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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort, Aug, 2009,

by Bob & Pat Thompson, Pa, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4999.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Wakatobi, Malaysia, Cozumel, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes max.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our sixth trip to Bonaire with the last being 2006. We noticed a definite decline in the reef since our 2006 trip. There is more coral bleaching, and algae coats some of the beautiful purple tube sponges. One has to wonder what the $25 marine park fee is being used for. At this point, a hefty portion of it should be devoted to a sewer system for the most heavily populated area of the island, to stop the runoff which is contributing to the algae problem. There is much building and development going on, as well as more cruise ship traffic. If the authorities don't start paying more than lip service to reef conservation, the dive industry and all the income it provides could begin to decline.
The staff at Buddy Dive was as warm and welcoming as ever. A much-needed renovation of the condos has started, but is progressing very slowly. We liked being able to dive right off the dock at our leisure while honing our underwater photography skills. Overall, it was another very pleasurable trip.
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