Bryan Horne – Curaçao Dive Travel Spotlight
This Curaçao Dive Industry Feature and Dive Travel spotlight is dedicated to Bryan Horne, the Managing Director of Dive Travel Curaçao and Founder of Dive Curaçao.
DIVING IN THE ONLY WAY HE KNOWS, HEADFIRST! It was this lucky Canadian’s love of scuba diving that brought him to Curaçao but it was the rest of the island that kept him here.
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 powered 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!
Continually Refining Dive Curaçao
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!
“I am driven by passion and focused on continually refining Dive Curaçao to be the best and most comprehensive online platform for the Curaçao Dive Industry, that not only educates but also fosters the enjoyment of sharing the amazing underwater experiences located right here on Curaçao.”
International Dive Trade Shows
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.
Personalized Dive Vacations
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.