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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very good full service dive resort with great customer service. Breakfast is included and is quite good. The restaurants (2) both have wonderful ocean views and the selection of food and drinks was good. This isn't a terribly fancy resort but is it very clean and well kept.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from a week at Buddy. This was our first ( of about 15) dive trips in which you didnt need to search for fellow divers to hang out with, but instead you assume everyone there is a diver! It's fantastic. The resort is compact and laid out well; so when you leave something in the room, it's... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife, myself and our 11 year old boy stayed at Buddy Dive, Bonaire for two weeks late July/early August. It was a great experience and we would not hesitate to return. On arrival at Flamingo Airport, and after seeing all other passengers picked up, I had to call the resort reception who said they were expecting us on a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to Bonaire and our first time at Buddy Dive Resort. We were quite pleased. Upon our arrival, we were assigned a room for two people (one bedroom unit with only one bed), even though our reservation was for four persons. There was no fold out sofa as would be typical in most resorts. However, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent a few weeks at Buddy over the past several years and have been meaning to visit again after they've undergone (and continue to undergo) extensive renovations. I had that opportunity this past weekend. Buddy's is one of the top two or three dive resorts on the island. The property is well-designed, making one of the biggest resorts on... More 

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

Traveled in august, actually didn't see but one mosquito. They did have the area fogged two days that we were there. This is a very nice place for diving, as other people have said the shore diving is great and the reef right off Buddy Dive is very nice with really neat coral restoration going on. Night snorkeling, my wife... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I love Buddy Dive!!! It was my second trip and it was even better than the last a few years ago. We love their breakfast and eat at Blennie's almost every night! Their dive masters are super knowledgable and really make the experience! We also love their drive through for tanks for shore dives! I am sure... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are simple and clean. We had a 1 bedroom studio near the pool. It had a small kitchen with all the basics. Restaurants are very good and excellent service and views of the ocean/island. Diving was very good and the DM's on the boat dives were very knowledgable and easy going. The truck that came with the package was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buddy Dive is set up to accommodate diving on site, shore diving anywhere else on the island or boat diving from Buddy Dive. We did all three. They have unlimited tanks at the dock for shore diving on their house reef. They also have unlimited tanks in their drive through for shore diving elsewhere. The boat dives were relaxed and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

+ 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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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: $166 - $202 (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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