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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The accommodations were excellent and perfect for a dive holiday. The diving alternatives were fantastic. Boat dives, house reef dives and lots of shore dives by truck that is part of the package. The drive through Air/Nitrox station is PERFECT. Drive in and pick up your tanks then head out diving. Come back, drop off the empty tanks and hose...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was my first shore diving adventure and I loved it! I'll definitely go back to Buddy Dive. The only thing I missed was having a sandy beach for walking in the surf - so next time I'll drive to a proper beach. There is a man-made sandy area, but it's on a cliff overlooking the water (which is beautiful)....

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Buddy dive is not only exceptional for all things diving (with an incredible reef right off their dock) the food was delicious, the staff are amazing and they were more than happy to provide me with celiac friendly food the whole trip. Thank you so much Buddy Dive!!

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1Thank Julh445
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at Buddy Dive last week. There was nothing drastically wrong with this resort but for us it was way too crowded. The hotel itself is very nice. The grounds are pretty and the restaurants were very good. I really liked the breakfast buffet. We had a one bedroom suite. It consisted of a separate bedroom,...

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2Thank Todd L
Golden, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I'm not really a resort person, however, my husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Buddy Dive Resort. Great location, centrally located between North and South dive sites. Staff was amazing, never had a bad experience with anyone. Breakfast buffet is the best I've had anywhere. We stayed at Buddy Dive because of the convince and we were not...

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Thank Carolyn E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Buddy Dive was everything we were looking for in a low key, dive oriented vacation and more. Five stars because it is exactly as advertised and the best option on the island for diving. Of note, if you are NOT diving I probably would stay elsewhere-the whole place is designed for divers. Rooms: clean, servicable, ac in every room. one...

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3Thank NorthernLightsGirl10
Joliet, Illinois
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We did the dive and drive package. This worked out well for us since this was our first trip to Bonaire. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We did several boat trips each day as well as shore diving. This is not a boutique dive resort, by that I mean you are responsible for setting up your own gear....

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2Thank Beanctr999
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed here on an RCI timeshare exchange, otherwise I probably would have booked next door at Cpt. Dons (more on them later). The resort grounds are really nice and super convenient for diving literally right off the dock and into some amazing dive sites a few kicks away. The room, which was a 1 bedroom was awesome and looked...

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2Thank jessndenSouthernAZ
Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I found this one of the more difficult reviews to write. The trip was a mix of some incredible failures on the part of the dive resort, but then, some nice steps they took to try to make it right. Since this was our first trip to Bonaire, I have little basis to compare it too. So, for what it...

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4Thank billp25
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a week at Buddy Dive over the Christmas holiday. We had the package that included room, breakfast, six boat dives, truck and unlimited air. The resort dive operation is first class and the layout nice for the dive experience. We got a free locker to store our equipment. There are plenty of rinse bins throughout...

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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: €153 - €285 (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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Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/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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