Ocean Encounters

Dive Courses

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to breath underwater? Do you ever float on top of the tropical blue Caribbean Sea and imagine what it would be like to swim with the fish? Ocean Encounters is here to help!

We specialize in both PADI and SSI courses for every level, from beginner to dive professional. If you are short on time or just want to experience diving for the first time, then sign up for our PADI Discover Scuba Diving half day activity to give it a “try” without no experience necessary. Once you try, you’ll definitely want to join our SSI Open Water Diver Course or PADI Open Water Diver Course to become a certified diver for life!

Already certified?

Then why not continue the adventure with one of our “experience” programs? The PADI Advanced Open Water Course will teach you how to dive safely to 30m/100ft and also includes a two-tank boat dive, a night dive, and all rental equipment! This course pays for itself and also gets you ready to dive Curaçao’s famous Superior Producer. Contact us to learn more.

Dive Courses

What Our Customers Say

  • star rating  I did a double boat dive with Ocean Encounters at Barracuda Point / Beacon Point. First of all, booking was easy though Whatsapp and then at the shop but... read more

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    August 25, 2021

    star rating  We picked this place to call home for two weeks staying at the Lion’s Dive because of the resort being linked to Ocean’s Encounter. What a beautiful and amazing time... read more

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    July 16, 2021

    star rating  We picked this place to call home for two weeks staying at the Lion’s Dive because of the resort being linked to Ocean’s Encounter. What a beautiful and amazing time... read more

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    July 16, 2021
  • star rating  My wife and I just wrapped up a great week of diving with Ocean Encounters. We enjoyed the diving in Curaçao - many of the reefs are extremely healthy and... read more

    SunsetMartinis
    July 9, 2021

    star rating  This dive operation is great. You are going to love diving with these people. PADI should seriously send low performing shop owners here to work with this crew... read more

    Bon Joe
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  Excellent service! Engaging crew and best access to some of the hottest dive locations on the island! Highly recommend!

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    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  My wife and I just wrapped up a great week of diving with Ocean Encounters. We enjoyed the diving in Curaçao - many of the reefs are extremely healthy and... read more

    SunsetMartinis
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  I did a 2-tank boat dive and the fluorescent night dive with them. They were really fun and did a nice job in handling the dives. They let the divers... read more

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    June 27, 2021

    star rating  Modern, Efficient and Close In Diving

    Ocean Encounters diving in Willemstad Curacao is a beautiful, modern and efficient dive shop. The business is plainly built for large groups... read more

    893RobertR
    June 22, 2021
  • star rating  I did a 2-tank boat dive and the fluorescent night dive with them. They were really fun and did a nice job in handling the dives. They let the divers... read more

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    June 1, 2021

    star rating  Modern, Efficient and Close In Diving Ocean Encounters diving in Willemstad Curacao is a beautiful, modern and efficient dive shop. The business is plainly built for large groups... read more

    893RobertR
    June 1, 2021

    star rating  We came to Curaçao during lockdown and Jeremiah from Ocean Encounters gave us an amazing time shore diving. He was patient, friendly and easy to communicate with. We’re looking forward... read more

    370nandan
    April 24, 2021
  • star rating  We traveled unexpectedly during lockdown so boat diving was unavailable, but Divemaster Pol did... read more

    haswvf
    April 15, 2021

    star rating  We traveled unexpectedly during lockdown so boat diving was unavailable, but Divemaster Pol did everything possible to give us the best shore diving experience we could ask for (including, but... read more

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    April 15, 2021

    star rating  We were able to dive with ocean encounters for a whole week even though the island went into... read more

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    April 14, 2021
  • star rating  We were able to dive with ocean encounters for a whole week even though the island went into lockdown the week before we came. We couldn’t go out on boats... read more

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    April 14, 2021

    star rating  Incredible Experience My husband and I did the PADI Open water Certification at Sunscapes Ocean... read more

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    April 5, 2021

    star rating  Incredible Experience

    My husband and I did the PADI Open water Certification at Sunscapes Ocean Encounters. The staff was such a pleasure to meet. Our instructor was Luis,... read more

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    April 5, 2021
  • star rating  We had the best week ever diving with Ocean Encounters. I'm a semi-avid recreational diver and my... read more

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    April 3, 2021

    star rating  We had the best week ever diving with Ocean Encounters. I'm a semi-avid recreational diver and my husband is a dive instructor. Typically the dive companies we go... read more

    Meander61624989533
    April 3, 2021

    star rating  We came to Curaçao during lockdown and Jeremiah from Ocean Encounters gave us an amazing time shore diving. He was patient, friendly and easy to communicate with. We’re looking forward... read more

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    April 1, 2021
  • star rating  Ocean Encounters has a satellite shop at the Sunscape resort. That is where we stayed and will be... read more

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    March 29, 2021

    star rating  Ocean Encounters has a satellite shop at the Sunscape resort. That is where we stayed and will be to focus of this review. We had 3 days of... read more

    Jayfarmlaw
    March 29, 2021

    star rating  I went on 5 diving trips with Ocean Encounters and what a pleasure it was. A professional and customer friendly environment, with it's high standards towards safety and a keen... read more

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    October 25, 2020

Dive Courses on Curaçao - the vacation of a lifetime

It is not surprising that there are many people every year who choose to go on vacation to Curaçao. The diving here is absolutely worldclass. Chances are that you are thinking about booking a diving holiday to Curaçao... If this is correct, it is wise to read this article. To help you on your way, we have put together all the information about dive courses on Curaçao for you.

Why is diving on Curaçao a good choice?

We will show you more about the requirements before you can dive independently on Curaçao. However, it is wise to first look at the benefits of diving on Curaçao. The main reasons for choosing a dive vacation in Curaçao are:

  • The country of Curaçao has a beautiful sea - the water around Curaçao is stunningly clear. When it comes to diving it is necessary to be able to see far away. This is the only way you can see special animals such as turtles and dolphins while diving.
  • There are plenty of dive sites on the island - since you are certainly not the only one who wants to go diving on Curaçao, it is nice to find a quiet spot. This does not have to be a problem during your vacation on Curaçao. This island is known for the wide variety of possible diving locations. Whether you are on the Eastern tip or towards West Point, there is always a suitable dive site to be found.
  • The sea around Curaçao is pristine - unfortunately there are very few places in the world where you can find a lot of coral. Fortunately, Curaçao is one of the islands known for the large-scale coral reefs. This makes it an ideal choice to go diving in Curaçao. Because of these large reefs you will be able to see the most beautiful colors and marine life while diving. 

Curacao Dive Courses for beginners

Did you think that you could just walk into the sea to start diving then unfortunately we have bad news, this is not the case. Just like in almost all other countries, it is necessary on Curaçao to have your diving license. If you don't have it yet, you don't have to worry about it. Ocean Encounters offers the SSI Open Water Diver Course or PADI Open Water Diver Course. The Open Water course is what you should take as a beginner before you can dive in the sea independently. Once you have passed your SSI or PADI dive course in Curaçao, you can dive anywhere in the world, because both the SSI and PADI certificate is recognized worldwide.

Dive Courses on Curaçao for the advanced diver

You may already have the above course. In this case it is possible to take diving in Curaçao to the next level. Ocean Encounters offers the PADI Advanced Open Water course. This advanced dive course teaches you how to dive deep. Since there are many shipwrecks in the waters around Curaçao, this is one of the nicest additions you can choose. Because let's face it, haven't you been dreaming of diving a sunken wreck for years?

Diving on Curaçao - memories for a lifetime

By diving on Curaçao you too will experience a vacation in which you will make memories for the rest of your life. We hope that the above information has given you a better idea of ​​the options for diving in Curaçao with Ocean Encounters. If you want to learn more about diving on this island, feel free to look around on our website. There are many more articles that show you more about booking a diving holiday with Ocean Encounters Curaçao!