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J.A. Abrahamboulevard 77 | Between Divi Flamingo Resort and Plaza Resort, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Wonderful day of diving in Bonaire

Hubby and I found you online, and you did NOT disappoint! Lauren, our Dive Master, was personable... read more

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Sandra C
Dive & Snorkel - Salt pier

Great people! I was unable to dive due to a recent medical procedure but my wife did; and loved... read more

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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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J.A. Abrahamboulevard 77 | Between Divi Flamingo Resort and Plaza Resort, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed yesterday

Hubby and I found you online, and you did NOT disappoint! Lauren, our Dive Master, was personable, knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to dive with. It was like being with a friend, as she made us feel so comfortable. The fish life and corals were...More

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1  Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed yesterday

Great people! I was unable to dive due to a recent medical procedure but my wife did; and loved the pristine coral and sea fans; lots of fish. I followed along on top, and enjoyed the exercise and view from above. Would re-book without hesitation!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the diving - but the price worked out to be $ 155 per person per day so we paid $310 for the both of us for two shore dives per day, That is so incredibly expensive, I would recommend VIP diving if...More

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Bas N, Owner at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Noey8284. I'm very happy to hear that you loved your dives with us and that you were happy with our staff and service. Not so happy of course that you consider it way over priced. Indeed, diving is not a cheap activity and with...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I took the Lionfish Hunting specialty certification at VIP and had the best experience. Our instructor Jurgen and his intern Macarena were wonderful. In addition to teaching us about lionfish and how to hunt them, Jurgen gave my husband important tips on...More

1  Thank 217lorim
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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 217lorim, again congratulations with your certification! Jurgen and all our other instructors just simply love teaching and helping out wherever possible. We are looking forward to see you and your husband back again in the future. Maybe you can join us then for a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed this excursion. Much better than the mass numbers on the dives the cruise ship offers. VIP got us back to the ship with plenty of time to spare. Would definitely dive with them again.

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1  Thank Melissa D
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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Melissa, diving in small groups make a big difference in experiencing the underwater world of Bonaire indeed. Thank you for choosing for VIP Diving and writing the review. Hope we meet again in the future! Sunny regards from the whole VIP Diving team.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

VIP diving offered professional and friendly instructors and staff. Our two teens really enjoyed the PADI certification process - especially being able to dive in such a beautiful location and with the huge array of dive spots Bonaire has to offer. We would definitely recommend...More

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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello drcleyshon, it was great having you here and we had a great time teaching your teens! Hope to see you again for some more beautiful dives. Warm regards from the whole VIP Diving team!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cruise ship stop in Bonaire. Pre-arranged a 2 tank dive with VIP. Couldn't have had a better day and the diving at Salt Pier was incredible. Vizability was off the charts, water was perfect temp, equipment worked perfectly, and dive master knew her stuff. Pick...More

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1  Thank BradandSuz
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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Is there anything that beats 'excellent?' Thanks for your high recommendation BradandSuz! Diving in small groups makes sure our guides can pay full attention to everyone and the surroundings. So we are happy to hear you had an incredible day at Salt Pier! Hopefully we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked this dive for my wife during our brief stop in Bonaire whilst on a cruise ship. When we were picked up by Frank we explained that our stop was even less than 6 hours. Frank and his team made sure that my wife...More

1  Thank Tony M
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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We couldn't say it better than you: don't delay, just book :) Thank you for your high recommendation and great description of your 6 hours stay at beautiful Bonaire. Sunny regards from Frank and the rest of the VIP Diving team!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful dive shop. Feels new, clean, to notch facility... Staff is great, friendly and helpful. Glad we tried a new dive shop. We'll be back!

1  Thank Craig C
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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Craig! We are happy to hear you appreciated our facility and our personal service. We are looking forward to see you again soon. Warm regards on behalf of our whole VIP team!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First Shore Dives in the ocean and what a great experience, Eric was our guide and did a great job with pre dive review, entry and exit procedures and what he hoped we would see, Dives were great lots of soft and hard corals and...More

1  Thank Victor S
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Laurien H, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear that your first time shore diving was such a good experience. Eric and all our other guides find it truly important to take time explaining the best ways and habits for shore diving and enjoy a nice dive (or two), even...More

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Sara H
16 March 2018|
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Response from Bas N | Property representative |
Hello Sara. 1. As long as your boyfriend is in good health, we have no height/weight limit. 2. There are indeed options for non certified divers. You can do a DSD (Discover Scuba Dive). Best would be to contact VIP via... More
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C P
12 August 2016|
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Response from VIP_Ilona | Property representative |
Hi Galena, thank you for your question. Would you mind send us a short email to our general email address (which unfortunately I I may not type here ;-) with reference to your question on trip advisor. This way we are 100... More
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tomnmo2015
30 July 2015|
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Response from Juul H | Property representative |
Hi Maureen, thanks for your question. That entirely depends on your own certification level. As an Open Water Diver you may go to 60 feet, as an Advanced Open Water Diver you can go to 100 feet and when you have finished... More
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