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Buddy Dive Resort launches the Murphyn Henar Foundation


One year after the passing away of popular Buddy Dive Resort Divemaster Murphyn Henar, the resort has proudly launched the Murphyn Henar Foundation.

Murph, as he was known to most, died on 26 November 2019, as we reported at the time. Murph worked for Buddy Dive Resort as a Divemaster from 1993 until his passing in 2019. He was well known by guests and Bonaire locals for his ever-bright mood, his endless patience, and great knowledge of diving on Bonaire. He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he met.

To honour Murphyn and his dedication to diving, the team at Buddy Dive Resort have created the Murphyn Henar Foundation. The mission of this foundation is to give young adults from Bonaire the opportunity to learn to dive and continue their training to become professional Divemasters.

A Buddy Dive Resort statement said: “By training these young people, who do not have the funds to do so themselves, we want to create a future for them in the diving industry.

“Murph’s love for diving and his extraordinary talent for teaching people everything about working as a dive professional on Bonaire is represented in this foundation. By providing this continuous scuba education and training to the underprivileged on Bonaire, we will increase their chances of employment in the future, allowing them the opportunity to provide for themselves.”

For more information and to find out how you can donate and support the foundation, visit: Murphyn Henar Foundation

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