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Dive Review of Habitat Curacao in
Curaçao

Habitat Curacao, Jul, 2006,

by Geoffrey William Colino, FL, USA . Report 2788.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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