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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Buddy Dive makes diving in Bonaire very easy. They have a great diving operation for divers who want to boat dive or shore dive. A very knowledgeable and helpful staff, multiple large boats set up for diving, and equipment ready to rent if needed. We just bought the air tank package for shore diving which is also made very easy....

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I've been diving for 50 years (yes, I'm 63 and started diving at 13), and this dive resort had the very best dive center I've experienced. Lots of experienced and helpful personnel, excellent house reef, excellent maintenance of facilities. Service at the resort and restaurants was excellent and the food was good. Fantastic breakfast was included. I'll certainly return. My...

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Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Dove Bonaire for the first time and had a blast! Stayed at the resort for a week. Prices were good, staff was helpful, dive tanks were plenty!! The vehicle that we used to drive around the island was dependable. Plenty spots to dive on from the shore, I felt it was more productive to dive from the shore vice using...

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Bailey, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed here with a group of divers from our home town. We arrived on the "red eye" and were taxied to the front desk around 4am. Out of the ten rooms reserved for our group, all rooms were ready for guests except for ours. The guest staying in our room did not check out until late afternoon, even AFTER...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We travelled to Buddy Dive in August 2013 with a scuba group from Spring Texas. I was the sole snorkeler and did not dive. We had a very large room with kitchen area and separate bedroom. The AC only works in the bedroom but it was very cold. The rest of the apartment was warm. We were on the first...

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The land of Beer and Cheese
Reviewed 8 October 2013

While I appreciate the many 5 star reviews, I think people need to take the amazing diving experiences out the rating and review the resort for what it truly is... Mediocre The Bad: When we arrived at 3pm (check in time) we had to wait for someone to check to see if our room was ready. After 15 minutes the...

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We booked a 3 bedroom, 3 bath apartment for my daughter's birthday trip. Her friend from the UK joined us and we were all pleased. The diving is wonderful on Bonaire! The boat dives are terrific, although you ned to make sure you are really diligent with your check dive as they bring no extra equipment or weights. The dive...

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KC
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Roads inside resort/parking lots are terrible (please no excuses because they were that way in '12 too), and upkeep of facilities is lacking. The place is becoming rundown. But biggest NO-NO was the fact that animal feces sat on pool deck near water the entire time we were guests. Resort personnel walked past it, completely ignoring it. Completely unacceptable and...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Got back this weekend first experience in Bonaire. I can honestly say the Dive Operation is upscale and ALWAYS ready to help. We brought our own equipment and ran into a few minor repairs in which Dive Buddy was there! We stayed in a second story apartment, it was hot in the afternoon there is only one air conditioner and...

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I was looking for a locale to dive in the Caribbean where my dive companion and I would not be constantly stuck in a group of noobs "inch worming" across the reef with a dive master pointing out blue tangs. Buddy Dive exceeded my expectations on almost all fronts. In six days I completed 27 dives from: dawn/dusk/night dives, a...

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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: €151 - €340 (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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#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“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
“All their rooms are great and most if not all have a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles kevinkK7102OF, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views but you have to climb stairs after long days of diving.”
 of 5 bubbles Amber5176, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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