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Dive Review of Dive Bus Curacao/we rented an AirBnB house near the in
Curaçao/16 sites spanning the island

Dive Bus Curacao/we rented an AirBnB house near the : "Fine diving for the Caribbean, good dive operator for shore diving", Oct, 2023,

by Lee The, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12624 has 1 Helpful vote.

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spotted eel we haven't seen elsewhere in the Caribbean; active in daytime example of healthy full-size fish here panorama of typical Curacao reef, downsized for display here the scourge of the Caribbean is here though not abundant we used this for dive boats; appreciated the awning but not the lack of anything to hang onto when in the water
tugboat wreck only 30 feet down near shore lots of flatfish fuzzy shot of fuzzy polychaete (sp?) worm moray out and about at night we took this 4 passenger submersible down to 500 ft.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We normally dive in the Philippines, Indonesia and New Guinea. Nothing in the Caribbean comes close to the diversity found there. But for the Caribbean, Curacao was excellent. Everyone else in our dive club has dived Bonaire so we were the first to try Curacao. Judging from what our friends say about Bonaire, it's still mostly shore diving but the beaches tend to be more developed, some with restrooms and restaurants and even some dive shops. The Dive Bus would have us load our gear fr ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, Canada, Mexico (Baja and Playa del Carmen/Cozumel/cenotes), Caymans, BVI, Hawaii (Maui and Big Island), Florida (E. coast and Keys), Philippines (Mindoro, Cebu, Negros), Indonesia, Australia (Lady Elliot Island+)
Closest Airport Curacao Getting There redeye from SFO to Miami, morning flight direct to Curacao

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions just normal safe sport diving
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 For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Well, go to Indo-Pacific for fabulous rarities. It was good here otherwise. The one fish we saw that we hadn't seen before was a spotted eel that was very active in daylight--reminded me of ho ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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