from 2 reviews
PADI Dive Center
6th August 2012 by KnockoutDiver
Visit Date: July 2012
We stayed in a one bedroom apartment overlooking their little cove and house reef. It was right next to the Boase luxury resort and had gated parking for apartment residents. The apartment was on the second story, extremely (impeccably) clean, with a balcony and chairs to sit out on the patio. The bedroom is by the door, followed by the bathroom (shower only, the only mirror, and dim lighting) followed by a functional kitchenette, living room with tv (cable in all different languages) and the balcony shotgun style.
The apartment was comfortable but one of my only complaints of the apartment is that their website does not mention that you only get a certain amount of electricity per day and it depends on the size of your apartment. We were told it was mostly enough electricity to run the AC in the bedroom (the only unit in the whole apartment) at night and other basic needs. It would cost an additional $0.50 per kwh.
As mentioned earlier, Curaçao was very hot and humid and by what I am used to in Texas, the rest of the apartment was unbearably hot. This was very unfortunate because of the beautiful view and the tv were both in the living room. They told us that trying to cool the apartment would be very taxing on the AC unit and would be expensive. I placed the provided fan by the bedroom door blowing out, turned down the AC all the way and blew the cold air into the rest of the apartment. It costs about $10 a day to do this and cooled down the apartment to the high 70s which was bearable. They also have a flow through water heater in the bathroom that makes the water hot but has to be flipped on with a switch. There is a small safe in the room that you program with your own code.
A couple other things about the resort itself:
1. their cancelation policy is very strict and there is no forgiveness if your trip gets messed up for whatever reason.
2. The staff is polite and efficient when approached, they are not very personable or very good with the hospitality aspect of their business with regards to Americans.
3. Their facilities were awesome and gear prices reasonable. For a more detailed review of Curacao check out theknockoutdiver on blogspot.
25th July 2011 by odoketa
Good place to dive and stay.
Visit Date: December 2010
Atlantis is a dive shop with attached apartments. A Dutch friend recommended them, and they are staffed primarily by Dutch, however, English was never a problem. They were able to work with us to ensure we got our certification over the new year (when most things were closed). We also arranged a trip to Klein Curacao through them.