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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape in
Curaçao

Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape: "Second time at Curacao", Aug, 2018,

by Ronald Bailey, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10393.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]Came back here because price was right compared to many other places. And airfare was reasonable. Everything was the same as last year's trip except wind did create more waves. Waves also kicked up some particulate matter in the water which made many pictures have back scatter in them. Ocean Encounters did a good job overall. Would recommend them. Had list of sites dove last year and asked if it would be possible to dive some sites not dove before. Was assured that their scheduled dive sites would give at least three different sites. Turned out only one different site visited with the rest dived previously. Not that big of a deal, but would have liked a few different sites. And as I said in last report, the corals are in very good shape, equal to or better than Bonaire's.
The only other small complaint is the problem getting drinks at the World Cafe (buffet). Generally took to long to get even water and especially soft drinks. Spoke to manager and suggested to install drink machines be at the end of the buffet line instead of waitress/waiter having to go to the pool bar to get them. Manager was nice enough but I expect no changes. Also takes some time to check in. That could be improved.
Websites Ocean Encounters Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Roatan, Florida Keys and springs, Saba, Fiji, Palau, Hawaii, Turk and Caicos, Caymans, St. Kitts, St. Croix, Curacaqo
Closest Airport Curacao Getting There Flew from Roanoke, Va.using American Airlines to Charlotte. Then direct flight to Curacao

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 65-80 Ft/ 20-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Follow computer, come back with 500 psi and generally a 50 minute dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]Rinse bucket on boat. Crew hand cameras to divers and handed cameras up to member on boat before exiting the water.
(Did see one school of dolphins while traveling to dive site.)
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