Buddy Dive

Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire Announces New PADI Instructor Development Course Dates

The courses offer the perfect preparation for a career in the dive industry. Our Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors transfer their years of practical experience with great enthusiasm.

When choosing Buddy Dive Resort for an Instructor Development Course, IDC candidates will learn the tricks of the trade at a resort that has been known for its top diving operation for 40 years.

Buddy Dive Thru the Lens - Underwater Photography Event

During Buddy Dive Thru the Lens, our photo guru Guillermo will offer a program for guests to develop their skills and knowledge through workshops and presentations and practice their newly learned skills in a perfect environment.

The event will be sponsored by SeaLife underwater cameras. This offers a great opportunity to try the newest SeaLife cameras and products during try-outs and workshops.

Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire

The resort opened its doors for the first time on August 19, 1980, and it’s a sure thing that a lot has happened and changed since then.

When talking to guests who stayed with us before they will most likely have a lot of stories from back in the day, which they can share with you.

Martien van der Valk, head of the Buddy Dive Family looks back: “When my wife Ingrid and I obtained Buddy Dive Resort & Watersports back in 2002, the resort only had 46 apartments, a small dive operation with 3 boats and 20 rental cars.”

Buddy Dive Resort hosts 10th edition Bonaire TeK

Buddy Dive Resort is proud to host the 10th edition of this popular event and is looking forward to catching up with friends, learning new things, and exploring new depths.

This year there will be presentations and clinics from Lamar Hires -Dive Rite, Randy Thornton - SubGravity, Frauke Tillmans -DAN, Guy Shockey - GUE, Michael Menduno - Indepth, Gabriel Pineda - Shear water and Didier Draguiv - O’Dive Systems.

Buddy Dive’s Tec Coordinator Mr. G about the 10th Anniversary of Bonaire TeK