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GSTA Advanced Scuba 2018

Bonaire Here We Come!! (Again)

This year our already Open Water certified divers will have the opportunity to earn NAUI Advanced certification and their Nitrox certification in Bonaire.We will be staying at Captain Don’s Resort! When we are not diving we will be windsurfing, visiting the Donkey Sanctuary, playing beach volleyball, heading into Gio’s for some gelato and much more.This trip is open to already Open Water certified divers!!! Grab your sunscreen, your passport, and your sense of adventure!





Saturday, June 30th (Day 0)
Arrivals begin at 2:02 pm (Group A)

Sunday, July 1st (Day 1)
Arrivals begin at 2:02 pm (Group B)

Monday, July 2nd (Day 2)
brief with Roger (8:30), Fam Dive & gear check,
AOW Training
Supper (5:30 – 7:30)

Tuesday, July 3rd (Day 3)
AOW Training
AOW Shore dive
Supper (5:30 – 7:30)
AOW night dive

Wednesday, July 4th (Day 4)
Klein Bonaire Boat Dive
Supper (5:30 – 7:30)
Ice cream

Thursday, July 5th (Day 5)
Helma Hooker – Boat Dive
Salt Slick – Shore Dive
Supper (5:30 – 7:30)
Team Competion

Friday, July 6th(Day 6)
Leave at 9:15
Donkey Santuary
Tour Bonaire
Awards ceremony

Saturday, July 7th (Day 7)
Pack up!!
Departures start at 2:02pm

  • Must be Open Water Certified
  • Must be United States Special Operations Command Gold Star Youth
  • Minimum age for children: 12
  • Maximum age for youth: 18
  • All youth must be physically capable and medically qualified. This adventure has a challenge rating of 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most challenging. All diving will be taught and supervised by qualified professional instructors.

SCUBA Diving

Is Scuba diving safe?

Like any adventure sport, there are potential hazards. All of our diving instructors are qualified and current and our staff ensure that all industry safety guidelines are strictly adhered to.

Is it hard to learn?

Scuba diving is fun and easy to learn. It’s probably easier than you imagine — especially if you’re already comfortable in the water. Our entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development, fundamentals and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill. Our advanced course builds on the skills learned in the Adventure Open Water Scuba Camp.

I have had asthma and/or ear problems in the past. Can I still dive?

Unfortunately, there are certain medical issues such as asthma and ear problems that can be problematic to diving. We are not medical experts, so it is difficult to give a definite answer to this question. Prior to participation in our open water diving course, a diving medical form that must be signed by a doctor. The bottom line is “safety first.”

Does a parent have to attend our Adventure Diving Camps with their child?

No, parents do not attend the dive adventures.

Can a waiver be granted if the teen is not yet 12?

Although 10 years old is an acceptable age by industry standards, Gold Star Teen Adventures will only conduct training with youth 12 years of age and older.