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Dive Review of Dive Charter Curacao/Hyatt in

Dive Charter Curacao/Hyatt, Dec, 2010,

by Elise O Lovell, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 5898.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Wanted to put in a good word about Niels Jorissen and his outfit. Niels was very responsive; he was in phone contact the day we landed, and also called repeatedly the next morning until he tracked us down when dive conditions forced a change in launch location. They dive west, north, and south, going for more remote locations, although conditions kept us south. Uses a RIB, extremely (!) low key operation which for us was perfect-set up your own gear, lots of stories and jokes, more like diving with friends than a company. Definitely appropriate for more advanced divers. Boutique operation-first day 6 divers, second day my boyfriend and I were the only divers-awesome. Although there is a lot of coral bleaching on Curacao, the small fish life is varied and abundant, making it a step above most standard Caribbean diving. You'll pay a little more with Niels, but the diving is very good to excellent, the day was a blast, everyone on the boat is friendly, and the divers know what they are doing-a treat.
Websites Dive Charter Curacao   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean including Belize, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Galapagos, Egypt
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp -80°F / -27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stayed in group with dive master, very relaxed, followed computer, stayed down as long as wanted
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]
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