The Island

Bonaire is one of the BES islands, part of the Dutch Caribbean which also includes Curacao and Aruba. It is an island municipality of the Netherlands with a highly  protected environment. More than 20% of its total land mass and 100% of the waters surrounding it having been designated as national parks.

 

The Diving

Bonaire's pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean.  Because the  waters around Bonaire have been protected by an actively managed marine park for the past 35 years, Bonaire today ranks among the top best diving destinations in the world.  The island's location in the south Caribbean gives it an arid climate with little rainfall, leaving the waters exceptionally clear of silt, calm and dive-able year round. Water temperatures average a warm 78 to 84 degrees with visibility averaging over 100 feet and occasionally reaching up to 150 feet.

 

The Resort

Buddy Dive is located on the waterfront north of the capital town of Kralendijk, just a couple of steps from the crystal clear ocean and its many dive sites. The resort has eleven buildings with spacious studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, a complete dive center, two swimming pools, two restaurants, vehicle rental and the famous drive-thru tank filling station.  For sunning in a location with the ultimate view, there’s no place better than Buddy's raised sand beach areas overlooking the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A short stairway provides easy access to the tranquil ocean below – excellent for diving, snorkeling and swimming.

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