Bonaire's Buddy Dive Resort Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Bonaire's Buddy Dive Resort Celebrates 40th Anniversary

February 07, 2020 - 20:13

Press Release

August 19, 1980, a special day on Bonaire. This is the day that Buddy Dive resort opened its doors for the first time.

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In the same year the marine park started protecting the reef by installing a mooring line system and prohibiting the use of an anchor, Buddy Dive opened as a small resort. In 2002, the current owners, The Van der Valk family, bought the resort. By that time Buddy Dive Resort had only 46 apartments, 20 rental trucks and a small dive operation with 3 boats.

In 2004, they acquired Lions Dive Hotel and therewith added 32 apartments to the resort. 

Since the day Buddy Dive Resort opened its doors the owners and staff have been focused on setting a warm and familiar atmosphere. They will welcome their guests as if they were family. Providing them with the best service so they can be fully focused on exploring the pristine reefs and abundant marine life of beautiful Bonaire.

Martien van der Valk, head of the Buddy Dive Family, comments: “My wife and I look back on many memorable years. Now is the time that we proudly handover the management to the next generation, who will follow in our footsteps and will pursue our mission of Buddy Dive Resort being the go-to resort and dive operation for your dive vacation and dive education. 

We are also very proud of the number of guests that joined our Buddy Dive Family over the years and became a fantastic group of repeat guests, some of whom have been returning annually for 25 years already! The group is still growing each year.”

Today, Buddy Dive Resort has grown into a full-service dive resort with everything a diver wishes for. Including: 73 apartments, more than 100 rental cars and 2 restaurants. The dive operation has grown and is now a PADI 5-star Career Development Center with 6 dive boats, a large range of diving options, courses, kids’ programs and the largest technical diving facility of the Caribbean.

Buddy Dive Resort would like to celebrate its anniversary with our guests and therefore offers the following specials: 

Turning 40 on August 19, 2020? 

Come celebrate this together with us on Bonaire!  Get your accommodation & diving for free at Buddy Dive Resort. 

  • Booking period: any time.
  • Travel period: August 15 – 21, 2020.
  • Based on availability.
  • Not valid in combination with any other specials.
  • Free accommodation & diving for the birthday boy/girl only – proof of birthday needs to be supplied by sending a copy of the passport. 

Is August 19 your birthday? 

Get 10% discount on the Drive & Dive package for your entire group, plus a free BBQ for yourself!

  • Booking period: any time.
  • Travel period: August 1 – 28, 2020.
  • Based on availability.
  • Not valid in combination with other specials or promotions.
  • Free BBQ only applies to the birthday boy/girl.
  • 10% discount only on Drive & Dive packages.
  • Proof of birthday needs to be supplied by sending a copy of the passport. 

Celebrating your 40th birthday in 2020? 

Get 5% discount on the Drive & Dive package for your entire group, plus a free BBQ for yourself!

  • Booking period: any time.
  • Travel period: August 1 – 28, 2020.
  • Based on availability.
  • Not valid in combination with other specials or promotions.
  • Free BBQ only applies to the birthday boy/girl.
  • 5% Discount only on Drive & Dive packages.
  • Proof of birthday needs to be supplied by sending a copy of the passport. 

For more information visit www.buddydive.com.

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