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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort/buddy dive in

Buddy Dive Resort/buddy dive: "13th trip to BONAIRE since '86. My go to dive place, period.", Jul, 2016,

by eric neumann, NC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9360.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I first dived Bonaire in 87. The ease of the boat diving, and shore diving was superb. As a new diver. Bonaire played a huge part in my early addiction to our sport.July of 2016 was my 13th trip to Bonaire. I have stayed at Flamingo zbeach, Sand Dollar,Lions Dive, Cpt. Don's. BUT, for the past decade or more, we have been wuth BUDDY, perhaps 8 trips. They make the dive experience so positive. even when they are full. Our first week, though, kids csmp was there, and it was a bit of a zoo, little room to gear up. AVOID booking kids trip week, for adult divers. Even so, we toss our gear in the pickup, and cherry pick sites up and diwn the island. NO OTHER island offers this freedom! We only did 2 boat dives all 2 weeks! The digital photo shop is so helpful, with old pals John Wall and Susie Schmidt! All in all as I said in my dive travel cd, if I had to choose one island to dive fir the rest of my life: it would be BONAIRE/BUDDY DIVE, hands down. NOTE: I am 64.My son got certified here when he was 10. For older divers and kids, the EASE of diving is unmatched in BONAIRE.I can say this after 41 trips over 33 years.
Websites Buddy Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Bahamas, virgins, honduras, turks, keys, saba, belize, etc.
Closest Airport flamingo Getting There delta..ILM...ATL...BONAIRE...perfect

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 65-85 Ft/ 20-26 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100...fine for us.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]the figital shop helped us through a few disasters with our new camera...John Wall is the man!
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