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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in

Buddy Dive Resort: "Still good diving in the Caribbean", Nov, 2014,

by Gary & Robin Schiendelman, PA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7996.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos Island, Galapagos, Socorro, Red Sea, South Africa, Maldives, PNG, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Florida, New Jersey, Bahamas, TCI, Caymans, Curacao, St Lucia, Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet depth, 60 mins max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Small rinse buckets on boats. Way too small if you had 3 or more people on board ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Direct flight from Newark made getting there easy although United charges for every bag so we paid $180 extra (r/t) in fees. Overhead bin space was packed and many had to check their carryon roller bags.
There were about 60 people on the same flight all going to Buddy Dive and they did a pretty good job of moving all of us with our luggage and checking us in and out. They have all of their check in forms (for both the diving and the resort) on line that you can fill out, print and take with you which makes all of this a lot easier.

We had a one bedroom apartment with a recently renovated kitchen and bathroom. It was spartan but very comfortable. We were on the second floor which had a nice balcony with plenty of room to hang wet stuff.
There was good water pressure and an adequate supply of hot water.

Everyone was forced to go through an overly long orientation at 9 am on the morning after arrival. At least 15 minutes was a sales pitch by the photo pro on site. After that, you must do a shore dive at the resort and then you are free to sign up for boat dives or ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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