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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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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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Amazing service and facilities!

We had a great experience working with Jonathan and Charlotte at VIP diving. Very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. The dive shop and facilities are superb!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rod S
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great experience working with Jonathan and Charlotte at VIP diving. Very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. The dive shop and facilities are superb!

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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

VIP Diving is a great Dive shop/center, higher quality than what we have seen elsewhere on Bonaire. Friendly and expert service. Josh gave us our Lionfish Hunting Padi course and we had a great time and ready to hunt. Not a lot of Lionfish on Bonaire and let's keep it that way!

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

Hi Bustl, Isn't it great the effect of the Lion Fish hunting here on Bonaire!? This is so important to keep our beautiful reefs as they are. And this is why we are extremely happy with every Lion Fish hunting course we can teach. Thank you for helping out :-) And of course thank your for this big compliment: higher... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are so friendly and hands on I will be coming back for years to come. They are great and treated me like family. If you want to dive in Bonaire there is no contest they are the best

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Thank atomaini121
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Atomaini, What an warm and great review, thank you! Our services are for a great part tailor made with a good eye for detail and guests' preferences. We often say it is very 'personal' which creates a warm and welcoming environment perfect for a relaxed diving holiday. When you come back for years to come we might not only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Bonaire. There are many shops on the island, but after much inquiry, we choose VIP diving and we were super pleased with our choice. The shop is immaculate, and everyone at VIP diving is super professional. We purchased a unlimited air package, a uv night dive and an ostracod dive. I am not the... More 

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

Hello happy VIP diver :-)! It is a good thing that you made much inquiries before choosing your dive shop; feeling comfortable with the shop that you will be diving with and renting tanks and equipment from is very important. We are happy you choose VIP diving but we are even more happy with the fact that you were SUPER... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've done enough diving to know that to really get the most out of a diving trip, you need to link up with a shop that is professional, courteous, safe, informed and above all friendly. VIP Diving is all of the above. Their shop is spic and span clean. Their staff is willing to go above and beyond to help... More 

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

.....ai ai ai you make us sooooo proud with this review THANK YOU SO MUCH L. Rodriguez! It is wonderful to read how much our services are appreciated, including all the little extras we do just to make the dive holiday of our guests even better! It was our pleasure organizing all these different dive activities for you ranging from... More 

Paducah, KY
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just used VIP Diving for our recent trip to Bonaire and couldn't have asked for a better operation. The staff is friendly and helpful, and there was always plenty of nitrox tanks available for our group. I asked for a specialty class and they arranged it even though it was only one person. The instructor Martijn was fantastic and did... More 

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

Hello Pat, Thank you for recommending us so warmhearted! Sometimes our guests are surprised that we also conduct course for only 1 student or that we go out with one diver for a guided dive. At VIP diving it is not about the numbers as you have noticed but about the excellent training, great dives and making sure that we... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first I thought we wasted our money. But as the twilight turned into night, I saw the most beautiful site in the world. Diving is an experience in itself but this was something else! Some coral and some fish glowed like in a movie. The colours were vibrant. We even met a turtle and was followed by some tarpon.... More 

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

Hello Lisa, isn't it unbelievable! And it is just so difficult to explain how different and amazing the UV night dive is, you just have to do it and glad you did! Thank you for this enthousiastic top review. Sunny regards from the VIP team, Ilona More 

Hengelo, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and professional employees and the best diving gear on Bonaire. They have a dive-school, lounge, renstal, shop. Everything you need for a good diving vacation.

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

Hello SBlokhuis, Thank you for this 5 star review. We love how you nicely summarize it: everything you need for a good diving vacation! That is indeed what we aim for, offering it all on the highest level: from the quality of the gear, the professionalism of the staff, the service we offer, the dives we make but also creating... More 

Denver CO
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've been to different dive operators all over the caribbean and none of them even come close to the experience VIP Diving offers. I really just can't say enough about the staff and the philosophy. I went on 7 dives with VIP and each one was flat out amazing. The night dive was particularly magical. Each dive was lead by... More 

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

Hello Lindy, Thank you so for much for this 5 star rating, we love it! Sorry we ruined all other dive shops for you :-) but no worries we will be here for your next visit! Then we will explore more of the numerous beautiful dive sites here of course in our dive groups of maximum four divers. Drop us... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

As a first diving experience my daughters (11 and 18) had nothing to compare this to, but maybe that's the point. We were greeted warmly and made to feel at home right from the start. Eric our instructor was very friendly, helpful and obviously professional, but best of all he was able to inspire confidence and gave us a great... More 

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

Hello Cane-family, thank you for this 5 star review, we are very pleased to read we are highly recommended! Isn't it amazing how much fun learning to dive can be?! And with some preparation at home like Elearning and/or a referral the remaining training here on Bonaire is a lot of fun whilst integrating dive skills in your dives. And... More 

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