When the weather gets bad, Hawaii is one of the last places on earth where you can go diving, according to Bonaire scubadivers.
The company, based in Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, sells diving instruction courses for the $300-$350 price of admission.
You learn the basics about diving, but the instructor also dives with his or her own scuba divers to learn to dive in their depth.
Bonaire scubs the cost of a dive course and only teaches a few techniques, but it still charges $3,500 a class, which includes gas, oxygen and a small dive mask.
I think that’s pretty good, said Bonaire co-founder and president Joe Turei.
There are more of us than there are of you, he said.
Bonaire is also the only company that offers a dive lesson online.
There are many more dive lessons available online than in a certified diving school.
You can go online and find them for a fee.
But for the scuba dive instructor who wants to learn the fundamentals of diving, the Bonaire Dive School in Honolulu is the only place to do it.
Bonairys instructors use an underwater simulator and a specially designed diving mask to teach beginners to dive, which means they don’t need to wear the mask at all.
A lot of the dive courses are a bit like a video game.
You go through the motions, you get to the spot and you do the dive, Tureia said.
You dive with a buddy or with a colleague, but there are no real instructors or divers on the island.
The instructor who teaches us to dive is a different person altogether.
It’s really exciting, and we can really learn from him and really understand what we’re doing, said Jon Richey, who has taught Bonaire dive lessons in Hawaii for two years.
I feel like he’s helping us develop, Tareia said, explaining how you learn to do a dive in depth.
You get into the water, you breathe in a little bit, and you come out with a great dive.
I’ve been teaching my students for about five years.
I feel like I’ve really helped them learn.
A Bonaire instructor’s mask is not a traditional dive mask because of the fact that it doesn’t have a lot of mask protection, said Tureii, who wears a mask at least four times a day, including when he’s at his desk, which is where he teaches classes.
Bonairys instructor, Joe Tarei, holds up a Bonaire diving mask.
Tarei said he believes the Bonairy instructor is teaching people to dive and to get the skills to go underwater.
Bonaires instructor, Joseph Tureio, holds a Bonairies diving mask during a demonstration.
A teacher shows how Bonaire’s instructors use a underwater simulator to teach their students how to dive.
The safety of your underwater environment depends on how you use it, and the only way to do that is to have a safety helmet, said Joe Toreio, who teaches Bonaire divers in Hawaii.
There’s really a lot going on in the water at Bonaire, so we have to keep it very safe.
I want to be able to get back to the water safely and have fun, said Joseph Toreios, who taught Bonairis instructors at Bonaires base in Hawaii and the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles.
But there are some lessons that are really safe, like using a buoyant surface and the ability to float, said Tom Bostick, who is a Bonaires underwater instructor.
We do a lot underwater safety.
I like to get into a dive and just do a couple of laps.
It gives you a chance to really explore and to really learn.