BUSINESS BYTE: Buddy Dive Dominica slated to launch on August 1, 2015

diveScuba divers can now experience the services and standards they are used to at Bonaire’s Buddy Dive Resort, in Dominica! Proclaimed one of the World’s Best Dive Resorts in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, Buddy Dive Resort has announced a partnership with Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel to open an on-site facility, Buddy Dive Dominica.

“Buddy Dive has the reputation of keeping the needs of divers in mind, making it easy, comfortable and convenient for everyone. We’re thrilled to be able to bring our dive expertise and services to Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel,” commented Martien van der Valk, Owner of Buddy Dive Resort. “Buddy Dive Dominica will be a full service operation that combines the best of both worlds; extensive dive knowledge, facilities and resources, while providing divers with personal attention from the friendly divestaff that will become the familiar faces guests are greeted by on their next visit.”

Buddy Dive Dominica will consist of a full stocked dive retail shop, teaching facilities, rental gear room, lockers, rinse tanks and outdoor showers. The dive operation will offer first class diving on Dominica.

From boat diving at Champagne Reef or Toucari to night diving on Fort Young Hotel’s house reef – these are just some of the exciting diving that will be offered at Buddy Dive Dominica.

“Announcing the partnership with Buddy Dive Resort is very exciting for Fort Young Hotel,” commented Gregor Nassief, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fort Young Hotel. “Fort Young Hotel isDominica’s leading full service hotel and has attracted a variety of business, adventure and dive travelers for many years. Joining forces with Buddy Dive and creating a world-class dive operation provides divers worldwide with the opportunity to experience Dominica’s magical diving while enjoying the comfort and service of Dominica’s leading hotel.”

Buddy Dive Dominica will be offering their Dive Into Nature package, which will showcase Dominica’s volcanic vents, plunging sea walls, colorful reefs and soft corals.
The package includes 7 nights/8 days stay at the Fort Young Hotel, complimentary breakfast, airport transfers, 5 days 2-tank boat dives, unlimited resort diving, 5 dive excursions and the marine park fee. Dive Into Nature can be booked through Buddy Dive Central Reservations office at [email protected] or for international reservations +599 7175080 (ext. 572) or for US/Canada reservations 1-866-GO-BUDDY.

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  1. sabali (patience)
    November 26, 2014

    where will they be operating from and what happens to KHATTS who is there right now operating ?

  2. November 26, 2014

    How could We Have missed this, Diving! Thanks For Answering One of Our Questions. Our FATHER IN HEAVEN YOUR WILL BE DONE.
    To those who tried and seemed to have failed , do not be discouraged. Many are the plans of a man’s heart But It Is YAHWEH’S PURPOSE that Will Prev
    …Do not give up!
    So Much To See, To Hear, To Be Joyful And Amazed BY. Therefore Let Us Say Continual THANK YOU YAHWEH.
    Diving it is. Here it is. What can you glean from it?
    The Price you can pay for so much. Such planning! What one may give to have so much. Is it a Worthy exchange?
    Help Us FATHER.
    Ocean Open Today! Are There Any Limits or Requirements?
    Can We Jump In Now. Is There still Time To Do So?
    Diviers , Family And Friends Safety, Safety. Much More In Store. We Will Be Listening To Hear Your Testimonies.

  3. Anon
    November 25, 2014

    There is no reason that you can’t experience it right now!! We have had outstanding dive operations for 20 years run by local and dedicated Dominicans. Our dive shops have already put us on the map as an island with the regions best diving and best dive shops. We do not need anyone to teach us that. Of course with their HUGE resources they will bring in many new divers that will benefit the island in general. In the meantime pick a local dive shop who has been part of the economy for 20 years and go diving.

  4. Leftist Kalinago
    November 25, 2014

    Very interesting. Am looking forward to seeing and being part of this great venture. Dominica is one of the top dive sight/destinations of the world. Great news for Dominica. Great business. As a diver am looking forward to experience this innovation.

  5. JoJo
    November 25, 2014

    Fantastic! Way to go . I know this will be a quality operation and this will definitely help to put Dominica on the map. Good luck guys.

    • Seriously??
      November 25, 2014

      I never hear anyone congratulating the local dive operators who have been promoting, working and hosting divers for the past 20++ years. Pioneer Derek Perryman who worked tirelessly, who also was founding member of the DWA. The dive sector is a significant niche sector and has drawn much attention to Dominica…it is the people in the industry who have promoted from the early days and got the NDC /DDA on board re the importance of promoting Dominica as a dive destination back in the days of Steve Johnson, Sharon Pascal and others. To read this and worse still the comments………..unbelievable. I guess once its foreign its better. SMH!!!!

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