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Dive Review of Coral Divers in
Curaçao

Coral Divers: "Great / Good / & not so Good", Feb, 2018,

by kenneth j ferguson, CA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10585 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Coral Divers are very friendly and helpful dive shop. The boat they run is the Anaconda (maximum person allowed on board is 18) no fresh water tanks or buckets to renice mask or Cameras on board. We had 16 divers 1 dive master and a caption for our trip to Mushroom Forest and one other dive, very crowded boat. Restrictions: Depth 80 ft. max, Stay with Dive Master, all divers in the water then down as a group and when one diver at 500 lbs all up for safety stop as a group. 16 persons following one dive master may work well for beginners.
As this was our sixth (6th) trip to Curacao the last one in 2012 the Coral is maybe only 50% as dense now as in 2012. The demise of the Coral was very disappointing to us. The fish population is lower also for many reasons, over fishing, dead Coral, Lion Fish, ++++.
OASIS CORAL ESTATE BEACH, DIVE & WELLNES is a new / rebuilt resort formerly known as Habitat. Oasis is a very good upgrade form the old Habitat, with 2 new restaurants and a new Coffee bar with exhalant food and service. Please note both restaurants service is for a leisurely dinning experience. If you need to get your food and eat to make an appointment (to be ready for the dive boat departure) let the staff know as your seated and they will do there best to accommodate your needs.
The front desk is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily if you plan to arrives out side these times make sure your travel agent or yourself informs Oasis as they will stay open for your arrival.
Advanced Divers will enjoy shore diving in Curacao with their buddy while staying at Oasis and using Coral Divers as their dive shop!
We used Lori Lachnicht at MADURO DIVE FANTA-SEAS as our travel agent for this trip.
Websites Coral Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Bonaire, Cayman, Cozumel, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Hawaii, Honduras Bay Islands, Indonesia, Baha California east & west Coast, Philippines, Southern California.
Closest Airport CUR Getting There From Los Angles to Panama to Curacao. Purchased tickets through United Airlines, Check in and seat assignment by COPA Airlines only. Recommend that you buy your tickets from COPA Airlines directly.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions When boat diving with Coral Divers; Depth 80 ft. max, Stay with Dive Master, all divers in the water then down as a group and when one diver at 500 lbs all up for safety stop as a group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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