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Buddy Dive Resort

3 stars

Bonaire, Caribbean

For your diving holiday to Bonaire, Caribbean Buddy Dive Resort is a dedicated divers resort that comprises of eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, restaurant, pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station.

Location
Just a short 15 minute drive from the Flamingo Airport and a few minutes drive from the main capital of Kralendijk with its excellent quality bars, restaurant, local markets and shops.


Accommodation
 
Buddy Dive resort comprises of eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hob stove, coffee maker and full size refrigerators, spacious living area with cable TV, telephone, large private patio or balcony, air-conditioned bedrooms either with double or twins, and bathroom with shower. Studio rooms havea small kitchen, separate bedroom with air-conditioning and a bathroom with shower. They also have cable TV, telephone and a small patio. All apartments and studios have a safe with no extra charge to store valuables. Daily housekeeping service is provided with free use of beach towels. No unit is more than a few steps away from one of the 2 swimming pools.


Facilities

Onsite you will find the full service dive center with its own dock, activity desk, two swimming pools, two restaurants, a pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Should you require a baby sitter, the front office will be glad to make all the arrangements for you. There is also a laundry service for a small additional charge. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the resort. Information and excursions are available at the activity desk, located at the dive shop.

The pretty landscaped gardens feature hammocks and a specially created sandy beach area with shades and loungers by the pool bar and thatched roof restaurant area for relaxing by the sea. There is not a beach as such as the coast is made of hard coral limestone, but the resort offers 2 artificial ocean front beaches and east access to the ocean. The main restaurant and pool bar offer a focus point for the evenings.

Blennies Restaurant and Bar is sociable, particularly at the Managers weekly cocktail party with live music. Weekly 'All You Can Eat' BBQ and buffet and a la carte dining by the sea are the perfect place to contemplate the day's diving.
Ingridients Restaurant is open daily for dinner from 6.00pm – 10.00pm, offering great sunset views while enjoying delicious food and drinks. The focus is on locally produced fresh ingredients combined with the basics of the Mediterranean cuisine.


Diving

Buddy Dive is a PADI Career Development Centre with its own integral and large diving centre in the hotel grounds. Offering daily shore and boat diving from its own jetty, a large range of PADi instruction courses for all ages and up to the instructor level and Underwater photography and video centre. It's drive and dive programme allows you to hire a pickup car, fill your tanks and go! More > 

Our Opinion
Built with active people in mind, Buddy's knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of diving and exploring, and after.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: All Year

Average Air temps: 28°C (82°F)

Average Water temps: 27°C (80°F)

Visibility: 30m (100') Spring to Autumn.

Top Dive Sites: 1000 Steps, Hilma Hooker wreck, Sampler at Klein Bonaire, Town Pier -'Best Night dive in the Caribbean' - by special license only. Mainy dive sites with pristine coral. 60 sites on Bonaires (West coast) and 20 on offshore island Klein Bonaire. Washington Slagbaai Park Safari - day (3 tank) dive trips.

Dive Centres: PADI & BSAC dive courses and dive centres. More >

Great Reasons to Dive in Bonaire

  • Voted 'Best Shore Diving Location in the World' with 80+ sites
  • Unique 'Drive Thru' Air fill
  • 460 species of Fish - Special Fish ID weeks (July/Aug)
  • Drift dives
  • Excellent location for learn to dive and building experience for novice/ntermediate divers.
  • Eco/Adventure Activities and tours available.
  • Year round warm weather.
  • Relaxed, local unique dutch-creole vibe & restaurants.

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.
 

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