Shore diving Bonaire

Diving

Bonaire, also known as the shore diving capital of the world, is a Dutch Caribbean island closed to Aruba & Curacao. Because Bonaire has protected its marine resources for over 35 years, it is commonly ranked as one the top dive destinations in the Caribbean.  Colorful coral, warm water, and 470 species of fish make a compelling reason to dive in Bonaire. Unlike most world-wide dive destinations, there are numerous shore dive sites (over 60!), though boat dives are also widely available. Underwater photography is a favourite activity due to Bonaire’s incredibly clear water and unspoiled ecosystem. Watch out – diving in Bonaire will get you addicted to the sport in a hurry.

NEW: On-site 24/7 Tanks, Rinse & Storage

We now offer our guests 24/7 unlimited tanks on property. Both Air and Nitrox are available non-stop provided by VIP Diving. You find several rinse and storage areas on the resort to take care of your dive or sports gear after a fun day in the ocean. The tank, rinse and storage areas are conveniently located close to the entry of the resort and parking. There is also a special wheelbarrow available so you have your gear in and out in no time. Next to the rinse and storage areas you find an outdoor shower to wash off those last sand grains before you step into your cottage.

VIP Diving: #1 Dive Shop on Bonaire

Meet our preferred #1 dive shop partner on TripAdvisor: VIP Diving! VIP Diving is more than just diving. Showing off the beautiful island, tailoring the perfect dive trip exactly to your needs, introducing new divers to the wonders of the ocean and make diving as safe, convenient and fun as possible. It’s not just their job, it’s their passion!

Our guests are able to exchange tanks at 2 locations: either on property or swap your tanks upon return from the South at the VIP Diving shop.

Because VIP Diving only dives in small groups, typically with a maximum of 4 people, they can offer every diver, from beginners to the most experienced, the personal attention he or she requires. From Open Water Courses to IDC’s, it is all possible! From the moment you book your dive package, till the last time rinsing gear, their professional team makes sure that you will experience a perfect dive holiday.

Never dove before but excited to try it? If you are not yet certified to dive but really interested you can do a Discover Scuba Dive for 1/2 day which starts off in the pool and then gets you into a shallow ocean dive with an instructor. Contact us for all your dive inquiries.

Are you planning to stay with us and looking for a dive buddy? Your personal VIP dive butler is ready for you!

Bonaire becoming a Blue Destination

Bonaire has always been a worldwide leader in recognizing the important aspects and developments of sustainability as well as sustainable economic growth opportunities. Bonaire was the first Caribbean island to have a protected marine park, with protection of nature as a cornerstone of our sustainable tourism policies; the island’s economic development plan is built on sustainability and 40% of the island uses clean energy. Bonaire’s recognition of the importance of its water resources even extends to its flag, where the blue represents the pure waters. Becoming a Blue Destination is aligned with Bonaire’s culture, history and the heritage of people who have embraced and protected the ocean for their livelihood. More information visit: Bonaire Blue Destination

Dive Partner Facilities & Services

VIP Diving facilities:

  • 24/7 Unlimited Air/Nitrox
  • Drive thru for easy tank exchange
  • Guided dives
  • Guided night dives
  • Boat dives
  • Refresher course
  • Discover Scuba Dive
  • Open Water Referral
  • Open water course
  • Advanced course
  • Nitrox course
  • EFR course
  • Rescue course
  • Dive master course
  • IDC’s

Rentals:

  • Mask/Snorkel
  • Booties/Fins/Wetsuit
  • Regulator/BCD
  • Computer
  • Compass
  • Dive light
  • Full Scuba Gear Set: BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Booties, Mask & Snorkel