Beyond The Corals

Beyond The Corals, Kralendijk: Address, Phone Number, Beyond The Corals Reviews: 5/5

Beyond The Corals
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Beyond the Corals is small diving school where you can expect lots off personal attention and assistance. Visit us for the best guided dives, PADI dive courses or the best rental gear for the best prices.
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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2022
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Norm L
9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We just finished a week of diving in Bonaire and beyond the Corals made our first time on the island so amazing! From our orientation dive with Freddie through the last tanks the entire staff could not have been better. A wealth of knowledge on which sites to try and always super friendly and helpful. If you are diving anywhere in Bonaire, but the south sites specifically I strongly recommend you check out this shop. I miss their smiling faces already, but will be back!
Written June 21, 2022
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karenwang248
3 contributions
Jan 2022
This review has been a long time coming, but I haven't had time to properly sit down and list out all of the amazing and kind things that the people at Beyond the Corals have gone above and beyond for.

I have been to Bonaire twice. The first time, we dived with Beyond the Corals, and the second time, we both stayed with and dived with them because we enjoyed our experience with them so much. I cannot overstate how WONDERFUL this stay was. If you're looking for a place that's conveniently located next to the beach entries, Beyond the Coral offers flexibility by being a short trip away from Van Den Tweel (the local grocery store), and a stone's throw away from the spectacular southern dive sites.

The amenities are modern, clean, and well cared for. The cleaning service is fantastic. Most importantly however, the hosts make you feel like Beyond the Corals is your home. They knew our names, what dives we had done, what we had seen, what we were looking for -- they were generous with their guidance and advice. They are true professionals in every sense of the word. Every single guided tour we went on was magical. Despite the ease of diving by yourself at Bonaire, I highly suggest booking a boat dive with Michael because they take you to locations that are unspoiled, and they will spot things that you just cannot see.

I still haven't had a chance to edit my photos and upload them, but they also gave me some excellent photography tips while I was there. They even guided me to a black seahorse! :')

When my sister tested positive for Covid and we struggled to communicate with the city, Michael let us use his phone, and he even helped my sister pick up groceries, and drove her to the next rental location she was staying at. He was there for her even though she was no longer a paying customer, and that shows me what a wonderful person he and everyone who worked there is.

I HIGHLY recommend Beyond the Corals, and will be returning when I can! Thank you so much! :)
Written May 31, 2022
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xcskigirly
Traverse City, MI27 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We were thoroughly pleased with the excellent service and attention received from Beyond the Corals dive shop. We are 4 divers of varied experience and stayed across the street from the shop for 3 weeks. Their equipment was in perfect condition, the staff and owners were kind, patient and lovely people. We did a guided shore dive the first day and then went on to do about 20 dives apiece on our own. We also did a boat dive, night dive (saw 3 octopus!!!) and the Safari dive. Dive leaders were great, pointing out the critters and overall kind, interesting and thoughtful people. Will definitely come back and dive with Mike, Kim and the crew Jasmine and Noustha.
Written March 22, 2022
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Alexkaje
Arnhem, The Netherlands4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
What a wonderful experience, one of the best in my life. It was awesome! I definitely recommend it, 100%
Written January 31, 2022
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Bart 😚
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Awesome diving school and instructors.
Did our padi open water there and directly afterwards the advance open water course, because diving with them was really fun.
Wish I could stay longer to continue diving and learning there.
Written November 13, 2021
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Matt B
Huntsville, AL4 contributions
Oct 2021
We did our shore diving though BTC over a two week period in late October 2021. These guys were great. They were very accommodating to us during our time, arranging for 'pony' nitrox tanks, allowing us to use a locker at no additional cost, and making our tanks available overnight so we could go diving before they opened in the morning. I even tagged along on a 2-tank guided trip with Yasmine and she was fantastic. Will definitely use them when we go back!
Written November 8, 2021
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Cuirous1717
Erie, PA8 contributions
Oct 2021
After all of the wonderful reviews about the owners and this place, I could not have been more surprised by how I was treated during an unfortunate situation. After having paid in full for a week, I was refused entry onto my flight because of inaccurate COVID entry requirements that were sent by my airline and listed on the country's website. I tried my absolute best to fix the issue, but could not. I wrote to Beyond the Corals asking for a credit to use on a future trip. I dod not even think of asking for a refund, knowing they are a small business. I was told that no credit or refund would be issued because of the 'costs' they incur in preparing a room, but I could have a 25% discount on a future stay. How I would ever consider staying with a place that basically kept over $800 of my money for a stay I never had with no regret is beyond me! I never would. I wish I had had the great experience with these people that everyone else described but this was not the case.
Written October 18, 2021
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Janneke van Doornik
2 contributions
Oct 2021
Last week I did a '2 tank North Safari' with Beyond The Corals. I can say nothing less than that it was a great experience!

Even though they didn't have shuttle service, Kim was so kind to pick me up because I didn't have a car.
Michel then helped me out with setting up my gear and making me feel at ease about everything, it had been a while since my last dive so that was really helpful and comforting.
And then, the two dives, they were simply jaw-dropping incredible!!! It's soooo beautiful down there :-)

Go dive with them, you will love it.
Written October 7, 2021
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Steve P
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Michele and Kim run an efficient operation with consistent attention to customers and a focus on a quality diving experience.
Written July 23, 2021
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Alicia
Billings, MT5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Michel and Kim (dive shop owners) are so incredibly kind and thoughtful. We chose this dive shop initially due to convenience/proximity to our rental apartment, but stayed and had zero regrets because of how nice, attentive, and informative the shop was. Four of us girls traveled to Bonaire for a dive trip (2 of us master divers and 2 advanced divers) and we fell in love with Beyond the Corals. They always had plenty of tanks and their excitement for the ocean and sea life shined with every interaction. We learned so much about Bonaire, the Corals, fauna, and where to find rare sea life. Michel guided us on a boat dive and it was such a fun experience. We also did a guided night dive with them and saw SO much. I honestly cannot recommend this shop enough. There are lots of dive schools on Bonaire, but if you want personalized attention, laughter, and a positive experience there is no better place. 10/10 will return to dive with them.
Written June 26, 2021
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