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Relaxed Guided Dives

Address: Martha Koosje 10, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999-8687710
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Ranked #3 of 76 Activities in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Family run full service dive center. We are a certified PADI and IDD resort and specialize in shore...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Family run full service dive center. We are a certified PADI and IDD resort and specialize in shore diving. The place for all your dive courses, guided dives and diving needs. We work with small groups, so lots of personal attention.Let us take you to the most beautiful dive sites of the island, some hidden treasures only the local people know how to find.Come and (re-)discover Shore Diving!!!
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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've just been for another trip to Curaçao and one of my first stops is always Relaxed Guided Dives. I've gone diving with them for 4 years now and absolutely value their attention to details & safety, small groups and variety of dive spots. Highly recommended for novice and experienced divers!!

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

In total, Rob and Petricia guided us seven times during our visit on Curacao. The dives were indeed relaxed and well guided, so the name says it all. During the rides to the different spots, both were open to questions and spoke about life on the island. Probably most important for a dive base except for the guides and instructors:... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Everything about our dive with RGD was excellent! We first found out about RGD through meeting a fellow diver at our resort. He introduced us to Rob and Petricia and they were everything he had described and more. Their genuine love for the sport is evident from the beginning. Their dive shop is clean, organized and welcoming. The knowledge and... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our second trip to Curacao diving. My wife and I met Rob and Petricia in 2010, and had such a great time diving, we decided to return, and bring the whole family. Rob and Petricia are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and I strongly recommend their dive shop to anyone considering a dive vacation (or a single dive) in... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped here to check the place out last year and decided we would dive with them this year. Rob and Petricia are personable, knowledgeable, engaging, and all around awesome. We did our AOW certifications with them and are convinced they went above and beyond to ensure we not only learned but enjoyed the experiences. We visited multiple dive sites... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Diving with Relaxed Guided Dives was one of the most special experiences of my life. I'm not a great swimmer and am a bit afraid of the water--scuba diving is something I never thought I'd do, but I didn't want to come to Curaçao and miss out. I reached out after reading their reviews. Petricia responded quickly to every email,... More 

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Petricia B, Owner at Relaxed Guided Dives, responded to this review

wow, you really took the time to write us a nice review! Love it!! It was our pleasure to show you the beauty of the underwater world. It's always great when you see someone become relaxed, stepping over their own fears and start enjoying scuba diving. Hope to see you again soon!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For our third discover scuba dive with Petricia and Rob we had another wonderful experience. These place is beyond professional and wonderful. This time we went to curaçao on a cruise and our ship was docked from 8am- 5:30pm. I emailed Petricia about two weeks prior and made arrangements for my nieces, two nephews, my other half and myself to... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed three days of diving earlier this month with Relaxed Guided Dives. Having only done boat dives prior to this trip we were super excited to try shore diving. We were not disappointed! Petricia was great; she took us to some amazing dive sites and took time to answer all of our questions and educate us... More 

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Willemstad
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My son and I took two ground courses (normal courses with certificate were sold out, so make reservations). We dived before in Thailand. The explanation on land before diving was very accurate and precise. Safety first. Diving with Petricia was lovely. She was like a mother to her children, looking after us and wanting to show us every small detail.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Relaxed Guided Dives was recommended to me when I was looking for a diving school to do my PADI Open Diver. Don't look further, I would say, this is the place you want to choose. This diving school is run by Rob and Petricia Botbijl, who are friendly, relaxed and true professionals in every way. My first contacts were via... More 

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