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Dive Review of Habitat Curacao Resort in

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Don Jennings, CA, US
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Report Number 5763
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
California Coast, Hawaii (most islands), Cayman Islands, Florida Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They had a guide in the water, but you could dive your own profile.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or  
Whale Sharks
1 or 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 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):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
We stayed in a house in the same gated community as Habitat Curacao so I
cannot comment on hotels in the area.  However, I can say the selection and
cost of the food at the local grocery stores was comparable to California
and restaurants were not expensive and had excellent food.  Be warned,
getting a rental car is a time-consuming process, one is immediately forced
to be on "island time" after landing at the airport!

The diving was fantastic.  We made shore dives at 3 different locations,
but mostly dove the Habitat Curacao house reef since it was a wonderful,
easy, convenient dive.  You take stairs to enter the water, then swim 50 or
so yards over a white sandy bottom to a beautiful wall that begins in 20
feet of water.  We saw abundant morays (some large free-swimming green
morays), a spotted ray and large numbers of fish.  There were 12 of us, 3
never wore wetsuits while the others wore varying thicknesses on some of
the dives.  

We did 3 half-day boat dives which were relatively inexpensive.  The best
single dive we had was from the boat at the Mushroom Forest.  The
underwater terrain was almost "other-worldly" and it was teeming
with fish and eels.  We even found a frog fish!  Habitat Curacao is closer
to the Mushroom Forest than other dive operators and charges less and can
get there more quickly than the other boats.  

The crew was fantastic, both before we arrived and during our stay.  I
called the shop and emailed several of the crew directly before we arrived
asking about almost everything that we could think of before our arrival,
they were more than helpful.  During the dives there were guides in the
water but you did not have to stay with them.  The guides traveled slowly
and took pains to show us any life that we came across.  

In summary; the water was warm and clear, the walls were awesome, there was
little or no large sea life but beautiful coral and large schools of
tropical fish.  

Note: there is little or no "night-life" on the island and not
much to do if you are not diving. 
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