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Diving operation well run..Had roaches in our 1st floor apartment Had to spray every day because I cannot stand them and thought my wife and I were going to die from the fumes..Front desk gave us spray and told us not to breath it in!!...More
This is my third trip to Buddy's. If you like to scuba dive - then this is diver's paradise. The reefs around Bonaire and Klein are simply magnificent and Buddy's enables you to explore the underwater world from the shore or their fleet of boats....More
This was my second visit to Buddy Dive in 5 years...and nothing has changed. Still a solid 3 star resort, 5 star diving facility. If you are coming to dive, you will have a great time. I highly recommend a mix of boat and shore...More
This was my first time in Bonaire and Buddy Dive. Couldn't have asked for a better place. I loved the fact that everything was well organized from the Buddy Dive side. My room, 502, had sliding doors straight to the pool and right up from...More
We spent 2 weeks from 5/19 through 5/31 at Buddy Dive. It was our 4th visit over the last 3 years. We consider it our adult sports camp vacation. Accommodations keep getting better. Rooms are simple and I think designed for divers with their dive...More
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You can find everything from grocery stores to expensive restaurants. Buddy dive has a kitchen with cooktop microwave and standard size fridge. So you could cook your meals yourself and save a lot. Sorry for the delay. I... More
You can find everything from grocery stores to expensive restaurants. Buddy dive has a kitchen with cooktop microwave and standard size fridge. So you could cook your meals yourself and save a lot. Sorry for the delay. I just saw this.
I don't think Buddy Reef is designed to impress, it's just there for check-in dives and for the convenience of students getting certifications. I'm not sure anyone would actually recommend diving there for any other... More
I don't think Buddy Reef is designed to impress, it's just there for check-in dives and for the convenience of students getting certifications. I'm not sure anyone would actually recommend diving there for any other reason.
As a certified diver, it's always your responsibility to check tanks, analyze your nitrox, make sure its on, etc. Other places do it as a courtesy, but I would expect that an island (and especially a resort) that allows you to check out your own tanks for unaccompanied shore dives would also expect you to be willing and able to take responsibility for your own equipment and gear on the boat as much as on the shore.
The best boat dives were on the Northwest side of the island, in the general area of the Marine Park. I don't specifically remember which ones I found especially good, but some of the boat dive sites we dove on our visit were Country Garden, Small Wall, Captain Don's Reef, Monti's Divi, A Thousand Steps, Jeff Davis Memorial. I'm pretty sure that Jeff Davis Memorial was one of my favorites although I don't recall why. But I found most, if not all, of those boat dives much better than Salt Pie, Angel City and Atlantis.
We did have a couple guides that pointed out stuff in the water- if you stayed with them. A lot of our group spread out a good bit to see what they could find on their own (a few of our group were lionfish hunters) and didn't stick real close with the guides. I missed a few things that our guides pointed out because I was too busy looking for stuff with my partner. But I do remember Dani (possibly spelled wrong) because she pointed out a seahorse (the only one I saw on the this trip, and probably would have missed altogether if it wasn't for her) and some other small sea critters. Only because I stuck close and paid attention though- many of the rest of our group missed it.
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