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Denham Springs, Louisiana
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We just returned from Buddy Dive with a group of 32 friends that dive together every year. We've crossed the globe as a dive group so have had some experience with resorts, dive boats, staff, etc. While our stay at Buddy Dive was not perfect, overall it was a very good. Pros: We bought the meal package as opposed to...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I just spent a week at Buddy's Dive and had a great time. I will say that the employees went out their way to make my stay pleasant and I will always remember it. A special thanks to Scott at the drive thru as he helped check tanks, gave advice, chatted, and even filled a tire for me. Also Pasqual,...

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1Thank Pat R
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We just got back from a great week of diving and snorkeling! Fun is sometimes about your own perspective ! We did have fun going to so many shore dive spots Bonaire has to offer! We did at least 2 every day ! My husband got in 13 dives! We are lucky to have great friends that have been lots...

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1Thank ahappytraveler88
Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Buddy Dive is 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. The staff is very friendly and helpful, whither it was to get a beach towel or...

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1Thank Grandma720
Angleton, Texas
Reviewed 21 July 2013

The resort is great for the serious diver. With a 7 day package you get unlimited shore diving and air or nitrox. A full breakfast is provided and you can eat at the restaurant at the resort, other restaurants near by or in town or go to a nearby grocery store and get sandwich supplies or supplies for a full...

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Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 17 July 2013

The diving is good, if you are very self-sufficient and aggressively pursue your boat dives, service is not. Believe the reviews about lack of promised amenities and being "nickeled and dimed." Was very disappointed with motel 6 accommodations at 300.00 per day. Stupid little annoyances like no wash clothes or being separately billed and "signed for" for an ice tea...

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2Thank Kate2364
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We had been hearing about Buddy Dive for years and were excited to finally be able to get booked there since on our previous trips they were completely full. It ended up being just OK, not anything exceptional as we had heard/hoped. The accomodations are worn, but adequate. NOTE: We paid for the night prior to when we flew in...

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1Thank Brewster04
Lusby, Maryland
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Buddy Dive has it all! Whether you are a beginner, experienced, or master diver, you'll enjoy Buddy Dive! We booked a package with Sea Dive in Solomon's and about 30 people we knew where there. We had good food, great rooms, fantastic views, a vehicle, help when we needed it, and opportunities galore! Not only are there dive sights at...

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Just returned from dive trip 22 dives in the weeks stay been to Bonaire 16 times over the last 14 years try to go once every year. Stayed at other properties but found Buddy 10 years ago and never looked back. The best dive operation on the island managed by Augusto, food is good and the staff is even better...

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Wilmington, Ohio
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed at Buddy Dive on our first dive trip to Bonaire. I booked the package last January and there must have been some great reviews on Trip Advisor at the time because for the life of me, I cannot remember why I chose this place over the many others that are available. Pros: Drive through Tank Station, Buddy's Reef...

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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 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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