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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Hilton in
Curaçao

Ocean Encounters Diving/Hilton, Jul, 2010,

by Kenneth Katz, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 5615.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No If Buddies both had computers
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The boat had a special rinse bucket and would help with exit and entry]

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The reefs were in really good shape. Especially the Hard Corals, Mushroom Forest and Cornelius Bay were extraordinary. The boats were big and clean.The DM were almost perfect. I did have one incident. On resurfacing from a dive there was a little chop. The Captain threw a line and we all grabbed and then pulled ourselves in. About 30 ft from the boat the DM told me to remove my fins and hand them over to him. I did as required but then he pulled the line from me. There I was, treaing water with no fins , hanging on to my camera. I was screaming "give me my fins back". I replaced my fins and swam to the ladder. I asked "what was that all about" An error in judgement. The next days dives were on the house.
Otherwise a fun diving experience.
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