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Buddy Dive Resort

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Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk Bonaire
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Snorkeling
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Sun umbrellas
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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This was our 5th visit to Buddy dive and we had such a great time. This time my husband and I went for a week alone and then our family of 6 adults and 5 small children came for a week. We stayed in 2 of the 3 bedroom condos and they were really nice. The entire staff made us feel so welcome and accomodated our needs with the kids. The front desk staff was amazing (and I had a lot of requests including lost locker keys, cribs, cars). Charmaine was so helpful as was Marly. The housekeeping took great care of the rooms even though it was pretty chaotic in our 2 condos. The food is always good in Blennies and the breakfast. Manuel does a great job and I am sure he is always there! The diving is, of course, amazing. I do find that trying to schedule the boat diving is a little difficult, esp with a large group. You pretty much have to be standing at the board when they erase a boat and post a new one. We figured out the system but it was not possible to get the boats we wanted. It was nice to see so many familiar faces in the dive operations. Danni, Guen, PePe area always so much fun to be around. We also especially enjoyed doing the Ostrocod dive with Laurent. He is a great divemaster . Also, Nikki is a blast. So, thanks for accomodating our crazy family and making this vacation exceptional and fun. Can't wait to see you again.
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Many thanks to the gang at Buddy Dive in Bonaire. I had a terrific experience in the classroom and on the open water dive. The result of my great experience is that I WILL recertify and dive again in the near future. I also met some great fellow divers that have become friends.
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If you are using Buddy Dive for boat dives be warned that if the analyzer for your Nitrox tank gets blown out onto the water you will be responsible for the loss. On our one trip the analyzernwas hannded to me and when I opened up the air to analyze a burst of air blew it out of my hand. I take full responsibility but would have liked to have been told AHEAD of time that the cost of replacement would be added to my bill. Suggesting to Buddy Dive that this information gets passed on PRIOR to using the analyzer. Checking out and being told that the 157$ charge was because of that was a huge disappointment. Communication is key! Not a good ending to our dive trip.
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Have stayed here twice. Comfortable. Restaurants better second time. Dive service is pretty good. Dive Buddy’s House Reef is amazing, especially for night and early morning dives. Octopus, tarpon, stingray, lobster, turtles seen
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This is the 5th time at Buddy Dive! Always great staff, food and accommodation. The rooms are really good and clean. We have visited both restaurants and we will certainly go back! The food is really nice and well prepared! We also have two kids who had the best Holiday ever! They are enjoying the pool and facilities at the resort. So we were able to relax 😁. We want to thank Buddy Dive for the experience and will come back next year!!
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$175 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buddy dive kralendijk, buddy dive hotel kralendijk
LOCATION
CaribbeanBonaireKralendijk
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buddy Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Buddy Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Empire Cinema (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Buddy Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Buddy Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Buddy Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Buddy Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buddy Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Between 2 Buns, Eddy's Bar & Restaurant, and CHEFS Bonaire.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buddy Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Buddy Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buddy Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Buddy Dive Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Oranje (1.7 miles).
Does Buddy Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.