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Dive Review of Robert White/Curacao Marriott Beach Resort in
Curaçao

Robert White/Curacao Marriott Beach Resort, May, 2007,

by Robert, CO, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3346.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, FL, Tahiti, Hawaii, Galapagos, Vancouver Island, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Shore diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I was with five research scientists and we decided to blow some bubbles at the Marriott where we were staying. This operation gets low grades for providing unacceptable air fills which smelled of paint but with some organic content. All five of us rejected the tanks. This was the first "reject" experience I have had in nearly 500 dives. The staff here was incredulous we rejected their tanks, but several other people we spoke with on the island confirmed that there are known problems with the filters and moisture in these tanks. Who knows. We were able to obtain some replacement tanks from another dive operation adjacent to the hotel.

There is a "house reef" adjacent to the hotel, but it suffers a bit from pollution and degradation. Still not bad if you only have an afternoon or two to kill. Reefs to the north and west (up near Sunset Waters Beach Resort) are of far superior quality if you have the time.
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