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Buddy Dive

3.0 of 5 Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colorado Mountains
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a saying that you get what you pay for......sometimes. I am reluctant to say too many negative things because one seems to be a serial complainer when one does. However this is a budget operation at a higher price than is warranted catering to the less experienced traveler/ diver. So long as you are good diver and can... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great diving! All the air you want for shore or boat dive just pickup a tank and go. a truck was included in or stay ans they have a pickup station for air or Nitrox. They did run out of weights the second day so get them on day one and take them back to your room. My weights were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buddy Dive is a great resort for divers. The accommodations are nice and work well. The rooms have a living area and kitchen as well as the bedroom. The view from our room was directly over the water and was stunning. The resort caters to divers and it shows. You can dive right off the Buddy Dive dock, or you... More 

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Northport, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Bonaire almost every year for 14 years.....I find Buddy Dive resort to be about the best since I have been to a few other resorts there as well....The dive there is quite nice and accomodations for tanks and ammenities is very convenient....They have a drive by that you can pick up your tanks and go... More 

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Oklahoma
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is organized strictly around divers and it does an excellent job of it. For others it is good but not in the "exclusive" category. For divers the setup is great. What is really neat is the true international population that comes from all over Europe and other countries, and the flexibility of the staff to accommodate everyone. The... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a big operation, probably the biggest on the island so is certainly difficult to please everyone. The dive system is efficient and works well. The car rental and tank exchange/pick up was also very good indeed. Free nitrox was great too. Dive staff on the boats were good but were tired and looked exhausted, the daily monotony was... More 

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Pennsylvania
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Diving was better than we expected in the Caribbean which was a nice surprise...and the main reason for visiting Bonaire. We did mainly boat diving with a night dive on the house reef each night. Boats are in good shape but very crowded. The boat sign up board is chaotic and confusing and not a very good system. The dive... More 

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Elspeet
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Staff is very friendly and has humour (especially when it suddenly starts to rain). Food tastes very good and is nice presentated! Restaurant is partely at Sea. Buddy Burger was great!!! Fries are a bit spicy...jammiie.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The rooms were adequate but in need of a refresh. Dive facilities were good with daily boat dives and plenty of well organised staff on hand. Boat dive trips were good and the guides very friendly. However, not always the most eager eyes, as I often spotted underwater wild life before they did. The majority of divers were from the... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was my second trip to Buddy Dive but my 20th trip to Bonaire. Buddy's is a compact, full service resort that caters to divers. They have a solid, safe dive operation with four boats and truck rentals on the premises for shore diving. The resort arranges for a pick-up at the airport so no matter how delayed your flight... More 

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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Dive 3*
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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