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Dive Review of Buddy Dive Resort in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive Resort: "Should've Been Better!", Mar, 2017,

by Bruce J Levine, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9525 has 5 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Cozumel, Hawaii, BVI, Roatan, Bonaire, Cayman Little and Brac, Keys, Utilla, Tahiti,
Closest Airport Getting There Atlanta to Bonaire arrives around 2:30

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 100ft/60 mins
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 3 stars
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Comments My wife and I booked our trip to Buddy Dive through a group seminar. This group of 20 or so has travelled together to many dive resorts for many years. Our package included 3 meals/day and a pickup truck. We stay at nice quality resorts within the price range of Buddy Dive. Previous reports stated the resort dive area was "too crowded." That is an understatement. We arrived at the resort on a Saturday afternoon via a short ride on a school bus from the airport. When we arrived at the resort everyone checked in. We were checked in by Anabelle, the Front Desk Manger. She was very helpful and friendly. We were informed several days before arriving that we had a water view room, however, the room they had for us was facing the parking lot. She was able to change this to a room by the water and pool. The room was very average, old outdoor type plastic wicker furniture with stained cushions in the living area. Bent curtain rods and a cable wall outlet with no plate cover. The small kitchenette was fine. Sink, Refrigerator and countertop seemed newer. The Bathroom was fine, also newer, however the bedroom was pretty sparse and dated. The sliding glass door to the patio was terrible. The track and wheels barely worked. My wife could not safely open the door without fear of slicing her hand on the bare metal from the missing handl ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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