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Dive Review of Caribbean Sea Sports in
Curaçao

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Nicola Nelson/John Logan, Utah, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4828
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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