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Dive op for Curacao

Discussion in 'Lesser Antilles' started by ryshannon, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. ryshannon

    ryshannon Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sarnia Ontario Canada
    looking for any recommendations on a Dive Op in Curacao, also any info on resturants & night life
  2. Dirty-Dog

    Dirty-Dog Frequently Censored ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pueblo West, CO, USA
    Can't really help you on the night life, but we dove with Mark from The Dive Bus - WELCOME when we were on Curacao. He and Suzi are great.
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  3. jdcpa

    jdcpa Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Beautiful Downtown Palm Harbor, FL
    If you are on the west end Go West Diving can't be beat. (Formerly Ocean Encounters West)

    I like the diving on that end of the island.

    Can't help you with night life options, unless you want to know who has comfortable beds.
  4. Bappelt

    Bappelt Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pensacola, FL
    I can also recommend Mark and Suzi at the The Dive Bus.
  5. P Stickman

    P Stickman Registered

    Cant help with night life on Curacao... Maybe aound Beaches (a hotel adjacent to the aquarium), or the casino??? As for dive operators.... Dive Bus is a good choice on that end, or Go West (formerly Ocean Encounters West) in West Punt if you are out that way is excellent. Considering you are looking for nightlife, i assume you are not staying in West Punt. They do have fabulous diving though... I wont say "GO WEST TO THE BEST" because that really bugs Mark at the Dive Bus! On the other hand Bryan at Go West loves it. GO WEST, TO THE BEST!!!

    Also, Sol Food in West Punt is fabulous for dinner on the weekend.

    I am looking forward to spending 2 GLORIOUS weeks at All West Apartments and Go West Diving. T minus 3 weeks and counting.
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  6. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Ribs Factory in Salinja was very good. There's about a dozen casinos on Curacao - most affiliated with hotels. Emerald Casino at the Marriott in Piscadera Bay was small but pretty nice. The Carnival casino at the Renaissance downtown is like a small Vegas casino.

    This place - http://www.piratebaycuracao.com/ - is a casual beach bar with music most nights. It was formerly Hooks Hut - at the time they also had Hooks Diving on-site - IDK if they still do. There's a shore dive there also. fwiw, one afternoon the beach was clothing optional.

    Some options:

    Curacao Nightlife- Curacao Entertainment- Curacao Clubs, Entertainment

    A dive op is really going to depend on where you're staying. The DiveBus is in east Willemstad and will pickup as far west as Piscadera Bay. Once you get further west there's local operators at some of the dive sites. Many of the hotels have an on-site operator also - at 4-5 of them it's Ocean Encounters.
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  7. Davediver

    Davediver Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fairfax VA
    I am heading to Curacao the first week of March and staying at the Marriott in Piscadera Bay. I am diving with Mark and Suzy of the Dive bus. It will be my third time diving with them. Portofinos at the Curacao Marriott is good restaurant. E-mail Suzy and she will give you advice.
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