Your #1 tek dive facility in the CaribbeanBuddy dive tek
Buddy Dive TeK opened its doors in 2007, with the mission to provide quality technical support and training to its customers and guests at Buddy Dive and on Bonaire. With the extensive knowledge and passion of German Arango ‘Mr. G.’ Buddy Dive TeK has grown into the largest technical diving facility in the Caribbean.
“Buddy Dive TeK is proud to be the only facility in the Caribbean offering GUE instruction.”
The Buddy Dive TeK team represents a wealth of technical knowledge and certifications from all fields of diving: GUE, NAUI and PADI. With a fully operational tec support service; extensive equipment rental and technical training up to instructor level, including sidemount & trimix. Buddy Dive TeK offers everything needed.
The non-stop spirit of adventure and curiosity of the enthusiastic diving community world-wide keeps pushing the dive industry forward. It is our pleasure to ensure that we at Buddy Dive provide the latest in Technical Diving in a safe and friendly environment.
“I can’t think of a better location or Diving Facility to bring my Tec Diving Students”
Carlos Peña Herrera / Tec Diving Instructor.
Buddy Dive Tek is a 100% rebreather friendly facility. Our facility has a large stock of different size rebreather cylinders, different types of CO2 absorbent available and provide a state-of-the-art filling station with 2 booster pumps capable of reaching high pressure fills of Oxygen and TRIMIX. Our 100% Rebreather friendly facility also comes with staff trained in different CCR units like the JJ CCR, the X-CCR and the O2ptima CCR. All of this is always in stock!
Diving doubles or Sidemount? No problem, we can provide the necessary equipment for these styles of diving; backplates with harness, Wings, regs, spools, DSMB’s, and more.
Technical Diving Courses
At Buddy Dive Tek we offer a large variety of technical diving courses. Try-out sessions for those who are not qualified yet and more advanced courses for those who want to extend their knowledge. We can offer GUE, NAUI and PADI programs from student level all the way up to the instructor level. Courses can be taught in English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Global Underwater Explorers – GUE
GUE is committed to developing safe, skilled and knowledgeable divers (recreational and technical). The GUE system stands for the highest quality of dive education by teaching solid fundamental skills. Most difficulty in diving relates to poorly developed basic skills such as good buoyancy control, effective gas sharing techniques and the use of inefficient equipment. This could cause unnecessary exhaustion, stress and degradation of the dive site, even for the more experienced diver. By emphasizing solid fundamental diving skills, GUE training provides greater enjoyment and safeguards the integrity of the fragile marine ecosystems.
Diving with a DPV
Would you like to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time? Scoot yourself through the water without kicking with a Diver Propulsion Vehicle. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, DPV’s offer a thrilling way to see more and have a blast doing it. DPV’s especially come in handy while wreck diving, as they let you tour more of the wreck and reduce your air consumption.
Our blending station is located at the Buddy Dive Drive Thru. Here we can fill our tec diving tanks and prepare custom blends at the desire of our guests. Our technical diving staff is qualified as gas and TRIMIX blenders from PADI, thus keeping the safety standards at the highest possible level. We can deliver all types of O2 and TRIMIX blends you ask for, as well as standard GUE gases; 21/35 – 18/45 – 15/55.
At Buddy Dive Tek we offer a large variety of technical diving equipment for rent. From various cylinders for diving sidemount, doubles and rebreather to regulators, rigs & DPV’s.