Bonaire’s coral restoration and education is being spearheaded at Buddy Dive Resort. Have you ever wished you could give something back to help the underwater world and Bonaire’s future? You can! On your next Bonaire dive vacation, take part in helping restore coral reefs and learn what’s being done to preserve Bonaire’s incredible marine resources.

Become a Coral Restoration Diver. Here’s a list of courses being offered at Buddy Dive Resort in conjunction with the Coral Restoration Foundation of Bonaire.

 

PADI Coral Restoration Diver Adventure Dive

Duration: 0.5 Day
Join us on a lecture and training dive and participate in all the nursery / restoration site activities by conducting a survey, cleaning and removing algae and predators which can damage the corals and affect their growth.

Price: $65
Includes: CRF TAG and Tanks, Air or Nitrox & Weights.

 

PADI Coral Restoration Diver Distinctive Specialty Course

Duration: 1.5 – 2 days
This course includes three training dives, classroom sessions and workshops in order to learn the correct Coral Restoration techniques. You will participate in all the activities that need to be carried out on the nurseries, which help the corals grow in the best possible condition, ready to be transplanted onto the reef in the restoration sites.

Dive 1 – PADI Adventure Dive, nursery/restoration site maintenance by conducting a survey, cleaning, removing algae and predators, which can damage the corals and affect their growth.

Dive 2 – Learn how to prune, tie and tag the coral fragments which will be hung on the nursery trees.

Dive 3 – Learn how to transplant mature corals onto the reef to ensure their growth in the actual reef system.

Price: $220
Includes: Course Materials,  CRF TAG and Tanks, Air or Nitrox & Weights.

 

Coral Restoration Day (for Certified Coral Restoration Divers)

Duration: 1 day
Coral Restoration Day – You will go on 2 guided dives and assist the CRF Staff at the nurseries or restoration sites. Your tasks for that day will depend on the work that needs to be carried out at that time. This can include maintenance, cleaning, removing predators, conducting surveys, collecting data and restoring reefs.

Prerequisite: Must be trained and certified as PADI Coral Restoration Diver.

Price: $80
Includes: Tanks, Air or Nitrox & Weights.

 

Coral Restoration Week package for Certified PADI Coral Restoration Divers

Come and dive with us to help the Coral Restoration Foundation by taking part in our 6 Days Restoration program, during the 12 guided/supervised dives assisting the CRF staff in the nurseries or restoration site activities. Your tasks for each dive will depend on the work that needs to be carried out at that time. This can include cleaning, removing predators, conducting surveys, collecting data and restoring reefs.

Prerequisite: Must be trained and certified as PADI Coral Restoration Diver.

Price: $400
Includes: Tanks, Air or Nitrox & Weights

 

Ready to book your Buddy Dive trip and learn Coral Restoration?  Click here