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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "Great shore diving in Bonaire", Aug, 2015,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8339 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Belize, Honduras, GBR, Palau, Maldives, Indonesia, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Caymans, British Columbia, Hawaii, Monterey, Key Largo
Closest Airport BON Getting There Delta through ATL
United through Houston or Newark

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions For shore diving, you could dive your own profile. Boat diving: max depth 100 ft and they wanted you to end your dive after 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We stayed at Buddy Dive as part of a REEF group of 20+ divers. We had a package that included our condo, a rental car (pickup truck with tank racks), 6 boat dives, breakfast every day (unlimited buffet, including omelette station), free Nitrox, and unlimited tank fills for shore diving. Buddy Dive has two restaurants: Blennies is more casual bar food and Ingridients is more upscale. Both restaurants have good food, but the service is a little hit or miss.

The rooms are modest, studios or 1-3 bedroom units with limited air conditioning. Each unit included a small kitchen with basic pots, dishes and utensils. The rooms were cleaned daily with new towels as needed. We did find a grocery store and cooked a few meals, but it was a little comical given the limited utensils and pots and pans provided (no can opener, only 1 knife, etc.).

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