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VIP Diving

Kaya Noorwega 1, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599-7017701
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Ranked #1 of 56 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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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I cannot say enough great things about VIP Diving. When planning my trip to Bonaire, I researched and contacted several dive shops on the island, but no one even came close to offering what Bas and his team do to make your trip an absolute dream. As a woman traveling alone, with very little diving experience and some debilitating personal... More

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Europe
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We did 3 days of guided shore diving with VIP, including full equipment rental & I would thoroughly recommend their personalized service to anyone coming to Bonaire. The pace was relaxed, Bas & his team were friendly yer professional & the rental gear was in great condition, plus they included open heel fins/booties as part of their standard rental kit.... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you're debating which dive operator to go with on Bonaire, look no further, you've found "the one"! Words can't express the amazing week I had diving with VIP — custom-tailored private guided dives at the most beautiful sites, awesome divemasters and instructors with unending patience and heart, like-new equipment + tanks with bonus air (yay 230 bar!), valet service... More

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Bas_Noij, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi NYCLHRHKG!!! Your screen name already makes it clear that you are a well travelled internationally oriented woman. To get such high praise from you is sooooo sweet! What makes it even sweeter is the fact that you mention exactly those things that we work hard at excelling in. Personalized service, fun, safety, quality, top notch gear and top notch... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

very friendly and helpful team!!!!! good knowledge of the dive sites and of the marine life! good equipment! I recommend VIP diving 200%!

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Bas_Noij, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi lyschamp. It was a great pleasure having you as our guest. I'm so happy that everything worked out so well. And you even got to see sharks!!!! Thanks for the 200% recommendation :-)) Sunny regards from all of us at VIP diving! Bas. More

Naples, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been diving in Bonaire for many years. Shore diving can be challenging even for experienced divers. Diving with VIP Diving was the best experience I've had there. Professional and knowledgeable, but also a lot of fun to dive with. I will definitely be back.

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Bas_Noij, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Coming from someone who has been to Bonaire many time that is wonderful to hear!!! I'm very happy and proud that we were able to show you the best of the best on Bonaire. "Professional, knowledgable and fun"...that is exactly how we want our guests to feel about us! Thank you for diving with us and we look forward to... More

1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I found VIP Diving by chance, and what luck! Jonathan, Bas, and everyone at VIP are bent on being the best. It's evident in everything they do. They really love their work, and it's clear they provide each client with a customized experience; this is NOT your standard diving company. They focus on diving in very small groups; for all... More

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Bas_Noij, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Jil. Picking you up at a resort that has an on site dive shop makes us appreciate you even more as a guest of VIP diving! I love your description of your experience....being able to check all the items off of your bucket list, write a new one and check all those items off too. That is high praise!!!... More

Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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
14 helpful votes 14 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

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