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Dive Review of Go West Diving/All West Apartments in
Curaçao

Go West Diving/All West Apartments, Dec, 2011,

by Robert S Kuhn, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6419 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 45 to 65 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
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 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 temperature.

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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