May 21st, 2020

With zero active cases of COVID-19 on Bonaire, the island is opening up a bit more internally. With more people being out and about, we also want to deliver more service. We are happy to announce that we are back to normal operating hours (7 days a week 8AM-5PM). We have strict hygiene rules in place and ask everyone to keep social distancing. This means there may be certain restrictions to courses and dives we can do, but we’re here to help and to make plans with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

April 22nd, 2020

-For the latest information about COVID-19 on Bonaire, please visit this website.
-We are still OPEN. For our opening hours, see the previous update of March 30th, 2020.
-Many of our guests how they can help us in these difficult times. We sell gift vouchers. Read more here.

March 30th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 / Corona Crisis our opening hours are temporarily changed until further notice.

Starting on April 1st, our shop and drive-thru are open:

  • Monday till Friday 9 am – 4 pm
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, we are closed.

Our top priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our guests. We will do our utmost best to stay open for tank exchange and equipment sales and repairs.

If you have any questions, please call (+599 701 7701) or email us. Stay safe and we hope to see you sooner than we think.

March 23th, 2020

We are now more than a week further and the last tourists are leaving the island. While we are still open for our local customers, we stick to social distancing and handwashing guidelines and ask our guests to do the same. Equipment disinfectant is available for your own gear and we disinfect rental and course gear on a daily basis.

We will do our best to keep our doors open for local customers wanting to dive. We understand that now more than ever you need your underwater time.

March 15th, 2020

Dear VIP Diving guests and friends,

As for most of the rest of the world, these are uncertain times for Bonaire and for VIP Diving. We urge you to follow the official news channels and airline, tour operator or cruise line communications for information about your upcoming trip to Bonaire.

If you do have to cancel a booking with VIP Diving due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will do our best to help you claim it with your trip insurance, or alternatively move that booking to a later date within 12 months of your original booking.

For those of you still able to make it to Bonaire, rest assured that we have taken measures to keep you safe while diving with us. All our rental gear is disinfected after use according to CDC/DAN guideline. We also have the same disinfectant available at our rinse tanks for guest gear. Our staff has been instructed to keep an appropriate social distance. This might mean that we greet you in a more distant manner than usual. At this moment there are no known cases of COVID-19 infection on Bonaire.

We hope to see some of you still at VIP Diving and we appreciate your business now more than ever. For those who have to postpone your visit, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm regards on behalf of the whole VIP Diving team.

Bas Noij


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