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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Good instruction and amazing place to dive (@ The invisibles). Certainly coming back for our padi! Thankyou VIP Diving for the amazing dive!

Date of experience: June 2018
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2  Thank lotteloijenga
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Carolyn M, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hi Lotteloijenga,

We appreciate your remarks about our thorough instruction and we're very happy you enjoyed diving the Invisibles during your Discover Scuba Dive course! When you're ready to come back and start your PADI Open Water course we will be here to help you every step of the way and to encourage on your path towards becoming certified divers!

We look forward to seeing you again soon and until then, sunny wishes :-)

Carolyn and the VIP team

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

VIP diving is a diving operation where you feel welcome due to the relaxed atmosphere and the nice people working there. The team has a keen view on all the details that come with excellent service. Everything is well taken care off and on top of that they care for a sustainable operation. Bio-degradable sunscreen is promoted but also solar panels take care of abouit 70% of the energy consumption. Great place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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2  Thank jacwegen
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Carolyn M, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hi Jac Wegen,

Thank you for your review and praises! We are very glad that you felt welcome and relaxed having had positive interactions with our friendly staff. We love to take care of the details so that you can fully enjoy your holiday time!

We are mindful about the environment because we know how important it is to be protected! We pride ourselves on being a sustainable operation by doing our part to protect, conserve and recycle. In addition, we offer reef-safe sunscreen and other Stream2Sea reef-safe products for use or purchase, reusable VIP water bottles to our guests, as well as the solar panels you mentioned to off-set energy consumption.

Here at VIP we really care about you AND our beautiful island so we do our very best to convey the importance of protecting what we see so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come!! Thank you for sharing and appreciating our efforts, we appreciate you :-)

On behalf of the whole team at VIP we wish you sunny days and sand between your toes!

Carolyn

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Beautiful shop/resort, big smiles, great coffee and personal yet professional care & attention! Simoly great! Thank you guys for showing us a great time and for making us feel at ease!

Date of experience: July 2018
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2  Thank Baris211177
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Carolyn M, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Hi Baris,

Thank you for your compliments!! That is EXACTLY what we want our guests to feel; relaxed and having had a great time with personalized service as individual and unique as you!

You're very welcome and we appreciate your five-star review!

Warm wishes from the entire team at VIP Diving,

Carolyn

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Our holiday to Bonaire was specifically to complete our PADI Open Water diving certification. As a family with adult daughters (18 and 21) we were seeking both the training and a very family orientated experience. Our eldest daughter had had a previously poor experience with a 'diving experience' and was approaching the holiday with 'I'll give it a go but...' feeling. We wanted to ensure that we gave her the best shot at completing and enjoying the training course.

We were recommended VIP by our Airbnb host - although we did also contact other dive schools. The main reason that we decided to book with VIP was that our family would be the only people in the group - personal tuition meant that we could ensure that our training proceeded at the slowest rate needed for our daughter to be comfortable in the water.

Booking was easy, email responses were fast and friendly and they worked with me to complete my medical certificate correctly (I have a history of asthma) to ensure that I was insured to dive. A clear schedule was provided, including a stop at the office on the morning of the first day to have our introduction talk plus picking up our homework (three chapters) for the first day. This meant that when we arrived at the dive school on the first day, we sailed through our first 'exam' and moved to the contained dive in the school's swimming pool.

Our instructor, Juergen, was young, enthusiastic, funny and, above all, professional. He took the time to learn about our individual characters and concerns and was always calm and chill about the experience. Our daughters thrived under his guidance and the four days whizzed past in a whirl of setting up kit, learning the safety processes, jumping in fully kitted off a rocky ledge (eek!) and generally becoming divers worthy of our PADI certification.

At all times the entire VIP team was professional, friendly and ready to go the extra mile to ensure that we were having the best time possible. Coffee was ALWAYS on offer (even in a take away cup on our final dive as our eldest was feeling sleepy!) and we felt welcome each time we arrived.

I can't recommend VIP Diving highly enough and we will all be wearing our 'Make bubbles, not troubles' t-shirts with fond memories.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank NotEmptyNesting
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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Hi NotEmptyNesting,

WOW! is what we said here in the shop when reading your review. This is a wonderful example why we do what we do, thank you for this great review! If it is a family, a group of friends or just random buddies our policy of maximum of 4 divers per instructor ensures a great personal diving experiences. We are very happy the family orientated training worked out so well. Congratulations to you all and we hope you will make many more bubbles :-)!

Sunny regards from the VIP team,

Ilona

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I totally recommend diving at Bonaire with VIP Diving. They are very kind and passionate about diving and most importantly they are very professional.

I booked with them about 2 weeks before arriving at Bonaire and they gave me excellent attention at all time. They replied all of my emails within 24hrs and were very communicative with me.

They were waiting for me at the peer on time, just like they said and took me back to the peer too.

About the diving spot. It was EXCELLENT. Abundant marine life, corals well preserved and bunch of different species. Visibility was also excellent.

Hope to visit Bonaire again sometime and would definitely book again with VIP Dving.

Date of experience: June 2018
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3  Thank apsanchezramos
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VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Hi apsanchezramos,

Thank you for this amazing review! We are very happy to read that everything from the first contact by email until the drop off at the ship was perfect. We imagine you do not want to have to organize anything on your day on Bonaire and just enjoy some great diving, Great that that all worked out well :-)! We also hope that you will visit Bonaire again sometime, we would love to welcome you back!

Sunny regards from the VIP team,

Ilona

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