Bryan Horne - Curacao Dive Travel Spotlight
This Curaçao Dive Industry Feature and Dive Travel spotlight is dedicated to Bryan Horne, the Managing Director of Dive Travel Curacao and Founder of Dive Curacao.
About Bryan Horne
Bryan Horne wasn’t born in Curaçao; he’s a Canadian native born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
He was drawn to Curacao “out of a passion for scuba diving and the underwater world.” Moving from Canada was always going to be a life-changing decision, but in diving, Bryan had found his calling.
Since arriving in the fall of 2006, Bryan (a now retired PADI Master Instructor, Commercial Boat Captain and a Technical Diver) has gained intimate and extensive knowledge of Curaçao’s underwater world – because of his involvement in the numerous scientific research expeditions that include Blue Halo Curaçao (Waitt Foundation), The Smithsonian Institute, Substation Curaçao, Chapman Expeditions, and the Carmabi Foundation – but also because of his dedication to “put Curaçao on the map as a World Class Dive Destination”.
With close ties in the Curacao Diving Industry – particularly with the Best Dive Shops, such as Ocean Encounters, GO WEST Diving and The Dive Bus, that are Curaçao Tourist Board Approved – Bryan founded Dive Curaçao, an unmatched Curacao Diving Destination platform, to distribute high quality content about “why scuba diving in Curaçao should be on everyone’s radar”.
Dedicated to his Life's Passion!
Scuba diving is not just Bryan’s favorite water sport activity, it is his life’s passion! Since discovering the underwater world many years ago and the ability to safely immerse himself in it for an extended periods without holding his breath, he has not looked back.
In fact, he has only dived deeper into the world of scuba diving by leveraging his passion against an obsession to put the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao on the map as a world class dive and vacation destination, by creating Dive Curaçao.
Together, with his trusted Dive Rite backplate/harness setup, Atomic Aquatics regulator set and propelled by his reliably sturdy SCUBAPRO Jet Fins, he has been very fortunate to experience many bucket list diving adventures. From the Galapagos Islands to wreck diving in Canada, his trusted gear has never once let him down!
Today, he is largely dedicated to scuba diving over 70 world class sites in Curaçao and helping the global dive community to appreciate why Curaçao should be on their radar as a dive vacation destination. So, visit Dive Travel Curaçao and let him guide you down for an ultimate diving vacation!
Bryan’s attendance at major Dive Trade and Consumer Shows in North America, plus Podcasts and online digital events, only serve to further promote Curaçao as a premier diving destination in the Caribbean that is now directly positioned against other world class diving destinations such as Bonaire, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
Today… As the Managing Director of Dive Travel Curaçao and Founder of Dive Curaçao, Bryan spends his days not only promoting Curaçao as a World Class Diving Destination to a global audience but also curating dive travel holiday packages that is supported by numerous Curacao tourism partners and stakeholders.
His passionate approach in providing unique, and often fully customized, Curaçao dive vacation experiences for his clients enables them to completely immerse themselves into the islands beautiful history, culture, language, food and music too while promoting the fact that as a community they are active with marine conservation and sustainable tourism initiatives, such as coral restoration and marine debris removal programs.
Learn more by diving into the Curaçao Dive Travel Guide where you will find useful tips and advice when planning your next Caribbean Diving Vacation to Curaçao.
Scuba Diving Articles by Bryan Horne
His articles about diving in Curacao have been internationally recognized and have appeared in world renowned digital publications such as: Scuba Diving Magazine, Dive.In, Duiken, California Diver Magazine, Dive Magazine UK, Dive News Wire, Deeper Blue, Scubaverse and many more over the years.
Bryan is also a regular contributor to the Curaçao Chronicle.
For more information about the Media Partners of Dive Curacao, CLICK HERE.
Curacao Diving Reviews and Vacation Testimonials
“Dive Travel Curaçao was phenomenal in helping us plan an exceptional escape during a unique time. Ease of planning couldn’t have been any more seamless. ”
“Dive Travel Curacao went out of their way to make sure our dive vacation went off with out a hitch.”
“If you are going to Curacao and want to get some terrific diving in, I strongly recommend that you contact Bryan Horne and Dive Curacao.”
“We are so glad we worked with Bryan and Dive Curacao to help us plan a vacation we will remember for the rest of our lives. Can’t wait to come back!”
“Bryan helped make our trip to Curacao fantastic... Thank you, Bryan, we can’t wait to return!”
“Bryan is personable and professional. He listens and communicates well. He is knowledgeable and is able to personalize your trip based on the clients needs and desires! I highly recommend Dive Travel Curacao.”
“Couldn’t have hoped for more! If I return to Curaçao, and I very much hope that I will, I will be giving Bryan and Dive Curaçao a call!”
“Having someone like Bryan with his local knowledge was a huge help to us. I will be using Dive Curaçao again, very highly recommended.”
“Thank you so much! Thank you 1000 times over! We will recommend you to anyone coming to Curaçao.”
“Bryan is exceptional, from his diving knowledge to his local Curacao tourism! Thanks for enhancing our travels!”
“While booking our trip to Curacao, we were unsure of what Dive shop could accommodate our large group. One phone call to Bryan Horne at Dive Travel Curacao resolved the challenge quickly. Dive trip saved. Thanks again Bryan for being the “Go to guy” for diving on Curacao.”
“Thanks Bryan for helping our group arrange an awesome week of diving with the crew at The Dive Bus and truck rentals to get to the amazing dive sites around the island. You are truly ‘Mr. Curaçao’ in my book.”
“Bryan was a pleasure to deal with. He took care of every little detail for us and constantly checked in to make sure everyone was happy and the trip was going well. He responded very quickly to all questions through out the booking process and made everything very easy for our group. A great and very memorable experience for all!”
“Everything was organized perfectly and exactly what I asked for. No details were missed. This was the easiest dive registration I have ever done in almost 20 years of diving.”
“Had a wonderful time on my 2 tank dive in Curacao. The team was very responsive, professional and friendly. When I return to Curacao, I will absolutely use Dive Travel Curacao again.”
“Bryan made my dive trip to Curacao a breeze, with great, proactive and timely communication both before I left and while I was on the island. Couldn’t recommend Dive Travel Curacao more!”
“Great communication! All questions answered quickly to satisfaction. Assisted with the booking of dives at local shop. Strongly encourage those venturing to Curaçao work with Bryan to get the most bang for their money.”
“Bryan knows the island and it’s dive sites intimately, and was able to customize a Curacao dive package for us which suited our diving wishes perfectly.”
“I have been diving in Curacao with Bryan Horne and Dive Travel Curacao for 8 years. The extensive network that DTC has with the islands top dive operators, rental car companies and accommodations makes for One-Stop shopping.”
“Bryan helped us organize a fishing excursion with Fish Charter Curacao which was a great morning of fishing! My son loved it and we will definitely go again. It is nice to have a resource on the island to help with booking and Bryan was fantastic.”
“Bryan was very responsive to my inquiries and attentive to details. He went above and beyond in personalizing my vacation and ensuring a smooth experience. Local vendors ( dive shop and hotel) spoke very highly of him as well. I will be booking with him again and would recommend without hesitation his service.”
“We just had the most amazing trip to Curacao! Bryan and his team helped us put together the right package at LionsDive Beach Resort. I definitely recommend booking with Dive Travel Curacao.”
“We had an awesome time at Lions Dive and Ocean Encounters. Both places provided us with outstanding services. This was all made possible by Dive Curacao and Bryan Horne. Thanks Bryan for all you have done, looking forward to our future encounters.”
“Bryan and the group at Dive Travel Curaçao made this trip so special and memorable. Out of the few times I’ve been down to Curaçao in the past 15 years, this trip was the GREATEST of them all. ”
““Incredibly efficient, and extremely helpful. Made the whole experience of travel an absolute stress free week. That’s the whole point isn’t it? Will be returning, no question.””
““The service was perfect... We loved Curacao and hope to return in the future. We will absolutely use Bryan and Dive Travel Curacao again.””
“"We LOVED LionsDive Beach Resort in Curaçao!... We “HIGHLY RECOMMEND” Dive Travel Curaçao and we look forward to being a repeat customer."”