Bonaire Diving Holidays
Small island paradise
Tailor-made diving holidays to Bonaire
Diving holidays in Bonaire are truly special. Bonaire is a small island in the South Caribbean is just 21 miles long, has a welcoming and chilled-out way of life. On Bonaire diving holidays, day or night, you will find many lively bars, numerous restaurants serving tasty menus and a good selection of shops.
Over 50 dive sites from Bonaire are accessible from the shore, most at depths of less than 10 metres. Average water temperatures are 26°C all year-round and visibility is typically 30 metres plus. The best way to see these magnificent dive sites is to hire a vehicle so you can drive and dive whenever you want to. Divers often encounter seahorses, the islands emblem, turtles, jacks, friendly tarpon and, on rare occasions, a frogfish or two.
What divers love about Bonaire
What divers say diving holidays in Bonaire
“We never really thought about Bonaire before Holly suggested it. Really was great to dive straight from shore and not have the time lost in transfers. A real suprise”
“Charming small and uncrowded. Would totally go back and that was just underwater!”
Bonaire divE resorts
Buddy Dive Resort
Bonaire’s first water sports lifestyle hotel!
Located just north of the capital, Kralendijk, Buddy Dive is a small, friendly resort situated directly on the oceanfront with steps directly down to the sea.
Buddy Dive’s studios and apartments offer great value for money, no matter if you are travelling with your partner, as a family, with friends or a whole dive group.
Divers will appreciate easy 24-hour access to the excellent house reef, whilst the dive centre is conveniently located on-site.
KLM offers flights from several regional UK airports including London, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Glasgow. UK flights touchdown in Amsterdam for a plane change, followed by a direct flight to Bonaire.
Hotel Service/Facilities: Fully equipped dive shop and activity centre on site and two swimming pools. The capital of Kralendijk is a 30 minute-walk away or less than 10 minutes’ drive.
Food, Beverage & Entertainment Facilities: Breakfast is served above the dive centre overlooking the sea. A la carte lunch is served daily in Blennies Restaurant on the sea front. Dinner is a la carte at Blennies Restaurant or the gourmet restaurant ‘Ingredients’
Transfers: From Bonaire Airport to Buddy Dive Resort by road with an approximate transfer time of 10 minutes
Studios and two or three-bedroom apartments with sea, pool or garden views. Studios have a bedroom with ensuite shower, TV, kitchenette, fridge and small patio overlooking the garden. Apartments are open plan with spacious living areas, ensuite shower, kitchen, TVs, a patio or balcony
Buddy Dive Centre is a 5 Star PADI Career Development Centre, catering to all levels / courses available / unlimited shore diving and daily boat diving for qualified divers. Nitrox fills and technical equipment rental are available locally. Boats depart the dock 3 times a day to explore sites not accessible from shore. The unique 2 lane ‘Drive Thru’ filling station makes it easy for divers to stock up on tanks (2 tanks per person per time).
Love sharks? Can’t get enough of wrecks? Maybe you want to experience something new. Our knowledgeable team are here to help you get the best out of your next dive holiday.
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Because we’re not a mass tourism company, you’ll get a highly personalised service. Think of us as your personal travel consultant – don’t be shy, ask us for anything and leave the rest to us.
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Holly Hawkins has been with Diverse Travel for 5 years. Previously at Scuba Tours Worldwide and Maldives Scuba Tours where she developed a love of