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Buddy Dive

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We booked a 3 bedroom, 3 bath apartment for my daughter's birthday trip. Her friend from the UK joined us and we were all pleased. The diving is wonderful on Bonaire! The boat dives are terrific, although you ned to make sure you are really diligent with your check dive as they bring no extra equipment or weights. The dive...

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KC
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Roads inside resort/parking lots are terrible (please no excuses because they were that way in '12 too), and upkeep of facilities is lacking. The place is becoming rundown. But biggest NO-NO was the fact that animal feces sat on pool deck near water the entire time we were guests. Resort personnel walked past it, completely ignoring it. Completely unacceptable and...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Got back this weekend first experience in Bonaire. I can honestly say the Dive Operation is upscale and ALWAYS ready to help. We brought our own equipment and ran into a few minor repairs in which Dive Buddy was there! We stayed in a second story apartment, it was hot in the afternoon there is only one air conditioner and...

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I was looking for a locale to dive in the Caribbean where my dive companion and I would not be constantly stuck in a group of noobs "inch worming" across the reef with a dive master pointing out blue tangs. Buddy Dive exceeded my expectations on almost all fronts. In six days I completed 27 dives from: dawn/dusk/night dives, a...

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Denver
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Returned yesterday from a week with my wife and two children at Buddy Dive. My wife and I are enthusiastic divers, which drove our decision to stay here. As well, our daughter completed her OW referral and our son took the PADI Bubblemakers class with Buddy Dive on this trip. Tripadvisor already contains a number of detailed reviews for this...

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1Thank Will N
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Just returned from a week of diving, the second such adventure (last in September 2012) with Buddy Dive Resort. Here's a long and detailed review but, I hope, organized! -1- Diving As always, the dive operation is efficient and well organized. Two access points, the dock and the 'drive thru' have air and nitrox. This year nitrox testers ashore and...

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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The only thing that annoyed me was having to wait around until 3pm ( the plane arrived at 5am) for the room to be ready. They did not offer to stash our bags, etc. That would have helped a lot.The room was a nice size. the hvac worked well though it was only in the bedroom. The mattress was good...

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Secane, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 September 2013

stayed 8/10-8/17 on our 1st scuba trip. The 1st night the a/c unit in the bedroom froze and dripped water all over the floor. I told the front desk and they got it repaired right away. just needed more Freon. they gave us a coupon for a free dinner.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 September 2013

First, I will admit to being a non diver so am reviewing the resort from the surface. I know their dive shop is popular and may be run differently, but most of the rest of the place needs a serious attitude adjustment. The front desk staff were nice most of the time, especially at check out time when tip envelopes...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This resort is perfect for those that want to dive Bonaire. The dive shop, rental kiosk, and boats are well staffed and equipped. The rental trucks are functional (ours had A/C). The rooms are large, clean, and well equipped/maintained, though not luxurious. However, since Bonaire is really only for diving and windsurfing, you can't ask for more. The cost of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $221 - $261 (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
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“Try to stay near the waterfront. It's beautiful and also far away from the air compressors in the back of the property.”
Gotta_Gallivant, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask to stay on the old Lions Den side...if the employees stop parking next to the building you can park close with your gear..”
99cliftond, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be close to the pool”
kevinaO4677BS, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a king bed, ask for exterminators to spray for misquitos.”
hollyh606, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“1st floor, unless you like to haul gear up and down stairs.”
evelync942, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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