Sand Dollar Overview

Dining Facilities & The Green Parrot Restaurant

Rooms & Amenities

Special Packages

Bonaire Accommodations Page


Diving & Snorkeling

Sand Dollar Dive and Photo, the resort's top-flight dive shop and PADI 5-star IDC training facility, offers a multitude of activities and courses suitable for novices as well as experienced divers. Its multi-lingual staff is very well trained and enormously knowledgeable about Bonaire's remarkable dive spots. The facility is designed for convenience, with a fully-stocked retail and rental shop, a well-organized dockside gear storage room, several large rinse tanks, and an attractive classroom right on the shore. Sand Dollar's custom-designed dive boats offer four departures every day--8:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., although for safety reasons guests are limited to one morning and one afternoon dive per day. A diving orientation, including an orientation dive on nearby Bari Reef, is provided for all new arrivals, and a complimentary snorkel field trip, lead by the Sand Dollar's underwater naturalist, is offered twice a week. Sand Dollar Dive and Photo is fully-stocked with diving and snorkeling equipment for purchase or rental, as well as such necessities as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and gift items.

An especially appealing feature of the Sand Dollar dive facilities is its high-quality photo shop. Courses in underwater photography and videography are available, and the shop provides daily slide and print processing.  A full line of photo and video equipment are available for rent. On Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, the staff presents slide shows that make even the most reluctant first-timer eager to explore the island's dazzling reefs


Dive Rates and Courses

Diving Rates

Six Days unlimited use of tank and air $90.00
w/ Six Boat Dives $190.00
Six days unlimited boat dives, tank and air
(includes night boat dive)
Skin Diver Certification $320.00
30 Air Fills (own tank) $90.00
Boat Dive (Not including tank) $20.00
Full Tank $8.00
Air Fill (Own tank) $4.00

Tank rental includes use of weights, weight belt, and back pack. Dive packages are for any six diving days -- not necessarily consecutive. Dive packages and air will be sold only to certified divers. Dive packages are non-transferable and non- refundable. The unlimited boat dive package includes maximum of 12 boat dives. No more than one a.m. and one p.m. boat dive daily. Orientation and shore dive for arriving divers is at 9:30 a.m. 10% service charge.

Equipment Rental Rates

Please add 6% sales tax to all rental prices.
(per day unless otherwise noted):

Regulator (complete set) $8.00
Bouyancy jacket (BC) $7.00
Octopus $5.00
Scuba Pack (regulator and BC) $14.00
Six Day Scuba Pack (BC) $70.00
Gauge console (pressure, depth) $5.00
Compass $3.00
Mask & Snorkel $5.50
Prescription mask $6.50
Fins $3.00
Snorkel pack (mask, snorkel, fins) $7.50
Six-Day Snorkel Pack $38.00
Dive Skin $6.00
Wet Suit $6.00


Scuba Diving Course Rates

NEW! - Introduction to Fish Watching $120.00
Discover Scuba Diving $90.00
Additional Discovery Dives $45.00
Skin Diver Certification $320.00
PADI International Open Water or Junior Open Water Certification $70.00
Open Water Referral Training $160.00
Scuba Review Course $80.00
PADI Advanced Open Water or Jr. Advanced Certification $200.00
Individual Dives towards Advanced or Jr. Advanced Certification $40.00
Advanced Plus or Jr. Advanced Plus*
PADI Rescue Diver Certification 240.00
PADI Medic First Aid $70.00
PADI Divemaster Certification $600.00
PADI Specialty Certification Courses $30.00-$200.00
* price varies according to entry certifications.
10% service charge.

fish.jpg (17474 bytes)

Experienced diver courses, NAUI certifications, and professional PADI Instructor Courses are available upon request:
-PADI Instructor Development Course
-PADI Medic First Aid Instructor
-PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
-PADI IDC Staff Instructor
-PADI Instructor Orientation Course


Sand Dollar Overview | Dining Facilities & The Green Parrot Restaurant Rooms and Amenities | Special Packages | Bonaire Accommodations Page | Bonaire Diving Page

Sand Dollar Reservations
P.O. Box 3253
Longwood, FL 32779
(800) 288-4773 or (407) 774-9292; fax (407) 774-9322

Sand Dollar Condominium Resort
P.O. Box 262
Netherlands Antilles
(011) 599-7-8738; fax (011) 599-7-8760
Sand Dollar Dive and Photo(011) 599-7-5252

Copyright (c) 1995-1996 interKnowledge Corp. All rights reserved.