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 PADI or SSI 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

  •   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


      Spent over a week doing mostly boat dives and also threw in a night dive. Highly skilled and friendly crew who make sure everyone has a good time.


      Best dive shop in Curaçao. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, world class diving sites and exceptionally careful with hygiene during these strange times. Paul is an incredible dive master and... read more

  •   Ocean Encounters are the best caring,cautious and most of all FUNNNNN dive guides .
    Such a great experience I went alone and left making many friends under... read more


      My family first went diving with Ocean Encounters in July 2019 with our newly certified 13 year old. Being newly certified, our son was a bit nervous but... read more


      I have been diving around the world and I’m currently working on becoming an instructor. I have been to Curaçao this February 2020, I am supposed to go to Belize... read more

  •   I recommend Ocean Encounters if you plan on scuba diving during your visit to Curacao.

    Our group, RU4 Scuba of Rochester, departed daily from their facility at... read more

    Peter S

      I traveled with a group for a week of diving with Ocean Encounters and had a wonderful time. Our dive masters Chris and Cynthia were awesome, lots of fun and... read more


      Super outfit. Very professional, well organised. Lovely dive staff, very helpful.. Alot of fun too. Definitely a place I would recommend shame I was not able to dive more. Thank... read more

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  •   After a bunch of "discovery" dives at various resort destinations, I decided to devote a couple of vacation days to completing my open water diver certification with the great team... read more


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. There are a lot of different diving schools on the island. At every diving school on Curaçao it is possible to take your PADI Open Water course. This is the course that you should take as a beginner before you can go into the sea independently. Once you have passed your PADI dive courses on Curaçao, you can dive anywhere in the world, because the 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 also 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 through 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!