12/06/2019 - 12/15/2019
Where we are diving
Experience excellent shore diving right from your front door with diving is as easy as you want it to be. 80°F water, 80-foot visibility, very little current, and over 80 dive sites. You can dive at your own pace, where you want, with who you want, and when you want – up to five dives a day. Because of the island’s location 100 miles north of Venezuela and well below the “hurricane zone”, the double reef system around Bonaire is healthy and interesting with large growths of hard and soft corals. The abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off of the reef slope allows for maximum bottom time, while giving new divers an opportunity to become comfortable and confident. Our Trip Leaders are Doug Junge and Andrew Quinlan.
Where we are staying
Buddy Dive Resort is located on the waterfront, just a few steps from the crystal-clear ocean. The resort includes an expansive diving deck and an excellent house reef. There is an onsite dive shop with both air and nitrox, a locker area, and a camera shop with equipment for rent/sale and photography coaching sessions. You’ll appreciate the unlimited shore diving — the rental truck and scuba cylinder drive-through make it extremely convenient. You’ll enjoy the friendly staff, cold drinks, two pools, and great ocean views. The island is a top destination for ecotourism. Be sure to visit the local donkeys and flamingos. No traffic jams, cruise ships, or casinos. This trip is ideal for those looking for a laid back and relaxed vacation.
- From Omaha: $2,785 per diver
- From Springfield: $2,700 per diver
- From North Liberty: $2,640 per diver
- From Madison: $1,740 per diver, ground only
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due upon sign up
- $500 due August 1, 2019
- Full payment due October 1, 2019
- Non-diver: $2,425 from Omaha, $2,360 from Springfield, $2,300 from North Liberty, $1,400 ground only from Madison
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
The average high temperature is 86°F and the low is 78°F. The average sea temperature is 81°F.
What prior travelers say
“Bonaire and Buddy Dive is one of the premier dive destinations in the Caribbean. The water is a beautiful turquoise color with 100 feet of visibility and marine life that is abundant and diverse, perfect for macro photography. Shore diving is easy and a fun way to discover the entire island. One of my favorite dive destinations.
– Doug J.
- Night Diving & Limited Visibility
- Deep Diving
- Dive light
- Surface marker buoy
- Mesh bag