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Dive Review of Caribbean Sea Sports in
Curaçao

Caribbean Sea Sports, May, 2009,

by Nicola Nelson/John Logan, Utah, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4828.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Micronesia, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There were only 3 to 5 divers on the boat. It was our preference to follow the guide and go slowly. I'm sure if others had different preferences they would have been accommodated.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Wrecks, especially Car Pile and Superior Producer were very photogenic. No camera table on boat, but a camera bucket and the boat was very uncrowded.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Most of the coral reefs were beautiful--undamaged soft corals and hard corals growing thickly from 20 feet to 100 feet. Lots and lots of juvenile fish, and a reasonable array of mid-sized squirrelfish, trunk fish, parrots, angels, and morays. We did not see many large fish except a ray and some barracuda. Car Pile is a fascinating array of debris among the corals--geometric shapes among the flowing soft corals. Boat rides are in the 30-minute range; water was choppy making it somewhat difficult to ascend the boat ladder. Divemasters Becky and Jo were great along with boat captains Eric and Raoul. Even though they had only 3 divers aboard they took us to the best sites rather than close ones. Nice dive boat (no head) with a large dry area for keeping warm. Caribbean Sea Sports is located at the Marriott Beach Hotel which is spectacular, with a huge pool, swim-up bar, nice beach (but choppy water made snorkeling difficult) and beach bar and three restaurants. We could only afford it because we used "frequent-sleeper" points. Willemstad (10 minute ride on $12 taxi) is very picturesque.
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