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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Lions Dive Beach Resort in
Curaçao

Ocean Encounters Diving/Lions Dive Beach Resort: "Curacao: Lions Dive Beach Resort: Ocean Encounters", Feb, 2016,

by Marty Kalb, OH, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8830 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving 25+ years throughout the Caribbean. Bonaire, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, St.Croix, Virgin Gorda, Curacao, Barbados, St Martin, Antigua, (snorkeling Galapagos )
Closest Airport Only one on Island Getting There American Airlines has regular flights from Miami Florida

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers with computers were encouraged to follow their own profiles. Divers without computers were asked to stay near or above the dive masters.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Photography is easy. Slow current. Excellent visibility at close range fairly good up to 25-30 feet. Lots of small stuff. There is a camera ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The big draw for a dive trip to Curacao is the excellent condition of the coral and the variety and density of marine life. Taking into consideration the fact that when you select a resort and a related dive operation the sites you will invariably visit will be no more then 20 to 30 minutes from the operators pier. That said Lions Dive resort and in house Ocean Encounters are located on the south west side of the island. So my remarks do not concern other parts of the many other reefs and dive sites located further north ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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