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“Excellent dive operation”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of CURious2DIVE

CURious2DIVE
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$98.00*
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Discover Diving in Curacao
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our vision IF YOU'RE ABLE TO BREATHE, YOU'RE ABLE TO DIVE! Did you always wanted to dive but never tried, this is your chance. Do an introduction dive with us and if it's satisfying this is your first step to certification. CURious2DIVE is affiliated to 4 different organizations, SDI, WOSD, IAHD and PADI. We provide all courses through those organizations from Open water to Dive-master. Through the IAHD we are specialized to dive with people with a handicap. But allready certified and want to be guided over the reef, we know the best spots. In a relaxed environment with all the possible patience we make you're underwater adventure or your snorkling trip an unforgettable experience.
Clinton Township, Michigan
1 review
“Excellent dive operation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I recently came back from a wonderful vacation in Curacao. Hans is a great guide and although we could not find a frogfish he made every attempt to find one to show me. I can't wait to come back and dive with curious2dive again and will not use anyone else. Hans is a great person not only to the people that are diving with him but all the other small dive operations that are at some of the dive sites. The dive sites are excessable from the shore and Hans explains every dive plan and makes sure everyone is safe. Top notch operation.

Visited April 2013
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curious2dive, Owner at CURious2DIVE, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks for the review Tim. It's always great when a customer wants to see a specific creature. And when we have one on the reef it can be an easy task. The bad part is those creatures move and sometimes more than we expect. But next you visit us mail ,e upfront and we'll start search upfront for the Frogfish
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“Better than excellent!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Just as we say a picture can't do it justice, well I just can't say enough good about our dive trip with Hans Pleij @ CURious2DIVE in Curacao. He deserves your business and will earn it in every way while you are there.
I found him on Cruise Critic and here on TripAdvisor while planning our port days for a recent Carnival cruise. I sent him an email inquiry for my 17 year old son who had never been diving or snorkeling and myself with some experience and he replied back that day. He even made arrangements to pick us up at the port and made arrangements for 2 non divers to go with us. My wife and my 7 year old daughter who went swimming where we went diving. It meant a lot to us to make this a family event as my son is graduating in a couple months and has already enlisted in the army.
We were late getting off the ship due to windy docking and he waited for us without a problem. Carnival ports in Curacao from 2-10 pm and most places won't do diving for beginners late in the day. But his work ethic is work while the work is there.
From the time we met I felt like I was dealing with a friend. He is so down to earth, laid back and friendly. As he says he has turned a hobby (diving) into a business. Very thorough and professional and safety minded. He tolerated and interacted so well with my wife and daughter and they weren't the ones diving.
The class part took just the right amount of time. He is so entertaining it doesn't feel like class. The "check offs" done before the dive were perfect. The dive was amazing and we felt so safe with Hans. He even brought my daughter stuff back from the dive. The dive went by so quick but we were under water for almost an hour.
My son has not stopped talking about the diving and how awesome it was. You know how hard it is to impress teenagers these days. I can't wait to take this cruise again and take my daughter on her 1st beginner dive with Hans. He even spent time with my wife and told her how to get over her claustrophobia and not being able to dive or snorkel.
If you ever thought about a beginner dive please do and certainly go with Hans. You won't regret it.
Oh and his facility is amazing.

Visited March 2013
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curious2dive, Owner at CURious2DIVE, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks for the more than excellent review. It's a pity the rating goes only to excellent. Answering emails is almost the most important task. You have an answer and you want a reply. So for us it's easy to send you the reply, a.s.a.p.
To impress a teenager is a different task, but I think everybody that goes under water the first time is impressed.
We just do what we like and do it as safe as possible with a lot of joy.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Best Dive Operation in Curacao”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We just got back from our cruise and used Hans with Curious2Dive and he was FANTASTIC!!! He has already sent us the underwater pictures he took on our dive. On our second dive he brought his lionfish stuff and let my husband try to kill a lionfish - AND my husband got one - which Hans got a picture of. His operation is top-notch. He is on-time when picking us up, he did not rush us at all, he allowed us to dive by air, he pointed out all kinds of things that we would have missed (like baby fish and these things that look like spiders). He is very professional and knowledgeable and is very detailed on the dive briefing. I will recommend him to anyone who wants a great dive experience in Curacao.

Visited March 2013
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curious2dive, Owner at CURious2DIVE, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thanks for the review, that thing looking like a spider is an Arrow-crab. Nice animal that will clean your nails if you keep your finger still with him. Diving is relaxing, and that starts with a pick up on time and an easy transport. We'll take our time for the preparing and everything that has something to do with the dive.
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Alamo, California
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“GREAT TIME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We did our research to dive in the island of Curacao. We had a fantastic time with the best dive operation around. It was wonderful diving with no stress. Hans was most accommodating to us. So as we always do dive with the BEST.
Julie Croll USA

Visited March 2013
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curious2dive, Owner at CURious2DIVE, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thanks for the review, and with the conclusion of this review I rest my case.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Hans is "the fish" of Curaçao.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Hans is excellent. He will be your personal guide through your diving experience. He was raised on Curaçao and is doing what he loves; diving. He is an island ranger, knows the water, reefs and aquatic environment. The equipment is excellent and he is very safe. His rates are very reasonable and he picks you up at the hotel!
I highly recommend Hans and his guide service. Gene Corbett.

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curious2dive, Owner at CURious2DIVE, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Something fishy going on................ NOP it's Gene and Hans. They accuse me of having gills. I just breathe very efficient. I just do what I love to do and I think I'm lucky, because not everybody can make his hobby into his profession. Therefore I thank my customers.
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