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Buddy Dive

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Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

+ Well run dive operation + The gear was almost new and in very good condition + Good shore diving + Good airport logistics o Breakfast is acceptable, but not great o Some staff is very nice, others are outright rude - Not very guest focused, you are only a number - Tried to schedule photography and lion fish hunting... More 

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Niles, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went twice to Bonaire Buddy Dive in 2016, and am headed back in two weeks. The grounds are well maintained, the staff are friendly, good dive shop, average food. My son spent a week diving and had good equipment, the boats were nice as well. I dove also and enjoyed the house reef for a night dive. The crew... More 

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Conroe, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traveled here with a large group. Diving is great. Beautiful island. Love the weather. Drove the truck all over the island. Would go back. Just fill your tanks, load up the truck and head out exploring.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We self-booked a dive trip while on a cruise via emails. We were picked up at the dock right on time. Rob and Unk were awesome! First dive was right off the resort area; the second dive was a little drive away. Both were easy shore dives with beautiful fish and a large variety of corals. We had some snorkelers... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reef in the backyard is so nice, you really don't need to go to many other places. The dive staff is very helpful and we plan on going back. Also, don't sleep in too late as the breakfast buffet is a great way to start a diving day. The locker system is a good idea and lets you leave... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from Bonaire attending Kids Sea Camp at Buddy Dive resort. I was so impressed with the dive staff, Martin, Augusto, Tina and Mariska along with Jimmy, Peppe, Franchesca and Robbie the whole team did such a great job with the kids. There were 11 Jr. open water divers and our group was a total of 70+ people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Buddy in June 2016. We had a very nice room that was just steps away from the boat dock, restaurant and dive shop. The room was nicely done. The bedroom has a comfortable bed and a generous closet. The bathroom was newly refurbished and the shower was very good. There isn't much in the way of counter... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Buddy Dive in May 2016 for the third time. This time we brought two friends with us. The diving was awesome as always and the facility now has lockers for gear storage. The dive through staff is always a highlight. They are friendly, offer tips and remember me from previous visits. The staff at the dock is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Buddy dive. It was so easy to rent a car with the room to do shore dives around the island and to do boat dives at the resort. It almost felt like a summer camp for divers! Blennies has pretty good food by the water. Ingridients restaurant was fabulous!!! I would go back again.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the house reef with 200 foot vis to the convenient stairs into the water, the fleet of boats, well trained and friendly staff, to the food service and housekeeping, this is a great place for divers. We bought the boat / truck / room package and were delighted in the smooth, capable performance of every part. The room and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort. An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Buddy's is a resort where you can DIVE DIVE DIVE, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. At Buddy Dive, we're known for our casual atmosphere, personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver: comfortable boats, complete rental and retail center, exceptional staff, and a unique "Drive Thru" with a two-lane air/nitrox fill station. No matter which apartment you are staying in, you're never further than a giant stride away from our popular and lively house reef which is perfect for diving and snorkeling, day and night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buddy Dive

Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $162 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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