Courses Scuba Diving - AB-Dive Bonaire

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Courses

Discover Scuba Dive, (including dive gear and air)

Discover Scuba Dive is an easy and fun way to try diving under the supervision of a dive instructor. After a brief introduction to diving, you will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water. Although no prior diving experience is required to take this course, you must be in good physical health.

Minimum Age:
10
Number of dives:
1
Duration:
Half day

Emergency First Response, (mandatory for specialty rescue diver)

During this course you will learn to follow simple steps for emergency care and practice applying these skills in a non-stressful learning environment. 

AB-Dive offers the following EFR courses:

  • Primary Care (CPR): This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid): Teaches you how to provide first aid that reduces pain and the risk of further harm.
Minimum Age:
10
Duration:
1 Day

Advanced Open Water Course after eLearning

This course is designed to advance your diving skills after completing your Open Water Diver certification. The Advanced Open Water Course helps build your confidence and further develop your scuba skills, all under the supervision of a dive instructor.

To complete the course, you need a total of 5 dives:

  • Two required dives: Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation Dive.
  • Three additional dives: e.g. Buoyancy Control, Night Diving, Wreck Diving etc.

 

Minimum Age:
12
Number of dives:
5
Duration:
Approx. 1.5 days

Advanced Open Water Course

This course is designed to advance your diving skills after completing your Open Water Diver certification. The Advanced Open Water Course helps build your confidence and further develop your scuba skills, all under the supervision of a dive instructor.

To complete the course, you need a total of 5 dives:

  • Two required dives: Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation Dive
  • Three additional dives: e.g. Buoyancy Control, Night Diving, Wreck Diving etc.
Minimum Age:
12
Number of dives:
5
Duration:
Approx. 1.5 days

Open Water Diver Course Referral, (including dive gear and air)

This course allows you to complete your Open Water Training Dives. After a knowledge and skill review, you will do 2 open water training dives on the first day and 2 open water training dives on the second day. When all requirements are met, you will receive the PADI Open Water Certificate.

Minimum Age:
10
Number of dives:
4
Duration:
2 days
Required:
Completion of all classroom and water work within the past year with an instructor (copies of all referral documents must be available)

Open Water Diver Course after eLearning, (including dive gear and air)

This course allows you to complete your open water course after online theory completion. After a knowledge and skill review, you will do all 5 convined water training sessions and 4 open water  training dives. When all requirements are met, you will receive the PADI Open Water Certificate

Minimum Age:
10
Number of dives:
4
Duration:
3 - 4 days
Required:
Completion of all dive theory online.

Open Water Diver Course, (including dive gear and air)

This course is the perfect way to discover Bonaire’s beautiful underwater world. Although no prior diving experience is required to take this course, you must be in good physical health.

You will learn to:

  • Apply the basic principles of scuba diving and confined water skills.
  • Use a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.
Minimum Age:
10
Number of dives:
4
Duration:
3 - 4 days

Rescue diver course

During this course you will learn to prevent and manage problems under water and become more confident in your diving skills, knowing that you can help others if needed.

You will learn to:

  • Apply self rescue techniques.
  • Deal with emergencies.
  • Recognize and manage stress in other divers.
  • Rescue unresponsive and panicked divers.
Minimum Age:
12
Number of dives:
2
Duration:
2.5 Days (eLearning 1.5 days)

Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty

This is one of AB-Dive’s most popular specialty scuba courses. Scuba diving with enriched air (nitrox) reduces desaturation times, which means less work for your body. This course teaches you all the necessary rules for planning dives with nitrox and using nitrox in a safe way.

Minimum Age:
12
Duration:
Half day
Required:
Open Water Certification

Lionfish Hunting Specialty, including 2 dives

Stop the invasion of the Lionfishes on our reefs and become a certified lionfish hunter. After a short theory session you will actually go on two hunting dives and practice shooting lionfish with an ELF (the spear called Eradicate Lionfish tool).

Minimum Age:
14
Number of dives:
2
Duration:
6 hours
Required:
Open Water Certified

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, including 2 dives

This course helps you improve your buoyancy skills. 

You will learn to:

  • Determine the exact weight you need.
  • Streamline your scuba gear to save energy.
  • Use air more efficiently.
  • Hover effortlessly.
Minimum Age:
10
Number of dives:
2
Duration:
Half day
Required:
Open Water Certification

Night Diver Specialty,  including 3 dives (in groups of max 4 persons)

This course allows you to see Bonaire’s underwater world in a completely different way by using dive lights. It is a truly special experience.

You will learn to:

  • Navigate and communicate in the dark.
  • Use your light properly.
Minimum Age:
12
Number of dives:
3
Duration:
3 Evenings
Required:
Open Water Certification

Underwater Navigator Specialty, including 3 dives

This course helps you improve your observation skills and teaches you to accurately navigate under water.

You will learn to:

  • Navigate under water using natural clues.
  • Use your compass to navigate while making turns.
  • Estimate distance under water.
  • Mark and/or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface.
  • Make maps under water.
Minimum Age:
10
Number of dives:
3
Duration:
1 Day
Required:
Open Water Certification

Deep Diver Specialty, including 4 dives (in groups of max 4 persons)

This course allows you to explore deeper dive sites by teaching you to scuba dive at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet.

You will learn to:

  • Plan deep dives.
  • Apply buddy contact procedures.
  • Control buoyancy.
  • Manage your oxygen/nitrox supply.
Minimum Age:
15
Number of dives:
4
Duration:
2 Days
Required:
Advanced Open Water Course

Wreck Diver Specialty, including 4 dives (in groups of max 4 persons)

Ready for adventure? This exciting course is popular because it offers the opportunity to explore Bonaire’s famous Hilma Hooker wreck, while learning about responsible wreck diving practices. 

You will learn to:

  • Survey and map a wreck.
  • Use lines and reels to guide your exploration.
  • Apply techniques to avoid disturbing the wreck and its aquatic residents.
  • Ensure you safety while navigating and exploring wrecks.
Minimum Age:
15
Number of dives:
4
Duration:
2 Days
Required:
Advanced Open Water Course