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Ocean Encounters/ Sea Aquarium Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Divemasters were very well trained and safety consious. Dive boat was very comfortable. As "mature" divers my husband and I ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2006   Barbara Shively
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Lions Dive Full report N   [N/A]   First time to Curacao after a dozen trips to Bonaire. Great resort although my bed was hard as a rock. Lions Dive is an older re... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2007   Steve Davidson
1000+ Dives
 
Seascape/ Hilton Full report N   [N/A]   Corals are a mixed bag. Some are in very good shape, other areas made me want to cry with all the trash such as bottles, beer cans... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2007   Randy and Carol Thompson
<100 Dives
 
Robert White/ Curacao Marriott Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   I was with five research scientists and we decided to blow some bubbles at the Marriott where we were staying. This operation get... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
5/2007   Robert
250+ Dives
 
Robert White/ Sunset Waters Resort/Sunset Divers Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters Beach Resort is located about 35 minutes via taxi ride from the capital city of Willemstad. The resort has planned ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Robert White
250+ Dives
 
Caribbean Sea Sports/ Mariott Full report N   [N/A]   I went to Curacao for the purpose of getting some additonal pictures of frogfish and seahorses and left after a week with much mor... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   James Cooper
100+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Full report N   na   This was our dive shop's (Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC) first trip to Curacao and it's a good destination. We flew Air Jama... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2006   Tripp Jones MD
500+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   The Habitat hotel is nice. Beautiful pool and grounds. Large rooms with air conditioning , stove, fridge, plates and utensils. It... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
12/2006   Steven Kovacs
500+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Good dive operation. Briefings are at 9am and 4pm and last approx. 30 minutes. Once you have the briefing, you can grab a tank a... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2006   Clare Petosa
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Lions's dive Full report N   [N/A]   CURACAO, October, 2006 We arrived on the island of Curacao at 7:45 PM . After going through customs and getting our luggage we ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2006   Patricia
100+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   We went with Sharkriders Scuba Tours(www.sharkriders.com)and had a wonderful time. Sunset Waters Beach Resort was great and rooms ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2006   Jill and Rob Caple
<100 Dives
 
Silent Immersion/ Royal Sea Aquarium Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Our second trip to Curacao for my wife and myself. Our first having been 11 years ago. Significant development since then. Stay... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2006   Warren Vallerand
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Seaquarium Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Went with Kid's Sea Camp. This was a great opportunity to give our 6 year old daughter a chance to experience "diving" in a very ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
6/2006   Edward and Debra Svitil
250+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Very well designed boats, not crowded. Quality of divemasters mixed; except for Angela, who was excellent and went out of her way... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   Marc and Anne Bressman
250+ Dives
 
Sunset Waters/ Sunset Waters Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Well run resort with good but not gourmet food. All inclusive including drinks. Good dive operation and staff, but they need to ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2006   Marc and Anne Bressman
250+ Dives
 
Dive Bus Full report Y   [N/A]   The DIVE BUS on Curacao is a whole new kind of operation. Curacao, like its sister island, Bonaire, has lots of excellent shore d... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Lester Licht
500+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Divers (not a part of, but conveniently adjacent to Sunset Waters) dive operation was great. The divemasters (Carlo... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2006   David Hobby
250+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   This was our 4th trip to Habitat Curacao. The staff at the resort, restaurant, and dive shop could not have been nicer. Marjorie... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2006   Steve Simpson
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Lions Dive Full report N   [N/A]   Check in was hectic and unorganized. Rooms were not ready due to large biking event and some people not checking out until a day l... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Terry Flynn
1000+ Dives
 
Sea Encounters/ SeaAquarium Full report N   [N/A]   Our visit was only for a week. The airport apparently has had a dramatic upgrade (this per other guests we talked to since it was ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Grabill
100+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Curacao is an easy island for us to get to. We had booked with AA from Hartford to Miami and then Miami to Curacao. The flights ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2005   Leslie and Michael Bardelli
500+ Dives
 
Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   One of the most personalized dive operations we have ever encountered. The staff, Anka, Carl, Carlos, Kevin, Lynn, and Rick all c... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Amy Clark
250+ Dives
 
Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters, Curacao, provided the best Caribbean dive trip we have experienced in our 21 years of diving. Everyone--dive staff... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2006   Suzanne Stenson
250+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Habitat Curacao looks like it might have been a nice, cozy destination a decade or so ago, but not it looks (and feels) run-down. ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2006   Geoffrey William Colino
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Breezes Full report N   [N/A]   To maximize our 7 day April, 2006 trip to Brezes Curacao, we wanted to do our check out dives bright and early the morning of the ... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Isabel DeOliveira
<100 Dives
 
Sunset Divers Full report N   [N/A]   Great dive operation and excellent service. No head on the boats and limited shade, but we had a great time diving with them. Lo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Anne Efron
100+ Dives
 
sunset waters Full report N   [N/A]   Boat was ok. Slow, but dive sites near. Divemasters helpful. had not been to curacao since 1999. reefs have degraded. mushroom ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   jim boone
250+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   I went with a small group from the San Francisco bay area. The hope was to see the coral spawning, however our timing must have be... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Gary Krippendorf
250+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   From the time that we stepped off of the plane, the service was awesome! Papa and Marie meet us at the airport for the transfer t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Andy & Tiffiny Argyris
100+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   I am frankly bewildered by recent negative comments by others. I found Habitat Curacao staff to be uniformly competent, accommoda... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Sally Mayeux
100+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   This was a great trip to Sunset Waters Beach Resort and Sunset Divers on Curacao for our group of 19. The group has been making at... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Jay Levine
250+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Habitat Curacao is a pleasant enough place for those wishing a dive holiday. The house reef is excellent, and the shore diving su... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Steve
250+ Dives
 
Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset waters is a very pleasant location. A nice rather small resort on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean. The weather was very w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Daniel Imbody
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Encounters West/ Lodge Kura Hulanda Full report N   Westpunt   Lodge Kura Hulanda, located at the less developed west end of Curacao, is a casual sister to the outstanding Kura Hulanda hotel in... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Dave Padowitz
<100 Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters is a comfortable, laid-back all-inclusive resort in a very quiet and secluded corner of Curacao. Sunset Divers was ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2006   George T Felt
<100 Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Habitat Curacao is a magical place. From the first sight of it pulling into the parking lot it offered an invitation of relaxatio... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2006   Ivan Jasper
<100 Dives
 
Lion's Dive Full report N   [N/A]   One of our divers was completing their open water at Lion's Dive. It's a PADI facility and my friend did his book/pool work with ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2006   Michelle Corazza
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Hilton Full report N   [N/A]   Curacao had some of the best resturants and shops of all the islands. We ate at the French Bakery a couple times, their wine list ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Larry Polster
1000+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   The good: Boat rides, Entry/exit, dives very easy. The shore diving from the dive shop was extremly easy and a great place for new... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2005   Kevin Elman
1000+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   We have been to Captains Don's in Bonaire, but this was our first trip to Habitat Curacao. Like Captain Don's, Habitat Curacao has... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Don
250+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat, Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   6th Stay at Habitat, rooms being well maintained now and include cable TV. The service is typical Caribbean, don't expect fast ser... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   James McMeins
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Curacao Seaquarium Full report N   [N/A]   We went to Curacao's Seaquarium resort for the Kids' Seacamp. If you ever wanted to take your children on a trip with you and... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Tim & Jill Kolakowski
100+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Overall, I was more than very pleased with Curacao and Habitat Curacao. If I could complain about anything at Habitat Curacao it ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   Daniel L Crawford
1000+ Dives
 
easydivers/ habitat curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Habitat Curacao was excel. dive spot, shore diving was outatanding, we even found CHESTER the green moral eel, you have to do a li... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2005   mick&elaine jerome
100+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters Beach Resort is wonderful, with the caring, attentive staff and great service, it's our favorite Caribbean spot bar ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2005   Jim and Terri Turner
500+ Dives
 
Several.../ Sunset Waters Resort Full report N   Western Leeward Coast   We’ve been shore diving the Netherland Antilles for >15 years. This time, we stayed at Sunset Waters Resort. (see Undercurrent Vol... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2005   Laszlo & Amy Ilyes
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Breezes Full report N   [N/A]   Ocean Encounters staff are amazing. Family run, super friendly. They remember your name after your first dive. Breezes includes o... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Tracy Ruttan
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Breezes Full report N   [N/A]   We really enjoyed our week at Breezes. The resort is all inclusive, and I really enjoyed the buffet three times per day. Custom ma... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2005   Richard
100+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters Resort was highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. Except for the rainy weather. They said it was the most r... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2004   Edward Towles
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Breezes Full report N   [N/A]   The shore diving is excellent with a very healthy reef and a wide variety and large number of the usual tropicals. At Breezes, 1... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2004   Kathy Carstens
100+ Dives
 
Caribbean Sea Sports/ Marriott Full report N   [N/A]   Curacao has little to offer in the form of larger fish however, the reefs were beautiful as were the colorful & plentiful fish. M... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Glenn Tuck
<100 Dives
 
Habitat Full report N   [N/A]   Last 4 years I have gone annually to Curacao. Lions, Papagago and Hilton hotel. Best diving is at the West end. Habitat has a gre... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2004   conrad kantor
250+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Diving ranks with the best the Carribean has to offer. We have made 5 trips in last 18 months for a total of 2 months of diving. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Clark Bloom
250+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters is located on the SouthWest end of the island. There is not much development here and only one other dive operation... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
12/2004   Bill Youngblood
250+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Full report N   Rif St. Marie   This my love letter to Curacao. I'm not a world traveller. I've been to some other Caribbean locations which I've enjoyed, but I a... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   Jim Furlong
100+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   We booked our July stay at Habitat Curacao way back in March. We are avid Bonaire divers and did a little diving in Aruba. We use ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2004   Dave Bridenbaugh
100+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   We booked a stay at Habitat Curacao way back in March. We are avid Bonaire divers and did a little diving in Aruba and I must say ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   Dave Bridenbaugh
100+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   This was our second time to Habitat and by far it is one of the best kept resorts for divers. The rooms are comfortable with a la... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   David Andel
<100 Dives
 
Sunset Waters Full report N   Sta. Marta Bay and west...   Curacao has been one of my favorite places to dive...I've visited 5 times now...I believe it's too often overlooked and underrated... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Brant Shenkarow
1000+ Dives
 
Caribbean Sea Sports/ Curacao Marriott Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Curacao has very good shore diving. Most Dive operations have decent shore diving plus many more optional shore sites resembling B... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2003   Kevin
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Encounters Curacao/ Lions Dive Full report N   [N/A]   Site: I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity and condition of the reef - very good coverage with hard and soft corals, s... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2004   Mark Webber
250+ Dives
 
sunset divers/ sunset waters Full report N   [N/A]   the resort and dive operator are both top notch and extremely service oriented.Mike and Michelle recently took over the dive oper... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2004   jackie stein
100+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Super diving! Morning trips of less than 30 minutes brought us to a variety of sites every day. The reef is as healthy as anypla... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   Steven Coberly
<100 Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   The Marriott is simply the most beautiful and comfortable hotel we've enjoyed. A bit pricey but well worth it. Wonderful service a... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2003   James Reilly and Fran Klass
100+ Dives
 
Seascape/ Hilton (formerly Sheraton) Full report N   [N/A]   The Hilton doesn't cater to divers but there was a dive operation on site. The hotel focused more on families and the amenities we... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Mike Frayn
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Lion's Dive Full report N   [N/A]   Resort was comfortable but several of our group had problems with hot water and a/c. Food was OK but fairly expensive, we often c... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   Leo Dioguardi
250+ Dives
 
Sunset Divers/ Sunset Waters Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Mike & Michele Day of Sunset Divers did an outstanding job. Their staff of Wade, Kristen and Carlos are knowledgeable divemasters... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Bill & Martha Chapman
<100 Dives
 
Caribbean Sea Sports/ Marriott Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Marriott Beach Resort is 5-10 minutes West of Downtown. It is very nice property with all the amenities. There is an on-site Deli,... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2003   David Haupt
500+ Dives
 
Easy Divers/ Sunset Waters Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Sunset Waters Beach Resort was an excellent small resort, with a staff that is truly interested in making your stay the best possi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2003   Roger Hunting
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Encounters/ Lions Dive Full report N   [N/A]   Low current dives with great viz and prolific corals made for interesting dives. Most dives were about 60 minutes, very relaxing w... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2002   Patricia and Leo Dioguardi
250+ Dives
 
Seascape Dive/ Sheraton Full report N   [N/A]   The Diving: The lee side of Curacao offers a reef no more than 100 feet from the shore, dropping off quickly into nearly a wall.... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   Susan Sampson
100+ Dives
 
Habitat Curacao Full report N   [N/A]   Habitat Curacao is a great place about thirty minutes west of Hato airport. It sits by itself on a little penisula. The house re... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2002   William and Frances Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
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