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Buddy Dive Freediving Event 2010
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 18:51

After several weeks of preparation at Buddy Dive Resort and in the Bonairian waters all the effort paid off! Patrick Musimu and Karol Meyer broke the record in the Tandem No Limit freediving discipline by diving without air to 121 meters (399 feet)!

“To all those who participated, followed, supported the BUDDY DIVE Freediving Event..., 1st challenge of the Triple Quest project, I have only 1 thing to say... WE DID IT! - 121m/399ft. More info later, I first need to go and eat” (Patrick Musimu)

This message was posted by Patrick on facebook right after he broke the record together with Karol right in front of Buddy’s house reef!

“The list of partners, friends and participants to thank is going to be long. I still have difficulty to realize how a simple dream can turn into such a project and end up taking such proportions. I will take the following days to debrief this tandem adventure and will for sure come back to you to share the trains ...of thoughts, reflections, ups and downs and challenges encountered while pursuing my first quest.

My thoughts go to Pipin Ferreras and his beloved Audrey Mestre. I would like to emphasize that we didn't beat anyone nor any number. Instead I have tried to highlight how difficult their path has been upon setting their record in 2001. And believe me it has been very challenging...Great respect.” (Patrick Musimu)

We would like to congratulate Patrick and Karol and thank them very much for making Buddy Dive Freediving Bonaire 2010 a great success!

Luckily the event is not over yet. Friday the official press meeting will take place followed by a commemoration party at our resort, and this Sunday a 3-day clinic will start in which Karol shares her passion for freediving with others. Last but not least, this Sunday at 18.15pm the last presentation will take place at The Poolbar.

Click here for more information about this event. For more pictures, please click here.

A New Recreational Feature on the Resort!
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 16:19

As you may have noticed or heard, the swimming pool in the middle of the resort (Buddy Dive side) has been replaced with a new recreational feature: A beach volleyball court!

Buddy’s management decided that 2 pools are enough since most of our guests are already underwater during the day. Guest comments frequently suggested that we should install a beach volleyball court, so we did. Already, the volleyball court is very popular. Each week, lots of employees from all departments are playing volleyball together with hotel guests several afternoons each week.

Kids Sea Camp 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 15:57

Every summer Margo and Tom Peyton, "Scuba Mom and Dad" host Kids Sea Camp with their children, Robbie and Jennifer at Buddy Dive Resort. This program offers a week of combined fun and educational dive events for kids, balancing equal time for relaxation and private time with their parents. The result is a complete program designed to give parents a memorable family dive vacation and their children an experience of a lifetime, meeting other kids from around the world, learning to dive, as well as building a bond with the underwater world.

Kid's Sea Camp is a great experience that teaches young people to love and protect our oceans, ensuring the future of the reefs for year to come. To find out more about this event please visit, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 1-800-934-3483.

IDC Course in Paradise! Go Pro at Buddy Dive Academy
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 15:52

Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire has long been recognized for its professionalism and quality of service. With the advent of the Buddy Dive Academy, we are now ready to share our knowledge & secrets with divers who want to become PADI Professional Diving instructors. For just $2,572.50, you can attend a "PADI IDC in paradise". This price includes a short preparatory program, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), hands on experience, all PADI materials and fees, attendance at the PADI Instructor Evaluation (IE) in Bonaire, and sales tax.

Augusto Montbrun (Dive Operations Manager): ‘It’s with great pride that we offer the "PADI IDC in Paradise" program. Now we can give divers around the world an enjoyable training environment with all the facilities and support needed to obtain PADI instructor status. Currently, Buddy Dive is working very hard to open the doors of the first Buddy Dive Academy in the Caribbean. Of course we will keep you informed and hope to see you soon at Buddy Dive!’

Come to paradise to become a PRO!

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New Dinner Menu
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 15:40

The Poolbar at Buddy Dive Resort is a great place to have lunch, or a tropical cocktail after a late afternoon dive during happy hour! And, of course, who can forget Buddy’s Free Rum Punch Party with live music by Moogie and All You Can Eat BBQ each Friday evening.

Fortunately, daily lunch, and Happy Hour, the Rum Punch party and Friday Night BBQ haven't changed!  Even we (Buddy Dive Staff) still enjoy drinking a cocktail or two during happy hour listening to the Caribbean sound of Moogie! However, the Pool Bar has undergone a few changes to dinners on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. We've added a new A la Carte Dinner Menu. Of course, we are very proud of the new menu, but we are also interested in your opinion, so please share your feedback with us.

We hope to see you soon at The Poolbar!

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