Buddy Dive Dominica Slated to Launch August 1, 2015


Roseau, Dominica (November 17, 2014) – Scuba 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 dive staff 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 is Dominica’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 dominica@buddydive.com or for international reservations +599 7175080 (ext. 572) or for US/Canada reservations 1-866-GO-BUDDY.

About Buddy Dive Resort

Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire’s leading dive hotel is known for its personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver. Today, the Resort is complete with eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, restaurant, pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy Dive Resort knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of diving and exploring. Buddy Dive Resort was recognized as one of the World’s Best Dive Resorts in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. For more information visit www.buddydive.com.

About Fort Young Hotel

Fort Young Hotel, Dominica’s leading hotel is ideally located overlooking the ocean on the outskirts of Roseau, the capital of this rugged island in the Eastern Caribbean. The Fort Young’s unique architecture and rich history of the 32 original rooms coupled with the 38 Oceanfront and Deluxe rooms and three suites provide a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. Offering an on-site Dive Shop, Excursion Desk, Duty Free shopping as well as Massage & Wellness Center and Conference Rooms, the Fort Young Hotel is the perfect getaway for divers and non-divers alike looking for top service, Diving and Eco-Adventure.  Guests can dive some of the best reefs in the Caribbean from the private jetty, and trek off into the rainforests that stretch up the hills behind the hotel. Or just relax in a rooftop Jacuzzi, indulged with a spa treatment, or dine on local specialties in the newly refitted seafront restaurant the Palisades, so named since the word describes the original wooden fortifications, which were built on the very same spot as the restaurant’s terrace is today. References to the Fort’s deep connections to Dominica’s history can be found throughout the Fort Young Hotel. For more information visit www.fortyounghotel.com.

About Dominica

In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Known as the “Nature Island’ due to its abundance of natural splendors: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Regarded as one of the top dive destinations in the Caribbean, Dominica is a paradise for explorers and adventurers, both above ground and underwater. Champaign reef and Scott’s Head drop off are just a couple of the many underwater highlights for divers.

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About Gene Muchanski

Executive Director at Dive Industry Association. Board Member at Dive Industry Foundation. Marketing Consultant to the Diving Industry. I have been a certified Scuba Diver since I was 15 years old and have been a passionate waterman for as long as I can remember.
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