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Dive Review of Seascape/Hilton (formerly Sheraton) in
Curaçao

Seascape/Hilton (formerly Sheraton), Jul, 2003,

by Mike Frayn, FL, USA . Report 726.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cayman, Bahamas, Cozumel, Bay Islands, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The usual precautions about exceeding recreational limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Hilton doesn't cater to divers but there was a dive operation on site. The hotel focused more on families and the amenities were very nice. They had a private beach, two bars, a great pool and nightly entertainment. Lots of Dutch. About 1/3 of the women were topless on the beach. Pretty nice snorkeling for non-divers.

Seascape had a 42' Newton boat with the usual set up. Some days there were only 4 divers on board. Other days they went down to Lion's Dive and picked up a bunch of divers. On those days they catered to Lion's Dive and ignored the Hilton customer's requests. Two of Lion's Dive's three boats were broken. They made us get to the shop and hour early and ride down to pick up the other divers. One day we had to ride back in a truck because they kept the boat at Lion's Dive for an afternoon trip. After a very serious conversation with the manager of the shop and the general manager of the Hilton they started focusing on the Hilton customer's requests and convenience.

Shore diving was excellent. You must rent a car if you want to shore dive or go into Willemstad for meals. Good night life and lots to do topside.
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