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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "Excellent", Jan, 2014,

by Courtenay Weldon, IN, US ( 1 report). Report 7832.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Fourth time to Bonaire - 2nd to Buddy. More fun with son-in-law who is a dive instructor (4-5 dives a day for him & our daughter). Coral is coming back, but way too much is dead. Mike thinks it is a bacteria that's killing the coral. He raises and sells coral, so I consider him an expert. On the Joannes Sunchi Kiss dive we watched a dive master and 2 students cleaning coral with brushes. I went on 9 dives (3 boat w/them) and they did 15 around the island. Food at Buddy's is good and there are many excellent restaurants in town. We picked up nibbles and wine in town. Town pier was closed so no frog fish to see. Many more cruise ships so you need to schedule trips in town unless you like to rub shoulders and elbows. We love to watch the wind surfers in Lac Bay. I could go there every year and not get bored. So many friendly people makes it more enjoyable.
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Ambergris Caye, Philippines, Indonesia, Florida, Martha's Vineyard, St. Lucia, Hawaii, Australia, Thailand, St. Croix, St. Johns, St. Thomas, Cozumel
Closest Airport Atlanta Getting There Delta from Atlanta - once a week

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 95' @ Hilma Hooker
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 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 [None]
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