By Wouter

Ocean Encounters Update: Coronavirus on Curaçao

Dear past, present and future friends of Ocean Encounters,

Update as of 25 January 2021 - Where can you get PCR tested inside and outside Curaçao?
For those traveling to Curaçao, please check this website to help you find a testing center in your country.
For those traveling back home from Curaçao, a PCR test can be requested by all our divers at the location of LionsDive Resort (also for those not staying there). Some countries require a PCR-test upon return home (The Netherlands no longer requires it). We can organize it at your request!
Update as of 13 January 2021 - We are happy to say that Covid-19 measures have been relaxed due to a large decrease in numbers of active cases , including that you will be allowed to drink a glass of wine, beer or have a cocktail again when outside the resort that you are staying at. Yay! Boats must still operate at half capacity, and Ocean Encounters has a Covid-19 policy in place, but for the rest it is diving and snorkeling to your heart's content!
Update as of 1 January 2021 - Happy New Year! The borders have opened up for all tourists wanting to come to Curaçao to soak up some sun! People from countries with a lower Covid-19 risk than Curaçao, may enter with the regular entry requirements. People from countries with a higher risk in addition have to provide a negative test PCR-test within 72 hours of traveling. For more information, click on the government travel portal.
Update as of 18 December 2020 - We are open & operational and hope to see you soon! Our boats depart every morning at 8:30 AM from our facility at LionsDive Resort with a pick-up at our facility at Sunscape Resort if you are staying there. Please let us know you are joining via WhatsApp +5999 6940025 or [email protected]. Return is around 12.30 in time for lunch!
Please check-in at 8:00 AM!
Update as of 29 June 2020 - As the borders of Curaçao are slowly opening up to countries with stable or decreasing amounts of Covid-19 cases, please rest assured the health and safety of our divers, adventurers and staff are paramount to Ocean Encounters.
We have thereto implemented a Covid-19 policy to clarify towards you what you can do, as well as an internal protocol for our staff on how they will handle the new norm; from how to sanitize to contact tracing measures etc.
We look forward to a full opening up of the borders and welcoming everyone back!
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16 March 2020 - We hope this message finds you all happy and healthy during these uncertain and challenging times. Please continue to take care of yourselves and look after one another!

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and subsequent world-wide pandemic has impacted all of our lives. Till now, the Caribbean region has not been heavily affected and our “Dushi” island of Curaçao has only 3 confirmed cases. The most up to date situation is available via this link: Coronavirus situation.

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By Wouter

10 Fun Facts Related To Scuba Diving in Curaçao – Wow!

It might not come as a surprise that here at Ocean Encounters, we love to go diving. We’re a diving company in Curaçao. That’s what we do. But, we love to take as many people as possible out diving too. We don’t need a reason to go diving, we need a reason NOT to go.

Not because we couldn’t think of anything else to add but because there are SO MANY reasons to go diving and we had to contain ourselves. You can dive in tropical waters all over the world. From the many beautiful spots in South-East Asia, to the Caribbean ocean in Middle America or to the famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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By Wouter

The Best Snorkeling Spots In Curaçao

Curaçao, a favorite holiday destination among many Dutch, is an exotic island in the southern Caribbean Sea. The temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, the coziness, bays with pearly white beaches, the varied landscape and the underwater world ensure that the largest island of the former Netherlands Antilles is very popular.

 

There are more than 60 locations where you can dive and snorkel. The crystal clear water ensures that you have a view of more than 30 meters. The water temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius all year round. The usually weak currents and calm waves allow you to enjoy the marine life and from the beach you can reach most snorkeling locations.

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By Wouter

Ocean Encounters Update: Coronavirus on Curaçao

Dear past, present or future friends of Ocean Encounters,

Update as of 18 December 2020 - We are open & operational and hope to see you soon! Our boats depart every morning at 8:30 AM from our facility at LionsDive Resort with a pick-up at our facility at Sunscape Resort if you are staying there. Please let us know you are joining via WhatsApp +5999 6940025 or [email protected]. Return is around 12.30 in time for lunch!
Please check-in at 8:00 AM!

 

Update as of 29 June 2020 - As the borders of Curaçao are slowly opening up to countries with stable or decreasing amounts of Covid-19 cases, please rest assured the health and safety of our divers, adventurers and staff are paramount to Ocean Encounters.
We have thereto implemented a Covid-19 policy to clarify towards you what you can do, as well as an internal protocol for our staff on how they will handle the new norm; from how to sanitize to contact tracing measures etc.
We look forward to a full opening up of the borders and welcoming everyone back!
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16 March 2020 - We hope this message finds you all happy and healthy during these uncertain and challenging times. Please continue to take care of yourselves and look after one another!

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and subsequent world-wide pandemic has impacted all of our lives. Till now, the Caribbean region has not been heavily affected and our “Dushi” island of Curaçao has only 3 confirmed cases. The most up to date situation is available via this link: Coronavirus situation.

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By Wouter

Options for Cruise Ship Divers in Curaçao

Coming to Curaçao on a cruise ship and want to dive? Ocean Encounters is conveniently located at the Sea Aquarium Beach and we have various options available for however long you are on the island.

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By Wouter

Top 5 Reasons to visit Curaçao | Feel it for Yourself

Many refer to the group of islands off the coast of Venezuela - Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao - as the "ABC Islands". But often, Aruba and Bonaire eclipse the "C", Curaçao. No one is sure how this curious island got its name, but one theory is that it comes from the Portuguese word that means "heart", since the island was the center of commerce in the seventeenth century. Although the name has remained, Portuguese is only one of the languages that you will hear on the island of Curacao: Papiamento, Dutch, English and Spanish are the others.

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By Wouter

5 Things to do in Curacao for Non-Divers

We love diving! As much as we’d love for everyone to join us in exploring the underwater beauty of Curacao, we are well aware that diving is not for everyone. Are you looking for things to do in Curacao while one of your loved ones is diving with Ocean Encounters? Here are our top 5 things to do in the area of Mambo Beach Curacao

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