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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort, Jun, 2003,

by George Wilkens, CO, USA . Report 1117.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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