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Buddy Dive

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arrival there was some confusion with our reservation. Instead of being in just our name it was listed under the resort time share owners name. This was corrected fairly quickly by the helpful and courteous staff and our RCI attendant. After this was settled, We were on our way to the best room in the resort, room 715. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on my first trip to Bonaire in June 2015 with a group dive through a dive shop in Houston. Buddy Dive was a nice dive resort. The rooms are nice, not fancy, but clean. The food at the resort was good. We ate most of our meals at the resort because there is not a great deal of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned from an 8-day diving trip to Bonaire where we enjoyed staying at Buddy Dive resort. The diving was spectacular, both right off the hotel dock and at the many spots we visited by boat and by shore. The dive staff made everything very easy and were fantastic. We were traveling in a group of 19 so had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dive staff and operations. Well organized and friendly. Boat dives well run, and drive through self service tank system is great. Rooms are OK - kitchens and bathrooms nice and modern. Bedroom was OK, but not great. AC was a little moody and difficult to get set at the ideal temperature. Could get a bit swampy inside and lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dive shop and all of the dive master's were so friendly, genuine, and knowledgable (especially Tina and Martin!) The housekeepers were also incredible. They really went above and beyond every single day to make sure our room was spotless. Being someone who used to work a housekeeping job years ago, I was blown away by how great of a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this resort is ok, but I have reservations recommending it and won't be going back. The Good: -Rooms were clean and functional and maids very nice and did a great job. -Food was pretty good for a resort, but staff were confused as to if soft drinks were included or not in our meal plan (they were not), this... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Bonaire 5 times and this was the first time I used Buddy Dive. I had heard good things about this operation and after using Capt Don's Habitat all the other times, I was ready for a change. They have 4 boats and an extensive schedule. You can choose from one tank dives per boat ride or... More 

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Upstate Ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed at Buddy Dive Resort (BDR) the last week of May, 2015. THE GOOD: The room we had was recently re-modeled with a large bathroom and very functional (mold-free) easy-to-keep-clean ceramic tile throughout. A/C in both bedroom and living room worked well (give it an hour to cool the room down) but took a little effort to figure out... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Some of the best diving we did was at the reef right in front of Buddy Dive. All of the staff was very welcoming and helpful. I was ill for part of our holidays and I didn't immediately long for the comfort of my bed. Buddy Dive feels like a home away from home in the middle of paradise.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed at Lions Den Time Share before Buddy Dive bought them. Have been going to Bonaire for 16 years now. Have not missed a year. Great place to stay. Only thing I miss is the Lions Den restaurant, Have not tried the new Italian one yet. Nothing fancy, very practical if you are a scuba diver, windsurfer, or kiteboarder needing... More 

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