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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape Resort in
Curaçao/The A B C Islands

Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape Resort: "Nice easy diving", Sep, 2019,

by PAUL MILA, NY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11116 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Diving was very good despite choppy conditions due to winds. Currents mild
Typical dive profile: descend to about 50-60 feet, swim along the wall for about 30 minutes or until half-a-tank. Then U-turn and ascend to about 20 feet and swim back to boat for remaining 30 minutes.

Would have preferred deeper profile, especially on the return.
Not a fan of 30-minute safety stops.

Dive masters attentive and good at finding small critters.
Websites Ocean Encounters Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel; Caymans; Bahamas; DR; Tonga; Bonaire; Hawaii;
Closest Airport In Curacao Getting There Non-stop from NYC on Jet Blue

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Okay to go lower than group but keep in sight
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Great for macro photography, and good for everything else.
Separate tank for photo gear & crew helped getting equipment in & out of water. Plenty of room on the boat for set-up, etc.
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