Immerse Yourself in the world ofTec Diving
September 28 – October 5, 2024
September 27 – October 3, 2025
Every year, Buddy Dive Resort teams up with Buddy Dive Tek for the most significant technical diving event in the Caribbean. BonaireTeK at Buddy Dive is an exciting week of technical dive demonstrations, presentations, and training! During THE event for tec divers, we offer demos and tryouts with the newest equipment, presentations from renowned names in the industry, and lots of tec dives. We host guest speakers from several agencies and equipment suppliers. This year we are proudly hosting event sponsors Dive Rite and Divesoft!
We thrive on bringing together tec divers from all over the world, creating a community, and initiating new partnerships. Bonaire Tek guests will experience some fantastic deep dives like a dive on the deep wreck of “The Windjammer”.
Are you an experienced Tec diver, just starting your journey as a technical diver? Or have no Tec experience yet and want to learn everything about tec diving so you can get the best out of your dives and create a new addiction? Join Your Buddies™ on Bonaire for BonaireTeK!
Special Guests of BonaireTeK 2023
Jared Hires is General Manager of Dive Rite.
Dive Rite was founded in 1984 by technical divers and cave explorers with the goal to make the very best scuba diving equipment available. Gear that can be trusted on the most extreme dives and exceed expectations in any environment: reef, wreck, cave, or quarry.
Having grown up surrounded by diving, Jared began his technical diving career early, being CCR and cave trained at the age of 15. Becoming an open water SCUBA instructor at 18, Jared has progressed through the ranks to CCR instructor.
Having had many great diving opportunities, Jared has had the chance to dive many dream-list destinations. Some of his most memorable dives include Orda Cave, Russia; Molnar Janos Cave, Hungary; the Red Sea; and Giant Cave, Belize. Residing in “Cave Country,” Jared has the ability to get wet almost every week and enjoys keeping skills up in multiple gear configurations.
Joseph Jonathan Bosquez
Joseph is a Diving and Field Operations specialist at Divesoft. Divesoft offers high-end products for technical divers like their flagship, the Liberty rebreather. Their equipment is developed and tested with a focus on the implementation of the most advanced technologies while maintaining simplicity and reliability.
Joseph is an IANTD Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor and TDI Sidemount Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor.
Jose is the Rebreather OEM support specialist at Shearwater.
Jose started diving in the early 90s and has since accumulated thousands of dives around the world. He has been an instructor for more than 20 years and is an open-circuit, closed-circuit, semi-closed-circuit, trimix, cave and wreck diving Instructor Trainer. He has/had ratings with many agencies including IANTD, SDI/TDI, NSS-CDS and PADI, and also with DAN where he is an Examiner.
His main interest is the dissemination of scuba safety and awareness through better access to information and has translated many dive manuals into the Portuguese language. Also an avid cave explorer, he has explored several deep caves with depths exceeding 183m / 600ft.
AEMT, DMT, DAN Medic
Anne Strysniewicz is a dive medic at Divers Alert Network (DAN), where she works with the Medicine department, staffing the medical information and emergency hotline. Launching her diving career in the deserts of Nevada and Arizona, she has dedicated herself to diving safety and education, and is currently undertaking courses in Sidemount, Technical, Overhead Environment and Closed Circuit Rebreather Diving.
Before coming to DAN in 2021, Anne worked primarily in healthcare and teaching students as a PADI and DAN Instructor. She completed training to become an Advanced EMT and certified Diving Medical Technician under the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technician. Anne is a member of the all-volunteer hyperbaric chamber crew at the University of Southern California Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, California.
When not diving, Anne enjoys knitting, spending time with her two children and dog Benny, and exploring her new home state of North Carolina.
About Buddy 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. Over the past years, Buddy Dive TeK has grown into the largest technical diving facility in the Caribbean.
The Buddy Dive TeK team represents a wealth of technical knowledge and certifications from all fields of diving. With a fully operational tec support service; extensive equipment rental and technical training up to instructor level, including trimix and CCR. Buddy Dive TeK offers everything needed.
The non-stop spirit of adventure and curiosity of the enthusiastic diving community worldwide 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.