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Harbour Village Beach Club

January 16, 2014 09:00 ET

Harbour Village Beach Club Dive Shop Awarded PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center Ranking

Resort's Onsite Great Adventures Bonaire Receives Coveted Designation From International Diving Instructors Association Recognizing Excellence in Scuba Certification Programs

BONAIRE, DUTCH ANTILLES--(Marketwired - Jan 16, 2014) - Great Adventures Bonaire, the onsite dive shop serving Harbour Village Beach Club, was recently named a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5 Star Instructor Development Center. The five-star designation is the organization's highest rating standard and only is awarded to dive operations displaying a proven commitment to top quality training and certification programs, comprehensive gear selection and scuba experiences, and active underwater environmental awareness efforts.

In addition to PADI professional-level scuba instructor certifications, Great Adventures Bonaire at Harbour Village offers dive instruction for all levels -- from beginners to advanced -- along with a new e-learning course for the theory portion of the scuba certification program so guests can maximize their time in the underwater paradise offshore once they arrive. Specialty certifications and youth programs such as SASY or Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (ages 5+), Bubble Maker (ages 8+), and dive instruction and certification program for 'tweens (ages 10+) also are offered, along with unique programs such as florescence night diving -- incorporating special UV lights to see the astounding array of florescent colors emitted by underwater animals and corals.

Harbour Village Beach Club's luxurious private villas are located just a few steps away from the beach and feature opulent décor and thoughtful details like secluded lanais and double hammocks. The resort is also home to the acclaimed La Balandra Restaurant and Bar, which gives the sensation of sailing into the Caribbean seascape with a dining deck located on a jetty extending out to sea, as well as The Spa at Harbour Village Beach Club.

In addition to diving, the resort's concierge can help guests craft the perfect itinerary of island adventures. Explore natural wonders such as Bonaire's famed solar salt beds and one of the world's largest pink flamingo nesting grounds, or catch a glimpse of the island's rare Bonairean Lora Parrot. Or relax at the resort, lounging at the seaside pool, dozing in a hammock on the beach or taking to the waves with our complimentary paddle boards and kayaks.

For more information on Bonaire and Harbour Village Beach Club, visit http://www.harbourvillage.com/ or call 1-800-424-0004 for inquiries on the resort's luxury diving packages.

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