It's back to our favorite Caribbean dive spot, Bonaire. Of all the places we go, this is consistently the best all around and easiest diving we can find. Just find a yellow rock and get wet.
For 2018 we going back to Bonaire for our annual Thanksgiving trip. This is our most popular dive trip because of the unlimited diving available all over the island. Add free nitrox and you can dive your heart out.
It's back to Buddy Dive with the great location, drive through dive shop, fantastic breakfast, and lots of other amenities. (Mary LOVES the croissants at breakfast)
Our diving allows you to do as many or a few as you wish. No boat to miss, no lost money by skipping a boat dive. Just dive when you want, as much as you want. The dive shop right on the property. Just pull up, grab a few tanks, and hit the road. Or drive through and let them fill the tanks in the back of your truck. You can just sit back and chill.
Each condo has a rental pickup per ROOM. We have studios. 1 Bedroom, and 3 Bedroom suites reserved. We can also get 2 Bedrooms if you have another couple to share with. If you are REALLY good friends you can get a two or three bedroom and drop some of the trucks to save some money.
Air is not included so you can choose your airline or even use points. Delta flies out of Roanoke through Atlanta. Other airlines have flights out of nearby cities. We will be getting prices on bulk air in January and may offer that as an option.
Bonaire is now a part of the Netherlands. You'll see a lot of improvements if you haven't been there in a few years. Some new development but mostly improvements to the infrastructure. Customs is quick and painless, modern grocery stores, road improvements. But still with the Bonaire charm and comfort. They still drive on the same side of the road as we do.
Great restaurants abound at reasonable (for an island) prices. Blennies is the resort's casual restaurant with daily happy hour. Plus, our package gives you 50% off on food at Blennies (up to a maximum of $75.00).
The Breakfast buffet is a delight. Though served buffet style it is truly a FULL breakfast. Omelets and eggs cooked to order. Pancakes or waffles many days. Fruits, juices, cereals. More than I can list.
To keep things interesting we will be offering optional side trips throughout the week. We'll go to the Cadushy Distillery to see cactus liquor made (and sampled). Maybe a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary. Definitely the turtle dive on the east coast. Plus we may think up some more.
As always, on our Bonaire trip you do what you want. Join us for a morning or afternoon of diving, or do both. Strike out on your own, visit downtown, tour the island, or chill at the resort. This is YOUR vacation.
No dive buddy? No problem. We always have singles diving looking for a buddy. The problem is not finding a dive buddy, it's choosing which to go with. And if you are a non-diver we always have others that prefer to be above rather than under the water.
Thanksgiving in Bonaire 2018 - November 17 to 24
- 7 nights lodging at Buddy Dive resort in a unit with a kitchen
- Rental truck per ROOM. No need to share if you opt for a two or three bedroom. But you can if you want to save money
- Rental trucks on site at resort.
- 6 days unlimited shore diving
- Free nitrox fills
- Full Breakfast daily
- Welcome Drink
- Managers Rum Punch Party
- Free Wi-fi
- Transfers to and from airport.
- Hotel taxes
2 in a Studio Condo - $1195.00 per person
1 in a Studio Condo - $1875.00 per person
2 in a 1 Bedroom - $1275.00 per person
Call for pricing on 2 and 3 bedroom condos
A $250.00 deposit will confirm your spot.
Limited number of seats for air from Charlotte to Bonaire available No additional deposit required. Click here or call for details
Credit Card Add-On $50.00
Non Diver - subtract $175.00
All condos available without trucks
Click on the "+" next to the trip listing below for number of spots left and more information. If you need more spots than are available please call and we may be ale to get more.