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Buddy Dive

3.0 of 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most of my expectations of Buddy Dive were met, or exceeded. The resort dive center is well suited to accommodate the needs of divers of any range of expertise, or lack thereof. While we were there a tech diving conference was being held (10/17-10/24/14), my son as a beginner completed a referral course, and I began diving 30 years ago.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although not posh, this resort is clean, comfortable and well maintained! The staff are very responsive and helpful and the housekeeper went above and beyond with little niceties. This resort has thought of everything you will need for a week or two of diving and it's all organized and accessible! From a hearty breakfast to daily dive info and drive... More

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Gaithersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are not lush but are designed for wet divers. As such, the furniture is rugged and practical. The bathrooms have been renovated and are much improved from years back. The beds are comfortable and can be set up as two twins or a king. The rooms come with a kitchenette and basic supplies. The breakfast buffet is very... More

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Gotha, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks at Buddy's this year (9/13/14 to 9/27/14). The room was a split apartment. It was clean and well serviced and we especially enjoyed the excellent shower after a dive. Great flow and clean water. The resort itself is well layed out and breakfast was amazing. Really the only negative we came away with was the amount... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say: "Eat, sleep and dive (Buddy dive)". So, at buddy dive resort you can definitely eat well and dive well, but it is dificult to sleep well. The problem is the bed! It's not confortable at all. They put two old single mattresses together so that they can have one double bed. The matresses are deformed, with a large... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from a week at Buddy Dive Resort and was quite pleased with my experience there. Our 1 bedroom suite was quite comfortable except for the lack of a shower curtain that caused frequent bath floor floods. The AC worked well and that was much appreciated as the sun and heat were relentless that week. The breakfasts were... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have stayed at Buddy Dive 6 times and have found the staff to be some of the most helpful I have found. If you are looking for a fine hotel with room service with a spa that will cater to your every whim this is not the place for you. What you get is a clean room, AC that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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 September 19, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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