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Dive Review of Sunset Divers/Sunset Waters in
Curaçao

Sunset Divers/Sunset Waters, Feb, 2006,

by George T Felt, NH, United States . Report 2392.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Bermuda, Virgin Gorda
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be back on the boat in 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 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 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Sunset Waters is a comfortable, laid-back all-inclusive resort in a very quiet and secluded corner of Curacao. Sunset Divers was a solid operation. The captain stays on the boat, the divemasters (usually two) lead the dive and change the tanks. Steve, Kurt, Seip, Rick (and others) were highly competent guides and good fellows all. Dive your own profile if you wish (first show them that you have the skills; beginners are well looked after without being smothered). Roll call done well. Intercepted a pod of about 12 dolphin one day and they jumped our wake for about 5 minutes (but swam off when we tried to jump in with them) - fun for all. Don't expect pelagics, but count on world class coral and superb small (to 10") tropical fish - some (eg. creole wrasse, brown chromis) in large schools that sometimes number in the hundreds. Not uncommon to see upwards of 50 royal gramma on one dive. Lots of spotted drum, various wrasses, butterflys, angels - the usual suspects. Excellent house reef - well marked trail makes night diving easy. Bring a good book - there isn't much going on at the resort outside of the dive scene. I suggest that you rent a car and cruise around the island when you're not in the water (safe, scenic, and well worth doing; I took over 300 pictures). In all a very good value, and a great time was had by all.
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