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Dive Shop Recommendations

Discussion in 'Curaçao' started by Laurie S., Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
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    A friend and I are booked on a cruise in November 2021 and one of the stops is Curacao. I've been there once before with my late husband in 2013 and we dived with the Dive Bus. I really liked them, except for having to walk across the road with all the equipment (plus my big camera rig). I'd like to try another shop, one to avoid the memory of being there with my husband, and two just to do something different. I am primarily a macrophotographer and always in search of nudibranchs. We are there from 7 am until 5 pm, so plenty of time to get to a shop. I also want some time to explore the town since I didn't have a chance to do that last time. Any suggestions to start me looking? Thanks!
     
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  2. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago
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    Contact Bernardo at Goby Divers. Him and his dushi run a great op.
     
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  3. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Canyon Lake, TX
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    I have used Oceans Encounter on four cruise ship stopovers, and really liked their operation. I also like the Dive Bus, but do understand your desire to try other options. I think you will be happy with Oceans Encounter for boat or shore diving, and they have a nice little beach and outdoor snack bar/restaurant for your SI.
     
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  4. AndrewBoyd78

    AndrewBoyd78 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Curacao
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    As far as nudis are concerned, we have seen them at the blue room, Marie pompon, and at Hamrak. In total 7 nudis and we live and dive here...
     

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  5. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
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    You could also try Dive Charter Curacao, they run a RIB that they take to virgin reefs on the SE side of the island. Said to be the best reefs in the Caribbean

    Dive Charter Curacao


    Dive Charter Curacao
     
  6. Jake 10

    Jake 10 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Herndon, VA
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    JohnN - excellent info, exactly what I was looking for about Curacao diving, thanks
     
  7. Canajan

    Canajan Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mississauga
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    I did my diving with Divers Republic, Bob is excellent. They are at Daaiibooibaai beach. Very nice reef, bit of a swim out but very nice.
     
  8. GrafCanuck

    GrafCanuck Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
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    Go West Diving, in Westpunt. Is a less than an hours drive from the cruise port.
     

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