SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Buddy Dive Resort
Website SCUBA Diving Center:
buddydive.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Country:
Caribbean Netherlands
Island/State/City:
Bonaire
Green Fins Member:
No

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 and the ocean.
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 cozy.
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: https://buddydive.com/about-bonaire/diving/
House Reef:

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
Please visit: https://buddydive.com/diving/tec-diving/
Freediving courses:
No
Business related courses:
No
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Buddy Dive Resort is home to Reef renewal Foundation Bonaire: https://buddydive.com/diving/reef-renewal/
Internships:
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: coursedirector@buddydive.com
Other courses:
Buddy Dive Resort offers courses on all levels. For more information visit: https://buddydive.com/diving/dive-courses/

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):
USD 0
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
USD 15
Beer in a bar:
USD 3

SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Lars Bosman
Name:
Lars Bosman
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2019
Number of courses per year:
100
Additional information:
Lars and Maarten go way back to 2005 when they met at their local dive shop and became friends. In 2015 Maarten trained Lars to become an IDC staff instructor. It is always great having their positive energy combined with years of experience around.
Website:
buddydive.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Maarten van den Hazel
Name:
Maarten van den Hazel
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2013
Number of courses per year:
100
Additional information:
Maarten has been a course director since 2013. Since he left Buddy Dive in 2007, he has been working in Mexico, and Indonesia, and established his own IDC dive center in the Netherlands.
Website:
buddydive.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)

Dive Professional Course Package

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

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of course days
12
Number of examination days
2
Total
14

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

Minimum/maximum number of students per dive course:
2 - 14
Average number of students per dive course:
10
Average number of certified assistants (divemaster / staff instructor ) helping:
1

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 3295
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:
Accommodation, 3 meals a day, Nitrox instructor course, materials, instructor applications etc. For more info and options visit: https://buddydive.com/diving/idc/gopro/

Starting Dates

Between 23 October 2021 and 23 October 2023
PADI Instructor Development Course  - Bonaire - Caribbean Netherlands

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