Buddy Dive Resort
Experience Buddy Dive Resort, a relaxing natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal-clear, turquoise waters. Buddy Dive Resort not only offers spectacular SCUBA diving, but you can also take part in a multitude of other activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
The dive resort is complete with seven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, restaurant, pool bar, a beach volleyball court, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy`s knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of scuba diving and exploring, and after.
Bonaire`s waters offer something special for every diver. Novice divers will appreciate the calm waters, reefs that run parallel to shore, and minimal currents. These conditions make it an ideal location to really work on improving those buoyancy skills! And the abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off area of the reef slope allows for maximum bottom time, while giving new divers an opportunity to develop a level of comfort and confidence in their newly learned skills.
Photographers, videographers and fish lovers will delight in the 364 species of fish that can be found in our waters, most of which call Buddy Reef their home. Our lively house reef is just a giant stride away from our dock, and teems with abundant marine life and colorful coral formations, perfect for diving day, night, or the active hours in between.
On average, Bonaire`s visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and the average water temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (29c). The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually a short 30 foot (10 meter) swim or less, making Bonaire world renowned for its ease of shore diving.
Experienced scuba divers can enjoy the freedom of the unlimited air fill package, making as many dives as they want each day, according to their own safe profiles.
Green or Hawksbill turtles, Green eels, Sea Horses, Frogfish, Stingray or Eagle ray, Lobster, Pipe fish, Octopus, Squids, Barracuda and angelfish. In rare occasions we see Manta Ray, or Nurse shark. If one is very lucky we once a year spot a Whale Sharks, Pilot Whale or other small shark. We spot about 35 visits a year pods of Dolphins, bottle nose or spinners mostly as bow riders or cruising by in open water. Also on the boat we encounter many flying fish while cruising the shore line to the dive sites.
Snorkeling is a perfect activity for the whole family. But if you haven’t tried it yet, no problem! Our Dive Instructors will make you comfortable in the water in no time flat with our Skin Diver Certification course. Children as young as five can try their hand at breathing compressed air while remaining safely afloat. So what are you waiting for?
Bonaire is located in the Southern Caribbean about 50 miles off the northern coast of Venezuela. The fact that it lies outside the hurricane belt and with our almost continuous sunshine and great weather, makes it an ideal vacation spot throughout the year.