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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/]Sunscape Resort in
Curaçao

Ocean Encounters Diving/]Sunscape Resort: "Corals as good or better than Bonaire!", Aug, 2017,

by Ronald Bailey, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9692 has 2 Helpful votes.

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 Charlotte, NC. Straight thru. Get there about 2 pm.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal sport limits. Could go deeper if using computers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None]Camera bucket on board boat. If lots of cameras, bucket could be larger. Shore rinse tank for combination cameras and regulators. Could be separate. But overall, okay. ... 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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Was told that corals and fish were not up to Bonaire standards. That might have been true 30 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised that the corals, especially the soft corals were very, very good. Hardly saw any dead spots except on one site close to town. Lots of small fish and schools of small to medium sized fish and the usual shrimp and other macro critters. Saw s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By George Elliott Jr in PA, US at Aug 14, 2017 10:45 EST  
Curacao is our favorite "local" dive location; been there for about a dozen multi-week trips. See our write-ups at adventurousretirement.com/blog/?s=curacao&submit=Search
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