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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters/Lion's Dive in
Curaçao

Ocean Encounters/Lion's Dive, Oct, 2002,

by Leo Dioguardi, FL, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 653.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Bimini, Cozumel, Walkers Cay, Maui, Palau, Ft Lauderdale FL
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour and 500 psi
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Resort was comfortable but several of our group had problems with hot water and a/c. Food was OK but fairly expensive, we often chose to dine elsewhere. Downtown shopping was dutyfree and worth the trip. Many locals warned us, however, about the crime rate. At night, it is not safe to walk near open beach areas and many places in town. Being the unwitting witness to drug smuggling and/or arrival of illegal Columbians is very dangerous. We stuck with taxis and had no problems. Diving was very similar to Bonaire with rich shallow (25') plateaus dropping off to wall dives fairly close to shore. Viz was great and don't miss diving on the Superior Producer. We hit it on a low current day and you could see the entire wreck 100 ft below from the surface, excellent. The Dive Operation was well run with tag lines, drop tanks, etc when the dive required it. Especially nice is that most dives were so close that your SIT was on land at a nearby park, complete with refreshments. Nitrox was available with 1 day notice.
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