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VIP Diving

Kaya Noorwega 1, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599-7017701
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Ranked #3 of 55 activities in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: VIP Diving offers personalized dive tours to the best reefs on Bonaire. We can take care of all your diving needs. From air and nitrox (even delivered... more » Owner description: VIP Diving offers personalized dive tours to the best reefs on Bonaire. We can take care of all your diving needs. From air and nitrox (even delivered daily to your place of stay if you want) to high quality rental gear to the best personalized guided dives and dive courses. We are your dive butlers on Bonaire! Let us show you diving on Bonaire like you've never seen it before! « less
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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best ever experience with a out of country dive shop. Don't pass up this shop as your going to pass up the best dive shop that take you to best spots. The owner/staff really care about your needs and make you feel like there family. The personality of this company is why they are a 5 star resort with... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Aquaman101. Thank you for writing such a nice review! You came to us from a nearby resort that has their own dive shop...we really appreciate that. Thanks also for helping us control the lionfish numbers on our reefs! Of course it's a nice bonus if we get some super cool dives in the process :-) We will continue to... More

Rome, Italy
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

First and foremost, stop searching for a dive company in Bonaire. You found it. Bas and his crew are some of the most professional, customer-minded dive leaders in the industry, let alone Bonaire. VIP does things differently than most of the big (and small) dive operations on the island - they base the entire experience around who you are and... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Wow decomouse...there's glowing reviews and then there's this! What a fantastic review and how great to read that you fell in love with our 'dive potion' :-) I thoroughly enjoyed our day out. You guys did great under water and were awesome company above! It's on days like that that I feel like I'm on vacation while I am at... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The crew is very friendly , very professional , personelize all your wishes. All great shore diving , you dont need to go with a boat. Bas , you did a great job!

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth. Thank you for your review!!! Indeed the best of Bonaire can be seen from shore and that is what we are famous for!!! I'm glad you enjoyed your dives with us and the way we approach the whole dive experience. And of course thank you for the personal compliment :-) I do my best to run the very... More

New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I just completed an intensive two week divemaster training program with VIP Diving. While the course was challenging, I could not be more please with the instructors at VIP. I highly recommend VIP to divers looking to explore Bonaire's reefs as well as learn. VIP Diving is located close to the center of town. While it is within walking distance,... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Erin. Very often our guest become our friends in the process of working with them. But in your case you became a friend AND a team member. Doing the Dive Master training in the rigorous 2 week schedule that you chose and with the rigorous hard core instructor that I chose was no small feat! My hat off to... More

Montreal, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just came back from a 10 day dive trip in Bonaire this July. This was our second trip in as many years and we decided to get the VIP treatment this time around, and boy did we get it!!! We are experienced recreational divers, diving for over 20 years and wanted to experience Bonaire off the beaten path and the... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

At the end of a long working day being able to respond to a review like this is just the recipe I need :-) The whole team at VIP diving works hard to give you a great total experience. Hearing that we succeeded with flying colors never gets boring :-) Making you feel like VIP's and showing you the very... More

Annapolis,MD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

They do not offer boat dives. However, on Bonaire, YOU DO NOT NEED A BOAT. There are 100's of shore dive locations. I have dove many times with this Dive shop. I feel very comfortable and attended too.

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Justin. Thank you for your kind words! You scared me there for a moment with a 4 out of 5 star review...we've gotten so used to perfect scores that I thought something might have been sub par. But I was happy to learn that the reason for the missing star was us not operating a boat. Our focus is... More

Wolvega, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I did a course Lionfish-hunting with VIP-diving. This was a great experience. After a short briefing with a video, Bas brougt the "ELF". This is the spear to hunt the Lionfish with. At first we tried to shoot some bottles with the ELF. After that we left for the real thing. We went to somewhere near aquarius and went into... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Jan. You're more than welcome!!! It sure was a fun day out...learning, diving and eating delicious fresh lionfish straight out of the water! I hope you will be an active member of the local resident lionfish hunting crew. Keep fighting the good fight!! Together we can keep our reefs clean. Cheers! Bas. More

Kralendijk, Bonaire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Followed a lionfish hunting course. It was a good course. Bas explained everything very clearly and got to spear some lionfish too. Course consist of part theory and two dives. It was a value for money. Great work. Can't wait to catch some lionfish.

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Maarten. It was my pleasure teaching you the tricks of lionfish hunting on Bonaire. It is important to have a solid base of island residents hunting this invasive species and thus protecting our precious reefs for the future of our kids. I hope you will spend many hours under water fighting the good cause and that it will result... More

Buellton, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was recommended VIP diving from the hotel and they were great! I saw a turtle and schools of fish, that included many colorful types. We dived the salt pier and it was amazing!

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hello Lee. Thank you for diving with us and for writing a review! It was our pleasure showing you the wonders of the underwater world on Bonaire. We hope to see you back here! Sunny regards. Bas and the VIP Diving team More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I went to Bonaire to dive but I was kind of scared to do it because I am not an experienced diver as my husband is. I went to VIP and they helped me with FULL & COMPLETE service. Frank was my instructor and guide. First he helped me to refresh and feel confident with my diving skills in the... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hello Eli and Graham! It was our great pleasure diving with you. It is always so nice to be able to help someone overcome their nerves and their fear. You did great and we hope to see you back on Bonaire in the future! Definitely let us know if and when that happens!!! Warm regards from all your friends at... More

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