Do you want to go diving on Curaçao?

Curaçao, the land of beautiful beaches and friendly people. If you choose to book a vacation to Curaçao, you can be sure that you will have the time of your life. One of the main reasons people choose a holiday to this special country is the fact that you can dive here beautifully. Would you also like to dive on Curaçao? Then it is not a bad idea to read this article carefully. Below we have listed the most important information for you that may be important for diving on Curaçao!

Why should you dive in Curaçao?

Before we go into the costs that you can expect for diving on Curaçao, it is necessary to first discuss why it is wise to book a diving holiday to Curaçao. To make things easier, we have listed the main reasons for you below. Through this overview you will know exactly why booking a diving holiday on this special island is one of the best choices to make.

  • The country is known for its clear sea - when it comes to scuba diving you want to make sure you can see enough fish. If you choose to go diving on Curaçao, you will not have to worry about this. This part of the ocean is known for its clear water. Because of this incredibly clear water it is really a lot easier to see all the fish that are swimming around the coral. This way you get the most out of your diving holiday on Curaçao.
  • There are so many dive sites to be found - another reason why diving on Curaçao is not so crazy is the fact that you can find many different dive sites here. These locations are spread all over the island. From Porte Marie to Jan Thiel Bay, the possibilities are endless. This variety of options ensures that you can enjoy the pristine sea without all kinds of other divers around you.
  • You can find a lot of coral at Curaçao - the last reason that diving around Curaçao is so popular is the fact that there is still a lot of coral in this sea. In the Mediterranean Sea in particular, large areas of coral have disappeared over the years. This is not the case on Curaçao, here you can still see the sea in all its glory while diving.


Beginning, Refreshing, Discovering or Growing your Scuba experience? We have interesting packages for everyone.

  SSI / PADI / All Levels

   Refreshing and Discovery Courses

  Offshore and Onshore Dives around Curacao



We charter more than 30 different Boat Diving Trips, servicing you with a fleet of 4 boats and over 25 people involved in delivering.

  Single and Multiple Day Trips

  One and Two Tank Dives

   Optional Nitrox Upgrades


How can you dive in Curaçao?

It is of course not the case that you can just go into the sea to start your diving adventure, because you have to know what you are doing. This is the reason that before diving on the island you must first take a PADI Open Water diving course. You can follow this course at almost any diving school on Curaçao. During this course you will learn in one hour how to dive independently in a safe way. At the end of the diving course on Curaçao you will receive an official diving certificate. Exactly, this means that you can also go diving in other countries. PADI is accepted worldwide, so you don't have to do a new course the next time.


Diving on Curaçao for the advanced

If you have already passed your PADI open water course, there is another alternative to choose. It is also possible to get your PADI Advanced Open water. This is a special course that will teach you to dive even better. During this course you will learn, for example, how to dive at a depth of up to 30 meters. Why would you want this you wonder? There are a lot of wrecks around the island of Curaçao. By means of this course you can discover it yourself later. You can also go to almost any diving school on Curaçao for this.

Best Curacao Dive Spots


Some very special Dive Trips we make less frequently, but at least once a week. Treat yourself to one of these most beautiful dive trips, for example:

  Lionfish Scuba Dive Experience

  Open Water Dolphin Dive & All Levels

   Mushroom Forest & Night Diving

  Klein Curacao & Eastpoint



Over 75 dive sites to discover! Our spacious boats can take you to some of the best dives sites along the south coast of Curacao. Get to know our favorites!

   Daily 2-tank dive trips

  Combined snorkel & dive trips

   Afternoon 1-tank dive trips

  Easy access from shore to our house reefs


The costs for diving on Curaçao

It goes without saying that diving around the island of Curaçao is not free. To pass your PADI course, it is useful to contact a diving school in advance to make an appointment. This not only ensures that you immediately get more insight into the price, but you also know for sure that you have a place. It can be very busy on the island in the summer. After all, you are not the only one who wants to discover this sea. You will spend about 400 euros per person to pass your PADI course.

In addition to the costs for obtaining your PADI course, you will of course also have to consider the costs for the diving equipment itself. It is often possible to rent the diving equipment at a diving school on Curaçao. Prices will vary from school to school. It is therefore most convenient to check there how much the rental costs are. It is important to mention that you can get a discount for diving lessons on Curaçao when you follow saga here. We see that many diving schools offer a discount for students who do their internship here. Although not every diving school on Curaçao offers this discount, it is always possible to contact a number of diving schools to request more information about this. You are always free to ask!


Your holiday diving on Curaçao - the holiday of a lifetime

If you choose to go diving on Curaçao, you will really have experienced a holiday that you can think back to for a very long time. We hope that through the tips and tricks from this article you will know better what to pay attention to when diving on Curaçao. Here on the site you can find a lot more information about good diving schools that you can visit during your holiday. This allows you to discover the most beautiful places in the country!


Let us take you on a wonderful journey on one of our beautiful and well maintained boats. No matter what water activity you choose, Ocean Encounters has all the quality equipment and supplies you need to help you get the most out of your vacation.