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Buddy Dive

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here exclusively for the diving, which didn't let me down. The West Coast has a majority of the amenities with good diving; however, the best diving is on the East Coast (aka the Wild Side). I'd highly recommend you buy the ticket if you get a chance. East Coast Diving gets my endorsement. Andy and his staff are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from our 15th trip to Buddy Dive and it was as good as ever. All of the staff, from the ladies at the front desk at check in, to the crew at the dive shop, the breakfast ladies, and housekeeping -- everyone is just so friendly, helpful and polite. Our room request was granted and we had... More

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Tualatin, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Bonaire and second trip to the Caribbean Sea for diving (most of our 350 + diving were done in SE Asia, Western Pacific and Indian Oceans). Diving was as we expected…pretty darn good at least for a Caribbean site. Our thoughts on on Buddy Dive are as follows: Pros: (1) Friendly knowledgeable staff on... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us stayed at Buddy's dive resort. It was the 4 th time for my husband and I. Our first room was up 2 flights and a 3 room apt. With 2 of the bedrooms upstairs. It was an older unit and needed some work- no A/C in kitchen/ living room- only bedrooms. We asked to change rooms since... More

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quebec
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Buddy for two weeks in early September 2014. Had a great time overall! Has a great home reef that we dove many times, even at night. Very easy to just walk down to the dock, grab tanks and jump in! We did not do boat dive but we had a pickup for the second week. There are so... More

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Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son (17) and I stayed at Buddy's (first time in Bonaire) from August 22-29. We had a great time. We did 6 boat dives 8 shore dives. I'm sure other people did more dives, but we were happy with the 14 dives. The unlimited shore diving with the drive through tank pick-up is great. I can see how easy... More

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Charleston, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my seventh visit to Buddy Dive and I must say that over the last seven years the owners and staff have been working hard to make Buddy better and better. While not a luxurious resort, Buddy caters to the diver. Rooms have been updated, especially the kitchens and baths. The gravel roads in the resort has been bricked.... More

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Swisher, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second stay at Buddy Dive. First stay in 2013 was my husband and me. This trip was a group of lady divers. Accommodations were very comfortable, not fancy or luxurious but nice. Both boat and shore diving was great. Lots of small colorful fish. It felt like diving in an aquarium. Not a lot of big sea life. Coral is... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother with a dive company. There's so much shore diving it's incredible. You MUST rent a vehicle to get around. Don't forget to drive around and visit the island. Take some favorite snacks with you. Shopping is a little different than you're used to. Forget the sunset dives. Do a sunrise dive and you'll never forget it there! Make... More

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Parkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Resort/Rooms: The resort itself is very nice. Clean rooms and grounds. The North side rooms are newer and lovely, however all rooms there seem to be good. One caveat is that not all rooms are fully air conditioned, so if that's important to you, make sure you ask. The north pool was closed for remodeling, which was disappointing. It seemed... 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*
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Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk

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