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Dive Review of Caribbean Sea Sports/Marriott in
Curaçao

Caribbean Sea Sports/Marriott, Oct, 2011,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 40 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 6296.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Hawaii (all islands), St. Marten, Saba, Statia, Bahamas, Palau, Provo, Cozumel, Lake Tahoe, Key Largon
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your profile, up to 1 jr
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments CSS operations right at hotel. I could see from my window. Checkin for morning dive boat at 8:30 am, with departure at 9 am. Return about 12:30 most days. Free shore diving on paid boat days. Set up and change your own tanks. No head on boat. Staff friendly and will help if you ask. One day, I was the only diver, and they still took me out. Reefs healthy, but mostly smaller fish. DM didn't rush, so there was plenty of time just to hover and watch if you saw something interesting. House reef right in front of shop with easy entry. I had my own gear, but rental equipment was fairly new, with Sherwood BCs. Rinse and storage facilities at shop (hangers for wet gear and storage lockers; bring your own lock; area gated and locked at night. I was the only one for a night dive. This is the off season, but other than a few showers, pretty good weather. I'd go back and use CSS again. Didn't see any other boats on any trips except for Mushroom Forest and the tugboat. Other than the tugboat, all dives were north of the Marriott (i.e., north of town), and didn't have the algae found at tugboat. Mix of European and US divers, no cruise ship divers.
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