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Dive Review of Habitat Curacao in
Curaçao

July, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Geoffrey William Colino, FL, USA
Report Number 2788
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Roatan, Florida Keys, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
75   to 80    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No formal restrictions.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
2 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Habitat Curacao looks like it might have been a nice, cozy destination a
decade or so ago, but not it looks (and feels) run-down.  The rooms were
rather small, dirty, and poorly equipped (although ours was the top of the
line).  They included a "kitchenette" but no microwave and no
cookware to use the stove.  Room service did little more than make the beds
and change towels.  The room smelled like urine when we arrived and hadn't
changed by the time we left.  

The dive staff was very friendly but a little too easy going - for example,
one dive turned into a drift dive when half of the divers were already
underwater with the intention of returning (as instructed) to the spot
where we had left the boat (only the boat was not there) and, although they
advertised 24/7 shore diving, we had to remind staff members repeatedly to
leave tanks out for us when we wanted to take tanks outside of the house
reef.  If/when they forgot to leave out tanks, we would have to haul tanks
up three flights of steps and a fair distance just to get them from the
dive shop to the parking lot.
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