from 2 reviews
Nowhere in the world is snorkeling or diving so easy as in Curacao. There are many nice beaches where you can simply walk from the shore into the sea to snorkel or dive. The water is crystal clear, providing a perfect visibility of an amazing underwater world full of colorful creatures. The reefs are still among the healthiest and close to shore, the drop offs just a few minutes swim away. With so many easy to reach dive sites, Curaçao is a real snorkeler’s & divers paradise. The only things you need to discover this is your equipment, The Drive & Dive map, a handy car to take all your equipment along and a few tips from dive experts.
We are small & cosy and offer:
- Holiday apartments,
- Snorkel sets & dive equipment rental,
- A practical car to take you and your equipment to the dive site,
- Personalized dive courses or snorkel & dive safaris.
We can recommend the nice beaches, the dive sites or take you there for an intro or a personal guided dive. We have a bus and can pick you up. We offer a no rush snorkel or dive experience. We slow down and take our time to make sure you learn it right and enjoy your dive. To see the beauty underwater you must not be in a hurry.
We use high definition dive masks, which show the real colors and make a world of difference. In front of the apartments, we have a calm & shallow seawater pool for the first lesson. We practice breathing & buoyancy techniques, the correct use of flippers, making underwater swimming as easy as weightless floating.?
You can start with an intro dive to discover diving, refresh or polish up your dive skills, kids can blow bubbles u/w, feed fish or try the u/w scooter. If you like it, you can continue with Open Water or Advanced. We can make u/w photo & video to make your snorkel or dive experience unforgettable.
Most dive sites can be reached from the shore and are within a 10 to 60 min. drive through lush & scenic roads. For those who want to do boat diving, there are a few dive boat operators for easy boat diving.
Limestone Holiday is 15 min. away from the Curacao Marine Park. Here you find walls like: Kabaye, Directors Bay, Lost Anchor and spots like: Tugboat, Punt’ I Piku, Kabes Kibra and Saba.?
We still do boat diving the original way, plunging in backwards. As a reward it will be just you and the limestone underwater world. Ask for our tailor made boat diving.
There are many dive sites in Curacao. We have the Drive & Dive map with all the dive & snorkel spots. We can help you point out how to get there and give tips about the best ones.
PADI Dive Center
Limestone Holiday Resort & Diving
Brakkeput Ariba k5
Spanish Water Bay
18th October 2012 by msimpelaar
Great Diving experience
Visit Date: September 2012
We visited the island of Curacao just a week ago and stayed at the lovely family run Limestone Holiday apartments. We asked Roël to guide us since we just recently finished our Open Water course. In total we made 10 dives with him, each and everyone of them very, very cool. He took us to his favorite places and we also went to Klein Curacao where we saw turtles and even lots of dolphins! He made sure we got to see a lot of special things underwater and he made sure we were very comfortable above water too. We thank him for the special time we had over there and recommend the apartments and Roël as a guide with pleasure!
23rd September 2012 by blatter
Curacao The Limestone Way
Visit Date: August 2012
My boyfriend and I were on our first self-guided dive holiday. We spent a week on Bonaire, shore diving our little hearts out. We flew to Curacao for the second week of our trip. We were quite intimidated by the size of Curacao in comparison, and were worried we wouldn't know how or where to start diving on the larger island. All of our worries were erased when we arrived at Limestone Holiday. The staff is family, and treats you as such. Our room was gorgeous with a covered patio perfect for washing/hanging gear and logging our dives with cold beers in hand. Roel and Roel (father and son) run the dive operation, and catered to our every need. Roel Jr. took the time to drive us around and personally show us his favorite dives and all the access points so we could get our bearings on day one. Our empty tanks switched for fulls off our porch faster than we could surface interval, and on our day of guided safari we saw 2 turtles,6 squid, an octopus and TWO seahorses! It doesn't get much better than that. The diving is amazing on Curacao but Limestone Holiday's grounds are so relaxing the hardest decision where to spend your time; underwater or above.