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Oakton, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best way for me to describe Buddy Dive is that the focus is on the dive operation and restaurants. The hotel staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. The dive shop staff were not quite as friendly and helpful, but certainly not rude either. Just a little worn out by the machine is my perception. I would say the dive...

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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my son and elderly parents for a week of vacation. It exceeded expectations on all criteria. Beautiful, friendly, great diving, good food options, excellent value. The accommodations were not fancy, but they were clean and comfortable. Exactly what I hoped for. Staff very friendly. There are two onsite restaurants - the upper scale Ingredients was memorable.

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Thank Ben A
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It wasn't all bad. Our room was nice, clean, mostly updated. We had one of the rooms without a/c in the main living area, but that wasn't an issue for us. Housekeeping was fastidious. Food at Blennies was usually fresh and tasty. Not a wide selection, but, hey, it's an island. Friday night BBQ party was really a nice touch....

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Lewiston, Idaho
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Price includes daily good tasting breakfast, nice rooms with a.c., nitrox or regular tanks 24/7, truck to get to unlimited shore diving. Most staff friendly and happy to serve you. Pool looked dirty, but wind causing debris would be daily job. Bar restuarant prices mid to high, mostly fried food or sandwiches. Finer dining on site, but $$$$. Boat diving...

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Thank Gothereanddo
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort itself was great the rooms were very nice, the diving is amazing and the best diving is actually right in front of buddy dive resort we drifted down to cocoa beach. Would give this resort higher reviews if the wait staff was more service oriented. Check in was very easy, but at the restaurant they advertise their happy...

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1Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a divers resort! Drive thru tank exchange. Tanks to use 24/7 by house reef- which is a beautiful dive. We dove it often! Rooms were nice, we had a small kitchenette area. Resort was kept clean. Enjoy the pool and beach areas too. Staff was very friendly!! Enjoyed the convenience of billing meals to our room. We are at...

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

We scheduled two dives for our day in Bonaire and we were overall pleased with our two-tank boat dives provided by Buddy Dive. The first dive we did was Buddy Reef just off the Buddy Dive resort. This was our first time diving in Bonaire. Bonaire is suppose to be a divers paradise, however we had better reefs and a...

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Thank Jerry H
Alachua, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location with a great staff. The dive team is excellent and are fully prepared to satisfy all you dive desires. From beginning diver to expert, shallow to deep, the Buddy Dive Team can make all your dive dreams come true.

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Thank Marknjuliem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Buddy Dive. Our two bedroom was nice. It overlooked the pool and ocean but the pool was nasty. I saw them add water but not clean the pool. The food was good and it was nice to have a bar (with small swim up pool) for meeting up with friends. The dive facilities were nice as well...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Buddy Dive for the second time in five years and it was just as good as last time. Included breakfast is always very good. The lunch and dinner at Blennies is kind of hit and miss. Luckily the resort is very close to many other restaurants and grocery stores. The rooms have full kitchens and were kept clean...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort. An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Buddy's is a resort where you can DIVE DIVE DIVE, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. At Buddy Dive, we're known for our casual atmosphere, personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver: comfortable boats, complete rental and retail center, exceptional staff, and a unique "Drive Thru" with a two-lane air/nitrox fill station. No matter which apartment you are staying in, you're never further than a giant stride away from our popular and lively house reef which is perfect for diving and snorkeling, day and night. ... more   less 

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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $231 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
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“May want to ask for a room with a/c in the main room.”
 of 5 bubbles Mavpav, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Next time I'll ask for room 401, 402, 406, or 407 on the end facing the pool/beach/ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles wisconsin_foodie_150, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles toddl954, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“would call and talk to the desk if you want a good view. recommend first floor if you have dive equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles NorthernLightsGirl10, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room in the 600/700 buildings if you want to be a bit off the beaten path.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieM320, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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