Porto Mari Sports
Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Water Sports
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
PADI 5* Dive Centre on Curaçao's most beautiful beach with a gorgeous oval shaped double reef surrounding a sandy valley. Probably the best place on the island for an introduction dive and a great dive site for advanced divers too. We also have a well-stocked shop for diving and snorkeling gear (both for sale and rental). See you soon at Playa Porto Mari!
Sint Willibrordus, Curaçao
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SophieMrs
Paris, France41 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
We came to Curaçao as a group of friends with different diving levels and wanted to dive together in the island. After checking several diving centers, we picked Porto Mari sports as they were professional, friendly and very accomodating. The non experienced divers had their introduction dive with Kasper who was very patient, clear in his explanation and made everyone feel comfortable in the water. The certified divers did guided dives with Joost who was very good too, stress free dive even though one of the divers was quite stressed due to a bad experience in the past.
We had the chance to see diversified diving spots. We saw turtles, octopus, lion fish, morays...
We definitely recommend this diving company.
Written March 7, 2021
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Jennifer M
Toronto12 contributions
Apr 2022
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful introduction to scuba-diving experience while visiting Curacao with Porto Mari Sports. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely patient with me as a newbie. They ensured our safety and enjoyment throughout the experience. We spent a considerable amount of time underwater considering it was an intro and guided us to some of the best underwater sites in the area. We highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to try scuba diving for the first time in Curacao. It was a great value and the experience was unforgettable.
Written May 6, 2022
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Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your lovely review! Good to see you had a nice experience at our diveshop. Hope to see you again. Warm regards, Team PortoMari Sports
Written May 11, 2022
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Alex S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
We did an intro dive with Kasper and Open Water Course with Joost. We got professional support and they supported us during the whole course, helped us to overcome some small fears and build up the confidence. We had so much fun, did a lot of exercises and dives. Thanks to PortoMari School for an amazing experience. Highly recommend to everyone who wants to try a diving, or progress to the next level and get certified.

Alex & Kate.
Written March 8, 2021
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Coastal20369259081
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Me and my friend went for an introduction dive with Leo and Danique from the team. While being seated and reading some Info, my friend started to hesitate if she still wanted to perform the dive. Considering that there where more people joining us, this could have impacted the diving experience of others. However instead of disencouraging her to come along or influencing the experience of others. Danique and Leo decided to split the group taking my friend apart and put personal focus on her becoming more comfortable inside the water. This actually lead to her becoming very comfortable after some instructions inside the water, to be able to easily join the rest of the group. I really would like to thank them for doing this, as this gave us a great experience.
So good actually that I decided to stay with them for a few extra days and get my PADI Diving Certification.
I had Youri guide me through this process. Considering there is quite some heavy reading involved if I wanted to complete this in 3 days, Youri made sure to give me tips and help inside and outside of the water that would also make it easier for me to pass the exam after 3 days. The experience itself with the team was great, and I felt comfortable spending additional time of my holidays with the diving school. And in the end I ended up with my Diving certification and a new hobby!.. Thanks all, and I look forward to coming back for another dive!
Written January 8, 2020
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Joe D
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
My wife and I booked a guided scuba dive of Porto Mari reef with Catt. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. The rental equipment was in great shape. Catt took time to explain what to expect on the dive and gave us a good understanding of the layout of reef. She took time to point out some of the more unique sea life on the reef including a frog fish. We also found lots of eels, a lion fish, and so many other species. The reef was beautiful. Definitely will be back for another dive at Porto Mari Sports on our next trip to Curacao.
Written February 22, 2022
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Hey Joe, thanks for this lovely review! It makes us so happy to share the underwater world with others. We will let Catt know that you had a great dive. She is an ocean junkie and knows the reef and fish very well :) Looking forward to welcoming you again here at Playa Porto Mari! Warm regards, Team Porto Mari Sports
Written February 25, 2022
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Denis B
Bristol, UK5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I met the team of Porto Mari (Kasper, Joost, Saunder, Alba and Elena) Sports during my visit to the island. I’ve been encouraged by a friend to try the first dive ever and I loved it and now I’m continuing with all my courses.
I’ve been always very concerned about scuba diving, but I felt very supported and safe with the instructors. You can tell they are very passionate about their job and extremely professional. I recommended them to most of my friends and colleagues and we had an amazing experience. I’m glad I tried it, because it is something that made me understand more about this new underwater world.
Written August 12, 2021
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Jonna dv
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I had an amazing diving experience with Geert. He was a very calm and gentle tutor. The dive itself was great and I would love to do it again. I also recommend diving with Geert if you’re a little nervous. He will make sure you have a good experience!
Written January 14, 2020
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rainermatzke
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Rainy weather lead us to the spontaneous decision to make an introduction dive, better stay under water than standing under the rain. It was so amazing that we decided to do the open water licence.
The teachers there are very good, patient аnd friendly! Thanks a lot!
Written October 5, 2021
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Bart v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Friends
Thomas and I took many dive courses (AOWD, EFR, Rescue, Nitrox and Deep Dive) at PortMari Sports over the past 2 weeks and it was something to never forget. Kasper and Joost are very professional dive instructors and a lot of fun to dive with! They keep professionalism and safety at a high standard without loosing the joy of diving out of sight. We enjoyed their company and support during the many courses, exams and delicious local coffee ;) ! Thanks also to Sander who ran us through the EFR course, while he (and his colleagues) kept safe distances to people w.r.t. Covid-19, well done! With Kasper and Joost we didn't only dive at PortMari house reef, but also many other locations on Curacao (Playa Kalki, Double Reef, Playa Hunku and more), this variety was a great addition to the overall diving experience with them. We appreciate their flexibility in their schedule to add extra dives (and dive spots) during our stay at Curacao. We will miss the relaxed atmosphere and we're sure we'll meet again at another adventurous dive in the future!

Cheers!

Duiker Duiker Bart (and on behalf of Thomas)
Written December 16, 2020
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Kaitlyn
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
These ladies were excellent. They did a free test dive for womens scuba day and although I panicked my husband had the time of his life and signed up for the beginner dive. One of the best experiences he’s ever had. He said the it was truly incredible.
Written July 17, 2022
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