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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in

Buddy Dive Resort, Feb, 2002,

by Ron Larkin, IL, USA . Report 173.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Good for beginners but currents and wind-driven surge made shore entry and exit an unexpected challenge even for the physically fit. Boat dives included in the week package helped in this respect.
A few large reef fish at the dive sites are in the habit of accompanying divers, presumably to grab fish flushed by humans, especially at night. Aside from these, few sea creatures were seen that were large enough to look good on a dinner plate. Locals fishing from small boats off the reefs confirmed the reason for that.
Turtle slide show was superb. Friends left items in locked vehicle and had them stolen, explaining broken glass on the ground at every dive site parking lot. Excellent basic vehicle rental included in the package. Birding not bad but desert habitat impacted by feral goats grazing in many places. Signs of hurricaine damage still quite visible and NE dive sites not recommended because of damage. E side of the island not diveable in Feb. Zeezicht was the best restaurant we found. Supermarket well-equipped but few or now small quantities--we wished we had brought small amounts of items one cannot finish in 1 week such as detergent and spices.
Beginners found the night dive at Town Pier claustrophobic but colors of sponges etc. wonderful.
Buddy's staff very helpful but did not know how to say "I don't know" when asked a tough question.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Exumas, Roatan, Red Sea, Inland Sea, Little Cayman, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-0°F / 26--18°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions dive your own profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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