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

July, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Frayn, FL, USA
Report Number 726
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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