Photographyget the most out of it!

Bonaire and its perfect photographic conditions make the island one of the top 5 macro life destinations. Buddy Dive’s digital photo services is perfectly equipped to make your photographic experience an extraordinary one. Besides digital camera equipment for rent/sale and photo coaching sessions, you can follow courses such as PADI U/W photography and videographer specialties.

Few destinations offer the photographic opportunities that you will find here on Bonaire. With our incredible visibility, abundant fish life and healthy reef system, wide angle opportunities are naturally around. But it is the bounty of macro life visible both day and night, that truly sets us apart. Not surprising, visitors to the island have regularly named Bonaire one of the top 5 macro life destinations in Scuba Diving Magazine’s annual Readers Survey.

Get in touch!

Guillermo Alcorta Heyer
Digital Photo Pro

Opening hours Photo Center
Daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Photography friendly resort

Our dive boats offer freshwater rinse buckets. Back at the dock, we have designated camera rinse tanks to allow for proper soaking after your dive. There is also a designated camera rinse tank at the drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station.

Buddy Dive’s digital photo service, located at the retail shop, has a variety of services to offer to divers who want to take advantage of Bonaire’s photographic opportunities.

Digital Underwater Photography Instructions

At Buddy Dive Digital Photo Center we offer intermediate and advanced underwater photography classes on Bonaire. Instructions and photo assignments are specifically designed for you and your camera system. Coaching sessions can address diverse techniques such as macro, wide angle, lighting techniques or specific issues that you may have.

We offer brief and economical sessions that can address:

  • Advice on how to set up and use your new u/w digital camera.
  • Troubleshooting your system.
  • Tips to improve your photo results.

Or if you wish to get certified, we offer full PADI Underwater Photography & Videography specialty courses.

Buddy Dive Thru the Lens

Join us in August for Buddy Dive’s first underwater photography event – Buddy Dive Thru the Lens!

Buddy Dive Thru the Lens is all about underwater photography! It offers a fantastic opportunity if you are new to underwater photography or if you want to develop yourself and learn new skills. A wide offer of SeaLife demos, clinics, presentations and photography dedicated boat dives will make this week one you will remember forever!

Bonaire has been chosen as the Caribbean’s best underwater photography destination in PADI’s Scuba Diving Readers Choice Awards. With an average of 30 m / 100 ft visibility, beautiful reefs, abundant marine life, and fantastic diving conditions, you couldn’t ask for a better place to improve your skills. In addition, Buddy Dive offers all facilities you could wish for as a diver and photographer. Do we need to give you any more reasons to book your Drive & Dive package to enjoy Buddy Dive Thru the Lens?

If during your visit you have any pictures you are particularly proud of, we would be more than happy to include them in our Gallery for all to see! Just send them to along with any information you want to share, such as where and when the shot was taken, and we’ll do our best to include it on our website or social networks!