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Dive Review of Easy Divers/Habitat, Curacao in
Curaçao

Easy Divers/Habitat, Curacao, Oct, 2005,

by James McMeins, wa, USA . Report 2163.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Puget Sound, Mexico, South Pacific
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 85 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments They have large fresh water rinse tanks on all boats that are clearly marked for cameras only and as long as only 8-12 people on the boat, plenty of room for working on them. Shore facility has similiar rinse tank but it sits in the sun so by afternoon, the water is really hot.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 6th Stay at Habitat, rooms being well maintained now and include cable TV. The service is typical Caribbean, don't expect fast service and the menu hasn't changed much at all since first going there in 1997. Prices have gone up but not a lot. The shore diving from the resort is still the best I've had, there are lots to see and the corals are very healthy. Boat diving is very good but be warned, Mushroom Forest is rapidly going south. Although first time visitors thought it was great, I know what it used to look like. There are many bleached and dead coral heads there and obvious signs that it is advancing rapidly. The DM's admitted it was getting worse and they felt it was from to many divers, warming waters and damage from storms. They need to close this area for a couple of years to let it recover. Storm one night during a dive, 20-25mph winds, rain, thunder & lightning. Had to crawl up the ladder due to wave action. Later went back down and helped another couple exit the water as by that time waves coming over the dock!
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