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Buddy Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Kaya Gobernador De Brot #85, Kralendijk, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Bonaire
73 rooms
FREE Internet

Buddy Dive

5 star dive center
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Kaya Gobernador De Brot #85, Kralendijk, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Bonaire

Package highlights

  • Waterfront dive resort and 5* PADI CDC offering 'drive and dive' packages - jump in your rental vehicle, pick up your tanks and access superb shore dives every day
  • Great central location offering easy access to both north and south diving hot spots along the world-famous western shoreline, so you don't have to choose
  • House reef on your doorstep, with turtles, reef fish, dolphins, rays and macro life, as well as two restaurants, two pools and a pair of raised sand beaches
  • Buddy Dive Resort is is one of the largest technical diving facilities in the Caribbean, and supports technical divers with specialist equipment rental, gasses, and courses
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 15% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 85% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 63 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 63 and 36 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 36 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 80% 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


  • 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
  • One of the largest technical diving facilities in the Caribbean
  • A great place for PADI kids to begin their diving journey
  • Enjoy total valet diving, for stress-free adventures


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. 

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Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Italian

For your safety

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Resort Amenities


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


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Sports & Watersports

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Hiking

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 one, two and three 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 two restaurants, two swimming pools and two 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!

How to get there


  • 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 4pm. 


  • You will be driven back to the airport in an air conditioned vehicle (additional cost). 
  • Check out time is 11am.


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