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Dive Review of Go West Diving/All West Apartments in

December, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Robert S Kuhn, IL, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Curacao 8X, Bonaire 3X, Grenada, Hawaii, Philippines, Cayman Brac, St.
Croix, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Belize 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 83    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
45   to 65    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Shore diving allowed flexibility to dive our own profiles and schedule. 
Most dives followed the natural coral reef that surrounds most of Curacao. 
Dive at 50 - 70ft. for 25min, reverse direction for another 20mins at 30 -
45 ft.  Safety stop and swim to shore.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
This was our 8th trip to Curacao and our 5th with Ocean Encounters West now
called Go West and All West Apartments.  We rent a car and shore dive on
our own schedule.  All West Apartments provides onsite air fills 24 x 7.  
You can dive right from the stairs that lead from the apartments to the
Ocean or drive to anyone of 20+ sites within a 30 min drive from the All
West Apartments.  If you need Nitrox, you can drive about a mile to the Go
West dive shop for tanks.   You will need some hard sole booties for shore
entries.  Some divers use up to a 3MM depending on your needs and the water

If you like shore diving or boat diving Bonaire then you'll love Curacao's
West end as there are more beaches and coves to explore than Bonaire has to
offer and much more to do for the non diver.   If you want boat diving or
guided dives with Dive Masters the Go West Dive shop and dive boats are
about a mile away with a two tank and one tank afternoon dive scheduled
daily.  You can eat the food, drink the tap water and feel pretty safe and
welcome on Curacao. 

All West apartments provides a wide range of accomodations and is geared
for divers.  There is no TV, swimming pool, luxury beach or restaurant at
All West apartments but there are a few restaurants within a few minutes
walk or drive.  All West is for divers who want to dive affordably on their
own schedule.  Yes a car is needed.  The apartments at All West are
furnished with basic cooking utensils and grills are available on site.
There is also a rinse tank and space to hang your gear up to dry.  Its
prefect for divers who shore dive. 

Things to bring:  Deet 5-11% bug spray, Bar of soap, A few Qt. and Gallon
Zip lock bags, Gallon Thermos water jug, Wine and beer bottle opener, A few
Microfibre hand towels, A few small plastic cartons for Ice blocks and left
over food, SunTan lotion, Reusable Grocery bags, Sunglasses, Large Plastic
cups, Books, Auto Tire pressure gauge, 
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