In loving memory ofMurphyn Henar


The Murphyn Henar foundation was created in memory of Murphyn Henar, better known as Murph. In November 2019 we had to say goodbye to Murphyn Henar after he passed away. Murph has worked as a Divemaster at Buddy Dive Resort since 1993. Most of you might remember him as the one who always had the desire to train the younger staff members in the dive team. He looked after them as a father figure and taught them all he knew about diving and the waters of Bonaire. This foundation was brought to life, to honor his great spirit and memory.


The mission of the foundation is to honor Murphyn’s great spirit and memory by giving young adults on Bonaire the opportunity to learn to dive. By training these young people, who might not have the funds to do so themselves, we want to create a future for them in the diving industry.
To accomplish this mission we hope to join forces with other members of the dive industry on Bonaire. We hope more dive shops will become supporters of the Murphyn Henar Foundation by giving training in their facilities and carrying out the message of the foundation to its guests.


The vision of the Murphyn Henar Foundation is:

  • To give the opportunity of a better future to underprivileged youth of Bonaire
  • Give the youth of Bonaire career opportunities in the dive industry
  • To get at least two candidates per year to graduate as professional Divemasters
  • To select two candidates quarterly to start their dive training program

What can you do to help?

When donating to the Murphyn Henar Foundation you are helping to give Bonaire a better future. Your donation directly ensures education and a professional future for young adults on Bonaire, who will be able to provide for his or her family upon completion of this program. Having more local people involved with the diving industry of Bonaire, helps establish love and respect for the beautiful nature of Bonaire. It instills a deeper sense of pride for Bonaire and its natural resources, and the importance of the community’s involvement and responsibility to actively protect it. All of these values help and strengthen the vision of Bonaire to be and remain a Blue Destination.

Big or small, any amount you wish to donate is very much appreciated and will be used to help purchase student materials, provide instruction and begin the scuba diving journey from Zero to Hero for selected candidates.