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A Top Diving Destination in Bonaire

At Harbour Village Beach Club, unforgettable experiences are enjoyed both above and below the water. With concierge diving services, instructional courses for all levels, a retail shop, and three daily boat dives (8:30am, 10:30am, & 2:00pm) from the Harbour Village dock, it’s easy to arrange charter cruises, specialty courses, guided dives, and child-friendly diving experiences. Explore one of Bonaire’s 86 well-defined dive sites and discover exactly what’s made us a top diving destination for over 20 years! 

Packages

Dive Packages

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious diving getaway or an off-the-grid ocean experience, we have the perfect dive package to meet your needs.

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Concierge Diving & Snorkeling

Concierge diving and snorkeling services are included for every Harbour Village guest diving with Great Adventures. A personal dive concierge will take charge of guest equipment from check-in to check-out by preparing and loading/unloading equipment onto/from boats, transporting equipment to the resort entrance for off-property shore diving excursion, and rinsing, storing, and preparing equipment for travel.

Private Diving & Snorkel Charters
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Private Diving & Snorkel Charters

Reserve a private dive or snorkeling charter with one of the divemasters from Great Adventures Bonaire! Let our expert guides help design your perfect day of diving or snorkeling the Bonaire Marine Park, including catering from La Balandra Restaurant

Personalized Diving Instruction
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Personalized Diving Instruction

Looking to earn your dive certification or specialty course certification with a dive professional from Great Adventures Bonaire? Specialty courses include Underwater Navigator, Night Diver, Rescue Diver, and many more. Be a part of our coral restoration efforts with your PADI Reef Renewal Certification, help maintain our underwater coral nursery, and learn all about the Harbour Village Reef Foundation.

Private Boat Charters
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Private Boat Charters

Book a private sunset cruise, a blissful way to tour the islands’ exquisite coastline and toast to a stunning Bonaire sunset. Private boat charters are also available for fishing, special occasions, day tours or for private diving and snorkeling. Catering is available from La Balandra Restaurant.

Kayaks & Paddleboards
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Kayaks & Paddleboards

Above the surface, visitors can take their pick of watersports, including kayaking or paddleboarding through the island’s intricate mangrove system. Guests of Harbour Village Beach Club enjoy unlimited use of kayaks and paddleboards from Great Adventures Bonaire.

General Diving FAQ
Is the resort involved in conservation efforts?

The Harbour Village Reef Foundation has several projects focused on reef preservation and restoration including an underwater coral nursery, electrified reef project, underwater reef camera and satellite research buoy. Inquire at the dive shop for more information.

What is the water temperature?

The water temperature averages at approximately 78 F / 26 C.

Should I be medically fit to dive?

All divers must monitor their own fitness levels and determine, with their physicians, if they are fit to dive.

Those taking dive courses are required to complete a medical questionnaire in advance of the trip that can be requested by emailing divemanager@harbourvillage.com. If any of the answers on the medical form are a “YES”, this form must be signed by a physician on Page 2 stating that the diver is fit to dive. We do have the ability to schedule appointments with a local dive physician on Bonaire, but this will lead to a delay in the start of the course.

Is snorkeling available?

Yes, snorkelers may sign up for spots on the daily scheduled boat dive trips. The dive boat will visit dive sites that are ideal for snorkeling as well as diving. The snorkeling from the resort's beach has some fantastic sea life.

Is storage available for dive gear?

There are gear lockers next to the dive shop that are open from 8am until 5pm and a small number of private lockers for access to gear outside of business hours.

Does Great Adventures supply Nitrox?

Nitrox is available at 32%. A valid certification card must be shown to use it. There is no additional charge for Nitrox.

Does Great Adventures rent equipment?

Rentals available include BCDs, regulators, masks & snorkels, full foot fins, open heel fins and wet suits. Sizes may be sent in advance to reserve rental equipment for use upon arrival.

Is it possible to shore dive from the resort?

There is a wonderful shore dive right from our beach with the wreck “Our Confidence” sitting at 18m / 60ft. Our coral restoration projects are accessible from shore as well as the dive site “Something Special” a short swim away.

Are two tank morning dives available?

Yes. Participating in the 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM boat dives back-to-back is considered a 2-tank boat dive. The dive boat returns to the dock between the 8:30am and 10:30am dive to pick up divers for the 10:30am dive. Those divers not participating in the 10:30am dive disembark, which takes no more than 15 minutes. There are nearby restrooms available for divers participating in the 2-tank boat dive (8:30am and 10:30am back-to-back).

How many and at what times are the daily dive boat trips?

Typically, there are three boat dives daily at 8:30am, 10:30am and 2pm. This schedule may change depending upon resort occupancy.

What is the minimum age to dive?

The Junior open water class can be taken beginning at 10 years old. Bubblemaker classes 

(hovering at a shallow depth with regulator) beginning at 8 years old.

What is the dive concierge service?

The dive concierge service is complimentary. Our staff will take care of moving, storing, and cleaning all guest equipment. The service is available for boat and shore diving during normal business hours.  

For those who sign up for boat diving, equipment will be labeled and on the boat prior to the divers' arrival. Once on the boat, divers attach their BCD and regulator to their cylinder, and they are ready to go. At the end of the trip divers leave their equipment on the boat and our staff takes care of rinsing and storing guest equipment. 

There is a drive through station at the entrance of the resort to pick up tanks for those who choose to shore dive off property.

Advanced Bookings
Should dive courses be booked prior to arrival?

All dive courses should be booked before arrival at the resort to ensure that desired classes can be accommodated, and all required paperwork and medical forms are complete. Courses are all taught using PADI e-learning to minimize classroom time. To purchase e-learning, visit www.padi.com/courses, select the desired courses and use store number 2372 for Great Adventures Bonaire.

Can I pre-book my individual boat dives at Harbour Village?

Dive boat trips can be booked upon arrival. We suggest pre-booking during high occupancy periods.

Can I prepay for diving?

Diving or diving packages may be purchased with or without accommodation. The diving and accommodation packages include 6 or 11 boat dives, taken over 6 days, both with unlimited shore diving. Dive packages can be booked in advance or after arriving at the resort.

COVID 19 Measures
What measures are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Standard protocol for cleaning and disinfecting the dive areas (shop, boats, retail & storage areas) and staff health checks are in place in accordance with resort-wide procedures. Hand sanitizer is available in multiple locations at the dive shop. 

Divers may not rinse any gear which has facial contact in the general rinse tanks. There are dedicated bins with the recommended (by DAN) solution of bleach and sanitizer. Rental equipment will be thoroughly sanitized and disinfected by the staff. Divers should use hand sanitizer frequently.

Pre-dive and general rinse mask rinse tanks are no longer provided on boats or at the shop for shore diving. Use of a dedicated defog will be required.

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Reach out to start discovering all the ways you can explore our surrounding waters. From world-class diving excursions to sunset cruises, your Bonaire adventure is just a click away.