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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in

November, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by T Michael Garrison, Kansas, USA
Report Number 274
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Grand Turk, Cayman Brac, Roatan, Florida Keys, Bonaire, 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Upon arrival was anorientation program and orientation dive.  Aftr that you
were on your own for shore dives.  On the boat dives we were given a choice
of joining the dive master or diving our own profile.  This was a fantastic
dive operation with excellent crew.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
These were well developed reefs.  Each boat and the dock had separate
camera tanks. This was an excellent dive operation that supported
underwater photography.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Bonaire is an excellent dive site.  The reefs are very well developed and
don't have the open and sandy area that more northern locations experience.
 Buddy is exceptional in their dive operation.  Very good facilities, good
divemasters and crews, drive through facility very supportive of shore
diving, and a vehicle is provided with each room. Seahorses are a feature
here, we saw several.  Also smaller turtles and eels. This is small
creature diving, slugs, small shrimp, and some very beautiful reefs. If the
dive is dull the divemasters will liven it up with some fake creatures so
you have a memorable experience. The rooms are nice, clean, but maintenance
is marginal (A/C went out daily and would only be fixed for one day).  Food
is just OK so eat at Bonaires fantastic restaurants, do not buy a food
package as you will miss out on some great eating experiences.  We only
bought breakfast, ate all other meals out and they were really great.
Buddy's dive staff are really good, as well as giving us very good boat and
shore dives, they were able to recommend good diving on our own.  Bartender
TC was the best source for outstanding restaurants and Bonaire has some
really neat surprises.  Book your dive through their US operations in
Newton, Mass., and be sure you get what you order, they don't listen very
well.  Stay away from Dutch Caribbean Airline, the old ALM, they will lose
your luggage and they will not give you any service. It is a terrible
operation.  Fly directly into Bonaire if you can. I can't recommend Buddy
enough, their dive operation is outstanding, their dive masters are
outstanding, their boats are OK, their drive through is unique and very
helpful, they have full Nitrox capability, and they will give you a
memorable diving experience.
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