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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "First trip to Bonaire - not disappointed", Nov, 2019,

by Phil Hamilton, MA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 11348.

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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 had avoided Bonaire for 2 reasons, my wife wasn't interested in diving there and since I fractured my heel a few years ago, I'm not comfortable walking over loose rocky terrain, let alone with scuba gear. So when a dive buddy who wanted to visit Bonaire to rack up some hours on his rebreather suggested I come along and he would carry my tanks to the water, it seemed an opportunity not to be missed.
The diving did not disappoint, in 20+ years of diving, these were the best reefs that I've seen in the Caribbean. Despite the ... 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 Galapagos, Indonesia, Maldives, Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, Roatan, Utilla, Belize, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cozumel, Australia, California, New England, Fla keys, Philipines
Closest Airport Flamingo International Airport Getting There American Airlines via Miami. Outbound no problem; however, inbound always leave plenty of time for a connection. It took me over 2 hours to clear immigration and customs, I had only about 20 minutes to spare before my connecting flight started to board.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
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 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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