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Ocean Encounters Diving

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Bapor Kibra z/n | Curacao, Willemstad 99999, Curacao
+599 9 461 8131
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The people at this dive center are very helpful and friendly. The dive masters are great and make sure you really enjoy your dives. The dolphin open water dive is a must for scuba divers! It is definitely a memory for a lifetime.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hi we came to complete our open water dive certification having done our pool and classroom training at home. We stayed at Lions Dive Beach Resort. This was perfect because it allowed us to roll out of bed and is very central to shopping and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of our favorite things we did on our trip! We decided last minute to visit the aquarium and saw this excursion. It was just my husband and I with a guide, and he let us just explore to start. We snorkeled with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brittany C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ocean Encounters is located in Bapor Kibra, one of the best shoreside of Curaçao, close to Mambo Beach and nearby to nice restaurants and lounge bars. One can access the facility both from the Lions Dive Hotel and the Sea Acquarium. Personally I love their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaxOrlandi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (wife, two kids - age 12 and 14) visited in December 2018. We booked and paid in advance for the animal encounter adventure – a snorkelling adventure where you get to feed an assortment of sea creatures. This also included admission to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came as part of a cruise excursion and wished we could stay longer. We very much hope to return. We saw a great sea lion show while we were waiting for our turn, very educational and multilingual ( Dutch, Spanish and English). We fed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly I have to give kudos to the entire staff here. We tried to squeeze in a shore dive after getting off a cruise boat late around 2:30. By the time we got there we were pushing it to get a dive in before they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank warren_ladner
PolB114, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Warren, We very much appreciate your review and your visit. Looking forward to having you diving with us soon. Thanks very much again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ocean Encounters is a 5 star PADI dive operator located at the Lions Dive Beach Resort and its neighbor the Sunscape Resort. The dive masters are super and have dived all over the world. Three big full service dive boats. Dive shop, quality rental equipment,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MohanP587
PolB114, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MohanP587, We want to thank you for your awesome review and for your time with us. We will keep working as hard as possible to make the time of all our divers unforgettable. We really appreciate it. And looking forward to dive with you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I did 10 dives and each one was a pleasure. Will be back again soon!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Farrell3t
PolB114, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Tom, thanks very much for your visit. It's always great to see you and go diving. I really hope that you guys can be back soon! more diving awaits! Talk soon, and thanks again!

Reviewed December 3, 2018

Dove with Ocean Encounter while staying at Sunscape Curacao at the end of November, satellite dive shop on premise and has all your needs. Dive staff very friendly and helpful. Boats are large and well equipped, it is windy and can get rough but boats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Keith F
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Zyta d | Property representative |
Hi Keith, The free shore dive is not part of the Sunscape package anymore. Unlimited free shore diving is available on package days with boat diving packages for 4 days or more. Tank and weights are available to rent of... More
Carol W
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Zyta d | Property representative |
With a package for 4 days of boat diving and up unlimited shore diving is indeed included on package days. We offer a night dive by boat on Wednesday for an additional $73
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Patrick H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure who experienced a problem with their air, but I can share that in my whole week there, diving 2-3x per day, I never experienced or saw anyone experience any problems with their air in the water. I found the staff... More