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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by George Wilkens, CO, USA
Report Number 1117
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Key Largo, FL. Majuro, Marshal Islands. Cape Hattaras, NC. North Kohala,
Big Island, Hawaii. Niihau, Hawaii. Kauai, Hawaii. Oahu, Hawaii.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Required check-out dive.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The Bad: Dutch Caribbean Airlines (DCA) was terrible and cost us a day and
a half of diving due to passenger delays and even longer luggage delays.
Outbound, we were flying Miami to Curacao to Bonaire, all on a Saturday.
The Miami to Curacao flight was delayed so much, that we were forced to
spend Saturday night in Curacao. The 10 minute flight from Curacao to
Bonaire was supposed to leave Sunday morning, but was delayed so much that
we did not arrive in Bonaire until 8:30pm Sunday night. Additionally, our
luggage (with all of our dive gear) was still on Bonaire and was not
delivered to us until late Monday morning. Thus we lost diving for all of
Sunday and half of Monday. The final insult was on our return flight. We
had 5 hours to make a connecting flight in Miami, but DCA was so delayed on
Bonaire that we missed our connecting flight, we had to spend the night in
Miami, and arrived home a day late. Avoid DCA at all costs.

The Good: Buddy Dive Resort was great and the diving on Bonaire was great.
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