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BUDDY DIVE RESORT


Buddy Dive Resort is an internationally renowned holiday resort, on the south west coast, one and a half miles from Kralendijk, Bonaire's capital, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The resort has a variety of excellent accommodation, a few steps from the ocean. Buddy Dive is one of the larger resorts on Bonaire - but still very small by European standards. The management of Buddy Dive has, over the 30 years, enthusiastically and tirelessly improved the resort and its facilities. Although Buddy Dive was founded with divers in mind, and has an excellent dive operation, the resort appreciates that not everyone feels the urge to submerge. It has a full range of services, facilities and amenities to offer all its guests. Buddy Dive Resort invites its guests to "Discover Our Diversity" - with an impressive Activity Centre which offers an exciting range of sports, excursions and activities. Mountain bikes, kayaks and volleyball are available on the resort. Windsurfing, boat charters, parasailing, sunset cruises, cave exploration, guided island tours can all be arranged. The resort has two super pools and a raised beach with sun loungers and easy access to the ocean. You can be as active, or as inactive, as you like ! 


                          
                                       A very popular resort with a wide choice of high quality accommodation.

                             Buddy Dive pampers divers - but know that not everyone feels the urge to submerge.
     
                               This excellent resort provides lots of services and activities for all guests to enjoy.           
                            Buddy Dive is mid priced - but offers a lot of choice - and is excellent value for money 



                            


Accommodation

Buddy Dive has choice of high quality accommodation, suitable for single, couples and family groups, all within 100 metres of the ocean.

Buddy Dive Studios - have a large, air conditioned (separate) bedroom with twin beds or a King size bed, TV, telephone, a safe, separate dining area with a small kitchen, separate bathroom/shower. All studios are ground floor with a private patio.

Buddy Dive One Bedroom Apartments - have a large living room with TV, telephone and a safe, separate bathroom, modern fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hob, dishwasher and refrigerator. The bedroom is air conditioned with a Queen size bed (UK King size) or a King size bed (huge!). Apartments are ground or first floor with a large private patio or balcony with ocean or garden view.

Buddy Dive Two Bedroom Apartments - have a large living room with TV, telephone and safe, a modern fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hob, dishwasher and refrigerator. Bedrooms are air conditioned, master bedroom has a Queen size bed (UK King size) or a King size bed (huge!) with bathroom en suite, second bedroom has twin beds with bathroom en suite. All apartments have a large, private patio or balcony with ocean or garden view.

Buddy Dive Three Bedroom Apartments - are on two floors. On the lower floor: air-conditioned bedroom with a Queen size bed (UK King size) or a King size bed (huge!), separate bathroom, spacious living room with TV, telephone and a safe, modern fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hob, dishwasher and refrigerator. On the upper floor: two air-conditioned bedrooms, both have en suite bathrooms, with either twin beds or Queen size bed (UK King size). Apartments have a large, private patio or balcony with ocean or garden view.


Facilities

  • Two excellent restaurants both overlooking the ocean, 
  • Two pools and a pool bar
  • Express check-in 
  • Beach Theme Nights with live music (personally recommended!) 
  • Baby sitting services (by qualified/screened staff) 
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free use of beach towels
  • Laundry facility
  • Buddy Dive Activity Centre - Snorkelling lessons and trips - Kayaking, mountain biking, windsurfing, boat charters, parasailing, sunset cruises, cave exploration, guided island tours. …………much more besides.             

Younger Guests

Buddy Dive is very aware of their younger guests and offer baby sitting service, by trained staff.  Buddy Resort has also arranged a "nanny" for some of our customers, to accompany them and look after their children while they dive. Shore diving means you are not away for long. Cots are available free of charge. Children under 12 can have an extra bed in an apartment free of charge - and do not pay tourist tax.  Children 0 – 5 eat for free, 6 – 12 eat half price.
Activities for Children
Kids Club, daily activities including introduction to the ocean, snorkel lessons, fish and coral identification, guided snorkel trips, "SASY" units on Buddy's Reef, bubble maker courses, games and much more. Children can enjoy supervised activities and make new friends. The Scuba Rangers program is a wonderful way for your child to see what is just below the surface of the water and get them excited about snorkelling and diving.


Diving and Snorkelling

We work closely with the Buddy Dive Centre, which is on the ocean and just a few metres from your room ! The dive centre has everything divers and snorkellers need. A full range of equipment for sale or hire and instruction courses for all levels, including complete beginners. Buddy Dive Centre is a DAN Member, a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort and Universal Referral Centre and offers courses to students from SSI and NAUI and other training organisations, plus the chance to become an Enriched Air Certified diver or try a Re-breather. The excellent Buddy Dive Centre has six dive boats with three departures daily. The Drive-thru refill station makes it easy to off load empties and load up with fresh tanks, air/Nitrox.

Bonaire is famous for its wonderful diving and snorkelling. Officially recognised as having the most pristine coral reef and the most species of fish in the Caribbean by the NOAA and consistently voted "Best Overall Dive Destination" by divers in magazine polls. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation has 8 Bonaire dive sites in their top 10 dive sites for species richness, in the Caribbean. Click the diving and/or snorkelling links above for a map and information about the fantastic underwater world in the ocean around Bonaire. Divers and snorkellers will enjoy the fantastic marine life in the ocean, which will always be close to their room.

Most diving is from the shore - freedom to dive/snorkel when you like - pretty much where you like. Snorkellers should visit the shore dive sites, which are close to shore, and enjoy the best of the underwater world too. Our shore diving packages include unlimited air. To make the most of this freedom, to get to all the shore entry sites and explore the island, most visitors hire a vehicle.  Driving is easy and on Bonaire you are never more than 20 minutes from Buddy Dive or 5 minutes from the ocean. Custom built dive boats and guided day and night dives are also available. The comfortable, well equipped boats make the short ride to the dive sites with small groups of divers and snorkellers, usually 6 - 8 people.  At most sites, there will be just you and few (new) friends. However, boats get booked up quickly.


On a small island, services like vehicle hire, boat dives etc., get booked up easily. It is important to book any services such as these, before your departure. We can book services like vehicle hire, boat dives, instruction courses at lower rates than you would pay on island. Our famous DDD offers give the best possible price for a diving holiday. Click here for more information on our DDD offers.
Booking your diving, vehicle hire or other services with us, will save you money and it will be part of an ATOL protected holiday itinerary.
That service will be ready and waiting for you on your arrival and will avoid possible disappointment.


 


                 

                    
 


 
 
 





 

               



              


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