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FOURTH CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION BONAIRE DIVE SHOP MEMBER

Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire is thrilled to announce the addition of Gooodive Bonaire to the Dive Shop Members.Gooodive Bonaire joins Eden Beach Resort, Harbour Village Beach Club, and Buddy Dive Resort as a partner and educational center for Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire.

Installed at the dive site Something Special, Gooodive’s nursery has five trees with the capacity to house a total of 500 corals, a combination of both staghorn and elkhorn corals. Gooodive will now take on the responsibility of maintaining their nursery, transplanting corals, and becoming a valuable partner in working toward Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire's mission to restore staghorn and elkhorn corals on the shallow water reefs of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. 

Dive Shop Members are paramount in Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire’s efforts to educate the public about the continuing efforts to preserve and restore Bonaire’s finest assets: its coral reefs. Gooodive will follow the example set by the other three partners, educating people about Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire’s restoration efforts and training recreational divers through the PADI distinctive specialty course. 

The nursery installation and Gooodive’s first year of membership were made possible thanks to the nature fund, “Natuurgelden BES”, allocated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs for the BES islands. In addition, funding is still available for one more dive shop to become a part of the Coral Restoration Foundation Dive Shop Members.

Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing affordable, effective strategies for restoring staghorn and elkhorn corals that act as critical habitats for marine wildlife. Founded in 2012, Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire is working to educate, inspire, and engage local volunteers and active citizens from around the world. To learn more about how to get involved or lend support, visit crfbonaire.org or email info@crfbonaire.org.