I signed up for the Open Water certification course with some hesitation about trying scuba in general - a friend (an advanced diver) convinced me to try it. And the experience could not have gone more smoothly. The staff was very friendly, fun, relaxed and accommodating. Rodney was my instructor and he was very attentive to everyone’s safety and questions throughout. He is incredibly knowledgeable and patient and put me at ease whenever we were practicing skills or purely diving. Now I can say the experience has made me look forward to doing more dives and not just leave this as a one-off experience. When I come back to Bonaire, I am definitely diving with VIP!