Buddy Dive Resort
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In early 2002, Bonaire residents Martien and Ingrid Van der Valk became the proud new owners of this very special property. Today the resort is complete with eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, three swimming pools, restaurant, pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. 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.
All levels of divers can enjoy the freedom of our unlimited shore diving package, making as many dives as they want each day, according to their own safe profiles. There are plenty of 80 and 63 cubic foot air and Nitrox tanks available at either the Drive Thru or on the dock where there are convenient benches for gear set-up and two sturdy ladders that provide easy access to the water. Rinse tanks are located at the Drive Thru as well as on the docks where there is an extensive gear storage room. This simply makes diving at Buddy's easy and enjoyable.
One can join their experienced, friendly dive staff on our morning and afternoon boat dives. Every day of the year our custom dive boats go out to explore the many dive sites on the nearby island of Klein Bonaire, a short 10 minute boat ride away, or to other spectacular dive sites not accessible from shore. Guided day and night dives are also arranged to great sites such as the Salt Pier or Town Pier, which have become a mecca for photographers. Even Klein Bonaire is visited at night on a regular boat night dive.
Buddy's is a DAN Member, as well as a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort and Universal Referral Center. The Universal Referral designation enables Buddy Dive instructors to offer Open Water completion courses to students from SSI and NAUI as well as a host of other training organizations. In fact, Buddy's offers every level of instruction imaginable, conducted in several languages. In addition to all the standard PADI specialties, they also offer you the chance to become an Enriched Air Certified diver, or even try out a Re-breather!
As a full service dive center, they also have a complete inventory of rental gear available. Buddy Dive guests who prefer to purchase instead of rent will enjoy shopping at our well stocked retail shop. The on-property shop carries a wide range of dive and snorkel gear and accessories, as well as t-shirts, sandals, caps, dive lights, film and souvenirs galore!
But of all of the assets they have, it is without a doubt our incredible dive team that makes the difference at Buddy Dive. They are known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won’t forget. It’s this friendly, personal service that has become a trademark of Buddy Dive Resort.
This package includes 7 nights accommodations, taxes, airport transfers, 6 boat dives, unlimited shore diving, free Nitrox, and truck rental.