Buddy Dive Resort KSC family weeks
NEW this summer: introducing intro to Tech and tech40 for kids and adults 18+
June 25th- July 2nd Includes: SASY, SEAL, JOW, AOW, Rescue, Coral restoration, Intro to Tech or Tech40
July 30th – Aug. 6th: Includes all the above +Zombie Apocalypse!
First ever Kids Sea Camp IDC for adults age 18 and up! GO PRO WEEKS! Aug 2017. Call for more info.
Kids Sea Camp is proud to host Buddy Dive family week at Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire. The week: 7 nights, 6 days of diving, sunset cruise, three meals daily, live entertainment, unlimited shore diving, and three dive package options for adults. Longer stays, additional nights and additional dive days and courses are available to add on to your Kids Sea Camp week. Book Buddy Dive Bonaire with Family Dive Adventures and receive an additional 5% off your reservations that are not Kids Sea Camp family weeks.
Options included for Kids Sea Camp Bonaire 2016:
Adult Package 1: 6 boat dives with unlimited shore dives(free rental truck)
Adult Package 2: 11 boat dives with unlimited shore dives
Adult Package 3: Unlimited shore diving & non-diver rate (free rental truck for the week included).
Kids: Adventure Diver Cert or Coral restoration(Kids that are certified to dive and are 10-11 years old)
SASY kids age 5-7 or Seal Team for kids age 8 & 9,
Jr. Advanced Open Water Cert: (Kids that are certified to dive and are ages 10-14)
Jr. Rescue Diver Cert: Kids that are 12 and older, are currently Jr. Advanced or Advanced Open Water certified.
Adult & kids age 18+ Intro to Tech, and Tech40 option available call margo for specifics.
Participants must have their EFR / First Aid current within 24 months, and must complete the PADI E: learning with this course before arrival. PADI Rescue and Jr. Rescue will be offered to both adults and kids. Please call 1-803-419-2556 us for more information. For Elearning, please make sure to click on Kids Sea Camp as your PADI store; additional information is on our reservations page in the forms section.
Coral Restoration Certification: This is new with Buddy Dive Resort: For all kids 10 and older, are certified to dive and already have their Adventure Diver or, Advanced Diver and would like to gain another eco–friendly certification.
For adults and kids age 12 and up, gain your Nitrox PADI certification at Buddy Dive this summer and dive with Nitrox all week Elearning required for Nitrox course, and must be completed prior to arrival. (Elearning not included)
FREE! log books, JOW ERDP, Sasy, Seal team. PADI diving Society membership, 1-year subscription to Sport Diver Magazine. All the dive gear is included for kids.
Fun: There are private dive boats and private resort weeks just for Kids Sea Camp. There’s also a donkey safari, slack line, tubing, and poetry contest. Sponsor giveaways and discounts: SubGear, ScubaPro, and PADI.
All courses are Elearning with PADI, log onto www.padi.com. click on Elearning and select Kids Sea Camp as your store, click on your course and you are on your way. We will offer a FREE Nitrox course to anyone over the age of 12 who does the Elearning portion as well (Elearning costs not included in package)
Please make sure to advise us that you wish to participate in the Nitrox cert. This must be pre-reserved prior to arrival.
The Kids Program
All include: dive rental gear, course materials, books, instructor, classroom sessions, PADI certification card, five days of diving with unlimited shore diving + family day dive at Klein Bonaire, hats, T-shirts, tote bags, marine arts & crafts, tubing, photography, pizza movie night, slack line, donkey park, sunset cruise, slide shows, marine lectures and, conservation speaker. That’s all in, addition to the following:
SASY Program: Ages 4-7: This is such a fantastic program in Bonaire. The little ones get a lot of sunblock and suited up in mini sets of snorkel gear as they learn all about the ocean and its critters. It includes a treasure hunt, the chance to feed and ride a donkey at the donkey sanctuary, painting fun and lots of pool and ocean time.
PADI Seal Team Program: Ages 8 and up: This program gives kids who are 8 years old or older a sample of what its like to be a diver. Kids must be 8 years of age before the program starts. This is the first stage of diving and kids will truly enjoy the fun. There is no test! Kids will do some basic skills, and learn how to use scuba gear through some fun activities called Aqua Missions. In Bonaire, Seal Team kids also get to do a salt water dive at the Buddy Dock among schools of fish and log a real dive. There are five missions to be completed, along with a crew pack and certification that is provided. Painting, a treasure hunt, and pizza & movie night are also apart of this great program in Bonaire.
Kids Sea Camp Bonaire video by David Espinosa
PADI Jr. Open Water Program: Kids must be age 10 prior to the start of course: PADI Elearning programs: Kids are on vacation, so now they don’t have to worry about reading a 250-page book or taking a written exam. You can go to www.PADI.com and click on Elearning and Jr. Open Water and select on Kids Sea Camp as your store, Columbia, SC. We will receive your quizzes and test and be available to assist you as you learn on-line.
When kids arrive in Bonaire, they will complete their five confined water and four open water dives, as well as a review. Then you get to enjoying your new world as a PADI certified diver in beautiful Bonaire. Moms and dads will have plenty of time to dive with kids. This group will start with a quick review, then five pool dives, four open water dives and a graduation dive with parents by Wednesday. Once certified, they can enjoy jumping off the dock with mom and dad and will dive with the other certified kids with a maximum depth profile of 40 feet.
PADI Adventure Diver Program: Ages 10-11: Private group, PADI certification, boat dive, photo dive, navigation dive, buoyancy dive, fish ID, night snorkel, reef dive, coral restoration dive, treasure hunt dive, and family dive.
PADI AOW & Jr. AOW Program: Ages 12 and up: Private group, PADI certification, boat dive, photo dive, navigation dive, buoyancy dive, deep dive. night dive, reef dive, coral restoration dive, treasure hunt dive, and family dive.
Buddy Dive is a charming, very family friendly resort.
It’s simplicity at its finest.
by Margo Peyton
If I don’t feel like getting on a boat with other divers first thing in the morning, I can hang back and enjoy a late breakfast and coffee by the sea. Then, at my leisure, I can jump off the dock with another parent or even my own kids and have a dive that’s just as good as those on the boat. I can go at my own pace every day. No hustle, no deadlines and no worries. Buddy Dive is a perfect place for adults that have always wanted to start diving, or try diving to awaken the dream. We will arrange a discover scuba dive or provide full certification for adults who want to learn. Just give me a call and let’s get you diving.
I love Bonaire because it’s easy diving for all family divers. Wrecks, reefs, and a mini wall are just a jump off the dock and tanks are available 24/7 with a full-service dive store. The entire staff is family focused, ready and willing to please. The foods consist of a variety of fresh baked bread and full dinner buffets that include salads, meat, fresh fish, and fruits daily. As well as, fresh baked goodies for the sweet tooth. Frozen cappuccinos, delightful drinks, no one leaves hungry or thirsty. I have yet to experience ocean front dining as pleasurable, as dining in front of a sunset view at Buddy Dive.
I love the home-away-from-home feeling I have with the one, two and three bedroom villas. My husband and I have our own privacy and the kids enjoy their own space too.
Kids Sea Camp, at Buddy Dive has something for all ages, Adults go diving in the morning, kids have a host of activities to choose from, including tubing, diving, snorkeling, photography, painting, kayaking, slack line and a treasure hunt. The non-divers can relax and read a book, paint with a KSC guest artist, kayak, bird watch, shop or take an island tour to see the history and culture of Bonaire.
The weather in Bonaire is 99% sunny and beautiful above and below the surface. Jump off the dock or off a boat and it’s mostly calm, clear and beautiful. With Kids Sea Camp, we have pizza and movie night under the big thatched roof pool bar, live music on Friday nights and a host of slide presentations by SeaLife.
Afternoons are at your leisure and allow you time to enjoy some amazing shore diving with your kids. Evenings are full of new friends, laughter and family time. The Kids Sea Camp group enjoys private boats, instructors, and guides. The kids enjoy the same, with a little more fun and activities added to that stated above.
I chose Buddy Dive because it’s family owned, family operated and family focused! Buddy Dive Resort is a PADI Career Development Center. The staff is kid friendly and both trained and experienced in teaching and diving with kids.
Michelle and Paul Coolen make up the GM team, and also have two beautiful little girls, Nordja and Pleun, who will hopefully join us soon in our Sasy program.
The Dive shop is up-to-date with equipment and maintenance. The staff is medically trained and full service. Safety is No. #1 and fun is No. #2. Augusto is the Buddy Dive Shop manager, as well as a dad.
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