Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Submitted by Matthew Meier on 8 November, 2019 - 21:26

Press Release

BONAIRE, Dutch Caribbean (November 13, 2019), next year – on August 19, 2020 to be precise - Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire will celebrate that it’s been 40 years since they opened their doors for the first time. This will be celebrated with various festivities and specials throughout the year.

About:

The resort opened on August 19, 1980 and it’s a sure thing that a lot has happened and changed since then. Martien & Ingrid van der Valk purchased Buddy Dive Resort & Watersports back in 2002, when the resort only had 46 apartments, a small dive operation with 3 boats and 20 rental cars. In October 2004 Buddy Dive Resort acquired Lions Dive Hotel Bonaire and therewith increased the rooms inventory with 32 units.

Today the resort offers 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.

In 2012 we founded a foundation to protect and restore the coral reefs in Bonaire; Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire has become a well-established foundation with multiple participating dive shops on the island and has currently planted over 22.000 corals back to our reefs.

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 beingthe 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 25years already! The group is still growing each year.”

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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