Beyond The Corals
Beyond The Corals
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Beyond the Corals is a 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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Travelers' Choice
2024

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ScubaSteve
New York12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I came to Bonaire for a surprise engagement! We stayed at Delfins Beach Resort, and decided to dive with a local family-run dive shop. Beyond the corals was amazing! We ended up doing 4 recreational dives, and then booking our advanced open water certification with them as well. Michel, Kim, And Karin were all so wonderful to dive with. They were helpful, attentive, and above all, treated us like family. They really made the 9 dives we did with them fantastic and really cared about our experience. We could not be happier, and will not dive with anyone else when we go back to Bonaire! Thank you guys so much for everything, you made our celebration perfect!

I will 100% recommend this family, community, dive shop to all of my friends and family! Look no further! This is the place to have the best experience! And the price beats every competitor!
Written January 10, 2020
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Martha S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The owners hosts of the wonderful property took us in with no notice after our reservation at a different property was mixed up.
A wonderful little condo/hotel with a full service dive shop.
We stayed in a spotlessly clean 2 bedroom kitchenette. Everything we needes to save our holiday was provided. The property has outdoor areas, a lovely clean pool, a pretty garden, bbq facilties. And off street parking.
Indoors the clean apt. Has a large shower with rainhead shower head all the hot wayer and water pressure you could want a very comfortable bead a/c in the bedroom and a fully stocked kitchen.
The location is convenient to the southern dive sites and is easy walking distance to bachlors beach
Thankyou so much for saving our holiday
Written February 11, 2020
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Cecilia & Brad M
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Bonaire. I chose Beyond the Corals for their convenience to our apt. I went back because of how wonderful they treated me.

I stayed for 2 weeks and they allowed me to spread out my tank rental for the full stay. 15 tanks $139.

I joined them on their Ostracod night dive. They ran it like a military operation, timed just right for the max effect. If there at the right time make that dive it was very cool. Michel gave one of the best pre -dive briefings I had ever had informative and funny. Nina led us on a wonderful adventure.

On my check out dive (required to dive at Bonaire) I was given a buddy that had just finished her open water class. She had been having trouble equalizing. Noustha did a great job handling her. So they can handle both new and experienced divers.

Michel and Kim are running a great business and I highly recommend them for your diving needs while on Bonaire.
Written January 26, 2020
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Scott B
48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Don't disagree with anything the instructors say or the owners wife (Kim) or they will cancel your dive at the last minute. I found everyone here to be very arrogant (except Michael). I had a disagreement with the instructor as she was wrong about some of the island rules, she really didn't like this and proceeded to be even more arrogant to show me she was correct (proven wrong on the Stinapa website). We were then required to do a check out dive, both of us advanced divers. On the check out dive she brought us back with a half tank at the safety stop obviously a very short dive. She was very poor at identifying sea life during the dive and only pointing out the most obvious animals. After this I requested 4 nitrox tanks. I returned 2 tanks the next day, waited 5 minutes, no one around, and grabbed the other 2 tanks I requested and left. Upon returning Kim accused us of taking tanks with out asking and told us we couldn't have anymore that night. I said OK and turned to leave, she continued with trying to explain why she wouldn't let us have tanks for a night dive so i turned around and listened. She finished and I left. The next day Michael approached me before the night dive we scheduled with them and claimed I disrespected his staff(wife) by not agreeing with them even when they were wrong. I explained the situation and he said they didn't like my attitude and wanted the rental gear back and not to do the night dive (leaving in 5 minutes). I am sure they do a great job with uninformed people who don't know any better, but for any advanced or experienced divers I'd go elsewhere, or just nod your head and smile to whatever they say. The guy staying next to us had a similar experience and said Dive Buddies is better for experienced divers.
Written March 12, 2020
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grow200
munich6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Rosa, Christian, Jethro, Jasmine, and Freddie were all incredible! We did not expect to dive all 6 days of our trip to Bonaire, but upon arrival they made us feel right at home and were so incredibly knowledgeable about the dive sites. It was our first time diving without a guide (after the first day), yet we felt capable, safe, and empowered to do so thanks to their insights and knowledge. The equipment Beyond the Coral provided was in excellent condition, and they were truly careful with it considering the reef bacteria currently affecting the island. Before we could even dive we had to take a Stinapa class to help mitigate spread. Overall, we highly recommend PADI Beyond the Coral and would 100% dive with them again upon our return!
Written September 26, 2023
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karenwang248
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Robert S
Guildford, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I dived with Beyond the Corals on the beautiful island of Bonaire, and would highly recommend them! They took me on 7 guided dives, including 2 boat, 5 shore, 1 night dive. The diving on Bonaire is amazing, and the Beyond the Corals team really know the sites. I actually dived with most of the team over the 3days, and all were friendly, skilled, professional and knowledgable. Their set up is good, the equipment was all of good quality and in good condition, and they made diving with them a real pleasure.
If I am lucky enough to be back in Bonaire I would definitely go back for more diving with Beyond the Corals.
Written April 20, 2024
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Ian B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I have been diving for 15 years and I can say with sincerity that the team from Beyond the Corals provided me with some of my best diving experiences in the Caribbean. The crew took care to ensure my equipment was properly attended, treated me with courtesy and above all else were outstanding in their approach to safety during the dives. I thoroughly enjoyed my time diving at Bonaire and this was largely due to the excellent staff at Beyond the Corals. I would like to mention that Yasmin, Mia, Rosa and Jethro put in that extra effort to ensure an excellent diving experience.
If you are considering diving in Bonaire you will want to go with Beyond the Corals.
Written July 29, 2023
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barfieldrobert@bellsouth.net
Palm City, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Just visited Bonaire on a cruise ship and called and scheduled two tank dive. The shop was very clean and dive team amazing. Completed two shore dives that had great coral life and marine life. Each site had uniqueness to it, which is what most divers want (diversity). The dive team was very accommodating from the time I called until they dropped me off near the terminal. I highly recommend and look forward to going back, as the island has over 80 different shore dives and dive boat diving as well. Good for all levels.
Written July 31, 2022
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Norm L
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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