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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters/Hilton in

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Polster, IN, USA
Report Number 2309
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cozumel, Australia, St. Croix, Roatan, St. Croix
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 81    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your own profile, stay with your buddy, keep dive master in sight.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Some of the dive masters had UWP skills and could answer questions about
cameras that they used. Clear water and lots of beautiful corals and
sponges to frame landscape shots. Little critters everywhere, bring a macro
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
Curacao had some of the best resturants and shops of all the islands. We
ate at the French Bakery a couple times, their wine list was extensive. The
food at most hotels was good, and many of the little beach bars had great
sandwiches. For the non-diver, shopping downtown can take days.

Finding a cup of coffee early was a problem, I'm an early riser,the rooms
did not have a coffee pot, hotel resturant did not open until 7AM.

While Curacao does not have the great shore diving like it's sister island
Bonaire, the boat diving is similar, the night life better, and the overall
experience (with a non-diver wife) better.

The Mushroom Forrest was one of the best dive sites in Curacao. I returned
a second time with a different dive shop, because it was only on certain
days if enough people signed up. It's on the other side of the island,
requires an hour van ride (supplied by Ocean Encounters) to reach the dive
boat /site. It's worth the trouble. Unusual coral heads (mushroom
looking)plenty of fish, and lots of small critters. I photographed six
different nudibrandt, blue, green, white..all out in the open and easy to
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