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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort/Cas Thomas in
Bonaire/Shore dives west coast

Buddy Dive Resort/Cas Thomas, Aug, 2013,

by Jamie Barber, GA, USA ( 1 report). Report 7323.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Bonaire is the quintessential shore diving mecca, suitable for relative beginners and experts alike. This was our 6th trip to the island and will certainly not be our last. Reef health seems to be slowly degrading since we started coming here 12 years ago but it is still good compared to many places. We did not see many lionfish on this trip as compared to previous trips. Fantastic accommodations in a private villa/beach. Great restaurants and friendly people. Crime is around but not as scary as many make it out to be.
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   Cas Thomas

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving East coast USA, Jamaica, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-70 Ft/ 18-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive orientation and self-monitored check out dive. Shore dives were done independently.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Several shops on the island exist that specialize is supporting virtually all needs of underwater photographers.
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