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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my third time at Buddy Dive. I like their atmosphere, house reef and the fact that each room comes with a truck and unlimited air for shore diving. They have paved the road to the dive shop and are working on making the grounds look nicer. This time I was disappointed with the breakfast buffet and breakfast service.... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pros: Diving there is fun, friendly and easy Great diving reef, Great diving packages (6 boat dives, each time 2 dives so totally 3 diving days from boat, no limit shore dives, good equipment, friendly and professionals dive masters and instructors) Buddy Dive restaurant was good and not expensive Great reach breakfast: many kinds of breads, buns, croissants, toasts, danish... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived till the day we left we were treated like family and that's a good thing!! everybody from reception to the restaurant to the dive boat were all friendly helpful and sincerely polite. The food was okay and plenty of it it's not fancy but just what you want after day of diving. The Internet is... More 

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Richland, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came with a dive group from Michigan. The diving was very turnkey... Good reef off the dock with easy shore diving day and night, very nice and competent dive staff (loved Augusto, Remy, Mickael, Murph, and Guen) for boat dives and trucks available for drive thru air shore diving around the island. On land, the experience was so so.... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't staying there and did a night dive with them. The dive was great and the divemaster was too. The experience of trying to get equipment and return the equipment was a mess. I spent a lot time running back and forth being told I didn't have the right papers. As someone not staying there, they don't make it... More 

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Quad Cities, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Dive Shop, helpful photo expert, all the nitrox you can consume and big breakfasts. We enjoyed six boat dives to Klein Bonaire, eight shore dives a piece with the drive through tank exchange and even a night dive with just the two of us on the house reef 50 yards away. Down side, only AC was in the bedroom.... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Buddy Dive 3 times over the past 15 years. We return every 5 years for our anniversary (we were married on Bonaire in 1995). Buddy Dive continually updates the property and the service is wonderful. Thank you for providing consistency that we can depend upon.

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Schoolcraft, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms here are great, the snorkeling off the pier is fantastic and the dives boat guys are wonderful. However, the staff at the restaurants are not friendly and sometimes were quite short with me. I am not a high maintenance person but every request at the bar or restaurant was met with a surly response as if I were... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Buddy Dive many times over the past 15 years. The Staff is always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large with balconies and kitchens. The truck included with the Dive and Drive package is perfectly suited for shore diving and exploring the beautiful island. Restaurants and groceries are nearby and town is just minutes away.... More 

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Banks, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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