Marine Scientist and Master Instructor
- Reaction score
- U.S. East Coast
- # of dives
- 2500 - 4999
Not sure where you get your Buddy Dive numbers. Low season, 6 people in a 3BR unit with no boat dives is $844.35 pp, breakfast, car and air included. For 5 people, the cost is $939.62 pp. If you add 6 boat dives to that, the price goes up $210 pp. All rack rates.So for us it generally works out best to do a VRBO, since places that do packages tend to be based on two or four or six, and they don't generally discount for a larger group. I do miss the total vacation resort experience a bit, but the cost difference is often insurmountable. A truck and a decent rental for a week can be had for around $2500 on Bonaire, unlimited air packages are around $30 a day or 900 for the week for five of us. A three bedroom at Buddy's is $850 pp times 6 for $5100 a week they might discount it by 3-4 hundred for five, so your paying $1100 for breakfast for five for a week. Plus you get more space, more privacy at a VRBO and often much nicer accoutrements and a private pool.