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Dive Review of Bas Hatrs/Rented Villa in
Curaçao/North End Shore

Bas Hatrs/Rented Villa: "Shore Diving at it's best", Nov, 2015,

by Dave Wheeler, TX, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8740 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Another great dive experience for the 3rd year in a row. We find a Villa to rent by going to VRBO and putting in the parameters we want. We book a car through D&D Car rental and they meet us at the airport with the car and any help we need with directions. We book our diving with Bas Harts a Dutch resident of Curacao who specializes in shore diving. Bas shows up at the house and over coffee plans the days 2 tank dive around your desires and timeframe. I usually want to go to sites where macro photography opportunities are the greatest. Bas has several places that he has access to by building relationships over the years with the land owners. Curacao has a wonderful and healthy reef system a full array of reef fish, turtles and eels. Curacao does not have a lot of large fish, sharks or rays. With that said I did see a nice Eagle Ray on one dive this year.

Curacao has lots of other things to do as well as diving. Great restaurants are plentiful. Willemstad, the capitol, has a robust night life. The National Park has hiking and biking trails. There are plenty of nice sand beaches to spend a non-diving day relaxing on.
Websites Bas Hatrs   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving US, Canada, UK, Scotland, Mediterranean, Thailand, Dubai, Truk, Mexico, Caribbean, Red Sea
Closest Airport Curracao Int'l Airport Getting There Via Miami on AA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 85-100 Ft/ 26-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your own profile maintaining buddy contact. Back to shore with 500 psig.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Bas Harts is a professional u/w photographer who is extremely helpful. He is the islands Ikelite dealer and has a good stock of common housing parts.
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