PADI Instruction Courses

Carib Inn offers a wide menu of PADI instructional courses, with online courses available as well. Choose an introductory course, or extend your knowledge with continuing education programs.

The team at Carib Inn’s on-site PADI 5-Star Dive Center is ready to show you the best the island has to offer. The dive shop staff are all PADI certified instructors and divemasters. They can put you on the resort’s house reef, direct you to the best shore sites, guide you on a boat dive, or take you on a Klein Bonaire excursion. The staff also offer dive instruction for all experience levels.


Instructional Courses

CourseActivities Price
Discover Scuba Diving 1/2 day

Full day including boat dive, Introduction to diving*
$80

$130
Scuba Review 1/2 day

full day including boat dive*
$75

$125
Open Water Certification4 to 5 days
Classroom, confined water, open water, final exam*
$360
Open Water Online Option3 to 4 days
Confined and open water*
Learn more about PADI E-Learning.
$325
Open Water Referral2 days
Complete your certification. 4 open water dives – based on prior completion of all academic and confined water skills – PADI only*
$220
Advanced Open Water2-1/2 days)
Supervised introduction to specialized diving activities: five dives -navigation, deep, plus three elective dives
$250
Advanced Open Water Online Option2-1/2 days 
Learn more about PADI E-Learning.
$215
Rescue Online Option 2 days
Techniques for assists through full rescue. Confined water, open water. (Prerequisites: Academics online through PADI, AOW, current CPR and First Aid) 
Learn more about PADI E-Learning.
$270
Divemaster Please email us for special arrangements
Specialties2 to 4 dives) Deep, Night, Wreck, Drift, Navigation, Fish ID, Search and Recovery, Naturalist, Boat, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Lionfish Hunter, Self Reliant$165 to $275
PADI Medical Form in PDF Required for all coursesFree Download
Doctor Statement In PDFDownload this if you need a doctor’s approvalFree Download

*  Includes equipment and course materials. All courses include tanks, air, and weights, as well as government taxes.

Instruction should be scheduled in advance, so please let us know by email. All prices are in US Dollars and are subject to change. There are no service charges.


A Bonaire Marine Park tag is required for all diving ($45 for diving or $25 for all other users). Park tags can be purchased online through STINAPA.

Bonaire Marine Park tag

A Bonaire Marine Park tag is required for all diving ($45 for diving or $25 for all other users). Park tags can be purchased online through STINAPA.

Sing up for the PADI courses online.
Remember to use  Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn as your sign up location. If asked for a city use Kralendijk.

PADI Online Courses

Sing up for the PADI courses online.
Remember to use  Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn as your sign up location. If asked for a city use Kralendijk.