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Dive Review of Discover Diving /Lagun Blou in
Curaçao/West End

Discover Diving /Lagun Blou: "Discover Diving", Jul, 2015,

by David Kneipp, MD, US ( 2 reports). Report 8504.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 3rd time we have been to Curacao. Went for the shore diving. Stayed at Lagun Blou Resort for 2 weeks, a small group of apartments operated by a nice fella named Tom and his assistant Lay. Tom is the owner and he is currently remodeling the units, one at a time. The older units were serviceable but worn. The newer units were lovely with all new appliances. The "Resort" has security gates, a small pool and well maintained grounds. There are rinse and storage locations on the grounds. The views from the cliff facing units is beautiful. They offer car rental that was a better deal than the airport rentals. The best grocery choice is Centrum, it is nearer to the airport, so shop before you head out to the west end.
We mostly used Discover Diving a shop/restaurant located a short walk from the units, however many of the dive sites at the western end of the island have simple dive shops located right on the beach, most have rental equipment, all rent tanks so it is easy to just drive up, get tanks and walk into the water. The petty theft issue continues to be an issue. Some of the the more well attended beaches that also offer facilities (restaurant, restrooms, showers and dive shop) also have parking lot security. If you dive at the unattended sites, do not bring anything with you you want to keep.
Sparse quantities of typical Caribbean fish and lots of Lion Fish. Frequently saw divers harvesting Lion Fish as well. It is easy diving and you can set your own pace.
Websites Discover Diving   Lagun Blou

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Florida , Hawaii
Closest Airport Hato International Airport Getting There No direct flights from DC area

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments The shore dive sites with facilities had rinse tanks
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