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Dive Review of Easy Divers/Habitat in
Curaçao

Easy Divers/Habitat, Dec, 2005,

by Don, VA, USA . Report 2247.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Hawaii, Cozumel, Grand Turk, Florida Keys and Springs, North Carolina
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute maximum time limit for boat dives, none on shore dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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 Not a photographer

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 the same "Diver Freedom" attitude and tanks are available 24/7. The staff at Easy Divers the Habitat dive operation, are excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful on and off the boat. Habitat and Easy Divers is located along the southwest coast which appears to be where the best boat and shore diving is located. Most of our dive gear did not arrive the first day and Anne Marie the owner of Easy Divers, loaned us what we needed at no charge to make our first day dives. Luckily the rest of our equipment arrived the next day.
The famous floating bridge has been dismantled for maintenance and ferry service is the only way to access both sides of the Harbor. English is widely spoken and understood. The house reef is
beautiful and like Capt. Don's, there is the guide rope from the dock on down to the reef. I would rate the house reef slightly better than Captain Don's and has beautiful coral which are swarming with small & medium tropicals. Night diving is fantastic, but unlike Captain Don's, there are no tarpon following your light. Habitat's rooms are clean and comfotable and have AC. Our ocean front room was getting some what frayed around the edges, but in general no complaints. The restaurant has good food and drinks and although "Island Time" rules when it comes to service, in general it was no big deal. Get a car and explore. Jannchie's, a local family run operation out in Westpunt is fantastic and definitely the place to eat. In general Williamstead is just another cruse ship trap full of trash, but is worth at least an afternoon to view the architecture. Christoffel National Park at the northwest tip could easily take up 2 more afternoons with hiking and exploring. The locals we met were all friendly and we did not feel threatened at all during our stay.
American Airlines runs a daily flight out of Miami.
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