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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "Diving Disappointment", May, 2019,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 56 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 10953 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My buddy wanted to attend a Lightroom course being taught by Erin Quigley at Buddy Dive in Bonaire and talked me into going along. Iím glad I did. Erin is a great teacher and I really learned a lot about Lightroom, even though I have been using it for years. I would highly recommend Erin if you want to learn Lightroom.

As to Buddy Dive, there were pluses and minuses. On the plus side it was relatively inexpensive, the room we shared had plenty of space and was comfortable, and the food, especially for a large resort, was good. On the minus side the administration left a lot to be desired. They sent out liability forms etc. before we went, which I dutifully filled out ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Bonaire (BON) Getting There It's now pretty easy. I flew to Miami and American has a direct flight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 77-77°F / 25-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour maximum time limit, no matter how much you had left in your tank. I really don't know about the profile as we all stayed shallow, nobody tried to push the envelope.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 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 No camera room, only a small rinse tank on the boat, a relatively small rinse ta ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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