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Buddy Dive Resort

Buddy Dive Resort is an oceanfront island getaway with world-class diving facilities, casual style and an accommodating staff that draws guests back year after year. This friendly, personal service has become the trademark of Buddy Dive Resort.

  • Oceanfront Property
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
  • Dive Shop
  • Front Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Activity Center
  • Buddy Dive Resort includes 78 units with considerable options for their dive focused guests, including renovated studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Guests enjoy fully equipped kitchens with all necessary utensils and appliances, air-conditioned bedrooms with a choice of king or twin beds, private patios and balconies and are furnished in simple, contemporary Caribbean décor.

    All apartments have large bathrooms with walk-in showers, cable TV, room safes, free wifi and daily housekeeping.  Irons/ironing boards and hairdryers are available at the front desk.

    Buddy Dive Resort continues to improve and update, maintaining its status as one of the top dive resorts in the Caribbean.

     

    Buddy Dive’s PADI 5-Star, Gold Palm, full service dive operation, caters to all levels of divers with complete rental department, a full range of instruction, gear sales and service – all with a smile from their team of dedicated dive professionals. Buddy Dive operates daily morning and afternoon boat trips on six comfortable, custom dive boats and also arranges guided night and daytime dives to unique shore diving sites.

    Buddy Dive Resort’s unique Drive-Thru air fill station and Buddy’s house reef with dockside tanks and sturdy ladders make shore diving easy and accessible. The digital photo center has rental cameras and instruction for underwater photographers and videographers. You can count on the Buddy Dive team to make your dive vacation safe and memorable.

    Snorkelers can book boat and shore snorkel trips, either with guides or at your own pace. You can even book a guided night snorkel from shore to experience the reef’s creatures after dark using a dive light!

    Buddy Dive Resort is also the home of Reef Renewal Bonaire, an island wide foundation with programs for diving guests to learn and assist with their coral nurseries and restoration programs. In addition, you’ll find Buddy Dive to be an active hub for technical diving, underwater photography, marine life studies and more.

    Start the day at Buddy Dive with their buffet breakfast served daily in their oceanfront cafe. Blennie’s Restaurant features seaside dining and drinks for lunch and dinner under the vaulted roof of their seaside terrace. Their weekly Friday Happy Hour with BBQ and live music is an island tradition!

    For elegant dining, Ingridients offers guests a superb oceanfront atmosphere with Mediterranean cuisine inspired by Spanish and French dishes.

    All Buddy Dive Resort apartments have kitchens suitable for cooking, and you are only minutes away from well stocked grocery stores in town. Or you can journey into town to try one of Bonaire’s many restaurants, from fast and local to award winning fare.

    The Activity Center at Buddy Dive Resort arranges mountain biking, kayaking, nature tours, snorkeling and more. “Buddy’s Rangers” Kids Club will keeps the kids off their I-phone with a weekly schedule of morning activities for children ages 5-14 years. The resort can also arrange childcare.

    Guests can relax at two swimming pools, serene gardens with hammocks or the sandy oceanfront terraces with chaise lounges. The large open air reception center is open every day to help with any guest need and after hours security is on duty. Wifi hotspots are available in select locations around the resort.

    Buddy Dive Resort has its own fleet of pickup trucks exclusively for guests. No standing in line at the airport to get your vehicle – it’s waiting for you at check in.  Less than 5 minute’s drive from town, guests also have easy access to northern shore dive sites.

    Hotel Class – 3+ star resort      Hotel Style – Diver friendly midrange

    Amenities

    • Oceanfront Property
    • Swimming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Housekeeping
    • Dive Shop
    • Front Desk
    • Air Conditioning
    • Activity Center

    Specials

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy Dive $100 Instant Rebate

    Travel: 12/3/2023 - 4/6/2024

    Book a 7 night Drive and Dive or Activity package and take $100 off per person! Travel now through April 6, 2024. Not combinable with other specials and valid on new bookings only. Starting at $1279 p/p, double.

    Starting At:

    $1,279

    Per Person

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Early Bird Special

    Travel: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024

    Book any package 6 months in advance and take 10% off the total price. Requires full payment at time of booking – cannot be cancelled or changed. New bookings only, not combinable with any other special. Black out dates may apply. Starting at $1154.00 p/p, double during low season.

    Starting At:

    $1,154

    Per Person

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy Dive Deals and More

    Travel: 1/7/2024 - 12/31/2024

    Book a 7 night Buddy Dive package with diving, instruction, or adventure activities and save on accommodation portion with the bundled package. Rates for Drive and Dive start at  $1031.00 per person for 6 people in 3 bedroom, Low Season.

    Starting At:

    $1,031

    Per Person

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy’s Hot Summer Deal

    Travel: 7/27/2024 - 8/30/2024

    Book at 7 night Drive and Dive package and get 10% discount on the package price! New bookings only; not combinable with other specials. Starting at $1357.00 p/p, double, in Low Season.

    Starting At:

    $1,357

    Per Person

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Marine Life Weeks – 2 for 1 Diving

    Travel: 8/10/2024 - 8/23/2024

    Book a 7 night Drive and Dive package and every 2nd diver pays the non-diver rate. Join Eric Riesch’s Marine Life programs and presentations. Rates start at $1179.00 p/p, double.

    Starting At:

    $1,179

    Per Person

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy Madness – Free Diving

    Travel: 11/30/2024 - 12/20/2024

    Book our 7 night Drive and Dive and every 2nd diver gets FREE diving! Non-divers get a FREE Discover Scuba session too! Rates starting at $1180.00 per person, double.

    Starting At:

    $1,180

    Per Person

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Buddy Dive Resort

    Stay in the Holiday Spirit

    Travel: 12/14/2024 - 12/28/2024

    Book a Drive and Dive package for 2 weeks (Dec 14-28, 2024) and get a 50% discount on the accommodation portion of the second week! Starting at $1649.00 per person for 4 people in 2 bedroom.

    Starting At:

    $1,649

    Per Person

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    Buddy Dive Resort is an oceanfront island getaway with world-class diving facilities, casual style and an accommodating staff that draws guests back year after year. This friendly, personal service has become the trademark of Buddy Dive Resort.

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