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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From beginner to expert diving could not be made more convenient!! Awesome dive staff. Top notch boats. Best food and simple nice rooms. It's all you need for a great trip. If you do the dive and drive trip you get the best of both worlds A truck to do any of the many shore dives and you can add... More 

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Key West, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly staff, great accommodations, superb diving. we stayed for two weeks and it was not quite enough. food is great especially on bbq nights! centrally located on the island to dive sites, air and nitrox right on site.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I started diving, the "resorts" we stayed at were mostly dives. :) Well, "resorts" have come a long way in the past 10-15 years. Buddy Dive offers clean rooms, with friendly and attentive staff that aim to please. They really do go out of their way to make their guests happy and comfortable. The only A/C in the rooms... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So when you first arrive it may seem a little.... less that expected. But they put their time and money where it really counts. And I don't mean to imply at all that it's run down, just some things are not quite as modern as you might expect at a resort. But this place focuses on diving and man do... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Comfy room, bed pillows, spacious living room, good wifi, tastey food, good prices, great dive shop/ facilities great diving. Bonaire is really beautiful, mountains up north, interesting topography, great weather, great diving. Buddy dive has several pools, great place to get kids certified. Great time here, what more can you ask for, can't wait to come back!

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

What an easy vacation for diving. We got a package that included room, breakfast, boat dives, shore dives, truck rental, and airport transfer. Truck Rental - totally worth it: We used the truck and did multiple shore dives around the island. Shore dives are clearly marked with a yellow rock at the road and some of the water entrances are... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our second time staying at Buddy Dive - another great experience. Our package included a great room, a very tasty breakfast every morning, and unlimited shore dives (they also offer packages with boat dives) with the use of a pickup truck all week. It was very reasonably priced. The staff was great, as were the facilities. We didn't love Blennies... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My first visit to Bonaire, so I can't compare it to the other resorts on the island, but my husband and I were very satisfied for the most part. The package includes a very nice breakfast, great for all your dive mates to meet/plan for the day. There is a big sense of diving freedom here, to drive with your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed there during the week of Hurricane Matthew. Everyone worked really hard to try to get the boat diving going and accommodate the divers who missed their boat dives. When I arrived there, I had no luggage for 48 hrs. Everyone was helpful and so nice. This is a first class diving place. Equipment, staff, and boat dives are... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great diving facilities - staff was friendly and the rooms were good. Some AC issues in the rooms while we were there, as well as having our truck broken into while we were diving - great diving and island, just ensure you leave nothing in your vehicles at the dive sites.

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Experience Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort. An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Buddy's is a resort where you can DIVE DIVE DIVE, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. At Buddy Dive, we're known for our casual atmosphere, personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver: comfortable boats, complete rental and retail center, exceptional staff, and a unique "Drive Thru" with a two-lane air/nitrox fill station. No matter which apartment you are staying in, you're never further than a giant stride away from our popular and lively house reef which is perfect for diving and snorkeling, day and night. ... more   less 

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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $231 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“ask for a room in the 600/700 buildings if you want to be a bit off the beaten path.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieM320, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All their rooms are great and most if not all have a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles kevinkK7102OF, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views but you have to climb stairs after long days of diving.”
 of 5 bubbles Amber5176, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It was great being on a lower level to avoid stairs.”
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