Unlimited shore diving
Where we are diving
Experience excellent shore diving right from your front door with diving as easy as your want it to be. 80-degree 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.
Bonaire’s waters offer something special for every diver. Novice divers will appreciate the calm waters while diving in Bonaire, reefs that run parallel to shore, and minimal currents. These conditions make it an ideal location to really work on improving those buoyancy skills! The abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off area of the reef slope allows for maximum bottom time, while giving new divers an opportunity to develop a level of comfort and confidence in their newly learned skills during unlimited shore dives!
Registration closes on August 5, 2021.
Doug Junge, Trip Leader
Where we are staying
Buddy Dive is located on the waterfront north of town, just a couple of steps from the crystal clear ocean and its many dive sites. The resort has eleven buildings with spacious rooms, a complete dive center, two swimming pools, two restaurants, vehicle rental and the famous drive-thru fill station for your tanks!
If you are looking to relax with the ultimate view, there’s no place better than on raised sand beach areas overlooking the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A short stairway provides easy access to the tranquil ocean below – excellent for snorkeling and swimming.
This resort is the perfect place to catch a blazing red sunset or unclouded moonrise.
- From Omaha: $3,360 per diver
- From Springfield: $3,270 per diver
- From North Liberty: $3,280 per diver
- Ground only: $2,070 per diver
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due upon sign up
- $500 due on September 1, 2021
- Full payment due October 4, 2021
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Stress and Rescue
What prior travelers say
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Know before you go
The water temperature in Bonaire goes from 80-82°F in December.
Bonaire uses the 127/120V. Same as the U.S. Adapters will not be needed for U.S. Electronics.
Etiquette & Customs
Bonaire is an extremely friendly, mostly informal place, with just a few guidelines to keep things pleasant. Always greet people upon arrival. Bon dia (good morning) or bon nochi (good evening) is perfect, though English is fine too. ‘Island time’ allows a 15- or 20-minute leeway for appointments. Don’t forget to tip your servers (15% to 20%) unless a service charge is included in your bill. Tour guides, taxi drivers and housekeeping staff also appreciate tips.
Currency & Credit Cards
US dollar is the official currency. Only dollars are dispensed at bank ATMs and counters. Major credit cards are accepted.
There are four languages spoken in Bonaire today. While Dutch is the official one used in government and legal transactions, Papiamentu is used in daily exchanges and commonly spoken under the locals. English and Spanish are also common.
Bonaire’s seawater is distilled and purified to become one of the purest drinking water in the world. Bottled water is available.
Bonaire has a reputation for being one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, however visitors should take normal precautions and keep personal properties secure. Hotels have safes to store passports, tickets and other valuables.
Biodegradable/Reef Safe Sunscreen
It is highly recommended that you use reef safe sunscreen when diving. Toxins in sunscreen have been found to be harmful to reefs.
Driving in Bonaire
A valid driving license is needed to be able to drive on the island. People drive on the right hand side, and on crossings and roundabouts traffic coming from the right always have the right of way, unless road signs state otherwise. Bonaire has no traffic lights, so road signs must be followed.