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Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao provided by Duikcentrum Van De Ven

Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao

Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao
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$75.00
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Choice of two scuba dives in Curacao: morning or afternoon departure
Duration:
3h
Group size:
5
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    5
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Certified divers can explore Curacao's underwater world with a certified divemaster and a small group. Customize your experience with a choice of sites and departure times: The afternoon dive visits Marie Pampoen and the morning dive visits a coral reef at Caracasbaai. One oxygen tank and all other diving equipment is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Dutch
Highlights
  • Dive equipment included (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, and tank)
  • Explore Caracasbaai or Marie Pampoen for coral, tropical fish, octopus, and more
  • Supervision from a divemaster
What to expect
Make your way to the departure point at your chosen time (morning or afternoon). At the dive center, get fitted for all the equipment you need, including an oxygen tank. The morning shore dive features a dramatic wall on one side and on the other, a reef, home to a variety of coral and marine creatures. Explore the underwater world with your small group and supervising dive guide; it’s a great spot for underwater photos. The day's afternoon dive is Marie Pampoen, located off a sandy beach for easy walk-in entry. Appropriate for both novice and experienced divers, the site features sponges, coral, and is a favorite habitat for octopuses. The "Car Pile," a collection of old construction beams, is home to lionfish, barracuda, and tarpon. These guided dives are appropriate for certified divers of any level; a guide ensures your comfort and safety the entire time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Dive equipment included (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, and tank)
  • Explore Caracasbaai or Marie Pampoen for coral, tropical fish, octopus, and more
  • Supervision from a divemaster
What to expect
Make your way to the departure point at your chosen time (morning or afternoon). At the dive center, get fitted for all the equipment you need, including an oxygen tank. The morning shore dive features a dramatic wall on one side and on the other, a reef, home to a variety of coral and marine creatures. Explore the underwater world with your small group and supervising dive guide; it’s a great spot for underwater photos. The day's afternoon dive is Marie Pampoen, located off a sandy beach for easy walk-in entry. Appropriate for both novice and experienced divers, the site features sponges, coral, and is a favorite habitat for octopuses. The "Car Pile," a collection of old construction beams, is home to lionfish, barracuda, and tarpon. These guided dives are appropriate for certified divers of any level; a guide ensures your comfort and safety the entire time.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10350P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1- or 2-tank dive
  • Dive Equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, tank and weights)
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Transportation Dive center to Dive Location
Exclusions
  • No Pickup
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Duikcentrum van de Ven is te vinden naast Salmons Grill Time , Jan Thiel Security & Foodies.
Additional information
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1- or 2-tank dive
  • Dive Equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, tank and weights)
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Transportation Dive center to Dive Location
Exclusions
  • No Pickup
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Duikcentrum van de Ven is te vinden naast Salmons Grill Time , Jan Thiel Security & Foodies.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
46 reviews
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Fleur
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful dive this morning together with Angelique from Duikcentrum van de Ven. The warm welcome, interest and especially the expertise of the family working in this business is excellent. We would highly recommend this diving centre, especially as they value small groups (max. 4 persons), which greatly translates in the personalised service and attention (therefore, it is recommended to book early). It’s a must-do on Curaçao to scuba-dive, and a good experience guaranteed when booking with this SSI scuba centre.
Written February 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Fleur & Pepijn, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to read that the guided dive you made with our instructor Angelique was a great dive experience. Personal attention & safety are very important to us. And that means that we do not dive in large groups, but our planning can fill up quickly this way. On behalf of our Team, we hope to see you again next time, for other nice dives in Curaçao. Yours sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written February 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ronald L.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, United States8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I went for two dives with this center this week after obtaining my open water certificate here earlier. Both were amazing experiences, where I’ve seen a wide variety of brilliant marine life. It honestly felt like you were swimming in the midst of a Planet Earth episode. These guys are really passionate about their craft, and this reflects in them knowing the best diving spots and guiding you in the safest way possible. They are also really friendly and accommodating. Go here if you value a personal approach with a high regard for safety. A+ will definitely return.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ronald, Thank you so much for writing this 5* review on TripAdvisor. We like to read that you enjoyed the dives that you have made with us. There is so much to see underwater that it indeed seems as if you have ended up in an episode of Planet Earth. Hopefully, we will see each other again soon so that we can make even more fun dives. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written January 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter Meijer
The Hague, The Netherlands57 contributions
Actually the rating should be 5 star plus…….Over the past 5 years I spend 2 to 3 months a year in Curacao avoiding the European winter. During my stay I scuba dive 4 times a week making use of the services provided by Duikcentrum van der Ven. Duikcentrum van der Ven is a family ruined business, they are very dedicated to the safety and welfare of their customers. They operate with small groups and of the one on one. Their philosophy is that you should have a great experience whether you do an intro dive, refresh dive, guided dive or any of their courses. The dive center is located at the Caracas Baai weg in the Jan Thiel area close to Caracas Baai, Tug Boat Beach and Zanzibar Beach servicing a large area with top class accommodations. They sell snorkel equipment and rent out diving gear as well.
Written March 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Peter, Thank you so much for writing this comprehensive review! We are pleased to read that you had a great time with us. And that you even give us a 5* + rating. We try to provide the same service to everyone. Regardless of whether you are diving for the first time or whether you are in the water with us 4 times a week. Personal attention & safety are very important to us and that is why we always dive in small groups or even one-on-one. This way our instructors can keep a close eye on the group, and we get the most out of the dive time. On behalf of our Team, we hope to see you again next season, so that we can make even more beautiful dives together. Yours sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written March 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard K
United States4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We rented Scuba Gear from this shop for over a week and loved it. You can't beat their prices on the island, and the Mares Dive Gear is fantastic. The are very friendly, speak English and Dutch, and were more than accommodating with our multiple rentals. Highly Recommended!!!!!!
Written June 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Richard, Thank you for writing this review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you had a great time in Curaçao and that the service from our dive center was excellent. Our diving center is also the only MARES diving center on the island, and the maintenance of our equipment is very important. And how nice it is that you have experienced this as well. On behalf of the Team of Duikcentrum van de Ven we hope to see you again soon at our dive center. Sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written June 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cindy K
Bend, OR70 contributions
We booked a dive for my husband and I decided to snorkel. They were wonderful and set us both up with all the equipment we needed. We received great service, quality equipment, and had a fantastic experience all around. Would definitely recommend!
Written February 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Cindy & Jon, Thank you so much for giving us a 5* rating. It is nice to read that you have had a nice time while diving & snorkeling. On behalf of Duikcentrum van de Ven we hope to see you again soon on our beautiful island. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written February 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Duikcentrum Van De Ven
HelDon37
HelDon37
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Amazing diving experience!
Diving with Monique was an amazing experience! I was a bit scared beforehand, that’s why I booked the private cours
799esm_v
799esm_v
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Amazing first dive experience
We had an amazing first dive experience thanks to Angelique. She is professional, very kind and relaxed. She explai
ilonaenfrank
ilonaenfrank
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True underwater experience
Monique and all other staff are totally up for a magnificent dive experience and great hospitality. My 10 year old
MartynaB59
MartynaB59
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Great experience!
We took the open water diver course with Monique. She deserves 6 stars :) great experience in really friendly atmos
Diana H
Diana H
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Two lovely beautiful dives with a very good guide!
Two lovely beautiful dives with a very good guide Robin! The divingcentre is very professionall, very kind staff an
robertmelkert
robertmelkert
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Great experience! Should be 6 stars!
What a great experience! I can wholeheartedly recommend Duikcentrum Van de Ven for any diving experience. My wife a
gvenivb
gvenivb
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Cursus Perfect Bouyancy
Thank you very much Gerard for these 2 dives. Very very helpfull for hopefully many nice dives in Curacao.
murphyathouse
murphyathouse
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Amazing time, definitely coming back
My daughter (17) and I (53) both LOVED this. I have always wanted to scuba dive and just never did. I signed us up
270PeterR
270PeterR
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Try Scuba much appreciated
I booked a Try Scuba with Duikcentrum Van de Ven and Angelique ‘did’ my tour. She took all the time of the world to
JanWouterK
JanWouterK
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Again great dive experience!!
I lost count of the number of times we came back to this dive school! Reason we come back is simple: it is very saf
xxChann
xxChann
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Felt like family!
Me and my brother went to Curacao with the main purpose of getting our Diving certificate. Vd Ven gave us a fast an
mynameispaul
mynameispaul
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Good quality equipment and friendly people
We took two dives with vd Ven and really enjoyed it. They have excellent gear and the staff is really friendly.
ValerieOuel
ValerieOuel
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Highly recommended!
This is a family operated dive center. Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating. We did 8 days of shore diving
Karla C
Karla C
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Good Service and very Professional
We finished our Referral Open Water Diver course here and it was an amazing experience. Gerard (our instructor) mad
Jadakroeze
Jadakroeze
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It was a nice experience!
It was all arranged very well and everything was clearly explained! The instructors took good account of what you c
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