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“Great place, easy diving” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buddy Dive Resort Diving

Buddy Dive Resort Diving
Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
599 717 5080
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“Great place, easy diving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Everything was exceptional with the exception of a leaking room ac unit, and a couple staff members being very ridgid on rules. Not their fault, but they should have someone there available 24 hrs for problems with rental gear. The grounds are currently under construction, but walking on a Lil gravel never killed anyone. Beautiful place and u can dive as much as u want 24 hrs!

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“As a solo diver I'll be back again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Well the diving operations don't get any better than this. It's an ideal resort for simply turning up, gathering cylinders and going diving. Ask very easy going. I've been based up the road at the Caribbean club resort which is the sister resort, but spent most if my time here.
The food at the bar and restaurant is amazing, the views spectacular and it's always good to catch up with your dive mates over a large Heineken or pina colada.
For solo operations ensure you use two tanks independently rigged with pylons and don't forget your din adapters as out here nearly all the cylinders are fitted with dinosauric a clamps.

Anyway a good time was definitely had!

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“Liars at this resort”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have been here in Bonaire now 5 days. They are always giving excuses why they didn't or wont do something. Yesterday me and a buddy paid to go to the sale pier for a night dive and it says 2 minimum.. Last I checked, 2 was 2....they cancelled because no one wanted to work that night... Really??? Paying customers at your location and you don't want to work??!! So they changed it for next night. This time we had 6, yes that's SIX on the dive. Arrive at location for the night dive and they said it was cancelled. Why I asked? there is a boat there. Well okay, that sucks, but that is the rules.. So, being the fact they have provided so many excuses already, I decided to go look for myself! Meeting was at 6pm, driving there takes 15-20min, start diving around 6:30-7 was the plan... Well I arrived at the pier at 6:30pm on the dot....And no boat to be found within 10 miles!!!! So yes people, they lied yet again. This organization is a joke and I would highly recommend using another dive operation there. They also never leave on time.... They have pretty much ruined our vacation now.

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful views and fine dining and diving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Spent a week with my fiancé at this diving resort. He is a diving safety instructor and felt the place was well managed and safe with very interesting underwater life. I enjoyed snorkeling, the pool, the restaurants on the island with really fine food and the international clientele.

Visited April 2014
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“Another great vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

3rd time in a row. Thanks again Buddy Dive. Because of you, we had a great scuba vacation. The drive through, as always was well stocked with tanks. No extra charge for Nitrox. The people there know the meaning of customer service, another great experience. Also really like the upgrades to the drive way, very nice! We'll see you again next year.

Visited April 2014
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