Curaçao is located 43 miles (70km) off the North Coast of Venezuela, outside of the hurricane belt in southern part of the Caribbean. Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands and, together with Aruba and Bonaire, it constitutes the “ABC” islands. Curaçao is considered part of the Dutch Caribbean that also includes St. Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius, also known as Statia.
Located at just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao’s consistently warm and sunny climate creates the perfect scenario for year round tourism. That coupled with the average temperature around 27°C (81°F) plus the cooling winds blowing constantly from the east (strongest in the spring months) provide excellent conditions for adventure travelers and beach goers alike.
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The Discover Scuba Diving course is perfect for those who would like to try diving, or guests who don’t have the time to follow the complete open water course. If you like it… then you can continue with your PADI or SSI Open Water Course.
During these fun courses you will learn the core scuba diving skills so that you dive independently with your diving buddy – safely and efficiently – while always being conscious to protect the underwater environment around you.
Upon completion of all diving certification courses – an official PADI or SSI diving certificate (accepted worldwide) will be presented so you can continue your diving adventure!
Interested in learning to scuba dive? You’ve come to the right place. Millions of underwater explorers started right here. Scuba lessons unlock the door to new adventures and amazing animal encounters. By the end of your scuba certification course, you’ll see our ocean planet through new eyes.
SSI offers internationally recognized recreational diver training programs - starting with snorkeling and entry level scuba diving courses up to instructor certifications. The most common programs are: SSI Open Water Diver (OWD) and Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD). PLUS... There are more than 30 different specialty courses available.
At Ocean Encounters, we believe in educating, setting an example and making a change.
It is for this reason, that we have committed to making a strong eco-friendly presence with our green initiatives and have taken these to another level with our #OEPledge, our commitment to sustainability. The #OEpledge shares the many different ways we have been involved in protecting the local waters, marine life, and community.