Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire Announces New PADI Instructor Development Course Dates

The courses offer the perfect preparation for a career in the dive industry. Our Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors transfer their years of practical experience with great enthusiasm.

When choosing Buddy Dive Resort for an Instructor Development Course, IDC candidates will learn the tricks of the trade at a resort that has been known for its top diving operation for 40 years.

Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire

The resort opened its doors for the first time on August 19, 1980, and it’s a sure thing that a lot has happened and changed since then.

When talking to guests who stayed with us before they will most likely have a lot of stories from back in the day, which they can share with you.

Martien van der Valk, head of the Buddy Dive Family looks back: “When my wife Ingrid and I obtained Buddy Dive Resort & Watersports back in 2002, the resort only had 46 apartments, a small dive operation with 3 boats and 20 rental cars.”

Bonaire - A Diver's Paradise

The small island of Bonaire is part of the island group called the Dutch Caribbean and is located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. Bonaire is formed by volcanic rock about 60 million years ago and later covered with coral stone. These processes created a landscape with hills in the northwest, terraces in the middle and flatland in the south.