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Tech Equipment nat Buddy Dive Bonaire

Discussion in 'Lesser Antilles' started by 73diver, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. 73diver

    73diver Solo Diver

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    I just got back from my third trip to Buddy Dive, Bonaire. I noticed that backmount doubles, side mount BCD’s and tanks were available for rent (DIN valves). Blended trimix was also available. I also saw a rebreather being used there for the first time. The boat diving is still 100’ max but Agosto (Dive manager) seems to be adding more tech diving capability.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They've been full-up tech for some years now. You can get PADI, TDI, and GUE training on-site. I believe you can arrange for a tech-only boat and not be held to the 100 ft limit.
     
  3. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Whoo hoo! Heading to Buddy Dive in January with my JJ...
     
  4. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Captain Don's also has Tech taken care of on Bonaire. Technically not Capt. Don's, but Technical Diving Services which is located at Capt. Don's: Technical Diving Services Bonaire
     
  5. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    German Arango has a shipping container full of doubles and deco bottles. It is also where he mixes the trimix. But that is the first I have heard of the sidemount bcds as they used to be pro backmount. They started some else new last year with tech grade scooters. You can use a scooter to go over to Klein Bonaire.
     
  6. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

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    I've had my breather to Bonaire 6 times in the last 4 years...tech week at Buddy Dive is a good time. I'll be back for Bonaire Tek 2018 in October
     

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