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Ocean Encounters Diving

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Willemstad, Curacao
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About Ocean Encounters Diving
Welcome to Your One Stop Shop to SCUBA dive and SNORKEL Curaçao. Boat dive trips, snorkel boat trips, East and West side diving, we have it all. Ocean Encounters Diving is Curaçao's Premier SSI & PADI Dive Center. ONE LIFE...DIVE IT! Let us take you on a wonderful ADVENTURE on one of our beautiful and well maintained CUSTOM DIVE BOATS. Snorkel, SCUBA dive, swim, sail, with Ocean Encounters. Ocean Encounters has all the quality equipment and supplies you need to help you get the most out of your CURACAO vacation. Visit our WELL-STOCKED Shops. Take a SSI/PADI SCUBA diving course at one of our Dive Schools. We are one of the few dive schools who teach you to use DIVE COMPUTERS during your SCUBA course. Our RENTAL EQUIPMENT is high quality, replaced every 18 months. Come and Dive with us at OCEAN ENCOUNTERS DIVING CURACAO!
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Enter Curacao’s thriving undersea world on a 2.5-hour snorkel adventure from Willemstad. Take in sweeping views of the the shore on a boat cruise to a snorkelling site, then swim alongside your guide as you explore the clear water and shallow reef. Watch for the blue tangs and moray eels that thrive along the island’s coast, float above swaying fans and enjoy the warm Caribbean sunshine as you slide through schools of brilliant fish.  
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Glide above Curacao’s vibrant coral reefs on a 2.5-hour shore excursion and snorkel adventure tour, and experience the marine life and undersea landscapes of a scenic port of call. Join a small group as you navigate along the coast to a celebrated snorkel spot then swim alongside schools of darting reef fish. Watch for parrotfish and yellowtail snapper, drift along in the gentle current and float above swaying fans and bright coral before returning to your cruise ship. 
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Curacao doesn't protect the reef and it shows. I would not recommend doing a dive trip here. The reef is dead or dying. Ocean Encounters needs to decrease the amount of divers per dive guide. Sometimes there are 11 divers which is way too many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JeremiahP111, General Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Odyssey, We are glad to hear that you found our dive guides "friendly and enthusiastic" but it is unfortunate that you found Curacao "Not as good as I hoped." We find it interesting the you mention the reef is "dead or dying" because if...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been diving a lot and I think this one felt most diving with family. Everyone on the staff is so outgoing and helpful, so educated on not only diving but the coral and fish. I struggled on one of my dives and Benji was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We really do try our utmost best to give an authentic experience. Telling us you felt like you were diving with family really means a lot to us. Hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just did the shore dive and Open Water with the Dolphins...oh, and I did a snorkel at the tugboat, too. My husband actually got his advanced certification. I found the people at Ocean Encounter to be fantastically warm and helpful, professional, and trustworthy. I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! We hope to see you and your husband back in the future for some more diving.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did the OWD referral course and Nitrox cert with OE. I also did 3 additional dives - Mushroom Forest X2 and Tugboat. All the ordering and questions were handled online through the website and email. This made everything convenient and taken care of ahead...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JStMartin
Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joseph, thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. We hope to see you back in the future for some more diving!

Reviewed August 16, 2019

We recently returned from our fourth visit to Curacao and fourth trip diving wit Ocean Encounters. There are just not enough good things to say about OE and the diving services they provide. The boats are great, and the staff is professional and friendly. Everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to leave this great review and a special shout out to our staff. We are always happy to welcome you back to your home away from home!

Reviewed August 11, 2019

As a biologist in the making, getting my Padi Open Water was one of my dreams. I did this course at Ocean Encounters and it was simply amazing. The instructor was very friendly and professional. In addition, the house reef is an amazing place to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Niek, thank you for taking the time to leave this awesome review. We are happy to hear that you had a good time and hope to welcome you back for some more fun diving!

Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

In conjunction with the nearby Sea Aquarium we spent 30 minutes diving with 2 dolphins. Absolutely stunning! The trainer gave us a wonderful orientation to help us learn more about dolphins and know what to expect during the dive. We were able to touch them,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Goutesaw, thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. They sure are special creatures! We are happy you had a good time and hope to welcome you back for some more fun diving!

Reviewed July 11, 2019

I stayed at the adjacent LionsDive resort for 2 weeks. The fact that OE is right there at the resort is phenomenally convenient (plus OE uses the great house reef right there in front of LionsDive for easy shore diving - perfect for beginners!) I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Hi Angela! Thank you so much for this great review. We are happy to hear you had a great time and that you were able to finish your certification with us. Cheers to many more years of diving!

Reviewed July 10, 2019

We had a fantastic week diving with Ocean Encounters. We stayed at Sunscape and dove every day but one when we spent some time in Willemstad. George and Sophie were outstanding as was the other attendant whose name I never got. Our boat came every...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Hi Roberta! Thank you so much for leaving this amazing review. We are happy you had a great time diving with our crew and we hope to welcome you and your family back to Curaçao in the near future!

Reviewed June 30, 2019

We had a great week diving with Oceans Encounters. The marine life and coral here is stunning. All of the staff was so friendly and helpful. We spent most of our dives with Chris and he was a great divemaster. We highly recommend using Oceans...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Victoria V, Tourism Specialist at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this great review, we're happy you had a great week with us and hope to welcome you back soon!

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Jill S
August 12, 2019|
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Response from Karen Maike v | Property representative |
Hi Jill, thank you for your question! We offer an afternoon snorkel trip to Tugboat or Director's Bay on alternating days, guided by one of our divemasters. We offer snorkelling on our day trip to the West on Tuesdays. While... More
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JStMartin
June 27, 2019|
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Response from dnacorn | Reviewed this property |
I agree, it's well worth getting Nitrox certified!
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JStMartin
June 12, 2019|
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Response from JeremiahP111 | Property representative |
Hi Joe, great question. You are correct regarding the timetable, the instruction takes 3 days. The reference to "Tuesday or Friday" is the course start availability days. Meaning we start courses every Tuesday and Friday... More
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