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Announcing the Diving Sciences Symposium March 24, 2023



Join us, won’t you, for the Diving Sciences Symposium, which will be held March 24, 2023, at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Beneath the Sea and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society are co-sponsoring this program. This year’s Diving Sciences Symposium has been developed and will be produced by Dr David Charash. This full day  program offers the most up-to-date information on Dive Safety, Dive Technology, and Dive Medicine. The target audience are divers of all classifications as well as medical providers that care for the diving community.  

Our featured speakers this year include Dan Orr, Richie Kohler, Frauke Tillmans Phd, Camilo Saraiva MD, Louis Defelice, Dr Aurel Mihai and Dr David Charash.  The diverse topics will include Dive safety Planning, Current Guidelines for Medical Fitness in Diving, Technical Diving: Training and Fitness, The science of diving expeditions, Understanding Saturation Diving and Medications in Diving: What Every Diver Needs to Know.  

The program has been granted 6.6 hours of AMA Category 1 CME. 

Pre-Registration is required, and Information for registration can be found at

For further info, please contact David Charash at

Dr Charash is a Dive Medicine Physician, Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  He has cared for the undersea community for 30 years. He is the producer of the Fitness In Diving Podcast found on Apple and Spotify, and is a Consultant with Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Consultants. He supports the commercial diving industry, public safety diving community, as well as the recreational and military diving community and scientific diving community.  He is a volunteer researcher with Divers Alert Network.  He is the 2022 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year.

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Operation CCR – THE CCR event on Bonaire





Every year in May, Buddy Dive Resort turns into CCR heaven! Also, coming up in 2023, Your Buddies on Bonaire are back with a new edition of Operation CCR. During this weeklong event, Buddy Dive Resort offers a program filled with try-outs, demos, presentations, and of course lots of CCR dives, including several dives on the Windjammer wreck!

There is no doubt that closed-circuit rebreathers are not only the present but also the future of diving exploration. Buddy Dive TeK is a leading technical diver support facility, and we recognize our guests’ ambition to explore and conquer new frontiers. Therefore, we are proud to be able to provide 100% support to all types of CCR units in the market.

Our facility stocks a large assortment of different sizes of rebreather cylinders, has available different types of CO2 absorbent, and provides a state-of-the-art filling station with two 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, including the JJ CCR, the X-CCR, and the O2ptima CCR.

Dive Rite’s Jared Hires sporting a CHO2ptima rebreather.

There is no doubt that we are ready to welcome CCR divers from all around the world. Buddy Dive Tek on Bonaire is the CCR place to provide unlimited hours of freedom, fun, and exploration for technical divers. So, CCR divers, bring your rebreather and join us from May 27 until June 3, for Operation CCR 2023!

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact

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About Buddy Dive Resort
Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire’s leading dive hotel is known for its personable staff, spacious accommodations, and a dive operation that has something for every diver. The full-service resort houses spacious studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, a full-service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, two restaurants, a pool bar, vehicle rentals, and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy Dive Resort knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable during their busy day of diving, exploring, and relaxing at the resort. Over the last few years, Buddy Dive Resort was recognized as one of the World’s Best Dive Resorts & Operations in Scuba Diving magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 100 Gold List.
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