Ocean Encounters

SSI and PADI Diving Courses

Curacao’s Best Scuba Diving Courses

If you have always dreamed or have a desire to learn more about scuba diving then let the Ocean Encounters team of professional SSI and PADI instructors give you an experience that will last a lifetime!

Why learn diving at Ocean Encounters in Curacao?

Let’s face it – the warmth of the Caribbean Sea, the unlimited visibility and the beautiful fringing reefs here in Curaçao are certainly quite a bit more appealing then learning to dive in a pool, a cold quarry, a lake or river – Right?

At Ocean Encounters, our PADI and SSI Instructors give every student with a solid foundation in pool like conditions to be a safe, competent and an environmentally responsible scuba diver. Not only that, we offer you these immersive experiences at world-class diving sites!

SSI and PADI Scuba Diving Courses

If you want to dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want, then join the SSI or PADI Open Water Diver course at Ocean Encounters!

These Open Water Scuba diving certification courses are recognized internationally allowing you to become part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about joining! AND, Learning how to dive is much easier than you think too!

SSI and PADI Entry Level Diving Courses

At Ocean Encounters, our highly-trained SSI and PADI Instructors will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment that will provide you the foundational skills to be a safe, competent and environmental responsible scuba diver.

Dive in today and unlock the door to new adventures and amazing marine encounters. Because by the end of your scuba certification course, you’ll see our blue planet through a pair of new lenses… literally!

PADI Advanced Open Water and Specialty Diving Courses

Already a Certified Open Water Diver?

Interested in continuing your diving adventure? If you are already a certified open water diver and you are ready to continue your scuba diving education then keep scrolling down for the best advanced and specialty scuba diving courses in Curaçao!

Whether you want to be able to access more challenging dive sites with an Advanced Open Water Diver certification, improve your buoyancy skills, protect the underwater environment or learn a distinctive SSI or PADI specialty – Ocean Encounters is ready to take you on your next scuba diving adventure.

Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses

PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.

It is highly recommended that you couple the PADI Rescue Diver Course with the Emergency First Response course. WHY? The Emergency First Response primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive.

At Ocean Encounters, this combined approach will allow you to think like a rescue diver and to learn possible life saving skills such as CPR and the use of an AED. Not only that, you will gain knowledge and essential practice for a variety first aid skills such as pain management, illness/injury assessment plus bandaging and splinting.

Since all PADI courses are flexible and performance-based – you will first practice these basic rescue and first responder skills. Then, through application, show you can effectively apply them in “mock situations” that are based on possible real-world scuba diving events. 

Ready for your next adventure in Curacao?