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Daydreaming of Curacao

Discussion in 'Curaçao' started by Saturated and satisfied, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Saturated and satisfied

    Saturated and satisfied Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Curacao
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    Hi all!

    I know many of you are planning trips to Curacao soon or are patiently waiting for your trip. I wanted to start a thread purely for fun: photos and videos of diving in Curacao. Hopefully this thread can give you an idea of what to expect from your diving in Curacao and also help you through the long days of waiting for your vacation. :)

    Note: ONLY photos and videos from CURACAO should be shared here.

    Cheers!

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  2. irie1029

    irie1029 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort Wayne Indiana
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    Great idea Mark, I tell people how easy it is to dive pretty much anywhere on the island just a few kicks from shore and they are amazed. Very little current, minimal surge, great viz (normally) and throw in great topside fun the island can't be beat. Been addicted for 10 years. frogfish.JPG Flamingo tongue.jpg
     
  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    ScubaBoard will be there for my birthday! Woot!!!
     
  4. mbs

    mbs Regular of the Pub

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    Love Alice in Wonderland! octo-DSC01831-vga.jpg
     
  5. ScubaBunga

    ScubaBunga Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: wright city, mo
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    I'm planning a trip for the spring for the family - Myself and my two boys (14/AOW & 11/OW) will be diving. I picked Curacao for the shore diving so the 11yr old could see a good reef. I was also there in 2004 and loved it! Most of the places I contacted said there wasn't much at 40' from a dive boat perspective and very strict on the jr OW limit. So shore diving with me it is. Curacao also has enough land activities for the other half/non-divers. If there are tips on diving around the island (where to get tanks, what needs to be setup prior to arrival, etc.) - let me know.
     
  6. bmorescuba

    bmorescuba Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
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    I love Curacao. You never know what you'll find there. My recommendation - don't miss Tugboat and Snake Bay.

    (Frogfish@tugboat, Reef Squid@tugboat, Dark Mantis Shrimp@carpile)

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  7. Canajan

    Canajan Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mississauga
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    I miss diving in Curacao, I’ll get back there sometime.
    Out near the end of Coral estates, a nice little hiding spot you can often see this nurse shark chilling at.
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    Not a lot on the reef but at Playa lagoon, you can watch the turtles all day.
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    Go west after watching the turtles and you can get a pic taken with Poseidon.

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    One of these days, for now it’s Great Lakes and quarries.
     
  8. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    This was just laying in the sand in front of AllWest, all blue with no camouflage at all.
     
  9. Saturated and satisfied

    Saturated and satisfied Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Curacao
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    I would definitely go for the shore diving! It's more convenient in Curacao than a boat and opens up a BUNCH of options for your Jr OW diver! I bet you will all love it. There's lots of places to get tanks and gear, it just depends on where you are located, but I recommend The Dive Bus
     
  10. Saturated and satisfied

    Saturated and satisfied Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Curacao
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