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Buddy Dive

3.0 of 5 Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Huntingtown, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Buddy Dive for a week in October 2014 (10/11-10/18). What an amazing experience! We paid for the “dive and drive” package and had unlimited Nitrox fills. During check in, we received our room keys and our truck. The truck was clean and ran well. It also had COLD air conditioning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been going to Bonaire for many years. This past November we stayed at Buddy Dive with two other couples. The rooms were bright and clean. Each bedroom has its own bathroom - no waiting to take a shower. We were on the 2nd floor, an easy walk to the dive shop, restaurant, and pools (2 of them with beach... More 

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Fair Play, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Diving through Buddy Dive was a great experience. Exceptional dive team. The drill was as follows, you select your choices for dive trips on a chalk board near the dock. That's a first come, first served proposition so make certain you have your choices in ahead of time. This allows you to experience different boats, different crews, and different divers.... More 

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Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

He had a very nice week at Buddy's Dive. Had a 1 bedroom (room 511) which was on the second floor and had a great ocean view but was too close to the kitchen which was noisy and smelly. The unit was recently remodeled and is nicely appointed but the kitchen could use more amenities- mixing/serving bowls, paper towels, cleaning... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This will be our 11th trip to Bonaire, and our 11th year staying at Buddy Dive (the first trip it was the Lions Den, now Buddy Dive Resort). The accommodations are spacious, the views are amazing. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The dive operation staff is exceptional. From the classes for our son to get his advanced... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going for Diving than it is a fantastic place , Driving around the island for diving is great .The dive team are amazing and very Helpful and really make your stay very pleasant. Great place to do a diving course and the buddy reef is amazing. Everyone in the Dive/Photo shop are so friendly and helpful The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Bonaire and Buddy Dive (starting in 2008). This is an excellent setup for divers and snorkelers. The rooms are fairly spacious and reasonably laid out (the mattress should be replaced). The small kitchen area is great for luncheons or light dinner with large fridge and full tableware and utensils. The patio is nice for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 3rd trip to Bonaire and Buddy Dive. The goal was simple - complete our Elearn Rescue Diver and nonstop shore diving. Mission accomplished! The dive team was professional and our instructor was thorough, while keeping the class fun. The rest of the dive operation made the shore diving easy. Drive through tank pickup, in house vehicle rental,... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Bonaire many times but this is the first time we stayed at Buddy. I liked all the space in our first floor studio and I liked being able to access the room from the courtyard. We were very grateful that someone confessed to hitting our truck so we were not liable for the damage (It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there already 4 times with my wife and Brazilian dive mates and have plans to return much more as long as I can dive. There infrastruture for the divers is great, the accomodations are confortable and well equiped. The staff is very friendly, specially Magda. I miss her omelets and wafles so much. I recomend.

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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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