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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape in
Curaçao

Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape : "Good diving;", Nov, 2017,

by PAUL MILA, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10015.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Good:
Good facilities for hanging/storing gear. Dive masters friendly and knowledgeable. Good boats, plenty of space. Easy diving; minimal current, visibility OK; lots of sea life, but mostly small stuff.
If you were into macro photography or like to hang out and just shoot something very easy to do.
Shore diving available but I did not do it.

Bad:
Nothing to complain about, but dives were very tame and repetitive. Typical profile: descend to about 50-60 feet swim for 25 minutes, then return at about 20-30 feet for 25 minutes. Spend remaining time below the boat. Would have preferred deeper profiles, especially on the return.

Very few larger animals, only saw turtles on two dives. One sleeping nurse shark.
Websites Ocean Encounters Diving   

Reporter and Travel

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

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group; ok to go below dive masters but keep in sight.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Provided large fresh water bucket on boat.
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