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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
73
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Waterfront dive resort and 5* PADI CDC in Bonaire
  • House reef with turtles, reef fish, dolphins, rays, macro life
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with balconies or porch
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens
  • 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, 2 raised sand beaches
  • 'Lionfish Special'- your own catch prepared to perfection!

Resort Description

Buddy Dive Resort is a waterfront dive resort and 5* PADI Career Development Center in Bonaire. 

The house reef and surrounding local dive sites are home to turtles, multi-coloured reef fish, dolphins, rays and macro life like seahorses, blennies and shrimp. 

Choose from airy 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments spaced out around the southern Caribbean gardens. Each space comes with air conditioned bedrooms, a balcony or porch, fully equipped kitchen and TV.  

The resort offers 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools and 2 raised sand beaches. Blennies restaurant serves international favourites including quesadillas, BBQ, burgers and catch of the day. 

Don't miss the 'Lionfish Special' -bring in your own caught lionfish and have it cooked to perfection with rice, roast potato or fries!

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 10% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 90% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 63 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 63 and 36 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 36 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Buddy Dive Resort

What to see

Some of the most memorable creatures you can find on Bonaire are hawksbill, loggerhead and green turtles. Getting a closer look, you may be fortunate enough to spot a seahorse camouflaged in the reefs. Angelfish, tangs, sergeant majors, creole wrasse and butterfly fish also make the reef home. The fire corals, tube sponges and giant sea anemones that cling to the rocks are a surprising sight. Remember to look and not touch! Although Bonaire is not known for bigger fish, you might see some near the wrecks. Large tarpon, barracuda and several, good-sized groupers make their homes in the sunken structures.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* IDC Resort in Bonaire
  • Easy access to buzzing house reef
  • Drive Thru air and nitrox filling station for shore divers
  • 3 boat trips per day, unlimited shore diving
  • Comfortable, shaded dive boats
  • Technical courses, sidemount, rebreather friendly
  • Multilingual instructors

Description

Buddy Dive Resort is a PADI 5* IDC Resort on Bonaire. 

Shore diving from the resort is super-convenient and the house reef is full of coral and tropical marine life.

A unique two lane Drive Thru air and nitrox filling station makes it easy to pick up your tanks daily. 

Comfortable dive boats depart three times a day to explore those dive sites not accessible from shore.

Dive training from discover scuba through to specialities and instructor development courses are available. Courses can be delivered in English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc
  • Padi Tecrec

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Us Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)

How to get there

Arrival

  • A resort representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the resort in an air conditioned vehicle (additional cost). 
  • It is worthwhile renting your own vehicle during your stay, and this you can arrange via the resort for an additional fee. 
  • It is important to pre-book a vehicle to ensure availability.
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • You will be driven back to the airport in an air conditioned vehicle (additional cost). 
  • Check out time is 12pm.

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