Ocean Encounters

Book Diving in Curacao

with Ocean Encounters – Curacao’s Premier PADI and SSI Dive Shop

As Curaçao’s Premier PADI and SSI Dive Shop, with four custom dive boats and quick access to some of the Caribbean’s most pristine and dramatic reefs, Ocean Encounters makes the perfect dive week vacation a reality. So Dive in and book now with Ocean Encounters and let us help you plan your next Caribbean diving vacation.

Why? With on-site facilities at – LionsDive Beach Resort and, Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa and Casino – Ocean Encounters is committed to delivering the highest-quality dive experience. The facility is the biggest on island, catering to the highest number of repeat guests.

Divers return to Curaçao and Ocean Encounters for a handful of reasons, starting with the lineup of world class Caribbean dive sites.  Famous Curaçao dive sites – such as Mushroom Forest, Blue Room, Klein Curaçao and Eastpoint to name only a few – offer divers a breathtaking experience because the health of the reefs and the density of schooling fish populations. 

Another big reason that divers get hooked on Ocean Encounters is the staff. Every team member is an experienced PADI and/or SSI dive professional that have been hand picked to provide a superior level of service both above and below the waterline. They are expert Dive Masters, Certified Boat Captains that will guide you underwater as well as a knowledgeable resource for answering questions. Moreover, the staff continually delivers above and beyond what is expected to ensure that every guest has the ultimate dive vacation.

Multi-Day Diving Packages in Curacao

Experience the Best Boat Diving!

With over 70 world class dive sites to choose from, Ocean Encounters offers you incredible boat diving packages that will definitely get you wet!

Combine these packages with guaranteed boat departures every day, aboard one of four custom dive boats, for two dives along the south-eastern coastline – we are sure you will surface wanting more!

Dive in and start exploring the endless possibilities including “Sleep and Dive Packages” at the best dive resorts in Curacao

Easy access for Shore Diving Adventures

If you are looking for an alternative to popular shore diving destinations like Bonaire, then you should consider diving in Curaçao.

Why? Curacao is laid out in a way that makes the southern side of the island perfect for shore diving.

Thanks to the geographic location, the winds in the area come from the Northeast, meaning that almost the entire southern shoreline is protected from heavy sea winds.

The lack of strong winds means that divers can get their feet wet almost any time of year, and the diving from shore is calmer and safer.

PADI and SSI Diving Courses

If you’re fascinated by the underwater world and the amazing creatures who live there, a PADI or SSI scuba diving certification is your passport to extraordinary experiences that support healthy oceans. A scuba diving license identifies you as an underwater explorer and ambassador for the ocean.

A scuba certification course is much more than just learning how to explore the underwater world safely (but that’s definitely covered). It’s a great way to reconnect with the natural world.

By the time you finish your PADI or SSI Open Water Diver course, you’ll understand our ocean planet in a new way.

Advanced Diving and Specialty Courses

These days you hear “never stop learning” so much it’s practically a cliché, but for good reason. Today technologies and methodologies evolve rapidly so that more than at any time in history, continuous education is crucial to staying informed and relevant in every field. More than just keeping up, you also need it to open new opportunities and directions by expanding your capabilities and qualifications.

Your Open Water Diver certification introduced you to a new realm of exploration and made you keenly aware that you’ve only just scratched the surface of the underwater world. Continue your scuba journey with The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Experience new adventures with an Ocean Encounters PADI Instructor by your side. Fine-tune your buoyancy skills, build confidence in your navigation abilities, and try new activities like wreck diving, night diving or learn the importance of coral restoration.