On an Island famous for shore diving, why do you specialize in boat diving? Quite simply, throughout our careers, boats have been our specialty. We love being out on the water as much as we love being underneath it and we love the social aspect of meeting people on a boat you just don't get from shore diving; but first and foremost we believe that boat diving places far less stress and impact on the reefs (and the divers) than shore diving. Not all dive sites on Bonaire (and none on Klein Bonaire) can be dived from shore, but almost all can be dived by boat, and we love to explore!
Can I purchase my Marine Park Tag and do my check out dive with you? Absolutely! STINAPA require every diver coming to Bonaire to purchase a marine park tag ($45 for divers, $25 for snorkelers - payable in cash only). We have the Marine Park Tags available for sale and we are also able to complete your required check out dive straight from the boat where a guide will always be in the water with you.
When is the Best Time to Dive? Honestly the diving is great all year round! December Through May is high season and we encourage you to book in advance.
What Is the Average Water Temperature? The water temperature is an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit/ 27 degrees Celsius all year round. In the winter a little cooler, the end of the summer a little warmer.
What is the Best Site? This is subjective, and every dive site is wonderful. You just never know what you may see today!
Do I have to be Dive Certified to dive with you? Yes, we require all the divers on our boat have a current certification.
My husband Dives but I only snorkel, is it possible to come on the boat? No Problem! We understand that not everyone wishes to dive and are happy to accommodate you also; please ask for details. We can arrange a guide for you if you require.
We have a child, can they snorkel whilst we dive? Yes this is possible, however we require a child 12 and under without parental supervision to have a guide. We can arrange this for you; please ask for details.
I want to depart later than 8:30am or Earlier than 1:30pm is this possible? This may be possible dependent upon other divers booked. Please let us know what you'd like and we will do our best to accommodate.
Can I Do a Scuba Course with you? We can arrange private dive courses for you. Please ask for details.
Do you rent tanks? All of our dive pricing includes tanks (and a guide), just let us know your preference of Air or Nitrox. We currently do not rent our tanks; however we work alongside other operators who do, and are happy to make recommendations based upon your requirements.
I need to rent equipment! No problem, we can arrange this for you. Please ask for details.
Do you have Accommodation? We do not have our own accommodation. There are many excellent options on Bonaire and we are happy to make recommendations based on your requirements.
I'm coming in for one day on a Cruise Ship, can I dive with you? Absolutely! As long as you are a certified diver, we offer 2 tank morning dive options. For those arriving on a cruise ship we offer a complimentary pick up at the cruise ship pier and take you to the marina where you will join Sea Donkey. Please note you will need to buy your STINAPA pass in cash onboard ($10 pp) and your first dive will be your required check out dive. Please ask for details.
Private Boat Handling Lessons Sea Donkey Diving offer private tuition on basic power boat handling and maintenance. Lessons are custom designed around you and your own boat. One of our Captain's will meet you to determine your knowledge level, boat type and what you would like to learn. A maximum of 4 per class. Please email us with your requirements and to set up your free consultation.
I love your Logo, do you sell T.Shirts? We certainly do! T.shirts are available in both Men's or women's cuts in either Blue or Grey. We also have navy embroidered caps. If there is a certain size you would like to reserve, please let us know and we'll make sure it's on the boat.