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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "THE DIVE THAT NEVER HAPPENED", Dec, 2018,

by ALEX VASILIU, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10807.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 6 WEEKS Before departing Los Angeles I called the BUDDY DIVE RESORT to book a 2 tank dive in Bonaire


I was told on the phone that the Bonaire goverment has issued instructions to all dive operations in Bonaire NOT TO BOOK DIVERS over 70 years of age

I am 80 years old and my age shows on the PADI card .


On the Crown Princes I tried to book a dive thru them but I was told the same thing so I went on a shore excursion


Returning to the ship 100 ft from the pier was this dive operator

called DIVE FRIENDS (info@ divefriendsbonaire.com )

I go insdie the store show them my PADI CARD and they tell me they would take me on a 2 tank dive right away. Unfortunatelly the return to ship time was too close

Maybe some of your members can tell me if they experienced the same age restrictions in BONAIRE with some of the dive operators there.

Next time in BONAIRE I would use DIVE FRIENDS and never bother to try anything else on the phone or on line


The dive conditions on that day were perfect sunny about 12 knts wind and water visibility from the deck of the cruise ship at about 50 ft
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving [BORA BORA , COZUMEL, HAWAII BIG ISLAND, MAUI , MOLOKINI , CATALINA CA, ARUBA .
Closest Airport Getting There I was on board the cruise ship CROWN PRINCESS

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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]
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Dec 31, 2018 07:12 EST  
Mmm, wonder if the requirement was for a completed medical questionnaire and medical exam. Egypt now requires the questionnaire and a completed form from a doctor after a recently medical exam if any of the questions were checked "yes".
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