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Dive Review of Go West Diving/Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club in
Curaçao/Westpunt

Go West Diving/Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club: "Conflicted In Curaçao", Dec, 2015,

by Eric A Frick, IL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8777 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Other Caribbean, Florida Keys, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Fiji, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport Curacao Intl. Airport (CUR) Getting There I had an easy connection on American trough Miami.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers followed the guide but were not overly controlled by dive masters. We were asked to be back on the boat within an hour and with 500 p.s.i. or more in our tanks.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None] ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments A group of us from my dive shop recently took a trip down to Curaçao for a week of diving near the northwest tip of the island. We did daily morning 2-tank boat dives with Go West Diving. On our first day we discovered that one of the two engines aboard their 38-foot Hattaras Convertible boat Palavos was not working. We switched to their 38-foot Delta Custom vessel Caribbean I. With a full load of 18 or so divers aboard, I would say conditions were snug. A roll call was conducted before we left the dock each morning. We had the usual population of photographers aboard and camera rinse tanks took the form of 3 rubberized tubs, leaving no rinse container for masks. We were asked to scoop water out of the tubs and into our masks to rinse and photographers cast a wary glance at a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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