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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort/Rental home in

Buddy Dive Resort/Rental home : "Super Diving for Scuba Sages", Oct, 2019,

by Judith Schanel, NC, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11317 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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 5 stars
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Comments Okay, so I will admit, I am over 60. I have done numerous cold and warm water dives, wreck and reef, deep and shallow. I have joined the ranks of scuba sages. I exercise regularly, including strength training, and I do this because I love to dive and donít want to stop. Even with my efforts I know I am not as strong as I was in my 30ís. What disappoints me is how many people I know that have given up diving, their passion, because they are too old. Bonaire is a dive destination that can satisfy all ages and levels of dive experience. This was our second trip to Bonaire and we have already booked our third one for next year. You cannot beat this location for easy shore diving. We especially enjoy the comfort afforded by renting a private home and a truck and getting away from the resorts. This is diving on your schedule- when you want, how you want, and with very few restrictions, almost anywhere you want.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving DE, VA, NC, FL, MD, SC, Bahamas, Belize, Truk, Yap
Closest Airport Flamingo International Getting There Flight options are limited for travel to Bonaire. We booked on Delta with a connection in Atlanta. It was definitely worth us paying to upgrade our seats for my husband who is over six feet tall. Make sure you book enough time in Atlanta to make your connecting flight. Airfare to Bonaire is pricey however the reasonable lodgings and diving easily offset the cost.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We appreciate all the efforts being made in Bonaire to protect the marine environment. All divers must receive a briefing before diving and complete a checkout dive on the house reef. Once that is complete you are good to go and dive when you want, where you want with very few limitations.
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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