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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "Great diving no big animals", Aug, 2021,

by Larry R Douglas, MO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 11663.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Great viz , warm blue water . lots of small fish many schools of small fish . no large fish or sharks , lots of Tarpon on night dives . Only saw 2 turtles small ones at Salt Pier. No large fish some lion fish but not in abundance as you would expect with diving just coming back . Dive crew stated the Lion fish have gone deep . Food at resort was good but service at Island Speed slow and infrequent . Boat crews great but no camera table on boats, or camera tank or mask tank . Only water on board from cooler with paper cups All enjoyed dives but most of us were unable to travel in 2020 Had one day of solid rain and cloudy day after . So much rain that day and night our room leaked and had to put towels at doors and windows where wind pushed water in . Second trip of mine to Bonaire still good diving but would have rather gone to Cayman Islands but trips there canceled due to Covid
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified] Cozumel , Cayman Brac, Little Cayman Roatan , Bonaire , Florida Keys , Pensacola, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Red Sea. Philippines Reef and Wreck diving
Closest Airport St.Louis Getting There St.Louis to Atlanta ,Atlanta to Bonaire Delta Airlines No issues

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay above 100 ft Divemaster led went out around 70 to 80 feet turned dive at 1/2 hour trip back at 40 to 50 ft only 60 min dives you could wander a bit but return to boat scheduled for 1 hour No
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 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]No camera table on boats no camera tank on boats Crew would hand out and recover cameras at back of boat at least.
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