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Address: J.A. Abrahamboulevard 77 | Between Divi Flamingo Resort and Plaza Resort, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Phone Number: +599 701 7701
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Description: The Dive Butlers are here...at your service! Come and experience how...
The Dive Butlers are here...at your service! Come and experience how different, relaxing and refreshing shore diving on Bonaire can be with 100% personal attention. 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!
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I would have given them 6 stars if possible

I just got back from my first and what will be the only visit to Bonaire (I plan to retire from diving next year). I had booked with VIP Diving based on their reputation and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Wootton Bassett, England
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Wootton Bassett, England
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I just got back from my first and what will be the only visit to Bonaire (I plan to retire from diving next year). I had booked with VIP Diving based on their reputation and the ratings here but despite high expectations, I was even more impressed with the outfit. The are very professional, friendly, well organised and efficient. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

From the first email through the final equipment return, this was an excellent experience. Bonaire was a relatively last-minute travel decision, and VIP was exceptionally accommodating. I did my "classroom" training on line and my live training with VIP, and just a few days after I arrived, I was certified for open water diving. The instructor, Eric, was calm, patient,... More 

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, What a wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time for writing this! It is really important to us that students divers get certified as very well trained, safe and confident divers to enjoy the diving after the course. We get a lot of positive feedback on the fact that already during the Open Water course... More 

Lufkin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went to Bonaire for a diving vacation May 16-23. Our group went with VIP diving and I was very impressed. Drive through tank pick up. They always had tanks available air or enriched air ready to go. Although I did not use a higher blend, If you wanted to get a higher blend than 32% O2 all you had to... More 

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Bas_Noij, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Daniel. It was our pleasure serving you! Serving your diving needs and of course the not to be missed coffee!!! I'm glad you had such a good time and that we were able to impress you with our service and facilities. I have to correct one small thing. We do indeed fill our Nitrox tanks to 32% exactly (with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, perfect training, good instructor with good knowledge and a lot of fun!!! I received my PADI open water, but more important: I ad a very nice time!!!

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Great review Femke! You could not have been more clear! Definitely learning to dive and having fun go hand in hand at VIP. Add safety, service and quality and you will be a great Open Water Diver. We hope you have a lot of opportunity to dive! No need to say....always welcome here :-)! Thank you for this 5 star... More 

Brentwood, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

While Steve (our dive instructor) was not thrilled with the idea of having 3 guys with all different expectations, 1 snorkeler, 1 OWD certification candidate, and 1 guy just wanting to dive, but all three wanting to do these things 'together', he made it happen! We took it slow and enjoyed two dives that day. He also took us for... More 

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi NIto, You guys surely challenged us but.... in a positive way! Because this is what we do! Making a day of fun diving (and snorkeling) for a group of friends no matter the differences in level or experience. Important is to chose the right dive sites and give the right guidance. We are very pleased to hear you guys... More 

Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This diving centre and it's rather new location had it all for us. Firstly, all the staff, like Eric, Jonathan and especially Ilona, were sincerely very friendly and genuinely interested in our dives, before and after. We got several very helpful tips, f.e. where to find a frogfish. We prefer unguided diving and they weren't pushing guided dives at all.... More 

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Joris, In our new dive shop it is indeed all set up around convenience for the divers. Knowledgable and helpful staff, all parts and equipment in good quality, 24h access to the gear storage for guests, tanks in 3 sizes and a tank drive through indeed! We are very happy to read that these aspects do make a difference... More 

Altoona, Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We arrived on a cruise ship in the morning and IIona was there to greet us at the port. She drove us to the dive shop and talked to us along the way about what we were interested in doing and seeing underwater. None of us had dove in Bonaire before and just told her that we were not interested... More 

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hello Doug! So nice reading about the wonderful day of diving we had! Thank you for taking the time writing this 5 star review and the recommendation. We are always very happy to read that our tailor made day trip for cruise ship passengers is so highly valued. Its all about having the opportunity of seeing some highlights on land... More 

Dallas, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

VIP Diving truly does deliver a VIP experience ! Having dove with numerous dive operators across the globe, VIP ranks in my top 3. Jonathan, Joshua, Michael, and Elona were courteous, knowledgeable, and FUN ! Anytime our large group of 10 was at the shop, the employees greeted us and answered any and all questions. They seem very organized and... More 

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, that is a wonderful compliment, a ranking in your global top 3 of dive operators! Thank you so much! We do not only take our guiding serious, but any kind of assistance and service needs to be top notch VIP style! So for sure you can send your student and fellow divers to us, we will make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We loved the unlimited air package through VIP. We also loved talking with Jonathan about dives sites and found his advice to always be spot on! All of the staff were beyond helpful with any of our needs. We recommend VIP for any of your diving needs.

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi RebJohn07, Thank you for this 5 star review! We are glad to hear that the unlimited air package worked out so well for you! With so many sites to explore here on Bonaire you don't want to be thinking about one tank more or less! Air and nitrox, tanks in three sizes: at your service :-) ! It was... More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our group on 10 (all PADI Pro or Pro's in training) - as expected our standards for a dive shop quite high. VIP did not disappoint us and might have made the bar higher for the next dive shop we use! Johnathan was a great representative of the service provided. He always met us with a smile and an offer... More 

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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi PatrickLSouthlake, That is indeed a great compliment - specially from Pro's with high standards - : referring your students and friends to us means a lot to us and we will make sure they will also be treated like real V.I.P.s.! It was fun to have you guys around and we love to see you back! Thank you for... More 

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