REEF is proud to highlight one of our exceptional Conservation Partners: Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire. REEF Conservation Partners are active organizations and dive shops committed to protecting marine environments worldwide. As valued REEF ambassadors, they serve as centers for marine conservation actions, outreach, and education. You can view the full listing of Conservation Partners or register your organization as a REEF Conservation Partner here.
In what ways do you participate with REEF’s main programs?
Throughout the year our in-house REEF Fish ID expert, Danny Hattink, offers REEF Fish Identification classes to our guests. REEF Fish Identification is also a mandatory initial training for our dive staff. Buddy Dive is also engaged with REEF's Invasive Species Program by training guests and actively hunting lionfish.
What other actions do you take to promote marine conservation?
Once a year, we host a marine life education program with REEF Board of Trustees members Ned and Anna DeLoach. This monthlong program consists of presentations about fish ID and behavior, REEF Fish ID courses, and guided fish ID dives by boat or shore and also into the mangroves.
How can REEF members get involved with Buddy Dive?
REEF members may visit our website and look for upcoming events. They can also contact Augusto Montbrun by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request fish ID & lionfish related courses or activities.