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Dive Review of Buddy Dive in
Bonaire

Buddy Dive, Dec, 2005,

by Jody and Stan Ortman, IN, USA ( 2 reports). Report 2896.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Keys, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Our direct round trip flights from Indy to Bonaire and return were very comfortable. The departure was delayed 1 hour so we were late arriving. Buddy Dive did not have drivers there to greet us but paid for a cab to the resort with no hassle at all. We love the boat and shore diving in Bonaire. Buddy has an excellent set up for shore diving. However, the boat dive list filled up quite quickly and it was difficult to get on the boat dives. Night and dawn shore dives were interesting and fun. It seemed there were eels everywhere I looked (a little creepy). We dove nitrox all week and felt great. Breakfast was huge and delicious. We booked through Maduro Dive Travel and I would recommend that you go directly through Buddy Dive to book. Maduro promised ocean front with balcony but did not deliver. We were placed in a ground floor room with a view of bushes. The desk personnel at Buddy were efficient, friendly and kind and moved us to an excellent condo with a beautiful view. We were able to stay 5 of the 7 nights in the preferred accommodations. The price was the same for all 1 bedroom. Have stayed at Capt Dons, too and would return to both resorts.
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