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Curacao Diving
indyandrea - 4/02/2008 11:56 AM
Category: General
Replies: 5

I was wondering if anyone has dove Curacao, and could tell me if it is worth diving there. I have done Bonaire and Aruba.
DalelynnSims - 4/02/2008 7:10 PM
Hi there

I just got back form there and we stayed in Habitat Curacao and had a wonderful time. Most of the diving was in the rec range however there is plenty of other stuff if you wish. Did most of the rec diving off the House Reef and did a few elsewhere. The dive sites are a bit further apart than that of Bonair however the aquatic life is still great. Only did a couple boat dives on the Habitat Curacao boats. They are a bit lacking in a few aeras e.g. safety briefing espically for the new divers but thery do offer a divemaster lead dive on every trip as a habit. Staying at Habitat Curacao was painless and they have a well maintained dive area to store your equipment like some places at Bonair and plenty of tanks all the time.

Enjoy your dive and be safe wherever you end up. Ask if there are any other questions be glad to help if I can.
Ed - 4/05/2008 7:45 AM
Hi, I spent a week there last year and found some great shore diving. Just like Bonaire they have a Drive & Dive roadmap available with over 70 dive sites. The water is warm, very little to no current and the reef is in excellent shape. The reef is close to shore so no need to even consider boat dives.
divemaiden - 4/05/2008 6:56 PM
Hi there, I dove in Curacao last September. It was the only time I saw seahorses in the caribbean. One on a day dive, one on a night dive. It was worth it for me just for that, but the rest of my dives were super too.
JeffQCScuba - 4/07/2008 9:26 AM
I run a yearly dive trip to Curacao! Here is a link to an article one of my divers had published in the NY Daily News:

Great Place! Great Diving!

deedee - 4/13/2008 12:52 PM
hi my name is Dee and our dive group was there in October..It was wonderful. Yes it is definately worth it....We stayed at Sunset Bay. There is a dive shop there....we would go out around 9am, boat dive at multiple sites, and then return around 2p. ish....we had ample shore diving which was wonderful..if you go you must visit the Mushroom Forest, and the Blue Hole....its awesome...have a great time...Dee