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Dive Review of Habitat Curacao in
Curaçao

Habitat Curacao, Jul, 2002,

by Clay Coleman, LA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 69.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Extensive Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent setup at dock, designated camera rinse regularly filled with clean, fresh water. Boats also had designated camera rinse but the rinse tub was too small for housed or mulitple strobe rigs.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments House reef has deteriorated since last year but remains to be a very good dive for a house reef. Some apparent upwelling during our trip affected visibility. Reef very lively with courting sealife during our visit in late July. Large green morays were the largest fish we saw. Saw cornetfish on 2 boat dives, many seahorses at a site called Harry's Hole. Most eels were scarred or injured apparently due to fighting. Good macro. Many orange ball corallimorphs visible on the house reef at a depth of 32' after 9pm. Vehicles can no longer be rented at Habitat Curacao. Car renters will pick you up at the resort and take you to the airport for car rental--way too much hassle to be practical. Restaurant still slow with unremarkable food although it has improved a little from the past. Shore diving facility second to none. Friendly staff, beautiful resort. A great place to relax and do some easy, productive diving.
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