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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Indigo Divers, Cayman Islands
Added: 18th May 2013 by Chickennoodle
We are fairly new divers and we were lucky to find Kate and Chris with Indigo Divers to give us the best diving experience we have had yet. The dives were spectacular, the equipment top notch, the speed boat large and beautiful, and the personal / private dives you will...
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Cayman 6 Pack Divers, Cayman Islands
Added: 8th May 2013 by cdusio
Recently went to Grand Cayman, dove with Cayman 6 pack divers. I had my two oldest kids certified while there as well. These folks were excellent. Very knowledgable, great with the kids and a nice smaller boat experience. We dove as a family and overall logged 18 dives a piece....
March 2013 Dive
Added: 7th May 2013 by DocMig
Wow, what a great time. Hans was amazing. He runs a great shop and is an expert master. I can't recommend the shop more highly. A great experience.
I arranged the dive on my own. I visited the island on a cruise. Hans picked me up at the dock and drove...
Once again, a great diving experience
Lady G'diver, Jamaica
Added: 5th May 2013 by jocrombie
This is our second visit for a series of dives with Lady Gdiver and again we had a fantastic experience. Jan and Steve are so helpful and friendly and put us back at ease as it has been quite a while since our last dive. We saw spotted eagle rays...
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Blackbeard's Cruises, Caribbean
Added: 5th May 2013 by ralphdiver
Beat up boats and mediocre reefs.
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Lumbadive, Grenada and Carriacou
Added: 3rd May 2013 by Paul2013
April 22nd 2013
Diane & Richard thank you for all the great dives and great company.
It was like diving with friends at Lumbadive,
You are both fantastic host.
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Great diving with guys who really know the area both in and out of the water
Club ScubAzul, Cuba
Added: 29th April 2013 by shaunmb
Spent 3 days diving with Rene and Sadiel, stayed in Varadero and had read some bad reviews about Barracuda Dive centre so looked on web and found Scubazul. E-mailed them, agreed a pick up time from my hotel and bang on time the guys turned up.
First day we dived a...