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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/All West Apts. in
Curaçao/Westpunt

Ocean Encounters Diving/All West Apts., Mar, 2011,

by Kristin W Weck Farrag, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports). Report 5960.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, S.E. Sulawesi, Palau, Fiji, Philippines, Cabo, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Saba, Dominica, Bequia, Union Island, St. Vincent
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes max, all divers descend and ascend together with the divemaster.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
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 N/A
UW Photo Comments One small rinse bucket on boat for cameras, but one large camera rig took up the whole thing.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Very well run operations. At the airport we found Lewis from All West Apts., who got us all to our rental cars (incl. w/our apt. price). We all followed Lewis to the grocery store to stock up for the week, and then headed up to the village of Westpunt (about a 40 minute drive). Our apt. was on the 1st floor and had a wonderful balcony overlooking the shore. Beautiful sunset watching here! Ocean Encounters West is only a 5-6 minute drive from All West Apts. We were very glad we had the car. Despite what we had read before we went, we do not feel this is walkable, unless you have about 20 minutes and lots of energy. The folks at Ocean Encounters West were really excellent to dive with. I had equipment problems, but Brian made sure I did not miss a dive!
The service is really outstanding and these folks really enjoy what they do. All divemasters were able to point out interesting things while diving, and the pace is good for photographers.

We would easily return to both All West Apts. & Ocean Encounters West Dive.
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