Digital photo center

Few destinations offer the photographic opportunities that you will find here on Bonaire. With our incredible visibility, abundant fish life and healthy reef system, wide angle opportunities are naturally abound. But it is the bounty of macro life visible both day and night, that truly sets us apart. Not surprising, visitors to the island have regularly named Bonaire one of the top 5 macro life destinations in Scuba Diving Magazine's annual Readers Survey.

Buddy Dive Digital Photo has much to offer to divers who want to take advantage of Bonaire's photographic opportunities. Located at the waterfront, nestled between the Buddy Dive Shop and the guest equipment storage room, Buddy Dive Digital Photo offers a variety of services.

We offer Digital Camera Equipment for Rent:
• Point and shoot digital systems to meet the needs of a diver new to u/w photography. Excellent for scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or virtually any outdoor activity. Every rental includes one download of your images to a CD/DVD or to your USB stick. You can also bring your laptop to the photo center and make your download directly to your computer.
• We sell and service SeaLife Cameras.

We have one day (24 hours) rentals and multiple day rental packages available. A camera rented for one day at 10 am is due back at 10 am the next day. A camera rented at 2 pm is due back at 2 pm the following day. The same procedure is followed for multiple day rentals.

Be sure to check out all of our digital rental services at Buddy Dive Digital Photo. We're open Sunday - Friday, 8 am – 5 pm and Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon.

Buddy Dive Digital Photo also offers a wide range of digital underwater Photography instructions including:

• Half day class with a point & shoot system (1 classroom session, 1 one hour guided dive, use of digital camera system)
• Underwater Video Class (2 classroom sessions, 1 one hour guided dive, use of video system and computer for editing session)
• PADI U/W Digital Photographer Specialty Course (includes manual, 3 hours instruction, 2 one hour guided dives, use of digital camera system). PADI PIC to be purchased in the dive shop.
• PADI U/W Videographer Specialty Course (2 classroom sessions, 2 one hour guided dives, use of video camera and computer for editing session). PADI PIC to be purchased in the dive shop.
• 3 day Masters Underwater Digital Photo Class (3 classroom sessions – Classroom Topic 1 Diving with a Digital Camera with emphasis on Basic Camera Settings, Maintenance, Approaching fish. Classroom Topic 2 – Macro and closeup photography. Classroom Topic 3 Advanced Settings and introduction to color correction with PhotoShop), 3 one hour guided dives (1st guided dive mandatory, assignments on other photo dives may be completed without photo guide. This allows maximum flexibility for our guest’s diving schedule).  Image evaluation is included Classroom sessions 2 & 3.  Participants receive a CD copy of the Digital Doctor’s Guide to Color Correcting Underwater Images with PhotoShop. No camera equipment is provided with this course
• Each course of instruction includes your images downloaded to a CD
• Customized intermediate and advanced photo coaching. Instructions and photo assignments are specifically designed for you and your camera system. Coaching sessions can address diverse techniques such as macro, wide angle, lighting techniques or specific issues that you may have.

We also offer Sessions with the Digital Doctor. These brief and economical sessions can address:

• Advice on how to set up and use your new u/w digital camera
• Troubleshooting your system
• Tips to improve your photo results

Course Prices

Buddy Dive Resort is photography friendly. Our dive boats offer fresh water rinse buckets. Back at the dock, we have designated camera rinse tanks to allow for proper soaking after your dive. Buddy's also has a special camera table on our dock adjacent to the Photo Center. There is also a designated camera rinse tank at the drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station.

If during your visit you have any pictures you are particularly proud of, we would be more than happy to include them in our Gallery for all to see! Just send them to along with any information you want to share, such as where and when the shot was taken, and we'll do our best to include it!

All prices are subject to the Government tax which applies at the time of booking.

Underwater Video Service
Private Video - max. 4 divers, includes 1 DVD $95.00
Group Boat Dive Video
price per DVD
U/W Digital Photo/Video Instructions
Half Day Class $75.00
U/W Digital Video Course $125.00
PADI U/W Digital Photographer Specialty Course * $215.00
PADI U/W Videographer Specialty Course * $200.00
3 Day Masters Underwater Digital Photo Course $300.00
Customized Photo Coaching Sessions $50-75.00
Digital Doctor Session $15.00
*PADI PIC purchased in the Dive Shop  
Course Details  
Underwater Camera Rental. All Point & Shoot Cameras
Camera w/housing
All day (24 hrs)
Camera w/housing
3 days
Camera w/housing
5 days
Sealife Camera w/External flash
All day (24hrs)

Camera w/housing & external strobe
3 days

Camera w/housing & external strobe
5 days
CDs and DVDs available for Sale
50 Images Above and Below Bonaire - CD $25.00
Creature Feature  DVD 15 minute video of  Buddy's House Reef $25.00
ABB CD & Creature Feature DVD Combo $45.00

Digital Doctor’s Easy Color Correction with PhotoShop CD


We sell SeaLife Camera systems, Digital Pro Flash and other accessories.


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