Welcome to the world of Luis Fonseca, an exceptionally experienced freediving instructor with a profound connection to the underwater realm. With over 40 years of teaching underwater activities and freediving, Luis has dedicated his life to sharing his passion and expertise with others.

Luis possesses a unique quality that sets him apart – an extraordinary patience when it comes to helping individuals overcome their underwater phobias. He understands that diving beneath the surface is not just about exploring depths or competing with others; it is a transformative experience that allows us to immerse ourselves, weightless in the water, and embark on an inward journey.

For Luis, freediving is a gateway to being fully present in the moment, to connect with our inner space, and to commune with the underwater world in a state of free consciousness. It is a medium through which we dive into our own selves, expressing our essence while interacting with the magnificent beings that inhabit the water.

His approach to freediving encompasses more than just the technical aspects of line diving or competitions. It is an invitation to develop our aquatic skills, embrace relaxation and meditation, and forge a deep bond between our being and the aquatic environment. Freediving is not the ultimate goal for Luis; rather, it is a means through which we can connect with the water, rediscover our essence, and nurture our relationship with Mother Nature.

Throughout his courses, Luis incorporates a routine of relaxation and breathing exercises. By integrating the physical body, mind, spirit, and nature, he facilitates a holistic experience that goes beyond mere skill acquisition. His objective is to cultivate our aquatic capacity consciously, always with an awareness of the natural environment, and to guide us in exploring both the outer and inner worlds.

Luis Fonseca’s expertise extends beyond the classroom and into the captivating waters of Bonaire. As a specialist in freediving explorations, he leads thrilling drift freediving adventures along the scenic coast, showcasing the unparalleled beauty of the island’s underwater treasures.

Join Luis Fonseca on this extraordinary journey of self-discovery and connection. Embrace the depths, explore the currents, and discover a profound sense of harmony as you embark on a unique freediving experience guided by his wisdom and expertise.

Explore Bonaire underwater world with Bonaire Freediving School.  As a freediver you won’t need any uncomfortable gear, you are all the equipment you need. We go Freediving to connect with the water and with ourselves at the same time,  to become more mentally and physically aware of our bodies,  to safely push our limits, competing or just  freediving for ourselves… for fun, take underwater video & photos, and get rid of all the worries and stress of your daily life. When you take a course with Bonaire Freediving School, you become one with the ocean as you experience its silence and beauty

Humans have been freediving for thousands of years for numerous reasons, such as war, exploration, forage for food etc. In recent years, Freediving has become an amazing sport.  In Bonaire Freediving School NV, our mission is to educate on what it takes to freedive safely, providing education and tips on apnea, breathing techniques, fitness, stretching, meditation and nature.

Freediving is where meditation meets endurance. You must quiet the mind before entering a world that asks you not to breathe. But if you can clear that hurdle, then prepare to be amazed. Here, with Bonaire Freediving School you can swim alongside jacks, mantas and turtles, explore shipwrecks and find the limits of your inner strength.

Bonaire Freediving School will teach you on how to connect your body, mind, and spirit acquiring capabilities to make deeper and longer dives while interacting with amazing sea life on a single breath of air, developing the mammalian diving reflex to aid in conserving oxygen and restrict the flow of blood to the extremities.

For more than 40 years I have been dedicated to teaching, instructing and educating all those whom, as much as I do, have felt the passion that the sea and all of its creatures motivate. With this in mind my teachings all balance the technical aspects of freediving with connecting with the underwater world in a free state of mind, being present in the now. We in Bonaire Freediving School know that what we do brings happiness to many who trust us, but we are also well aware that if we do not do things right we risk them too. Fortunately in my 40+ years of expertise we have never had any such experiences, nor will we ever if it depends on us. We only certify our students when they succeed in their practical and theoretical exams and when we trust that they have become apt, sure and conscious freedivers. We take safety very seriously and therefore we only hire Instructors and/or certify assistants whom we feel we could entrust with the lives of our own children under the sea

Luis E. Fonseca

For Freediving education:

 Bonaire Freediving School:

67 Kaya Gobernador N Debrot. Suite #2

Harbour Village marina.

Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

 +5994167672 Instagram @Bonairefreediving facebook @BonaireFreedivingSchool


PADI Freediving Courses

If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.


AIDA Courses

You’ll relish the challenges of using only your physical abilities and mental discipline to reach the depths normally achieved only with the aid of scuba equipment. And since you are not dependent on any sophisticated technology, you can access dive locations not available for scuba divers, you’ll improve your long- distance swimming skills, surface diving techniques and learn the mental discipline that will allow you to extend your breath-hold time underwater for competition or for enjoying the underwater world with complete freedom . You’ll also learn the necessary skills of self-rescue and how to manage potentially dangerous water conditions and adventurous circumstances. Free Diving is physically challenging and may be enjoyed by those in excellent heath who are very comfortable in an aquatic environment.


Specialty Courses

For those already certified as freedivers we also offer several workshops and specialty courses to further complete their training.


Freediving trips

Freediving is a low-impact recreational sport that may be enjoyed by everyone. This program includes an excursion with freediving gear to some amazing underwater Saba sites. Our Guides will introduce and acquaint you to the area, activities and the underwater world. Your Excursion Includes: transportation.

Let the water
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More than Freediving courses

Freediving Training

Bonaire freediving School offers customized Training sessions for anyone interested in improving depths, breath-holds or technique


Private SCUBA

Do you want to SCUBA? Bonaire Diving School can take care of it Besides been an experienced Freediving Instructor, Luis is also a veteran multi agency SCUBA instructor and If you want to have a day off from Freediving but still be in the water, or if your friends and family rather carry tanks than hold their breath, you can book private SCUBA trip, a PADI course or an old school sport diving CMAS diving course, all at a convenient schedule for you. Bonaire Freediving School SCUBA service is designed for the discriminating individual who wants a no hassle, no stress, care free, just-come-and-enjoy the ultimate scuba diving dream vacation on an island paradise. Let Bonaire Freediving School pamper you.  For scuba divers, Bonaire is a superb destination in the Caribbean and elsewhere.  For those who haven’t discovered the magical underwater world yet but want to learn how to do that, Bonaire offers the best conditions to do so having warm seas, great culinary delights, a slow and easy way of life, and friendly people.  We are Freediving School with scuba diving service specializing in ONE ON ONE personalized guided scuba diving, and scuba instruction, geared to those people who exhibit a concern for the aquatic habitat and the conservation of our fragile environment. For certified divers, Bonaire Freediving School offers you, your very own personal dive leader, or your personal PADI scuba instructor in your continuing scuba diving education. We offers all PADI sanctioned recreational scuba diving courses ranging from Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver to Master Diver, and professional scuba diving courses such as Divemaster and all of course all levels of CMAS courses.  We keep our dive trips in very small groups so we can give our clients personalized attention. For those who want to learn how to scuba dive, we afford you one on one training and at a pace you are comfortable with.  If you are not sure if you want to take a full course, then we can take you on a half day Discover Scuba Diving Experience, where under the control and guidance of your personal instructor, we will introduce you to Bonaire’s magical underwater habitat…….an experience of a lifetime!  Although there is a minimum age limit to scuba dive, you are never to old to learn!  We teach “low impact” techniques and philosophies during every program and make every trip an educational experience. For snorkeling enthusiasts, Bonaire is the place to visit.  A quick snorkel out to the reef and enjoy our underwater wonderland with no restrictions other than your own personal limitations! Safety, customer satisfaction, care and comfort are our primary concerns and goals.  The biggest compliment you can give us is to recommend us to your family and friends! Bonaire is not only famous for its world class diving, it has many other different things to satisfy every taste.  From just lazying on the beach sipping cold refreshing drinks and eating delicious food, horseback riding, kite surfing wind surfing, hiking , just to name a few.  So……indulge yourself, and scuba dive with Bonaire Freediving School! Visit us at @BonaireFreedivingSchool BONAIRE FREEDIVING SCHOOL     +599 4167672   @Bonairefreediving


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67 Kaya Gobernador N Debrot.
Suite #2. Harbour Village Marina Premises.
Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Phone +599 416.7672

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