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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

Diving & Water Sports

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious diving getaway or an off-the-grid ocean experience, we have the perfect dive and snorkel activities for everyone.

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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.

Video Experience
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Video Experience

Bring home a professional underwater video of your dive or snorkel experience! An experienced team member will guide and capture your excursion on video including all of the amazing marine life you’ll encounter.

Private Diving & Snorkel Charters
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Private Diving & Snorkel Charters

Reserve a private dive or snorkeling boat 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. Catering available 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.

Scheduled Boat Dives & Snorkel Trips
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Scheduled Boat Dives & Snorkel Trips

Discover more than 80 dive and snorkeling sites around the island with our expert dive masters and snorkel guides on a scheduled boat dive or snorkel trip.

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.

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Tours
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Diver Propulsion Vehicle Tours

Tour the majestic Bonaire coral reefs in a whole new way! Try our new DPV reef tour, guided by an expert dive master, while being propelled by an underwater scooter, available at Great Adventures, our onsite dive and watersports operator.

General Diving FAQ
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.

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).

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 air and Nitrox tanks for those who choose to shore dive off property.

Does Great Adventures rent equipment?

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

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.

What is the minimum age to dive?

The Junior Discover Scuba or Open Water Certification classes class can be taken beginning at 10 years old. Additional programs are available for 8 yrs. and up including Bubble-maker and PADI Seal Team aqua missions. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is the water temperature?

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

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.

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 at the dive shop upon arrival. 

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.

Diving Policies
Diving Policies
  • When booking diving, please take into account a 24-hour period between the last dive and flying time.
  • All divers must be certified and bring proof of certification in order to purchase and use a boat dive package.
  • Bonaire is a protected Marine Park and all visitors are required to pay a Bonaire Nature Fee for all divers and non divers prior to arrival.
  • All students, prior to starting a dive course, must fill out a Medical Form. Any questions that are answered a final “yes” on the medical form require a physician for a medical evaluation. Participation in a course requires physician’s approval.
  • Boat diving packages include weights and unlimited air during package days only.
  • Complimentary concierge dive services are available for all certified divers who sign up for boat dives and boat dive packages, including night dives.
  • To receive concierge service for shore diving, guests must give Great Adventures Bonaire at least 1 hour’s notice, before going shore diving, and return at least 30 minutes prior to the close of business for service upon their return to the resort.
  • Complimentary Nitrox upgrade for Nitrox certified divers only. Proof of certification required.
  • Proof of age required for all juniors 10-15 years of age.
  • Pre-paid diving and dive packages are non refundable and are non transferable.
  • All divers are required by the Bonaire Marine Park to carry out a shore orientation dive before they can go dive off property either by boat or shore.
  • Bonaire Marine Park entry fee for non-residents is $45 per diver per calendar year. A $25 fee will apply for any other users.
  • All diving is subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • All prices include service charge and sales tax.

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