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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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Banks, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Above average accommodations given most dive resorts. Two bedroom apartment was spacious with good AC in all spaces. Nice large bathrooms. We were in building five. Blennies restaraunt below average given the high quality of food available on the island. Breakfast is good with variety and cook to order eggs/omelets. Dive shop staff some good some just OK, I'd say... More 

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Chicago
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carefully picked this hotel and dive operation based on a number of factors including all of the TA reviews that were nothing less than spectacular. I am an advanced diver who has been around the world diving a variety of places; having not been to Bonaire for years. I was travelling with teens that are adv certified and a non-diver... More 

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Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and daughter have been to Buddy for 5 of the last 6 spring breaks - and regret the year we missed. We love to travel and explore and have never been back to the same place twice - let alone 5 times - but Buddy and Bonaire broke that rule for us. We love it as do many... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to Buddy Dive in a three year period, and I'm dropping a five star rating on it because it does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do. The accommodations are nice, the house and kitchen staff pleasant and cooperative, and while it is not a luxury property, it is an outstanding dive resort. Everything about... More 

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Boston. MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I do not dive but the rest of the people I go with do. I do snorkel and I have to say I look forward to this trip every year. The entire staff makes you feel special, they welcome you back with a "welcome home" They are accommodating with all requests. I celebrate my birthday every year with Buddy Dive... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week there, through the RCI program, and it was wonderful. We cannot wait to come back. Now here is my review, and I will try to be honest as well as informative. I think I have realistic expectations and I always give the benefit of the doubt first... So, with that said: The wifi is maddening. I... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been scuba diving for 27 yrs (mostly in the Caribbean) and it took that long to get to Bonaire. It just been one of those places I intended to go. I did my research and decided on Buddy Dive Resort - Kralendijk. I used TripAdvisor and some other sources to help with my decision and doing so, I... More 

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colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, great diving, great fun. Accommodations: The apartment was functional and nice and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. The cleaning staff did a great job of keeping after divers despite the sand, water and whatever else we bring in. I'm not sure there's a "bad room" anywhere in this resort. If you plan to take your gear to your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled in a group of four. We paid for 12 boat dives, 2 per day. What we did not know is that Buddy overbooks their boats and you have to sign up for a boat before it closes out. We were unable to sign up for a boat one of the days because there were no spots available. And... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is good, it is easy to take shore dives off their pier and see good wildlife on the reef close by. Night dives are especially convenient. Facilities for checking out tanks and renting small pickup trucks for exploring on your own were quite good. On the negative side, the staff was relatively indifferent to their customers and surely offered... More 

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