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Dive Review of GoWest/All West Apartments in
Curaçao

GoWest/All West Apartments, May, 2014,

by Robert S Kuhn, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7597 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 11th time to Curacao and 6th time to All West Apartments and GoWest diving. We go to Curacao for the affordable relaxing shore diving provided on the West end of Curacao which is very laid back with little to do but relax and dive with a few restaurants to choose from. Our suggestion is to rent a car either at the airport or through All West apartments and shore dive all day long. A map of the island and water jug is recommended as many of the dive sites do not have drinking water. If you like the shore diving on Bonaire you will love Curacao.

Accomodations: All West Apartments is located on the far West End of Curacao for some of the best diving in the Caribbean. The apartments are located right on a coral cliff overlooking a small beach and fishing harbor. There are stairs that lead from the apartments to some great coral reefs with air available on site 24/7. The apartments are clean and convenient to many small beaches and bays where you can dive on your own schedule with minimal current to worry about. All West apartments has an air station right on sight and you have access to the dive locker, tanks, rinse tank and shower as they provide you the key. We usually provide our own breakfast and lunch at the apartment and go out for dinner. This is not a luxury resort with full amenities but rather a furnished apartment for those who want to get away to a more relaxed pace especially designed and located for Scuba diving. There is no swimming pool, spa, onsite restaurant or TV. Internet is provided for free to guest but it can be at island speed at times.

Diving & GoWest: GoWest provides an all day unlimited diving package and you can dive onsite or take the tanks with you to the beach of your choice. If you desire Nitrox or boat diving, it is a 5 min. drive to the main dive shop located next door to the Kura Hulanda hotel. The dive shop is fully staffed with several boats and instructors. There is a gently sloping reef around most of the island with minimal current. A typical dive is kick out on the surface to the darker blue water, decend to 40 - 60ft or deeper if you want and dive in one direction for about 20 - 30 mins depending on air consumption then ascend to about 30 - 55ft and return back to were you decended. 25 min Out and 25 min back. Watch the soft corals to see if there is any slight current and adjust your profile as needed. You will see seahorses, turtles, lobster, crabs, shrimp, squid and on a rare occasion a Manta or dolphins

The staff at All West and GoWest can provide additional details on groceries, dive sites and restaurants. Both GoWest diving and All West Apartments have great websites.
Websites GoWest   All West Apartments

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 45-80 Ft/ 14-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Shore Diving - You are on your own schedule and dive profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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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