SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Buddy Dive Resort
Website SCUBA Diving Center: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Caribbean Netherlands
Green Fins Member:
Not available in this country

Teaching and Diving Conditions

Confined water dives (confined open water or swimming pool):
Buddy Dive Resort has got two pools on the property, just a few steps away from the classrooms + confined open water on the house reef.
Open water dive conditions:
The visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (29c). The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually, a short 30 feet (10 meters) swim or less, making Bonaire world-renowned for its ease of shore diving.
Classroom details:
The classrooms at Buddy Dive Resort are conveniently located at the Buddy Dive Resort dive shop, just a few steps away from the house reef and pools. The classrooms are comfortable (airconditioned) and comfortable.
Things to see on fun dives:
With as many as 60 officially listed dive sites on Bonaire and another 20 dive sites on Klein Bonaire, the island truly is a Divers Paradise! For more info visit:
House Reef:

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
Please visit:
Freediving courses:
Business related courses:
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Buddy Dive Resort is home to Reef renewal Foundation Bonaire:
Divemaster Course + internship After completing the Divemaster course, you will (temporarily) become part of the Buddy Dive dive team and work as a Divemaster in paradise for 1,5 months. Please contact our Course Directors for more information:
Other courses:
Buddy Dive Resort offers courses on all levels. For more information visit:

Local Prices

(Indication of your other expenses)
How to get to the SCUBA diving center from the airport:
Buddy Dive Resort offers transfers from the airport. The drive from the airport to Buddy Dive Resort is appr. 10 minutes
Transportation costs of description above:
USD 26
Low budget accommodation (could be a dormitory):
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
USD 15
Beer in a bar:

SCUBA Diving Instructor / Your Teacher

Lars Bosman
Lars Bosman
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
Number of courses per year:
Additional information:
Website: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
Instructor Development Course
Website: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of course days
Number of examination days

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

Minimum/maximum number of students per dive course:
2 - 14
Average number of students per dive course:
Average number of certified assistants (divemaster / staff instructor ) helping:

Team of Dive Professionals

How much is done by the dive instructor himself:
Most of it is done by the same dive professional
Dive instructor joining the students at the exams for support.:
Additional languages by team of dive professionals:
Dutch, English, German, Spanish

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
USD 3550
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • Examination fee
  • First aid instructor course
  • First aid instructor course materials
  • First Aid Instructor Fee (for one year)
  • Instructor Application Fee (for one year)
  • Instructor course
  • Instructor course materials
Other things that are included in this package:
Including shared accommodation, meals, materials, IDC, EFR Instructor and Emergency Oxygen Provider course, Instructor applications, and the Instructor examination. For more info and options visit:

Starting Dates

Between 22 May 2023 and 21 May 2025
PADI Instructor Development Course  - Bonaire - Caribbean Netherlands

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