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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "Good Resort, Shame about the Dive Operation", Feb, 2018,

by Mr Brent Woods, ON, CA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10155 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Ontario, Quebec, Cuba, Roatan, Red Sea, Little Cayman, St. Eustatius, Saba, Bonaire, Jamaica, Pohnpei, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Cozumel, Kosrae, Bahamas
Closest Airport Kralendyjk Getting There Direct flight now available from Toronto

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas surge
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Rinse tanks on boat and docks. Charging etcetera had to be done in your room ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I traveled to Bonaire as part of a dive shop group. Our package included airfare, airport transfers on Bonaire, accommodation, buffet breakfast, 6 boat dive, dive truck and unlimited shore diving.

The airport transfers, check in and dive truck rental all were as efficient as I have seen anywhere. The front office staff always responded cheerfully to my modest requests. The room was clean and everything worked.

The dive truck was of the quality expected for Bonaire.

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Subscriber's Comments

By Alice Ribbens in MN, US at Mar 07, 2018 15:43 EST  
I went to Buddy Dive in 2015. Our group also had some prepaid boat dives, but the DMs were so obnoxious on the boat that we only did part of the boat dives we'd paid for and just went shore diving on our own the rest of the time. In my opinion, that's the way to do Bonaire. I would go back to Buddy Dive, but would not bother to sign up for boat diving.
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