuba trip, check out Atlantic Edge Scuba. They offer a variety of adventures with experienced, capable, fun trip leaders. You won't be disappointed!
By Myra W for Little Cayman on May 17, 2024
This is my third trip with Atlantic Edge and all of them have been fantastic. If Terry and Debbie are organizing the trip, I'm in. They keep you well informed and you know what to expect for the trip. Once there, they are positive, fun and work to make sure all have a good time. They are a wealth of knowledge, and their love of diving is shared and infectious. Little Cayman Beach Resort is always a pleasure and Reef Divers make diving a great experience.
By LORALIN C for Little Cayman on May 14, 2024
This is my 4th trip with Atlantic Edge, & I've come to learn that there are great trips in general, & there are great DIVE trips, & the AE trip to Bonaire is a fantastic example of both! With so many options for where & when to dive, Deb & Terry put a huge amount of effort into herding all 24 of us cats on the trip, & from my perspective it absolutely paid off. Bonaire & Buddy Dive Resort are a great place that caters to the needs of whatever a diver might want to do, whether that's getting up early to step into the water right onsite, or taking your rental truck to any of dozens of sites around the island at any other time of your choosing, the only things limiting you are your motivation & N2 limits. Fair warning though: some of the shore entries can be a bit challenging, so you'll want to be fit enough to carry your gear over some rough rocks through moderate surf to get in & out. However, once you are in, the conditions are excellent: warm, good visibility, gentle currents, & lots to see! If you need a break from diving, you could venture into town for an assortment of other distractions, but the food & hospitality at Buddy Dive was plenty to keep me happy with lively evenings eating & drinking with my fellow travelers. It may sound corny, but every time I travel with AE, I reunite with familiar faces & make new friends, & I will definitely be signing up for more.
By Mark F for Scuba Dive in Bonaire on Dec 18, 2023
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