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Dive Review of Silent Immersion/Royal Sea Aquarium Resort in
Curaçao

Silent Immersion/Royal Sea Aquarium Resort, Apr, 2006,

by Warren Vallerand, MI, USA . Report 2998.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Southern California, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Surface at 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 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 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our second trip to Curacao for my wife and myself. Our first having been 11 years ago. Significant development since then. Stayed at Habitat shortly after it had opened that first trip. Dove the house reef there during this recent trip. The reef is still an excellent dive, but Habitat facilities are showing significant wear and decay. This trip stayed at the Royal Sea Aquarium Resort which is a nice property 5 minutes east of downtown. Room and facilites were excellent. Rooms have a/c and ceiling fans and are very well maintained. Service was mediocre. Food at the one restaraunt grows repetitive after several days. Try Hemmingway's across the lagoon or one of the several restaraunts at the several resorts within walking distance. Silent immersion is a great dive operation. Run by Jamie, an expat Irishman and his wife Miriam. Can't say enough nice things about them or their operation. My 2 teenagers had completed their pool/classroom work in the states and did their open water check out dives with Silent Immersion. Jamie is knowledgable, accomadating and very friendly. He did an excellent job of allaying my daughter's initial concerns about open water diving and turned her into a diving fanatic! On top of that, their prices were the most reasonble on the island. Did multiple dives on the East and West ends. Coral in good shape. No large stuff, but lots of spotted morays, lobsters, blue parrots, drums, trunkfish, scorpion fish and chromis. Producer's Bay and the Tugboat are two easy shore dives on the east side with great visibility and a large variety of flora and fauna.
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