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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters/Breezes in
Curaçao

December, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Kathy Carstens, WI, usa
Report Number 1544
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Roatan, Cayman Brac, Punta Cana, Runaway Bay, South Caicos, Great
Lakes
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No limits.  We were able to just pick up a tank, sign out and dive our oun
profiles.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 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
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
 The shore diving is excellent with a very healthy reef and a wide variety
and large number of the usual tropicals.  At Breezes, 1 shore dive per day
is included in the stay but boat dives are extra as are exta dives. If you
wish to do any boat dives, sign up at the beginning of the week as they
fill up fast and only go to Mushroom Forest twice a week. The house reef
and wall were plenty to keep our group of 5 divers happy all week but the
opportunity to "dive your brains out" certainly does exist.  I
prefer to use my own gear, but loaner equipment is available at no cost. 
If you bring your own gear, try to stay in the Royal Tower as it is closest
to the dive shop.  They only have a few gear lockers so your chance of
getting one is slim.  Once the required forms are filled out, you simply
sign out a tank and are free to dive whenever and whatever profile you
want.  There is no hand holding or guided tours.  When the dive is over,
you just sign back in.  The diving is easy and varied.  Entry is a giant
stride off the pier and there is a nice ladder for the water exit.
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