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Dive Review of Buddy Dive in
Bonaire

December, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Jody and Stan Ortman, IN, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 2896
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Keys, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Our direct round trip flights from Indy to Bonaire and return were very
comfortable.  The departure was delayed 1 hour so we were late arriving. 
Buddy Dive did not have drivers there to greet us but paid for a cab to the
resort with no hassle at all.  We love the boat and shore diving in
Bonaire.  Buddy has an excellent set up for shore diving.  However, the
boat dive list filled up quite quickly and it was difficult to get on the
boat dives.  Night and dawn shore dives were interesting and fun.  It
seemed there were eels everywhere I looked (a little creepy).  We dove
nitrox all week and felt great.  Breakfast was huge and delicious.  We
booked through Maduro Dive Travel and I would recommend that you go
directly through Buddy Dive to book.  Maduro promised ocean front with
balcony but did not deliver.  We were placed in a ground floor room with a
view of bushes.  The desk personnel at Buddy were efficient, friendly and
kind and moved us to an excellent condo with a beautiful view.  We were
able to stay 5 of the 7 nights in the preferred accommodations.  The price
was the same for all 1 bedroom.  Have stayed at Capt Dons, too and would
return to both resorts. 
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