Prior to any boat diving, we recommend you complete a complimentary “welcome dive” from shore.
This beautiful shore dive on our wonderful house reefs (either at LionsDive Beach Resort or Sunscape Curacao Resort) allows you the opportunity to pre-check your equipment, weights, etc. plus eliminates any undiscovered issues. This complimentary shore dive will ensure you have a more enjoyable diving experience in Curacao.
Junior Open Water divers are certified divers between the ages of 10-15 and they MUST BE accompanied by a certified open water diver who is a parent or a legal guardian while in the water during all open water dives both from shore and from the boat.
The minimum age to start the Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12. Junior Divers aged 10-11 can earn a Junior Adventure Diver certification. Upon turning 12, they can complete the deep dive and earn a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Junior Advanced Open Water divers are certified divers between the ages of 12-15 and they MUST BE accompanied by a certified open water diver who is a parent or a legal guardian while in the water during all open water dives both from shore and from the boat.
All programs and courses require the completion of a medical statement and may require clearance from a doctor.
All persons participating in any of the programs and/or certification courses have medical clearance from a doctor prior to arrival (PLEASE NOTE: the latter is required if a YES has been filled in anywhere). This form can be downloaded on the right side of this page.
When teaching any courses during your trip at Ocean Encounters Curaçao premises and/or on Ocean Encounters Curaçao boats and/or using Ocean Encounters Curaçao equipment, you are required to:
It is mandatory to provide proof of:
Ocean Encounters Curaçao will take no responsibility and/or liability in any way for any matters related to dive education & certifications; personal injury, property damage or loss, wrongful death or other damages resulting from courses taught by external (non-Ocean Encounters Curaçao) instructors (see terms & conditions and the waivers for details).
Ocean Encounters has a weekly boat diving site schedule that is posted at both LionsDive Beach Resort and Sunscape Curaçao Resort.
Our Dive Team works hard to maintain our schedule for you however there are factors that may preclude us from visiting specific sites due to weather, sea conditions, state, safety, Curacao Port Authority orders.
Therefore, Ocean Encounters cannot guarantee the availability to boat dive all the sites listed on the schedule.
Ocean Encounters endorses safe diving practices and expects all divers and snorkelers alike to respect the environment and to adhere to international best practices regarding marine conservation during all boat diving and shore diving activities.