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Jan Thiel Diving

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Willemstad, Curacao
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About Jan Thiel Diving
Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort offers in addition to its other facilities also the opportunity to dive with her own PADI dive center. You will explore the underwater world of Curacao with their experienced instructors, of course in a safe and enjoyable way you’ll absolutely never forget! But you especially have to enjoy the warm clear water and see all the different types of fish and colorful coral
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Snorkel Tour

Discover the underwater world around Curacao during this private snorkeling excursion from Willemstad. Strap on your provided snorkel gear and head to some of the best snorkel spots around the island. Observe local marine life, like tropical fish, sea turtles, and colorful corals, along with your guide who can answer any questions you may have during the tour.
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3 hours
from $65.00

2 Tank guided shore dive

Every morning we go out on a 2 tank dive trips by car and we dive more or less all dive sites that are reached from shore. The lovely wreck of the Tugboat, abounded corals at Directors Bay, the almost alien environment of the Carpile or would you like to join on a full day trip towards the West side of the island?

You name it, we can take you there. Expect to see stunning coral reefs with a large variety of reef fish, turtles, lobsters, rays and other creatures. All the trips are with small groups with lots of personal attention so you will not be bored and will become more experienced and will have more confidence in the thing we love: diving on Curacao!
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2 to 4 hours
from $80.00

Discover Scuba Dive

The introduction dive is a 3 hour fun, beautiful and memorable experience at Curacao. One of our PADI professionals will give you a brief theory session, including an explanation about the dive equipment, the rules of diving and the underwater world. This course is a quick and simple learn to dive program. 
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3 hours
from $95.00

PADI Open Water Course

We work in small groups which allows us to give great personal attention and give that bit of extra that makes it a safe and unforgetable experience!
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2 days 5 hours
from $511.80
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Chillie wrote a review Apr 9
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Super chilled and professional team. Gorgeous dive (wreck dive). Very friendly of them to share footage (so fast) too. Thanks Bob =))
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from JanThielDiving, Manager at Jan Thiel Diving
Responded 4 days ago
It was an honor to be diving with you as one of the few operators that are still open and diving. We sure hope you enjoyed the diving and of course all the footage!
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Whisperdoctor wrote a review Mar 2021
Longwood, Florida16 contributions11 helpful votes
We chose Jan Thiel Diving because of their excellent reviews. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. From the get go, Bob and his team made us feel that we could overcome any challenge and open the underwater world to us. Friendly, accommodating yet very professional with maximum concern about rules, regulations and our safety. My son, who is 10 years old, was capable of following all the recommended training under the patient guidance of Bob and Dennis. Bob was capable of training us to use our breathing, our brains and our equipment in a way that helped us conquer our anxiety and enjoy diving. We highly recommend Bob, Maurice, Dennis and the whole team if you want to have a memorable experience diving. Thank you guys!!! You’re awesome.
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Response from JanThielDiving, Guest Relations Manager at Jan Thiel Diving
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us and that we have been able to meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you again at our beautiful island and make more dive adventures! Sunny regards, Jan Thiel Diving
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MighiganGlasser wrote a review Mar 2021
Holland, Michigan8 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our 5th trip to Curaçao and out of all the dive shops (we have dove with most) I must say the Jan Thiel Dive Shop stands out as one of the best. Dive master Bob sets a slow relaxing space allowing time to get a good look at both coral and fish. Squids, turtles, eels and a variety of small sea-life are pointed out in case you missed them. And to top it off Bob takes photos of you with the sea life, so no camera is needed. Both boat and shore dives are offered with each dive being at a different site which makes for great diving, actually Awesome Dives!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from JanThielDiving, Guest Relations Manager at Jan Thiel Diving
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing experience! We hope to welcome you again soon at our beautiful island for more unforgettable dive adventures! Sunny regards, Jan Thiel Diving
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SolSearcher789 wrote a review Feb 2021
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Bob was absolutely amazing & had the patience of a saint with me. I can honestly say I would never have even gotten in the water if it weren’t for him. I had tried diving years ago and didn’t make it past the kiddie pool. I completely panicked & after that I accepted that diving was awesome but not for everyone... & definitely not for me. Then this past year, living in such a huge diving destination I felt like I was really missing out. I did a discovery dive first... which I panicked & tried to bail on several times when we got in the water. But Bob didn’t give up on me. He really took the time to figure out what my issues were & kept trying different methods to help me work through them. He was so calm, reassuring & nonjudgmental even when I was having a total meltdown. I was able to finish the dive and it was soooo worth it! Being under the water was so beautiful and so peaceful that I totally fell in love with diving. After a few more times testing Bob’s patience and being a terrible student, I was able to successfully complete the PADI Open Water course and have logged 12 dives... without any more meltdowns 🤗
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from JanThielDiving, Guest Relations Manager at Jan Thiel Diving
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you had an unforgettable experience eventough your prior fears and difficult start. Congratulations again, on achieving you PADI Open Water Diver! We hope to welcome you again soon at our beautiful island for more amazing dive adventures! Sunny regards, Jan Thiel Diving
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Sophie D wrote a review Feb 2021
Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions14 helpful votes
Both my boyfriend and I knew that it would be difficult for us to dive. I had had a bad experience trying scuba diving at another center a few years prior, and my partner has a hard time equalizing his ears. We turned to Jan Thiel Diving for all the great reviews we read, and the experience did not disappoint! Bob, Maurice and Cas are super professional and fun to be around. They showed a lot of patience with us, and we got so smitten by diving that we decided to take our PADI open water certification. We now really enjoy diving, and we have the Jan Thiel Diving team to thank for it! A massive recommendation from us :)
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from JanThielDiving, Guest Relations Manager at Jan Thiel Diving
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sophie, Thank you for your great review! We are very happy to hear that you had such an amazing time with us specifically after your prior bad experience. We hope to see you again! :) Sunny regards, Jan Thiel Diving
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