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Bonaire – Family Dive Adventures

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You can go at your own pace every day; no hustle, no deadlines, and no worries. Buddy Dive has 24-hour diving from shore with some of the best marine life right under the dock and the wall just 20 meters away. There are giant tarpon, schools of silversides, and plenty of angelfish, just waiting to be photographed the moment you jump in.

The condos are simple and basic. They are perfect for families that come to be outdoors and enjoy the underwater world. Buddy Dive Resort offers studios for a 2 person buddy team, for example – a father and son, couple or mom, and daughter. For 3 people the 1 bedroom will work, you can have a daybed added to the living room if needed. Or you can go with the 2 bedrooms to give everyone their space. For larger families of 5 and 6, the 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms are the way to go. Each bedroom can be configured for a king bed or 2 single beds. The villas are fully furnished with full kitchens and spacious living rooms overlooking the Caribbean sea.

Family Dive Adventures will customize your package to your family’s needs. Mom and dad can choose to go boat diving while the kids are in SASY, Seal Team, or even taking a JOW class, but parents will have opportunities to dive with their kids as well. If you or the kids are getting certified, we will arrange for PADI eLearning to be done prior to arrival so you can get the most out of your diving experience once on the island. If desired, we can arrange a private instructor to dive with you and your family on the extra days available after certification. See Gallery

Another advantage to Bonaire is the fact it’s easier on the wallet than most other destinations, and the service is very family-friendly. The food is a mix of fresh-baked bread and buffets so no one leaves hungry. With multiple options for oceanfront dining, a dinner watching the sunset is an amazing experience. With the one, two, or three-bedroom villas, parents can have their own privacy while the kids enjoy their own space too.

Getting there: Traveling to Bonaire is a bit tricky, but we can help. Direct flights come in from Miami, CLT, EWR, and Atlanta.  DL, AA, UA provide direct nonstop service. This changes from time to time, but give us a call at 803.419.2556 and we will be happy to help you out.

When to go: Bonaire is for the most part outside of the hurricane belt, so it’s the perfect place to go during July, August, September, and October. If you want to put a small group together, we even provide 10 paid 11th free.

Kids Sea Camp has been taking families and kids to Bonaire for 20 years, so just give us a call and we will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

“5% Family Diver Discount” applies. We provide year-round reservations for Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire. WHY CHOOSE US?

THE PACKAGES:

Buddy Dive packages for individual family vacations(not a Kids Sea Camp week or trip) 1,2 and 3 bedroom ocean view condos are available.  Let us know how many people, divers, kids in your part and we will be happy to book your Buddy Dive and Drive package for your family vacation.

6-boat dive package with unlimited shore diving:  The Buddy Dive Dive and Drive package. From $844.35pp

  • 7 nights in a 3 bedroom condo with 6 persons 
  • 6x 1-tank boat dives
  • Unlimited Air/Nitrox
  • unlimited shore diving
  • Rental truck
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Free WIFI
  • Welcome drink
  • Manager’s Rum Punch party

For adult diver in low season 6 adults in a 3 bedroom condo, from $844.35 per adult (low season). 6 adults in a 3 bedroom condo, $910.71 per adult (high season)


Drive & Dive 6- boat dive package unlimited shore with a truck in a 1 bedroom condo for 2 divers

  • 7 nights in a 1 bedroom condo
  • 6x 1-tank boat dives
  • 7-day trunk rental
  • Unlimited Air/Nitrox
  • unlimited shore diving
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Free WIFI
  • Welcome drink
  • Manager’s Rum Punch party

From $1,158.10 per adult sharing 1 bedroom condo (double occupancy).

If you would like to complete the Divemaster course in Bonaire (outside of a Kids Sea Camp date) the additional cost would be $750 per candidate. 


IDC Buddy Dive Instructor course

  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course Preparation Course
  • Dive Theory Workshops
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Candidate  Digital Crew Pack Crew pack
  • Emergency First Response Digital  Instructor Manual
  • 14 nights of shared accommodation at Buddy Dive Resort (together
  • with all IDC students on the same package)
  • 14 days of daily breakfast and staff meal lunch
  • PADI Enrich Air Specialty Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Examination Fee
  • PADI Instructor Application
  • Emergency First Response, Instructor Application.
  • Buddy Dive T-shirt
  • Unlimited Air or nitrox, before and after the program
  • Free rental Equipment
  • Online tutoring for the 5 theory subjects (one month prior to the Program)

Starting from $3,625 per person based on double occupancy.

The other charges that would be required and due directly to the PADI examiner the day of the examination: 

  • PADI Instructor Examination $715.00
  • PADI Instructor application.  $199.00
  • EFR instructor application.  $120.00
  • EFR instructor manual digital $82.00

The dive staff: Award-winning Yap Divers is Yap’s first PADI Golden Palm Resort and is adjacent to the Manta Ray Bay Hotel thus forming Yap’s first PADI Gold Palm Resort. With Yap Divers, you can be assured of clean, pure air, safe diving, and a full range of instruction available from Open Water through Divemaster.

The dive shop also offers a number of specialty dive certifications for those who want to expand their formal dive training. Yap Divers is the home to the only place in the world where you can do the PADI certified Manta-Ray Awareness Course. This makes for a perfect combination to enhance the Yap Island vacation. The dive traveler is offered all that he or she could ever ask for in terms of dive experiences with regularly scheduled drift dives, wall dives, cavern dives, and night dives, as well as our specialty – Giant Manta dives! Add Palau for a long more amazing trip!

SEE GALLERY

  • PADI five-star dive resort
  • 7-nights Oceanview (2 queen beds) or Ocean View Deluxe Room (king bed) (your choice)
  • 6 days of diving up to 3 dives per day
  • Manta ray diving
  • Shark Diving
  • 3 dives per day, includes dive gear and free Nitrox
  • Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner
  • Free Nitrox
  • T-shirt, hat
  • Restaurant all meals included
  • Infinity pool
  • Brewery
  • Airport transfers with a late departure
  • Stone money bank tour
  • Cultural tour
  • Private dive guides

Rates for the Manta Fest photo group: This package is available all year any week.

  • Adult Diver: 7 Nights/3 per day Ocean View: from $1,799; Ocean Deluxe: from $2,299
  • Adult Non-diver: 7 Nights (w/diver): deduct $500
  • Children age 7 or under: Free of charge when sharing parents’ room (including snorkeling and tours when accompanied by parents).
  • Children 8 to 18 years old: 75% discount (including snorkeling and tours when accompanied by parents).
  • Children 13 to 18 years old: 50% discount when sharing parents’ room (including diving and tours when accompanied by parents).

Let us custom design your Yap family dive vacation, we can pre-book your non-diver activities, meals, specialty dives, tours, and excursions, call us today at 803-419-2556. Congratulations to the Mantaray Bay resort for their green thinking and implementation.

THE PERFECT MIX OF DIVING AND FISHING

Thatch Caye Resort introduces a whole new level of eco-adventure and comfort for marine activities in Belize! Thatch Caye offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the amazing sights and sensations of the second largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere while relaxing in a top-quality upscale resort.

Thatch Caye is an island complex that forms a 12-acre marine park just 9 miles from Dangriga and the Stann Creek district in south-central Belize. The surrounding calm, azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, sand flats, and mangroves make Thatch Caye Resort one of the premier locations for fly-fishing in Central Belize! 7-night package pricing, 6 days of boat diving, gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  Silk Key, Glovers Reef, Blue Whole, and Ranguana included.  From $4710 per diver double in an Ocean Cabana.

Those who love sea kayaking, saltwater fly fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and marine sightseeing will love this Resort! Thatch Caye Resort is rated among the top scuba diving resorts in Belize. Thatch Caye has 6 boats, brand new scuba gear, and certified dive masters ready to take you diving in Belize.

The island is also located near a world-renowned bird sanctuary where hundreds of frigates, boobies, and pelicans make their home. Dine under a cathedral thatched roof with windows on the sea and cool tile under your feet. Additional dining in screened comfort is also offered in a cozy fresh air palapa next to our outdoor Wave Bar.

There are 2 bars on Thatch Caye. The indoor bar is built of rich native hardwoods inside our main gathering palapa. It’s located next to our gaming and entertainment areas. The outdoor Wave Bar is a masterwork of fine carpentry from local tropical hardwoods.

Accommodations: Thatch Caye Resort can accommodate 24 guests in 12 perfectly air-conditioned situated Over-water Bungalows, Island Cabanas, and an Over-water Villa.

Overwater Bungalows: Our 5 Overwater Bungalows (little homes) are elevated single-story units with rooftop decks, complete with hammocks so that you can catch the island breezes and savor the spectacular views. Our bungalows are designed for privacy and comfort. We offer hot water showers, king-size beds, a mini-fridge, and full-size window seats (suitable for a 3rd person) overlooking the sea.

Ventilation fans are all that is needed to experience the great natural comforts of the Caribbean on Thatch Caye. Air conditioning is available (a daily surcharge applies).

Island Cabanas: Our five double occupancy over water Cabanas with native thatch roofing and cool tile floors are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the sea breezes and views of nearby islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Relax with private sundecks, spacious baths, and queen size beds. Ceiling fans cool these cabanas by increasing the wind chill factor from the constant trade winds.

Overwater Villas: The villa features 3 over-water bungalows each with a bedroom, private washroom, and shower. Dividing the two bungalows is a private living room/dining room and kitchenette. The villa can accommodate up to 6 people, perfect for one large family getaway. Alternatively, the two bungalows are completely separate and are available for two families traveling together. See Gallery

Packages starting from $3,198 per person based on 2 divers in a Premier Oceanfront Cabana for 7 nights, all-inclusive meal plan, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 6 days of 2 tank dives with Belize Underwater, boat transfer to and from the island, use of island toys (kayaks, paddleboards, and Hobie cat). Not included: hotel taxes & fees, domestic airport transfers, international flights, dive gratuities, and additional activities. 

Copla Tree Lodge, Kids Sea Camp, family vacations

STAY AT THE JUNGLE LODGE 

Belize has more to offer than just the ocean- on the mainland, you are able to explore the heart of the country through the jungle! Whether that be observing the wildlife on a nature hike, touring Maya ruins, or ziplining, there are plenty of different adventures offered. In the southern region of Belize, Copal Tree resort is a perfect destination to be able to experience jungle life in luxury. The property has its own organic farm, rum distillery, chocolate-making factory, and hiking trails all around. All of their meals are prepared from the produce that comes from the farm or are locally sourced. This is a great option for pre or post-trips to the Kids Sea Camp in Hopkins Bay Belize.

Package Includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a selected suite
  • All meals, afternoon snacks, and beverages including local spirits and beer
  • Round trip land transfers from Punta Gorda Airstrip to the lodge and
  • Complimentary use of our gym & self-guided activities: kayaks, mountain bikes, and hiking trails – Complimentary laundry service
  • Taxes and service charges

Does not include

  • Round trip flights from Belize International or Belize Municipal to Punta Gorda – Guided tours and activities
  • Spa treatments
  • Gift shop purchases
  • VAT

Prices for 4 people for a 3-day trip start at $800 per person. 

A REMARKABLE RESORT TO REST 

The Placencia Resort is situated on the beautiful Maya Beach, just a short journey away from the quaint village of Placencia and all the activities Belize has to offer. The Placencia Resort is perfectly located for access to both jungle and ocean adventures. After a day of adventure, live in luxury with one, two, or three-bedroom accommodations. With three restaurants, including an overwater bar, this is the Caribbean resort of your dreams. They have a private marina and one of the largest pools in the whole country, with a swim-up bar. Other amenities they offer are tennis courts, a spa, and gym, and they have a 5-star PADI dive shop. Just a short 35-minute commuter flight from the Belize International Airport (BZE) to the local Placencia Airport (PLJ). 

Diving Package 

  • Seven nights of accommodation in a two-bedroom
  • Six days of SCUBA diving (2 tanks a day)
  • All meals either at the resort or when diving
  • Transfers from the local airport to the resort and back
  • Use of resort kayaks, paddleboards, and other toys

Child package starting from- $1,059 per person* & Adult package starting from- $2,419 per person*

  • Seven nights of accommodation in a three-bedroom
  • Six days of SCUBA diving (2 tanks a day)
  • All meals either at the resort or when diving
  • Transfers from the local airport to the resort and back
  • Use of resort kayaks, paddleboards, and other toys

Resort Amenities: • Largest Swimming Pool in Placencia with Swim-Up Bar • Three Restaurants & Bars • Free Wi-Fi • Spa Services • Fitness Center • Tennis Courts • Marina & Pier • Adventure Center • Bicycles, Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards, & Volleyball • Air Conditioned Rooms • Free Parking • Complimentary Area Shuttle

Child package starting from: $1,059 per person* & Adult package starting from- $2,962 per person*

*Rates are in US dollars and do not include taxes. Additional tours may be added, please inquire for details. For other custom packages, please contact us at  1.803.419.2556.

Check out our Kids Sea Camp in Belize from June 24th – July 1st, 2023 

YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLAND

Royal Belize is a completely private island in Belize. Fully all-inclusive and offered to just one guest party at a time, the private island holds up to 16 guests in 5 luxury suites and a spacious bunkhouse. You and your group will have exclusive access to the entire island resort. 

Your private island is 7.5 acres and just nine miles off the coast of Dangriga, Belize in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve World Heritage Site. The island resort is located right next to the Belize Barrier Reef, giving guests easy access to the best fishing, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving around!

Royal Belize is fully staffed with a 1:1 staff to guest ratio, including a private chef and adventure ambassador. Enjoy complete privacy in a picture-perfect setting.  Every day is a celebration at Royal Belize, complete with a sunset champagne toast. Any adventure is possible; from helicopter rides to snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef, to zipping around on jet skis. Discover pure luxury in a barefoot casual atmosphere at Royal Belize.

5 luxury air-conditioned king suites and bunkhouse with six twin beds, all transportation included, just arrive at Belize City International Airport and be whisked away by VIP arrival service, all-inclusive private island with chef-prepared meals and a custom menu, complimentary cell phones, and air conditioning in each room and WiFi throughout the island, beach toys, including jet skis, 1:1 guest to staff to guest ratio including private chef and concierge.
 
The average rate for island rental is $6,700 per night for 10 people (which does not include hotel taxes & fees) Diving and other activities can be added before arrival or on the island for an additional fee.

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