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Curaçao

Introduction

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are located off Venezuela. Curacao belongs to the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This island (155' 000 inhabitants, capital Willemstad) is the most crowded of the three islands and has the largest harbor in the Caribbean. Curacao lies outside the hurricane belt.

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Diving type

Destination
easily accessible
easily accessible
bargain destination
bargain destination
Diving level & type
for beginners
for beginners
for advanced divers
for advanced divers
shore diving
shore diving
liveaboard
liveaboard
Diving Characteristics
pelagics
pelagics
lots of fish
lots of fish
lots of corals
lots of corals
interesting underwater scenery
interesting underwater scenery
Other activities
attractive natural spots
attractive natural spots
gastronomy
gastronomy
night life
night life
beach
beach
snorkeling
snorkeling

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Infrastructures

  • hotel and diving center
    Habitat Curaçao Resort
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    Habitat Curaçao Resort (hotel and diving center)
    telephone : 00599 9 864 8800
    fax : 00599 9 864 8304
    address : Coral Estate, Rif St. Marie, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
    internet : www.habitatcuracaoresort.com (Last information on the main page: www.habitatdiveresorts.com)
    rerservation : Pour l'Europe, voici les coordonnées de l'efficace représentant (en Allemagne):
    Katharina
    Inter-Connect-Marketing Ltd.
    Arnulfstr. 44, 80335 München
    tél: 0049 89 51703 500
    fax: 0049 89 51703 120 et 0049 89 51703 160
    page web: www.sonnenreisen.de
    rating : 3 / 4 starsrating : 3 / 4 stars
    comments :
    Good hotel, all is done to satisfy divers... Unfortunately, this hotel is quite far from the town center. However, free shuttles to the town are offered three times a day by the hotel

  • hotel and diving center
    Lion's Dive
    Lion's Dive (hotel and diving center)
    rating : 1 / 4 starsrating : 1 / 4 stars
    comments :
    Professionalism is lacking in all the sectors of the hotel. It's practically impossible to do any shore diving in good conditions, the dive starts by a swim in the harbor!
    Just avoid this hotel.

Diving Sites

  • rating : 3.0
    Cap Sainte-Marie
    rating : 3.0
    depth : 30 m
    visibility : 20 m
    description :
    Shore diving, in front of the Captain Don's Habitat. This site can be reached by following a rope fixed to the hotel. Excellent site, saw an enormous green moray and a sea snake. Some jellyfish can make the return unpleasant.

  • rating : 3.0
    Cornelis Bay (Sea Aquarium)
    rating : 3.0
    depth : 5-10 m
    description :
    A beautiful diving site, despite the very strong current. Saw 2 large barracudas, a lot of squids and sea-urchin, and many fish between 5 and 10 meters.

  • rating : 3.0
    Scuba Lodge Shore Dive
    rating : 3.0
    depth : 20 m
    description :
    Access to the site and exit from the water difficult, and many wasts materials are seen around (tires, bottles, ...). Even though, some nice corals and a relative large number of fish.

  • rating : 2.0
    Broken Ship
    rating : 2.0
    type of diving : wreck
    depth : 20 m
    description :
    Wreck located in a wild and abrupt relief. Moray and turtle.

  • rating : 1.0
    BaporKibra
    rating : 1.0
    depth : 20 m
    visibility : less than 10 m
    description :
    In front of the Lion's hotel. You will need to move away from this same hotel for about 20 minutes before the diving becomes a little interesting... Bad visibility, but at least we saw a barracuda and some squid.

  • rating : 0.0
    Barracuda Point
    rating : 0.0
    depth : 20 m
    description :
    A real disaster! Very strong current, not a single barracuda, no fish... Worth nothing.

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