Resorts

BUDDY DIVE RESORT


Aerial view of Buddy Dive, Bonaire (Buddy Dive)

Buddy Dive Resort pride themselves on fostering a casual atmosphere, with personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver. The resort boasts eleven modern buildings housing spacious studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service PADI 5 Star Career Development dive centre, activity desk, two swimming pools, 2 restaurants and pool bar. Each air conditioned apartment has a TV, telephone and fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove and refrigerator – great for keeping your beer cold, and as all apartments have a balcony or a patio you’ll be sipping sundowners all evening! Safe deposit boxes are in every apartment.

Six comfortable boats, complete rental and retail centre, and a unique "Drive Thru" with a two-lane air/nitrox fill station mean that diving with Buddy Dive could not be any easier! No matter which apartment you are staying in, you're never further than a giant stride away from the popular and lively house reef which is perfect for diving and snorkelling at any time of the day or night. Divers staying at Buddy Dive receive a rental truck as part of their package, meaning you can take advantage of the dive sites accessible from the shore line of Bonaire. Trucks are standard shift, single or double cabin pick-ups that hold passengers plus gear easily. Minivans are available for bigger groups.

Blennies Restaurant and Bar is a lively but relaxed place where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start the day with a delicious breakfast. Choose from a wide variety of local fruits, cereals, breads, cold cuts of meat or cheese, pancakes and syrup, French toast, bacon and a variety of eggs freshly cooked to order. It's your choice whether you want to wake up early or take it slow as the breakfast buffet is available to you from 0630 - 1000. Lunch is served from 1100 - 1700 at Blennies Restaurant, with a selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers and delicious fruit shakes to choose from. It's the perfect time to observe the activity happening on the dive dock below you. After diving you will want to save plenty of time to relax in a hammock, lounge by one of the two pools, or simply catch some rays or saunter on down to Blennies for a cocktail before sampling some of the local specialties.

At Ingridiënts Restaurant you can enjoy a fine cuisine based on the Mediterranean, combined

with local produce. All this is served next to the magical blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Ingridients is a space of comfort and luxury, of fresh elegance; a place for you to dine different.

All levels of divers can enjoy the freedom of the unlimited shore diving package, making as many dives as you like! On the dock are several 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. Morning and afternoon boat dives are available. Guided day and night dives are also arranged to great sites such as the Salt Pier, which have become a Mecca for photographers. Nitrox is available as well as rental gear and a variety of courses.

Price: From about £910 (US$1233, about €1070). 

Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share basis in a Studio Room at Buddy Dive Resort
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 days of unlimited shore diving on tanks on air or nitrox
  • Optional 6 boat dives
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • Welcome drink
  • Free wifi
  • Car rental throughout your stay
  • Return airport transfers
  • Local taxes

Stays can be of any length.

Reduced rates are available for non-divers.

Single Occupancy Supplement:  Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.


Ingridents Restaurant and its beautiful sea view (Buddy Dive)


Gearing up for a shore dive (Buddy Dive)


Steaks and seafood on an open grill (Buddy Dive)


The bright and airy rooms (Buddy Dive)


Buddy Dive from the Air (Buddy Dive)


Bonaire is a heaven for macro creatures (Buddy Dive)


Diver training taking place in the pool (Buddy Dive)


Buddy Dive's Dock Area (Buddy Dive)


Buddy Dive has a fantastic "Dive Thru" where guests may pick up full tanks in their hire cars to dive different sites from the coast of Bonaire (Buddy Dive)


Enjoying a glass of wine with dinner at Ingridients (Buddy Dive)


Diving! (Buddy Dive)


Why not try fluorescent diving? (Buddy Dive)


A typical room at Buddy Dive (Buddy Dive)


The beautiful entrance to Ingridients Restaurant (Buddy Dive)


Moray Eel (Buddy Dive)


Enjoy a glass of wine at sunset (Buddy Dive)

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