Curacao is a dutch island, with capital of Willemstad, which is also capital to the whole of the Netherland Antilles. Willemstad is well worth a visit as the town has over 700 historic buildings and the preservation of many buildings is well under way. Willemstad is also a duty free port.
The diving in Curacao is very good with some popular wreck dives, most notably, the Superior Producer at a maximum depth of 30 meters. The Tugboat is also very popular as it is in shallow water at 5 meters and is excellent for photography. Also, there is The Airplane Wreck, which is a shore dive, the location being marked on the surface with a buoy.
A very popular event for divers happens in September and October with the coral spawning. It happens 7 days after the full moon and the local dive centres are well aware of the happening, which does not last long and ensure that their clients are in the water at the correct location at the right time. The best dives are the Mushroom Forest and Alice in Wonderland where there are copious amounts of star coral.
There are over 60 dive sites and more than half are accessed from the shore.
The southern area is a protected underwater marine park and, throughout the island, dive centres ask that divers make a voluntary donation (currently US$10) to help protect the environment.
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Riding Rock Resort & Marina, Bahamas
Added: Yesterday by Rasnick
I just returned home after spending a week at the Riding Rock Resort & Marina in San Salvador, Bahamas. Interesting that I didn't even spot San Sal on your list of dive islands. Let me tell you this is an awesome dive location! They offer 4 night, 6 night and...
Great dive!!! 5 stars!
Added: 10th March 2014 by Rootbeard
I have done several discover scuba dives in the Caribbean and I must say that Hans and Mylene took us on the best dive ever. We came in on a cruise ship and I thought I was going to book early. When I emailed asking for a reservation Hans said...
We are repeat customers
Indigo Divers, Cayman Islands
Added: 5th March 2014 by locutus58
We have been diving in Grand Cayman for several years now and always dive with Indigo. They are always professional, very knowledgable, and fun to dive with!
We bring our own gear and they take care of it for us for the time we are there , although they have...
Indigo Divers, Cayman Islands
Added: 4th March 2014 by grrandall
Chris, Kate and now Bec (from Tasmania) offer a small (max of 6) group boat dive which is comfortable and comes with personal attention and service. They are very knowledgable about the numerous dive sites. Snacks and dry towels are offered during your surface interval as well as changing over...
Maldives Aggressor Feb 2014 WOW!
Aggressor Fleet, Galapagos Islands
Added: 2nd March 2014 by GRDiver
I don't normally write reviews on stuff but felt that I needed to here. We just got back from a week on the Maldives Aggressor and in one word - WOW!
The crew were outstanding! From the dhoni to the mother ship Captains Hussian and Mahmood got us safely to...
A thoroughly enjoyable experience
Added: 25th February 2014 by jlwilejlwile
Hans is probably the most attentive divemaster I have ever experienced. He picked me up at the cruise ship and brought me back when the dive was done - at no extra charge.
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Blackbeard's Cruises, Caribbean
Added: 16th February 2014 by NomesJones
We boarded the boat on Saturday lunchtime and had a great experience right though to Friday morning. From the offset the crew was personal, informative, jovial and professional.
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