It's back to our favorite Caribbean dive spot, Bonaire. Of all the places we go, this is consistently the best all around and easiest diving we can find. Just find a yellow rock and get wet.
For 2020 we are going back to Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire for a week of unlimited diving. This is our most popular dive trip because of the great shore diving and fantastic fish life. Add free nitrox and you can dive your heart out.
Buddy Dive has a great location, drive through tank pick up, fantastic breakfast, and lots of other amenities. (The croissants at breakfast are a huge hit).
Our diving allows you to do as many or a few as you wish. No boat to require an early departure, no lost money by skipping a boat dive, just dive when you want. Just dive when you want, as much as you want. The dive shop is right on the property with tanks available in two locations.. Just pull up, grab a few tanks, and hit the road.
Each condo has a rental pickup to haul you and your dive gear around the island or out to dinner. We have 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom suites reserved. We upgraded our base to a 1 bedroom condo. If you are REALLY good friends you can get a two or three bedroom and drop some of the trucks to save some money.
Air out of Charlotte is included in this trip. Since our last trip air out of Roanoke has increased 250%. For that kind of savings, driving to Charlotte makes sense.
Bonaire is part of the Netherlands. You'll see a lot of improvements if you haven't been there in a few years. Some new development but mostly improvements to the infrastructure. Customs is quick and painless, modern grocery stores, road improvements. But still with the Bonaire charm and comfort. Bonaire seems to be a time capsule. It doesn't change much from year to year. Plus, they still drive on the same side of the road as we do. AND, the roundabouts work!
Great restaurants abound at reasonable (for an island) prices. Blennies is the resort's casual restaurant with daily happy hour. Plus, our package gives you 50% off on food at Blennies (up to a maximum credit of $75.00 per person).
The Breakfast buffet is a delight. Though served buffet style it is truly a FULL breakfast. Omelets and eggs cooked to order. Pancakes or waffles many days. Bacon, sausage, ham, prosciutto, breads, fruits, juices, cereals. More than I can list. And, of course, the croissants.
To keep things interesting we will be offering optional side trips throughout the week. We'll go to the Cadushy Distillery to see cactus liquor made (and sampled). Maybe a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary. Definitely the turtle dive on the east coast. Plus we may think up some more.
As always, on our Bonaire trip you do what you want. Join us for a morning or afternoon of diving, or do both. Strike out on your own, visit downtown, tour the island, or chill at the resort. This is YOUR vacation.
No dive buddy? No problem. We always have singles diving looking for a buddy. The problem is not finding a dive buddy, it's choosing which to go with. And if you are a non_diver we always have others that prefer to be above rather than under the water.
July 25th to August 1st
- Round trip air from Charlotte to Bonaire
- Transfers to and from the hotel for you and your gear.
- 7 nights lodging at Buddy Dive resort in a 1 bedroom condo with a kitchen
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Rental truck per condo.
- Rental trucks on site at resort.
- 6 days unlimited shore diving
- Free nitrox fills
- Full Breakfast daily
- Meal credit at Blennies Restaurant (50% off up to $75.00 per person)
- Welcome Drink
- Managers Rum Punch Party
- Free Wi-fi
- Hotel taxes
2 in a 1 bedroom Condo - $2110.00 per person including Air!
Upgrades to 2 Br, and 3 Br available.
Call for discounted pricing on 2 and 3 bedroom condos
A $250.00 deposit will confirm your spot.
To deposit by credit card, click below. To pay by check, mail to the store.
Credit Card Convenience Fee $50.00
Non Diver - subtract $175.00
All condos available without trucks or with extra trucks
Click on the "+" next to the trip listing below for number of spots left and more information. If you need more spots than are available please call and we may be ale to get more.