The Dive Bus
Scuba & Snorkelling • Day Trips
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Looking for a fun, relaxed, safe and professional scuba diving experience in one of the TOP Caribbean shore-diving destinations? In small dive groups led by friendly, experienced PADI dive professionals? With ocean protection built into everything we do? You're in the right place! Established in 2005, The Dive Bus was Curacao's first Curacao dive center to specialise in quality, #seriouslyfun shore diving at the best of Curacao's shore dive sites. Curacao's first Green Star and 100%AWARE PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, choose from a bunch of fun PADI dive courses for all levels, from PADI Discover Scuba Dives (Intro Dives) through to professional level PADI Divemaster. Our dive groups are small and friendly to guarantee personal attention and quality service. And, once you're done diving, check out our retail shop: grab yourself a cold one from the Goody Fridge while you decide which of the fun "Dive Bus Stuff" you'll be taking home with you :)
Willemstad, Curaçao
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Jhudd
Saint Charles, IL50 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We had a fantastic day with Dominique” as our guide.

The dive bus communication on our booking was fantastic they stayed in touch and really made me feel like they would be ready for us and indeed they were with great service and fantastic dive gear.

We were only in town for the one day because we were on a cruise ship so it’s always a little tricky to book your own excursions but they did a great job in making us feel like it would work out perfectly and it did it was an easy taxi ride to the dive bus from the cruise ship terminal. the taxi was $35 for 3 of us and it took 15 to 20 min.

The dive site was amazing we saw amazing animals that I have seen only once or twice in over 200 dives

We saw a seahorse a swimming snake eel spotted juvenile drums, an adult drum and many other awesome animals.

The walk to the shore is about 100 yards across the street with full gear on I thought it would be harder than it was for my wife who has had a knee replacement but it turned out to be an easy walk and shore entry. But I do see why they require fins with boots because of the walk and Rocky entry.

Overall a fantastic experience very easy to do on a cruise ship day at port!
Written April 4, 2022
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Scott S
3 contributions
Mar 2022
Incredible coordination and incredible dives! We had initially scheduled a trip to Curacao in 2020 and plans were derailed. They were more than accommodating and allowed us to reschedule with no issues. We had a large, diverse group: 2 people getting open water certified, 3 people doing recert dives, and 4 people just diving. Additionally, we had 7 other people snorkeling, and a photographer! They crafted a perfect few days for us and everyone had a wonderful time, could not be more appreciative nor recommend a diving center more than The Dive Bus.
Written March 28, 2022
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Karyn B
Niskayuna, NY18 contributions
Feb 2022
We were on Royal Caribbean and do not be scared to book excursions outside of the cruise. We have NEVER had a problem. The Dive Bus was very responsible, responsive to emails sent prior to the trip, and the shop is cute. My family and I (four of us) did two shore dives and we loved all the marine life (there was an abundance). They provided a small selection of snacks to buy (and you will be starving if you come from a ship since you eat around 7 a.m.) After the staff directed us to a local beach (which we walked in so there was no fee). The walk is about 5 minutes and the beach was beautiful and afforded us the opportunity to have lunch, swim for about an hour and head back in time to get on the ship. The staff was personable, funny and made the overall experience pleasurable. Thank you "The Dive Bus". If we ever get back we will reach out to you. Traded in our fins for skis. Heading skiing tomorrow! Stay warm my friends.....
Written March 4, 2022
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mbarry91
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Nov 2022
We had such an incredible experience with The Dive Bus! We had not been scuba diving in a decade so we did a discovery dive. Nanne was our instructor and he was absolutely wonderful. He made the entire experience seamless and so much fun. He made the dive very safe, was very attentive and checked in frequently with us, pointed out all sorts of amazing fish (including seahorses and a stingray!). We loved our dive so much we actually booked another one the following day and are so glad that we did.
Written November 15, 2022
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Altamira01
Canyon Lake, TX, USA53 contributions
Sep 2021
I first came into contact with The Dive Bus during a one day cruise stop in 2019, and was so impressed with Mark, Zoe, and the entire staff that I chose them for all shore dives during a recent one month stay in Curacao. Shore diving in Curacao is outstanding, and The Dive Bus team pushes that description up into the exceptional category. I had the pleasure of having both Mark and Zoe as Dive Masters on numerous dives, and have not worked with better Dive Masters. They are safety conscious, highly professional, and a lot of fun to dive with, making every dive a special experience. I have seen them work with new, and far more experienced divers, with everyone getting the maximum benefit of the underwater adventure. Had I just used a dive operator offering only boat dives, instead of the Dive Bus, I would have missed so much fantastic diving in the more northern dive sites on the island. They are certainly my dive operator of choice for shore diving in Curacao.
Written September 18, 2021
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Kellsi P
Durango, CO1 contribution
May 2021 • Friends
This dive shop is hands down my favorite place to spend my money! If you're looking for a shop that is personable, fun, organized, passionate about diving, and most importantly one that will make sure you're comfortable and safe under the water, book your trip with The Dive Bus! Maybe I am biased because I'm a sucker for Mark and Zoe's charming accents, but their friendliness and sarcasm, balanced with incredible professionalism, leaves me beyond happy whenever I set foot in their shop. I even brought my parents to them, who, upon meeting, instantly gave me their blessing to continue my life long journey with The Dive Bus. ❤ . My only thing against The Dive Bus is they have set the bar very high for all other dive shops I visit. What a great problem I have. So if you want to stay complacent with mediocre diving experiences, I wouldn't recommend them because I promise they will exceed all your expectations!

My Open Water and Advanced Open Water instructor, Whitney (not Houston), is truly incredible. She is very intelligent, patient, and knows when to help when necessary and when to just let you figure your silly mistake out yourself, then playfully laugh with you. Although we share the same accent, she is charming in many other ways as well.

The diving in Curacao speaks for itself, but finding The Dive Bus has been like finding a golden treasure that I want to share with the world. Can't wait to go back and couldn't recommend them more.
Written June 6, 2021
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Jules M
Denver, CO19 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We have been on Curaçao for over a month now and have used several dive operators, but The Dive Bus is hands down the best on the island! We love Mark and Suzie and the entire staff. They are so nice and knowledgeable about anything and everything diving and Curaçao in general. We have been shore diving on own own using their tanks with their recommended sites and taken some super fun trips with them. They also did a refresher course for us. I can't recommend them highly enough! Love The Dive Bus!!
Written November 6, 2021
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Flo R
New Smyrna Beach, Florida2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Curacao is a beautiful place to dive and diving with The Dive Bus is an AWESOME experience! The crew is the best and the "house dive site" Pierbaai reef & car pile has gorgeous coral formations and tons of friendly fish. Some stand still and wait for you to focus your camera for a picture and others swim all around you for the warmest greeting ever. Ha e been here 3 times and would come back 300 more!
Written October 20, 2022
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Cath
Longueuil, Canada1 contribution
Mar 2023
Nonne and Zoe were our adorable host at the dive bus and took the time to give us all the info we needed to explore the wonderful beaches in the area. The place is fun and they have a lot of funny posters. The Dive Bus has fantastic independent package where after an orientation trip we were allowed to dive on our own. This package include a car rental which made our stay more fun as we were able to do whatever we wanted to do, as many dive we wanted, selecting the beach we wanted to explore, etc.
I would recommend this seriously fun Dive shop to all the divers who are in need for a nice trip in Curaçao.
Written March 25, 2023
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Robin W
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
Sep 2021
This was the best experience I have ever had. From start to finish the entire team at Dive Bus was super welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. My husband and I did our Open Water certification with them, then had our family do their refresher courses. We were then able to dive together and even did a night dive! The reefs are beautiful and clean. They take the safety of the divers and reef very seriously so we always felt comfortable and in good hands! Whitney and Mark thank you so so much for the amazing dives! We will be back for sure.
-Robin and Trent
Written October 4, 2021
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