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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters/Sunscape Resort in
Caribbean (General)/Curacao

Ocean Encounters/Sunscape Resort: "Excellent experience", Apr, 2016,

by Sterling Levie, NJ, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8899 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Bahamas, Bermuda, East Coast from Canada to Florida, Cocos, Galapagos, Great Barrier Reef, Palau, Banda Sea
Closest Airport Curaçao International Airport, Willemstad Getting There From New Jersey one has to connect thru Miami. We experienced awful immigration service in both directions, At Curacao immigration the queue was 45 minutes long. Returning, the immigration queue at Miami was at least 2 hours longso long that we missed our connection and had to stay overnight.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas surge
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Guided dives using the usual out-and-back courses, usually 60 feet max.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Having been diving at Bonaire many times, I wanted to try Curacao. I went with my (non-diving) wife, my daughter, and my granddaughter. We stayed at the Sunscape Resort, Curacaos only all-inclusive resort, for the convenience of diving and easy availability of dining and activities for non-divers.

Sunscapes design, layout and accommodations are excellent. Sunscape has five restaurants, one of which is buffet style. The food is good but not great.

The resort is attractive and exceptionally well run, and the staff are always welcoming and cheerful. It occupies a long beach that fronts a lagoon with a dive shop and dock located at one end. it has an elaborate system of pools along the beach. Various resort sports are available, and theres a fitness center a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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