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Duikcentrum van de Ven

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Willemstad, Curacao
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About Duikcentrum van de Ven
Have you always imagined the immaculate, undiscovered life under the sea? Discovering the ocean surrounding Curacao will be one of your most memorable experiences. If you would like to experience weightless floating amongst the impeccable waters surrounding an island and soaking up one of the most immaculate, tropical environments, you have come to the right place. Our team at the Dive Center consists of certified PADI, SSI & WOSD instructors with multiple years of experience. Our team will assure you a memorable experience also prioritizing safety. Everything is possible, from an introduction dive to a full-service SSI open water course. At the Dive Center, we do not have large group dives. We like to be able to have one on one interactions during our dives with our clients to ensure safety first and a great experience. You can choose your location and time, and our instructors will be there to accompany you on your adventure!
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Learn to scuba dive during this 3-hour activity on Curacao. With your expert scuba instructors, learn how to breathe underwater, communicate with your fellow divers and maneuver in the ocean or a resort pool. All dive gear and 1 tank of oxygen is included.
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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.
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family operated dive center. Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating. We did 8 days of shore diving and loved it. They gave us good recommendations for dive sites, everything was smooth and easy from the beginning to the end. We appreciated that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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DuikcentrumvandeVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valerie, Simon & Dominic, Thank you so much for writing this 5* review on TripAdvisor. It's nice to read that you all had a great time during your stay in Curacao. It was nice to meet you all and hopefully, we will see each...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was all arranged very well and everything was clearly explained! The instructors took good account of what you could and could not do well.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jada & Edwin, Thank you for writing this review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you had a great time during the Discover Scuba Dive. On behalf of the Team of Duikcentrum van de Ven we hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed June 14, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Richard K
JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

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...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

We have done great guided dives & a course with Van de Ven. If you are at Curacao and want to do a course of guided dive, we highly recommend van de Ven They take time to explain all, do SSI & PADI courses if...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Dear, Thank you for posting this review on TripAdvisor. It is good to read that You have a nice Experience with us during the course and the guide dive. We think safety and personal attention are very important and how nice it is to read...More

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

The Dive Center provided us with a customized and flexible dive plan across four dives. Our party included two adults and an 11 year old child. The dive master, Angelique, was professional, knowledgeable and patient, offering excellent care to ensure everyone stayed safe but had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

Dear Amy, Ivan & Luka, Thank you so much for writing this 5* review on TripAdvisor. It is nice to read that you have had a nice time during the Guided Dives under supervision of our Instructor Angelique. On behalf of Duikcentrum van de Ven,...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

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!More

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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

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...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The Dive Center supplied us with all of our diving gear and also taught us how to use all of the equipment, as we registered for the “Discover Scuba Course”. Monique was very patient with teaching us and allowing us to learn and proceed at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Dear Colin & Jeanette, We appreciate that you have to take your time to place a Review on Tripadvisor! It is good to read that you have a really nice experience during the Discover Scuba Dive with Monique. We hope to see you next time...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

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...More

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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

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...More

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent school! Did my first dive in open water here and really liked it. It was really good that before the dive they give explanations about the signs and total equipment, so that you are better prepared to dive. During the dive, everything went well....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JohanvdVen, Eigenaar at Duikcentrum van de Ven, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Dear Allard, Thank you for writing this review. We like to hear that you enjoyed your First Open Water Diver with us! We hope to see your next time in Curacao. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven

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