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Dive Review of Buddy Dive in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive, Jul, 2002,

by Fiona Rattray, ON, Canada . Report 78.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Roatan, St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River, Nassau, Florida, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, surge, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The staff at Buddy Dive and Resort were helpful and friendly. Thanks Heleen! Good selection of gear and true 24/7 diving available.
Great variety of non-dive activities offered through the dive shop: mangrove snorkel, kayaking, bicycling. We did only
shore diving, and used the drive-through fill station. All fills were 3100# except one at 2800#. We left the windows down on our Toyota Hilux,
and always returned to find our clothes, mini-first aid kit, coffe mugs, water, shoes just as we had left them, no matter what time of day or location we
dived at. Saw turtles, wahoo, tarpon, lots of baitfish, stingray, octopus, plus the usual tropical suspects in abundance. I expected to
notice more damage from Lenny than I did. Took a resort rebreather course from Walt at Rec Teck Scuba -thanks Walt. It was great - fish came right up to you since there are
minimal bubbles from the semi-closed rebreather. We ate at a lot of good restaurants - the restaurant association now publishes a
guide to restaurant hours and locations which is helpful. Minimal mosquitos at this time of year. Flew American from Toronto to Miami, Dutch Carribean (formerly ALM)
from Miami to Bonaire; minimal airport transfer hassles and our luggage arrived with us. This was a nice relaxing dive vacation.
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