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Dive Review of Habitat Curacao in
Curaçao

Habitat Curacao, Jun, 2008,

by Line & Bill Thomas, TN, USA ( 1 report). Report 4361.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire (3), Bahamas (3), Belize, Hawaii(2), Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Florida (5)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse bucket on board and at the dock. Table at the dock for set up was shared with other uses.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I wish I had gone there sooner over the years, and if I go back to this area, forget Bonaire. This was one of my best trips overall. The fact that Delta had a weekly direct flight from Atlanta was a good start, we were at the resort by 5PM (as opposed to wasting two days with Air Jamaica). I was a little anxious prior to the vacation, given a 2007 report in Undercurrents, but Habitat Curacao surpassed my expectations. Both the rooms, gardens and other public areas at the resort are well maintained. Habitat is away from town enough to be quiet, yet accessible within 45 minutes. Our group rented a car once without problems. The restaurant on-site is good, with moderate prices and some variety. On the first day, our table had a peak view into the kitchen where a cook actually skinned fresh fish for our sandwiches. The diving operation and boats were efficient, well maintained and the crew accomodating and helpful. There were always plenty of tanks, including nitrox. The coral reefs are gorgeous, big, with a lot of landscape, and some of the healthiest I have seen. We did 12 boat-dives and numerous shore dives from their dock, day and night. Creatures _visible from the dock_ included a young seahorse traveling on the sand between rocks, octopus, large crabs and green morays, a baby trunk fish that looks like a pea, squids, and many of the usual Caribbean reef fish. We were interested in the diversity of moray eel species, including a viper moray that we only saw previously in Hawaii. This trip was a success, with lots of good diving, good pictures, and plenty of relaxation.
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