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Buddy Dive Resort

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Stopped over for a dive as part of a cruise excursion. Easy on and easy off from the cruise pier and Buddy Dice literally picks you up at the cruise pier and off you go - dice ready. We were delayed by some late gear issues but in the water 60ft deep amongst some of the best
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My husband and I are wrapping up our eight day stay at Buddy Dive Resort. We are novice divers and decided to immerse ourselves in diving for a week to get as many dives under our belt as possible. Between shore dives and boat dives we got 2-3 dives in per day and were quite
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Buddy Dive is an amazing dive resort. We had unlimited shore and boat dives. The staff is great and very helpful. There’s an amazing buffet breakfast every morning and two restaurants on the property. We’ll definitely be coming back to Bonaire and Buddy Dive!
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If your main purpose is diving in Bonaire and you want limited amenities for a good price then Buddy Dive fits the bill. Our package included a vehicle which enabled us to see most of Bonaire. Service in the casual restaurant was very slow, although the food was tasty.
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This is NOT a negative review on Buddy Dive...but I cannot find another way to bring to light the nature of the snorkeling here in Bonaire. Once you get in the water, snorkeling or shore diving, the environment is awesome. Lots of fish readily visible, beautiful reef, etc.
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The Two Bedroom Apartment at the Buddy Dive
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The Two Bedroom Apartment at the Buddy Dive
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The One Bedroom Apartment at the Buddy Dive
I wanted to answer my own question, after spending 8 days there. My studio as perfect for me. There is a little dining table for two in the kitchen, and another table for two outside on the patio. There was a window in the bedroom (I think it was #610?) the kitchen as not unusually tiny, and it had everything I needed to do some cooking and keep some good food ( go to the big Dannish supermarket, well worth the trip and lots of great produce, even organic foods!). They did not provide paper towels in the kitchen though, so I had to use their towels for a spill.... If you feel that you'd like to have a cough to hang out on, then you would need to rent the one or two bedroom units. I felt very safe, though I did keep my door locked to be careful. Had to rig a small towel in the window of the shower, for a curtain, as I realized that other rooms had windows from which someone could look in to mine, if I showered with the lights on! I met lots of very friendly people, no trouble finding buddies to dive with.
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I attended as a solo diver. I stayed close to the instructor for the 1st couple dives and then as I got to know more people that were there for the week, I dove with other groups.
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Does BD have a beach?
Although there isn't a typical sandy beach on the ocean shoreline, they do have a sandy area where lounge chairs are set up.
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We usually go all inclusive. How expensive is the food?
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.
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"We asked for main floor but got a second floor room - no choice was available."
"Book early, directly with the resort to secure a sea view. (The garden views aren’t bad but some are not as nice as others.)"
"We had a second story, three bedroom apartment but two of the bedrooms were on the third story which had a bit of ocean view."
"just ask for what you need during reservation. they do not have elevators"
"Most rooms seem to be acceptable"
US$169 - US$327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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