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VIP Diving

#3 of 64 Tours in Kralendijk Features Animals
J.A. Abrahamboulevard 77 | Between Divi Flamingo Resort and Plaza Resort, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 701 7701
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I took my advanced open water training here and it went very well. Beautiful dives and solid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mickmaryobrien
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San Francisco, California
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Return to Bonaire with the perfect dive operation

From the moment we started to walk through the door I knew we were in the right place. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tammy S
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Huntingtown, Maryland
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J.A. Abrahamboulevard 77 | Between Divi Flamingo Resort and Plaza Resort, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my advanced open water training here and it went very well. Beautiful dives and solid instruction. These folks have it together from their equipment to their knowledge of the island. Would recommend to anyone.More

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

Hi mickmaryobrien, Thank you very much for your great review! We make sure the training dives are conducted on different dive sites all over the island and suitable for the training purpose. Add the fact that we conduct all of our courses with not more...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

From the moment we started to walk through the door I knew we were in the right place. Our exerpience started with Tanya - she welcomed us in and the shop enthusiasm and care for their visitors was immediate. They make you feel like family...More

1  Thank Tammy S
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Tammy, Excellent to hear there was this perfect fit with VIP! We understand that shore diving can be a bit challenging for some divers. To enter safe in and out of the water we not only give the extra hand for safety and comfort,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently travelled to Bonaire on my own and was recommended VIP Diving by the owners of the Djambo apartment where I stayed. I spent a week diving with VIP and had absolutely fantastic experience. I used the guided dives option as I did not...More

3  Thank GosiaT_444
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Wow, Truly World Class Service!!! Thank you for this big compliment GosiaT_444!!! No problem at all coming without a dive buddy. Even when there is no one else diving at that moment, you just go out with only your VIP guide. And that guide happens...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Bonaire to vacation and dive but primarily to help get two of our adult children open water certified. I had found VIP after researching dive operations on the island and chose them based on reviews posted and after speaking in person to...More

2  Thank Rgr57
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Rgr57, Nicely put, friends as well as customers. Because we have such a personal way of working and are sincerely involved new customers easily become friends. It seems this happened to you as you remember so many names of our staff, great :-)! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the level of service at this dive center. We took a Nitrox course here in May 2017 and rented tanks for the rest of the week. The staff here is very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it.More

2  Thank Mike L
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Mike L, Thank you for your recommendation and acknowledging the extra mile that we try the go not only in guiding dives and teaching courses, but also in helping our guest loading their trucks, advice on which dive sites to go, sort out equipment...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time to Bonaire and no Dive Buddy. What to do? The answer is VIP diving. I needed a dive master to dive with and show me around. VIP was great for that. Of the 3 days I dove with VIP 2 of the...More

2  Thank Leon Z
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Leon, We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great time with us! It happens that our guests sometimes find it hard to believe that we actually provide all this service in the first place and then at no costs. But...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a cruise diver traveling with 3 non-diving cruise mates. In times like this I will sometimes do a cruise ship sponsored dive because I wanted a morning dive and to re-join my wife and friends for an afternoon excursion, but Royal had problems...More

2  Thank wmccall614
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Wmccall614, Wonderful that we managed to accommodate your specific time schedule! Because of the small groups we dive in (maximum 4 divers per instructor) plus the fact that we choose our dive sites based on our guests preferences, experience and time frame and do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could not find better 5 star IDC center in Bonaire for my continuing education. Very professional and friendly teamMore

1  Thank Didier D
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Didier D, It is our pleasure to have you staffing our Instructor Development Course. Interesting discussions have come up, which enhance the quality of our instructors and our teaching. As a PADI 5 star IDC center this a continuous process and goal, which is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad that we chose to dive at VIP diving Bonaire instead of another place. Our dive instructeur (Bompeti) was very nice and he showed us his secret dive spot, which he named 'Africa'. It was absolutely beautiful with the amazing coral and fish....More

1  Thank Ruben M
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Ruben M, Thank you very much for writing this 5 star review! Our VIP guides really know the ins and outs of the diving on Bonaire and it is good fun to explore the less know dive sites. Because we have such a flexible...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VIP Diving is the most friendly, professional and top quality in service and equipment that I have found around the globe for all your diving needs. We will keep coming back and diving through them again, and again! They have great people and coffee! M...More

1  Thank Debbie W
VIP_Ilona, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Diving, responded to this review

Hi Debbie W, Thank you so much for this big compliment on a global scale :-)! You are welcome again and again! The coffee will be fresh as always, the equipment top notch, the tanks really full and of course we will be here with...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
C P
I am very impressed by all the reviews and have booked accommodations with 1 of your partners. But as I understand it we have to do a Buoyancy check when we first arrive. We will be able to do that with VIP or have to go somewhere else?? Or will u literally be our 1 stop shop??
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
How deep can you dive from the shore? Maureen
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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Nancy K
Hi. My brother and I are coming April 11-18. We have reservations at BonaireFun Apartments, Kralendijk. Is this near to your dive outfit? Do you pick up and store gear? We are only interested in guided dives and boat dives. I have trouble carrying my equipment so boat dives have been best in the past but have not been to a place that has a lot of shore diving options. Please advise. Hope to see you soon
14 January 2015|
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Response from Bas N | Property representative |
Hello Nancy, On Bonaire everything is pretty close to everything :-) We are about a 5 minute drive from BonaireFun but there are other dive operators that are closer by. They do however not have the 'dive butler concept... More
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