PADI Open Water Diver Course on Bonaire E-Learning Version


The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the way to become a certified Open Water Diver. We have our own training pool which we use for the first confined water session(s) until everyone is comfortable enough for the ocean. We take our time conducting the course and take student divers to beautiful sites all along the island. The course is taught in small groups with a maximum of 4 people and by professional instructors who care for the safety and fun of their student divers. We offer more personal attention, more fun, and a real quality dive experience and education. - The course consists of three parts: knowledge development, 5 confined water sessions, and 4 open water dives. - The entire course takes 3-4 full days of diving and theory of which 1 day is self-study. - The e-learning theory part you can take either online or offline. This option gives you the opportunity to already start your course back home, which will save you about 1 full day of study on Bonaire. - Count on a total amount of 8 hours studying before the course. You have to finish the theory prior to the course.

Tour info

3 days
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Why take this tour?

With an on-site training pool, a fantastic house reef, and the most experienced instructors on the island, we can train you to be the best diver possible. Instead of doing all our dives on the house reef, we choose to take you to a whole range of stunning dive sites both North and South of town, giving you not just a great course but also a very diverse and beautiful dive experience. With a group of a maximum of 4 students per instructor, you will get plenty of personal attention making it very safe and super fun. We don’t just offer diving, we create memories.

What’s included?

  • PADI certification

  • Study material

  • Use of SCUBA equipment

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Use of towel

  • Reusable water bottle and ice water

  • Gratuities

  • STINAPA Marine Park divers fee ($45 per diver)

  • PADI E-learning online theory

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

VIP Diving Bonaire has implemented various COVID-19 related protocols to keep you and our staff safe.

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Operated by:

VIP Diving

About operator:

VIP Diving is the top PADI 5-star IDC dive center on Bonaire. We have everything you can imagine for diving. The moment you walk through our doors, you will feel the passion that our whole team has for showing you the best time possible. We provide the highest quality Air and Nitrox, analyzed to the strictest standards. Drive-thru tank service 365 days a year, 24hr access to our gear storage room, high-quality rental gear, tanks in various sizes (DIN and Yoke). All of our guided dives and courses are in groups of no more than 4 divers per guide or instructor. We don’t just offer diving, we create memories.

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