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Buddy Dive Resort

Destination Bonaire

Diver's Paradise

Buddy Dive Resort

Cozy, friendly and fun are just a few words that roll off the tongue when thinking of Buddy Dive Resort.

Buddy Dive is a happening place where time only stands still when you make a sunset stop at the bar overlooking Klein Bonaire while swapping stories with your new buddies. The rest of the time is filled with adventurous diving, awesome snorkeling, fun kayaking in the mangroves and exciting cave exploring.

Even when you plan to laze by one of the three swimming pools, the energy and enthusiasm of the staff will entice you to try one of the many adventures Buddy Dive has to offer..

Resort Features

  • 72 - 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apts
  • Oceanfront location
  • Man-made beach
  • 7Dive Shop (on-site)
  • House Reef
  • Drive-thru air-fill station
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 pools
  • 2 Bars
  • Kids Club
  • Activities Center
  • Car Rental
  • Internet access
  • Satellite TV

3.5 miles north of Airport 2.5 miles north of Kralendijk (capital town)

Buddy Dive Resort Price List

Nightly Rates 2018/2019

(All prices are in US Dollar ($) per person per night and based on full occupancy in each room type.)


April 7-December 21, 2018
December 22, 2018-
April 26, 2019
1-Bdrm Apt (2 people) From $101 From $111.50
2-Bdrm Apt (4 people) From $80.26 From $88.40
3-Bdrm Apt (6 people) From $67.05 From $73.70
Studio (2 people) From $88.40 From $97.33

Drive & Dive Package Rates 2018/2019

Accommodations Winter/Spring
December 22, 2018-April 26, 2019
April 7-December 21, 2018
3BR Apt (6 pers) $996 $953
3BR Apt (5 pers) $1096 $1044
2BR Apt (4 pers) $1095 $1044
2BR Apt (3 pers) $1294 $1226
1BR Apt (2 pers) $1322 $1256
1BR Apt (1 pers) $2146 $2014
Studio (2 pers) $1234 $1175
Studio (1 pers) $1970 $1853
Shore Diving Only (no boat dives) Deduct $140 Deduct $140
Non-Diver Deduction Deduct $315 Deduct $315

Drive and Dive Package includes:

  • 8 days - 7 nights in a fully equipped apartment
  • 7 days rental vehicle (double cabin pick-up truck or van)
  • 6 days of unlimited air fills plus 6 boat dives
  • American style breakfast buffet daily
  • Welcome drink
  • "Manager's Rum Punch Party"
  • Airport transfers
  • All government taxes

Prices are per person in US Dollars. Rates & government taxes subject to change without notice.

Buddy Diving

Bonaire's #1 Award Winning Dive Operation is a PADI, 5 Star, Gold Palm and Universal Referral dive center and DAN business member, located on the premises of Buddy Dive Resort and home to Bonaire's only drive thru air and Nitrox fill station.


Buddy Dive is a PADI, Five Star dive & activities center and DAN member on the waterfront at Buddy Dive Resort. Buddy's "house reef" and boat pickup is within easy steps of the rental center and 24 hour air-filled and nitrox-filled tank access. Guided mangrove kayaking, windsurfing, off-road biking, kite-boarding and more also can be arranged thru the activities center.

Dive Boats

Buddy Dive operates with six custom dive boats with boat capacity ranging from 12 - 28 divers + crew. All boats are equipped with first aid kits, oxygen, 2-way radios and appropriate rescue equipment. 2 crew members on board are trained in First Aid.

Boat Schedule

Daily single and two-tank morning boat dives plus afternoon single tank boat dives offered with private charters available. Night dive trips are offered once a week. Dedicated snorkeling boat trips offered once a week.

Drive Thru air-fill station

Buddy Dive is the innovator of Bonaire's first drive-thru air-fill station allowing divers 24 hour road side tank access (similar to a gas station).

Instruction Offered

Multi-lingual PADI, NAUI & SSI, Universal Refferral instruction is offered from beginner thru advanced. Specialty, TEC and snorkel courses also available. Bonaire Marine Park entry fee is $25 per diver per calendar year. All divers are required by the Bonaire Marine Park to carry out a dive orientation & shore orientation dive before participating in any diving activities.

Buddy Dive Price List

RENTALS - US $   2018 - 2019
  Daily Weekly
Mask & Snorkel $6.00 $30.00
Fins $6.00 $30.00
Mask, Snorkel & Fin set $10.00 $50.00
Snorkel Vest $6.00 $30.00
BC Jacket $13.00 $65.00
Regulator with guages & octopus $13.00 $65.00
Dive Computer $13.00 $65.00
Mesh bag $3.00 $15.00
Wetsuit $13.00 $65.00
Dive Light (w/o batteries) $6.00 $30.00
Octopus or gauges $6.00 $30.00
Scuba set $45.00 $225.00

It is necessary for all who use the waters of the Bonaire National Marine Park to pay a Nature Fee of $10.00 per year ($25.00 for scuba divers). At the time of payment, you will receive a specially designed tag indicating your support for nature preservation and a receipt. Keep both, as they will also provide you with complimentary admission to Washington-Slagbaai National park throughout the year your tag is valid.

Tags are available for purchase at all dive operations, hotels, resorts, windsurfing operations, sport fishing charter boats, sail/snorkel/water taxi operations, marinas, and other water sports operations on Bonaire.

All divers are required by the Bonaire Marine Park to carry out a dive orientation & shore orientation dive before participating in any diving activities. All courses, services & rentals are subject to 5% Government tax. Pre-paid packages are non refundable or transferable. Rates and Government taxes are subject to change without prior notice.

Buddy Dive Packages - US $ 2018 - 2019

Weekly (6 days)

  • Unlimited shore $175.00
  • Unlimited shore (7 days) $210.00
  • 6 boat dives + unlimited shore diving $330.00
  • Extra 1 tank (boat) dive (if on U/L shore) $30.00

All rates are per person in $US Dollars, subject to availability & change. For an air-inclusive quote please contact our dive & travel professionals.