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2-Day SSI Open Water Scuba Diving Course in Curacao provided by Duikcentrum Van De Ven

2-Day SSI Open Water Scuba Diving Course in Curacao
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2-Day SSI Open Water Scuba Diving Course in Curacao
By Duikcentrum Van De Ven
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure due to worldwide recognition! With personalized training and attention, your guides make sure you are truly comfortable underwater with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Confined and Open Water Sessions.
from
$420.00
per adult

Ages 10-88, max of 5 per group
Duration:
2 days
Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English, Dutch

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10350P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • SSI Training Material (SSI App)
  • Diving instructions
  • Dive Equipment
  • Application for Certification (D-Card)
  • Certification at the end of the course
  • Transportation Dive school to Dive Location
Exclusions
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Food and drinks
  • No Pick-up
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Dive center van de Ven is located in the same building as Foodies, Jan Thiel Security & Curblue. Parking is located in front of the diving school.
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Inclusions
  • SSI Training Material (SSI App)
  • Diving instructions
  • Dive Equipment
  • Application for Certification (D-Card)
  • Certification at the end of the course
  • Transportation Dive school to Dive Location
Exclusions
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Food and drinks
  • No Pick-up
Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Dive center van de Ven is located in the same building as Foodies, Jan Thiel Security & Curblue. Parking is located in front of the diving school.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
68 reviews
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Martyna B
2 contributions
We took the open water diver course with Monique. She deserves 6 stars :) great experience in really friendly atmosphere
Written February 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Martyna, Congratulations on your SSI Open Water Diving Certificate! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the SSI Open Water Course with our Dive Instructor Monique. Hopefully we will see each other again soon so that we can make even more fun dives On behalf of the team of the Duikcentrum van de Ven we wish you very nice and safe dives for the future. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written February 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert M
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a great experience! I can wholeheartedly recommend Duikcentrum Van de Ven for any diving experience. My wife and I started of 1 dive with Gerard and my wife wasn’t totally at ease, but thanks to Gerard she eventually loved it. And..... We even completed the entire SSI Open Water Diver course with Gerard.

Thanks Gerard for being such a great instructor en Angelique for being such a wonderful hostess!
Written September 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Robert & Beaudine, Congratulations on your SSI Open Water Diving Certificate! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the SSI Open Water Course with our Dive Instructor Gerard. Personal attention is very important to us and what is it nice that you have experienced it this way. Hopefully we will see each other again soon so that we can make even more fun dives On behalf of the team of the Duikcentrum van de Ven we wish you very nice and safe dives for the future. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written September 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

xxChann
Breda, The Netherlands7 contributions
Nov 2019
Me and my brother went to Curacao with the main purpose of getting our Diving certificate. Vd Ven gave us a fast and extensive answer via email on the best options. The first two days of our holiday we had our diving course. It was just the two of us with an instructor (and we were even lucky enough to have +1 guide on our very first dive to take pictures!). Great to get such personal service. Throughout the holiday, we kept on going back, to rent gear and for guided dives. Everytime the groups were small and personal. Really felt as if we were part of this lovely family! Thank you very much!
Written December 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Chantal, Congratulations on your SSI Open Water Diving Certificate! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the SSI Open Water Course. It's a great compliment that we felt like family. Personal attention is very important to us and what is it nice that you have experienced it this way. Hopefully we will see each other again soon so that we can make even more fun dives On behalf of the team of the Duikcentrum van de Ven we wish you very nice and safe dives for the future. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written December 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karla Caro
4 contributions
Aug 2019
We finished our Referral Open Water Diver course here and it was an amazing experience. Gerard (our instructor) made sure we learn how to safely dive, while having a good time. He also took us to his favourite place to observe turtle, which was stunning. We totally recommend this school, because they have great equipment and service.
Written August 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Karla & Daniel, Congratulations on your SSI Open Water Diving Certificate! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the SSI Open Water Course under the supervision of Gerard. On behalf of the team of the Duikcentrum van de Ven we wish you very nice and safe dives for the future. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written September 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul
The Hague, The Netherlands26 contributions
I completed the SSI open water diver course with Angelique. The four dives were in the different locations so I got to see a great range of fish and coral (and we were lucky enough to spot a turtle).

Angelique explained all the exercises I needed to complete clearly and guided me will throughout the two days. She made sure I understood what was required and helped me get the most out of each dive. My wife, who already has her diving ticket, was able to join for one of the dives and could borrow snorkeling gear for free while I completed the other dives.

Van de Ven is a family run business which takes the time to ensure that the customer has a great experience. I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again if I come back to Curacao.
Written January 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Paul, Congratulations with your SSI Open Water certification. We are pleased that you have written this review. It is very nice to read that you have a nice time during your SSI Open Water Course. We hope to see you again at our dive center. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written January 21, 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
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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
Peter M
Peter M
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5 star plus!
Actually the rating should be 5 star plus…….Over the past 5 years I spend 2 to 3 months a year in Curacao avoiding
Fleur U
Fleur U
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Wonderful family business, highly recommended!
We had a wonderful dive this morning together with Angelique from Duikcentrum van de Ven. The warm welcome, interes
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
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
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
316ronaldl
316ronaldl
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The best diving in Curaçao, amazing experience
I went for two dives with this center this week after obtaining my open water certificate here earlier. Both were a
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
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
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
Richard K
Richard K
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Great Scuba Rental Shop!
We rented Scuba Gear from this shop for over a week and loved it. You can't beat their prices on the island, and th
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