Buddy Dive


Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean


In early 2002, Bonaire residents Martien and Ingrid Van der Valk became the proud new owners of this very special property. Today the resort is complete with eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, two restaurants, pool bar, 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 diving and exploring, and after.

That's why we've made every apartment complete with:

  • Fully equipped kitchens including microwaves, stoves and refrigerators.
  • Comfortably furnished living area with cable TV and phone.
  • There is a safe deposit box in every apartment and they are free of charge.
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms with two singles or one double bed as per your request.
  • Large private balconies or patios.
  • We have daily housekeeping service for you and offer free use of beach towels. Should you require a baby sitter, Front Office will be glad to make all the arrangements for you (fees apply).
  • We also offer laundry service.
  • From each of our apartments, you'll enjoy the view of either the ocean or lush tropical gardens from your own private balcony or patio. And for relaxing outside, nothing can beat a nap in one of the loungers in our shaded and flower covered gazebo.
  • No unit is more than a few steps away from one of our 2 swimming pools and casual thatched roof, seaside pool bar.

For sunning in a location with the ultimate view, there's no place better than on our 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 snorkeling and swimming.

The resort's intimate size and picturesque vistas make it an ideal setting to celebrate those special occasions, such as weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. Or to celebrate life's simpler pleasures while watching a blazing red sunset or unclouded moonrise.

The cactus-lined entrance way leads you to the resort Internet kiosk, set up specifically for the use of our guests, and to our open-air Reception Area. We look forward to meeting you here and ensuring you get the most out of your holiday. Whether you are a single, couple, family or a group of dive buddies, your vacation stay at Buddy Dive Resort will be one you won't forget. With all we have to offer, supported by our affordable rates & packages, we hope that you too will become one of the many repeat guests we have the privilege of welcoming back, year after year.


Diving with Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire

On average, Bonaire's visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26C).
The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually a short 30 feet (10 meters) swim or less, making Bonaire world renowned for its ease of shore diving.
All levels of divers can enjoy the freedom of our unlimited shore diving package, making as many dives as they want each day, according to their own safe profiles.
There are plenty of 80 and 63 cubic foot air and Nitrox tanks available at either the Drive Thru or on the dock, as well as convenient benches for gear set-up and two sturdy ladders that provide easy access to the water.
Rinse tanks are located at the Drive Thru and on the docks where there is an extensive gear storage room.
This simply makes diving at Buddy's easy and enjoyable.

But of all of the assets we have, it is without a doubt our incredible dive team that makes the difference at Buddy Dive. They are known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won't forget. It's this friendly, personal service that has become a trademark of Buddy Dive Resort.

Buddy's is a DAN Member, as well as a Career Development Center. The Universal Referral designation enables Buddy Dive instructors to offer Open Water completion courses to students from SSI and NAUI as well as a host of other training organizations. In fact, Buddy's offers every level of instruction imaginable, conducted in several languages. In addition to all the standard PADI specialties, we also offer you the chance to become an Enriched Air Certified diver, or even try out a Rebreather!

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About Us

Our multilingual Buddy Dive team consists of certified professionals, who dedicated their lives to Scuba Diving.
The instructors can teach courses from the recreational level to the professional level and everything in between. We have professionals specialized in underwater navigation, search & recovery, enriched air (Nitrox), deep diving, instructor dive courses and much more!
Our Course Director makes sure that not only our guests can follow courses, but also the team keeps up to date with all latest developments.

Our Staff

Dive Operations Manager
AssistantDive Operations Manager
Course Director
Technical Diving Coordinator
Coordinator Coral Restoration Foundation
John & Susie
Digital Photo Center
Dive Shop Supervisor
Dive Shop Clerk
Dive Operations Manager Caribbean Club
Dive Operations Manager Belmar Apartments
Dive Operations Manager Sunrentals
Dive Instructor
Dive Instructor
Boat Mechanic
Drive Thru Supervisor


tel : +599 717 5080
email : reservations@buddydive.com
web: www.buddydive.com