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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our diving with VIP. We got lot of good advices and they took us to great places. Service was friendly and helpful. We can recommend their services to everybody.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Miia K
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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Hi MiiaMarianne.

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again in the tropical sun!

Warm regards.

Bas.

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

My son and I took the Open Water Diving Certification course this week. The school is small and very personal. It is run by really nice Dutch guys who are smart, patient and very knowledgable. Everyone was willing and very able to explain the fine points of diving. Our instructor was Flemish but spoke perfect English and he was kind and patient. We loved it! The dive sites were great and our teacher was very careful to make sure that we learned everything very well and had a great time! Can't recommend highly enough!

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Maragol
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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Hi Maragol.

From our initial phone calls to the moment we were diving with you on Bonaire it was clear that you and Nik would fit very well with VIP diving. I'm glad things worked out according to your wishes. It was our pleasure to teach you and guide you on your first steps as divers. Hopefully this will be the first of many visits to Bonaire!

Sunny regards!

Bas.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We booked a two-tank dive with VIP Diving for our cruise stop in Bonaire. They are fantastic. True boutique service. We were 4 divers in our group. Well-organized dive shop. Dockside pickup, informative island tour, lunch & beverages, equipment included. Would dive with them again in a heartbeat.

Very safety-conscious team, but fun as well. Our divemaster Dan was very professional and wasn't shy to give us tips to improve our diving skills and experience. That was very much appreciated.

Bas was very helpful in email communication prior to arrival and welcomed us as old friends.

We dove the Hilma Hooker wreck & Pink Beach reef. Both dives were very impressive and we saw plenty of marine life.

Thanks for a fantastic day of diving in Bonaire!

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank bobbygirl
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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Hello Bobbygirl.

It is always a challenge to show our cruise ships guests the 'real Bonaire' in a very limited time span. But we are up to that challenge! With 'door to door service' we make sure it all runs smoothly as you have seen on your stop on Bonaire. I'm glad you had a good time AND were able to improve your skills at the same time! We hope you got a good taste of Bonaire and maybe you'll visit us on a longer vacation in the future! Any time you are ready for that let me know and we'll help you set things up. We can take car of all your needs (like rental truck and accommodation) apart from the diving as well!

Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about your experience with us. We really appreciate that a lot!

Kind regards!

Bas.

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Diving with VIP Diving is like diving with old friends who just love to show you all the cool places and things they have discovered. We dove 3 days with 2 different dive guides including the owner, Bas. We did two dives one day and one the other two days. We had a great time with them both in and out of the water. They shared their knowledge of the area and diving. Between dives one day we had a wonderful, relaxing lunch at Jive City with great conversation. I truly feel like these guys are my friends. In fact, the owner, Bas, will be in our city later this year and we will be spending some time sharing some mutual interests with he and his wife. I only hope I can be as good of a host as he and his staff are. The way we were treated has really caused to rethink what a good host is. The diving is, of course, wonderful. VIP Diving will adapt to whatever you desire, assuming it is safe. Dive them them. You will not be dissappointed.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank David M
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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Hello David.

I'm so happy you felt like you were diving with old friends. That is exactly how it felt to us as well!!! I am very much looking forward to our visit to you in spring. I thoroughly enjoyed diving with you but I very much enjoyed the socializing as well! We're looking forward to more of that in Salt Lake City and hopefully on your next visit to Bonaire :-)

Warm regards from your friends at VIP diving!

Bas.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

The folks at VIP Diving were excellent! We were traveling on a cruise ship and were looking for a dive shop to take us out once we docked. We found VIP Diving on line and inquired about diving with them the next day. They were very helpful and we even recommended them to three other people on board our ship who were looking to go diving as well.

Once we docked, they were there to meet us and determine where and with whom we would dive based on experience and skill level. (Most operations don't do that) We separated into groups with different dive masters to have the best experience possible for both groups!

Our dive master, Menno was GREAT!! He was very knowledgeable and took us to some of his favorite dive spots that were challenging but perfect for our skill level. It was fantastic! We had a great time and he even brought sandwiches for our surface interval. We were treated like we really mattered to this dive operation and that is truely unique.

Thanks again, VIP Diving, for the level of service you provided us!! We'll be back! : )

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank vlane77
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vipbas, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Hello vlane77!

Your last line says it all: "we'll be back"! We'd love to see you back on Bonaire...maybe for a full week this time? There is soooo much more cool stuff we can show you! It was great meeting you and we especially appreciated the fact that you recommended us to others on your cruise!!! I hope we have shown you that booking your dive tour independent from the cruise line is a great idea!

Sunny regards and until next time!

Bas.

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