Immerse Yourself in the world ofTec Diving

BonaireTeK

September 28 – October 5, 2024 + Additional CCR Week from October 5 – 11, 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 many tec dives. The 2024 program includes yoga sessions, a lionfish hunter course, and a beach BBQ. We´ll host guest speakers from several agencies and equipment suppliers. This year Buddy Dive proudly hosts event sponsors Dive RiteDAN, and Silent Diving!

We thrive on bringing together tec divers from all over the world, creating a community, and initiating new partnerships. Bonaire Tek guests will experience 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!

Get in touch!

Anouck
Tec dive coordinator
tekdiving@buddydive.com

Bonaire TeK 2019

Special Guests of BonaireTeK 2024

Emmanuel Dugrenot – Senior Researcher
DAN

The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN) has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for 40 years. The organization’s research, medical services and global-response programs create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services such as injury prevention, safety and educational programs and lifesaving evacuations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of divers around the world look to DAN as their dive safety organization. Emmanuel will visit Bonaire TeK and Operation CCR to present DAN´s latest research updates.

Dive Rite

Dive Rite is our partner from the first hour. The Hires family and Dive Rite team have been visiting Bonaire TeK for many many years. We are very happy to welcome them again to Bonaire TeK in 2024. Come and try the exceptional ChOptima and come listen to their presentation. Dive Rite was founded in 1984 by technical divers and cave explorers 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. Buddy Dive Resort uses Dive Rite gear for rental and staff gear.

Silent Diving

Buddy Dive Resort is proud to add Silent Diving to our Sponsor list. Silent Diving will join Bonaire TeK and Operation CCR 2024 to share their over 20 years of experience with Operation CCR guests! Silent Diving has been a distributor of AP Diving rebreathers and products! They are the distributors for Inspiration, Evolution Closed Circuit Rebreathers, and all Ambient Pressure Diving LTD units. The Silent Diving team brings world-class customer care and a deeply held passion for helping to create the most innovative, boundary-breaking diving experiences imaginable.

Ken Head

Ken is a Bonaire TeK veteran who has been with us for many years. Ken Head is a NAUI Technical Instructor with a passion for technical diving.
His tec diving resume includes certifications in Overhead Environment, Helium-based Diving below 100 meters, Closed Circuit Rebreather Diving, developing a Technical Dive Community and creating a Scuba Training and Travel Business named Extreme Scuba.
Ken’s presentation “Creating a Technical Dive Team and Utilizing the Scuba Industry for Support” can count on many visitors from Bonaire Tek guests, Buddy Dive Resort guests and Bonaire tec divers.

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.