July 1, 2023 -
 July 8, 2023

Bonaire

Shore Diving Dreams

 

Where we are diving

With abundant marine life, over 80 official dive sites, and breathtaking views you’ll never want to leave. Bonaire is often referred to as the “shore diving capital of the world”. Its crystal-clear waters are perfect for any diver at any level. The calm waters allow novice divers to swim parallel to the shore with minimal currents. Advanced divers will enjoy the unlimited shore dives and freedom to explore the ocean floor. Swimming along with the large sponges and sea fans, you’re bound to spot angelfish, butterflyfish, seahorses, crab and shrimp.

Each dive site in Bonaire is marked with a large yellow rock with the site name painted on it. This makes it easy for you to hop in the car and just drive to your next site. You’re on island time now and the sea is yours.

We will be diving with Buddy Dive. As a full-service dive center, their dive team is known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won’t forget. Boat diving is very popular in Boniare and offers divers an excellent opportunity to dive sites other may not have access to. Boat diving with Buddy Dive lets the diver explore the beautiful underwater world under the guidance of one of our experienced dive staff members.

As the “shore diving capital of the world”, the fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually, a short 30 feet (10 meters) swim or less.  Bonaire’s sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multi-colored tropical fish. The sea is remarkably calm and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling. On average, while diving on Bonaire, the visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80º Fahrenheit (28°C).

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Trip Leaders

Bridget Anderson, Dive Pro

Bridget’s favorite places to go diving are Hawaii, the British Virgin Islands, and of course, Bonaire. She can’t wait to share her enthusiasm for diving and all things ocean with you!

Angie Fuller, Divemaster Instructor

Angie is a level 8 diver and loves sharing her passion for diving with others. Her favorite sea creature is the seahorse, and her latest focus has been on digital videography and capturing the action to share with others back on land. 

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Top 5 reasons you should come to Bonaire with us!

1. It’s the shore diving capital of the world! And good news! You get unlimited shore diving.

2. The island is as authentic as they come.

3. There are flamingos!

4. And donkeys!

5. You can dive basically anywhere you like. Hop in your rental car and go!

6. Delicious food and drinks.

Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise with spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters.

Buddy Dive is a resort where you can dive, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Their personable staff, spacious accommodations, and dive operation makes your holiday worry-free.

Buddy Dive is one of the largest Bonaire dive resorts. All of their one-bedroom apartments have an ocean or garden view and are comfortably furnished to accommodate your needs. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area with cable TV, patio or balcony and air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and shower.

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Learn more about the accommodations from the Buddy Dive resort page.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground Only

One Bedroom

  • Diver: $1,850
  • Non-Diver: $1,640
  • Single Diver: $2,890

Two Bedroom

  • Diver : $1,550
  • Non-diver : $1,600
  • Single Diver : $2,930

Three Bedroom

  • Diver : $1,510
  • Non-Diver : $1,640

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $500 upon signup
  • 2nd deposit: $500 February 15, 2023
  • 3rd deposit: $500 March 15, 2023
  • Full balance: April 30, 2023
  • Pre-trip meeting: June 4, 2023

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

 What’s included

  • 6 days unlimited shore dives
  • 7 nights of accommodation at Buddy Dive
  • 7-day single cabin pickup truck (manual transmission)
  • Sunset cruise w/ open bar
  • American-style breakfast buffet daily  
  • Airport transfers  

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Pro Plus computer with compass
  • Stahlsac mesh bag

Recommended courses

  • Fish ID
  • Nitrox
  • Photography

What prior travelers say

“Dang!! These guys make it so easy and FUN! Diventures offers us a great value on a super adventure-filled vacation.”

-Pat Witherspoon

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