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Dive Review of Buddy Dive/Lion's Dive in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive/Lion's Dive, Jan, 2003,

by Debbie Anderson, CA, USA . Report 344.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Channel Islands, San Diego, Sea of Cortez. Fla keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions The D.M. would suggest a depth and tell you at what depth he would be. Need to stay in general area with D.M. and appox 60 min dive time. Not a problem and plenty of room to spread out.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We stayed at Lion's and the room was good. Full kitchen. Cleaned daily and nice balcony/view. Regency rooms are better than the Royal apts.The food for dinner in resort resturant was some of the best we had while on the island. Kirk does a great job and the place gets busy. We used the kitchen in the condo for b-fast and lunch.

We opted for Buddy Dive due to the better looking boat with more shade.One of our party has a bad back and the crew went out of their way to help her in and out of the water. Pleasant group to dive with. Great night diving off of Buddy's dock. Did the town pier night dive as a private tour. You should do this dive with no more than 4 other people and it's worth the extra $. Coral and sponges recovering nicely after Lenny. Saw many Seahorses.

The trip over all was great with no problem except for a jelly fish sting and a minor run in with some fire coral at Alice in Wonderland.
Planning our return trip already.
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