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Dive Review of Sunset Divers/Sunset Waters in
Curaçao

Sunset Divers/Sunset Waters, Dec, 2004,

by Bill Youngblood, FL, United States . Report 1348.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Each diver could dive his/her own profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 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 The shop has digital cameras for rent and the crew will help with your gear but there were no serious photographers on my trip.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Sunset Waters is located on the SouthWest end of the island. There is not much development here and only one other dive operation. The resort has a great beach, including a clothing optional section, a nice pool area with a swim up bar and most of all great service. The food is plentiful and good but not fancy. If you are looking for night life this is not the place (unless you bring it with you)but this is a great place for a relaxing vacation.

Sunset Divers is a first rate operation. They load your gear on the boat each day and change it to a new tank between dives. Kevin and his staff of Lynn, Barron, and Carlos were very friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. I especially liked the fact that they did not set diving limits but were available on each dive for those that wanted to follow them. There was nothing I asked for that they didn't provide.

The diving here is pretty standard for the area. Lots of corals, small fish, eels, etc. Don't expect to see much, if any, large critters. The diving is easy, we had current on only one day of the week, and the water is warm and clear. We were there only a few days after Hurricane Ivan brushed by and that may have affected the vis and the fish life somewhat. There was little or no damage to the island and I saw only a little reef damage in just a few areas.

On our last night we took and booze cruise out of the dive shop. We saw an area where tuna were feeding and the captain, Mike the owner of the dive shop, eased the boat up close so we could get a good look at the frenzy. Suddenly he spotted a whale shark that swam around the boat a few time before leaving. That was pretty cool but, of course, would have been much better to spot one during a dive.

Overall, I would very much recommend the resort and the dive operation but the diving will not excite very experienced divers.
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