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 on Curaçao. 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 most of the corals while diving.
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How to go diving 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 SSI or 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 experienced diver
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. Of course Ocean Encounters offers this course too.
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
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THE BEST CURACAO DIVE SITES
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
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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 Ocean Encounters in advance to make an appointment. Or make a reservation on our website. This not only ensures that you immediately get more information about all options, but you can also rest assured that we'll have space for you. It can be very busy on the island, especially in winter. You will spend around 400 euros per person to pass your PADI course.
If you want to diving by yourself you will of course have to consider the costs for the diving equipment itself. Ocean Encounters has rental gear available of course.
Your holiday diving on Curaçao - the holiday of a lifetime
If you choose to go diving on Curaçao, you surely will have experienced a holiday that you will remember for a very long time. We hope that through these tips and tricks you will know what to expect when you go diving on Curaçao. On this website you can find a lot more information about our facilities, different dive courses and multi day dive packages you can enjoy during your holiday. This allows you to discover the most beautiful places in the country!
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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.