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“One of our Best Dive Vacations Yet! Great People! Beautiful Island!”

Caribbean Sea Sports Dive Shop
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Don't gamble with your vacation - Caribbean Sea Sports is more than just a PADI 5* IDC and TecRec Center. Located on the pristine white sands of the beautiful Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and the Hilton Curacao Resort next door, we can offer a full range of water sports and beach activities in addition to some of the best and safest Curacao diving you'll ever experience! We combine modern equipment with superior service for any budget to give you the Caribbean vacation of your dreams. Personal service by our enthusiastic, professional crew will ensure your safety and satisfaction. Whatever your need we have it all available from the prime Ocean front locations! Book with us now and we'll look forward to welcoming you again, and again and again. Tom Zeck & the Caribbean Sea Sports Crew.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We are avid divers with many years experience and we went to Curacao just to dive. Stayed at the Marriott because it was a known quantity and were thrilled to find this Dive Shop on site.

First of all, the shop is very conveniently located, but the best part was the people and the way they ran the operation. Andrea made us feel welcome even before we got there, helping us make arrangements via email. Once we arrived, Tom gave us a personal tour showing us how all of the equipment was maintained to the highest standards (air compressors, etc.) which made us feel extremely comfortable about safety as their number one priority. In addition to Tom, Andy, Capt. Erik and Juanito (not Emilio - inside joke!) all made us feel completely at home. The boat was in great condition, the prices were reasonable, and while we had a lot of fun, they were a very professional dive operation. Mariana was a wonderful UW photographer and we loved the pictures we got from her, even though we had our own UW photography equipment (still and video cameras). She even gave us a few pointers and used our still camera to take a picture for us!
While many dive operations are concerned about making money, we never felt that was the priority here - their goal was to ensure we had a wonderful time diving their beautiful island, and making us feel so at home that we'd want to come back. And they succeeded! We had one of the best dive trips ever; the reefs were healthy and beautiful, teeming with many different varieties of beautiful fish, and as we said before, the people were phenomenal at making the experience enjoyable.

In addition to the Dive Shop folks, the other divers we met on the trip were great too and we're planning to keep in touch and exchange pictures and video of our trip.
We can strongly recommend Curacao as a vacation spot and Caribbean Sea Sports as the best Dive Shop there!

Thank BandR3117
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I visited the Marriot for work and dove with this shop for one day. I did an afternoon boat dive with Tom as dive master and Captain Eric.

They are definitely a safety focused operation. They checked my Nitrox card twice and we confirmed the O2 percentage in the tank together.

The procedure for getting on and off the boat was efficient. It was nice, not at all crowded with only two divers and two snorkels on a boat that can take maybe 20 divers.

They had water, oranges, and some crackers as snacks.

The boat left on time and returned promptly.

Overall it was a good experience.

Thank wirelessbob
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed at the Marriott Resort in Piscadera Bay and did five dives with Caribbean Sea Sports dive shop, located right on the Marriott property. If I only had only one word to descibe our experience it would be "excellent"! The shop is run very effeciently by Ana and the boat crew is top notch. We were captained by Capt. Lito on four of the five days and once by Capt. Eric. The dive guides were Juanito and Troy and for a couple of days we enjoyed the company of Mariana, the photographer/videographer. The boat is run very safely and the crew is very knowledgeable and helpful. Every day was fun just enjoying the crew alone. The dive sites were incredible. Each morning there are two dives planned and each one is better than the one before. Juanito is an excellent dive guide. He was consistently very careful and very helpful while guiding each dive. He showed a lot of knowledge about the dive sites that we visited. Capt Lito had an excellent knowledge of both the boat as well as the dive sites and was always ready to point out interesting information about the island, the fishing and the diving. Capt. Eric made us feel very comfortable. Mariana, although mainly focused on the photography aspect of the dives, was always able to find and point out interesting sights on the reefs while we were diving, like seahorses and frogfish. Troy was also a very capable dive guide. There are two rinse tanks for your gear and the shop provides lockers to secure your gear in between dives. We spent three days doing shore diving right at the house reef which is incredible all by itself. It's a short swim from the beach. The shop provides you with weights and tanks and even a key to access the storage area in the event you want to dive after the shop closes. It's a comfortable atmosphere. By the end of the week we felt like we made new friends. Be sure to bring your dive camera.

Thank Capt Joe H
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed at Lions Dive but I chose to dive with CSS because of their dive schedule and prices.

Since we haven't been diving in a while, Clark did our refreshers the day after we arrived. He was great. We did the refresher in the shallow water next to the shop, then ended it with a dive on the house reef, which was a terrific start.

For the rest of the week, we did a couple of extra dive days with CSS. Although we didn't dive the two sites I was really looking forward to, Clark, Troy, Lito and Oliver made every dive we DID go on something special.

On the second to last day, our excitement prompted two of our party who had never gone diving before to try CSS's intro to SCUBA dive. Oliver did the honors and again, was friendly, professional, thorough and patient.

Look, it would be a real story if a DM wasn't pleasant, right? So above that, you want consistency, professionalism and no unpleasant surprises. We got all that -- and more -- with CSS.

Overall, I'd recommend this shop -- and its DMs -- for any level of diving.

1  Thank David K
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The entire holiday was truly spectacular - but as a diver, I was hoping for the best diving. I FOUND IT! Curacao was the absolute best ever - I had the pleasure of diving with turtles (each dive I saw one), octopus, puffer fish!

I will definately go back - Oliver and Anka were the best dive masters I have had - they helped me to improve my diving techniques where for this dive, I got to truly enjoy the views around me as opposed to constantly fighting to stay down.

THANK YOU!

see you again soon!

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1  Thank Trena J
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