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VIP Diving

Kaya Noorwega 1, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599-7017701
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Ranked #1 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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Annapolis,MD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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Wolvega, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Buellton, California
1 review
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
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

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My wife and I went to Bonaire for three weeks and chose to dive with VIP because of their stellar reviews on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed! The staff, Menno, Jonathon, Stephen, Frank and Bas were all very welcoming and happy to share their knowledge of diving and the island. We completed our advanced open water, nitrox certification and 25... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hello CharlieMarlowe. Thanks for such a nice review!!! It was great to have you with us for 3 whole weeks. That allows you to really appreciate and enjoy Bonaire on 'island time'. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year. Warm regards from all your friends at VIP! Bas. More

Peekskill, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had high expectations, and they were surpassed. Everyone in the dive shop was friendly, funny, knowledgeable and obviously passionate about introducing visiting divers to the best shore diving Bonaire has to offer. Stephen and Jonathan went above and beyond to make my dives memorable (and my shore entrances and exits easy). When I made a special request for a... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Jill! Meeting expectations is great...surpassing them is even better! I'm very happy that we were able to do that. Going above and beyond is out trade mark and it makes us happy and proud when people notice that and appreciate it. Luckily that is the case with most of our guests :-) We would be supremely happy to see... More

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Last thursday i had the true pleasure of meeting Frank who was my diving instuctor for my first dive. He was the most comforting and encouraging man and he made this the best possible experience. Thanks to Frank and VIP diving i will be diving again!

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that Frank was able to encourage and help you and that this may be the start of a long and happy diving 'career'! It was our pleasure helping you out and we sure hope to see you again for more dive adventures! Sunny regards. the VIP team More

Western Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Picked up right at the cruise ship terminal and had some interesting sightseeing on the way to the dive site. The salt ponds and the slave history was very interesting. Very impressed with the sea life that we saw off the shore at the salt pier. Good lunch provided. We had 3 O ring failures out of 9 tanks and... More

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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hello P&ZH. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am happy to hear you had a great time. I am very sorry that o-ring issues took the sparkle off for you! We have indeed had o-ring issues but they have been taken care of. We received a whole batch of bad o-rings that indeed leaked... More

oregon,usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Steven, Menno and the others of VIP, you do live up to the reputation that VIP has of being the best dive operation on the island! I had such a fantastic time playing, laughing, sightseeing and diving with you. Personalities that light up the world, you gave me such an enjoyable adventure in seeing the beauty of the Bonaire water... More

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