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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort/Buddy Dive in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort/Buddy Dive, Feb, 2012,

by T Murphy, DC, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7224.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Over the last two decades I've been visiting Bonaire, I've watched Buddy Dive evolve from a Motel 6 style resort to one of the finer settings on the island. The most significant change has been in the complete renovation of most of the apartments, including the addition of modern bathrooms and kitchens. In addition to its physical make over, I have the sense that the current management team goes all out in ensuring that the staff provide a wonderful, welcoming experience. It shows. In addition to upgraded accomodations, Buddy Dive has one of the best breakfast buffets I've experienced in the Caribbean, and a very good restaurant, with a fun bar. It also warrants mention how smoothly Buddy Dive transitions each Saturday with a fresh group of week-long divers, something many US-based hotels might learn from. Lastly, the one constant, the part of Buddy Dive that has made it so famous over the years, is the diving. It has one of the best house reefs you could ask for at a dive resort. The dive operation is very customer service oriented. And while I mostly shore dive when visiting Bonaire, the few boat dives I've taken at Buddy Dive were well run, and the instructors true professionals who know and love their island so well.
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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
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