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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Gary & Robin Schiendelman, PA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Still good diving in the Caribbean"
Report Number 7996
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Cocos Island, Galapagos, Socorro, Red Sea, South Africa, Maldives, PNG,
Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Florida, New Jersey, Bahamas, TCI, Caymans,
Curacao, St Lucia, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 feet depth, 60 mins max   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Small rinse buckets on boats. Way too small if you had 3 or more people on
board ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Value for $$
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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
Direct flight from Newark made getting there easy although United charges
for every bag so we paid $180 extra (r/t) in fees. Overhead bin space was
packed and many had to check their carryon roller bags.
There were about 60 people on the same flight all going to Buddy Dive and
they did a pretty good job of moving all of us with our luggage and
checking us in and out. They have all of their check in forms (for both the
diving and the resort) on line that you can fill out, print and take with
you which makes all of this a lot easier. 

We had a one bedroom apartment with a recently renovated kitchen and
bathroom. It was spartan but very comfortable. We were on the second floor
which had a nice balcony with plenty of room to hang wet stuff. 
There was good water pressure and an adequate supply of hot water.

Everyone was forced to go through an overly long orientation at 9 am on the
morning after arrival. At least 15 minutes was a sales pitch by the photo
pro on site. After that, you must do a shore dive at the resort and then
you are free to sign up for boat dives or  ...
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