Dive Curacao FAQ

As dive travelers, we all have questions about the diving destination we would like to visit. Understanding this, here at Dive Curacao have built (and are continuing to build) an FAQ database of the common or frequently asked questions to provide you answers as a basis for information-gathering.

Our hope is that this will allow you to get a more complete understanding about our beautiful Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao and why you should choose to Dive Curacao.

Frequently Asked Questions about Curacao

If you have a specific question or if you cannot find enough (practical) information about a topic, please contact us so we can find you the answer!

“We live and dive year round in Curacao, so we are confident – even if we do not have an immediate answer – we probably know someone who can provide us the information you are looking for.”

Frequently Asked Questions about the island of Curacao

Where is Curacao located?

Curaçao is situated, between Aruba and Bonaire, roughly 43 miles (70km) off the North Coast of Venezuela . It is not only southern Caribbean diamond but it is a reward to any who are willing to make the trek to the heart of the Dutch Caribbean.

Since October 10, 2010, Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Together with Aruba and Bonaire, it constitutes the “ABC” islands, or Leeward Antilles. However they are also closely tied to Saba, Sint Eustatius (Statia) and St. Maarten.

Located just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year round. The average temperature is about 27°C (81°F). Cooling trade winds blow constantly from the east, strongest in the spring months.

FAQ - How Do I Get to Curacao?

You can travel to Curaçao by air with direct flights from North America (Toronto, Montreal, Newwark, JFK, Charlotte and Miami), Central America (Panama), South America, the Caribbean, and Europe (Schiphol and Frankfurt) or by sea on a cruise or yacht.

Before arriving on the island, be sure to fill out your Digital Immigration (DI) Card and know what you can bring with you through customs.

FAQ - What is the best time of the year to visit Curacao?

Because the weather is rarely an issue, many people plan their vacation in Curaçao around what there is to do on the island. CLICK HERE for a full schedule of Curaçao Events and Festivals.

The Curaçao Carnival period (February and March) is always immensely popular with all kinds of different parties and of course the many parades during the last 10 days of Carnival.

In April we have events like the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam and King’s Day, and there’s always something to do during the summer holidays.

In late August through early September, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is a great festival to visit.

December to early January is also a special time to be in Curaçao, with a bevy of parties and time-honored events like the pagaras and fireworks shows during the last week of the year, New Year’s Eve parties, the Unox New Year’s Splash, and of course Fuik Day.

FAQ - What is the average air temperature in Curacao?

Curaçao, located at 12° north of the Equator, has a warm, sunny climate year-round. The average temperature is about 27°C (81°F) with noon temperatures generally over 30°C (86°F). Trade winds blow constantly from the east, providing a welcome cooling effect.

International weather websites commonly show a chance of rain in Curaçao, due to clouds being directly over the island, but much of this rain (average yearly rainfall is 22cm) never reaches the ground.

FAQ - When is Hurricane Season in Curacao?

Curaçao, as a part of the Leeward Antilles, is geographically located outside the Hurricane Belt. As on other islands, strong winds may pass, but rarely pose a threat. Of course, even though Curaçao is outside the hurricane belt, one can never guarantee perfect weather.

The Caribbean Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30. For Curaçao this generally means that there is less wind than normal during this period, which makes it feel warmer than during the rest of the year.

FAQ - Do I need to rent a vehicle in Curacao?

While sometimes your hotel / resort or its neighbors may offer sufficient options for your vacation (see your hotel detail page on this site for facilities and distances), if you plan to really get around and explore the Island, renting a car at one of the many car rental agencies is the best option.

This allows you to travel freely, frequently, and on your own schedule so you won’t miss out on anything Curaçao has to offer. Most of Curaçao is accessible within a 30-45 minute drive, regardless of where you start. This may vary in peak traffic hours.

CLICK HERE for more information about car and truck rentals in Curacao.

Where are Banking or ATM machines in Curacao?

In search for a Banking or ATM machine near your accommodation? It couldn’t be easier: Click here, type in your location and find the nearest Curaçao ATM in seconds.

What is the currency used in Curacao?

The currency used in Curaçao is the Antillean Guilder (ANG), also called the Florin. The Antillean Guilder’s exchange rate is fixed to the US Dollar at a price of 1 USD = 1.80 ANG. When exchanging money at a bank the exchange rate is 1.78 or 1.82 ANG, depending on if you’re buying or selling.

You can use US Dollars everywhere in Curaçao. In stores and restaurants and such the exchange rate used is usually 1 USD = 1.75 ANG for ease of calculation.

Are major credit cards accepted in Curacao?

All major credit cards are accepted in most businesses in Curacao with the exception of gas stations. Gas stations all over Curacao only accept cash and mostly require a minimum purchase of at least $20.

ATM’s in Curaçao (recognizable by the “Bankomatiko” sign) accept major credit cards as well as debit cards. For the latter they use the Maestro, Cirrus, and Cashnet systems; if you plan to use your debit card, make sure your card has at least one of their symbols on it. You can withdraw either US Dollars or Antillean Guilders from ATMs in Curaçao.

If you plan to use your credit or debit card during your stay, be sure to inform your bank that you’ll be using your card abroad, including the dates you’ll be traveling.

Are bank cards accepted in Curacao?

Willemstad has several banks and ATMs. Currency — U.S. dollars and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. The official currency, the Netherlands Antillean florin (NAf), also called a guilder, is divided into 100 NA (Netherlands Antillean) cents.

ATM’s in Curaçao (recognizable by the “Bankomatiko” sign) accept major credit cards as well as debit cards. For the latter they use the Maestro, Cirrus, and Cashnet systems; if you plan to use your debit card, make sure your card has at least one of their symbols on it. You can withdraw either US Dollars or Antillean Guilders from ATMs in Curaçao.

If you plan to use your credit or debit card during your stay, be sure to inform your bank that you’ll be using your card abroad, including the dates you’ll be traveling.

What is the recommended tipping practice in Curacao?

Tipping is highly appreciated at all times. Individual practice is left to your own discretion however it is recommended because it shows your appreciation for the hospitality and services provided.

It is recommended that you tip at least 10% of your fare to Taxi drivers and 1 ANG per bag to Porters.

For all other services including dive staff and waiters, it is recommended that you tip between 10% and 20% of your bill.

What are things to do in Curacao?

Scuba Diving in Curacao is of course the number one thing to do but there are so many more of things to do in Curaçao and no right way to experience any of them. We encourage all dive travelers to create their own experiences by exploring our beautiful Dutch Caribbean island while embracing our authentic, unforgettable spirit.

What are the major Events and Festivals in Curacao?

​Dive right into a year long schedule of incredible Curacao Events and Festivals, including the Curaçao International Dive Festival, where you will discover authentic tastes combined with a colorful history and diverse cultural heritage are the perfect mix to make your mouth water. Especially after a mind blowing day of scuba diving.

It’s time, Dive in to Curacao Events and Festivals to “Feel it for Yourself”!

Explore Things to Do in Curaçao

Things to Do in Curaçao | Dive Travel Curacao

What is the latest news about Covid in Curacao?

Are You Traveling to Curacao? The Government of Curaçao adjusts the measures and guidelines to make sure your stay here is as comfortable as possible, while keeping Curaçao safe for our visitors and our local community.

The Government of Curaçao requires all travelers to follow mandatory steps before departure. These steps are different for residents of Curaçao and international visitors.

FAQ - What are the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates?

Latest NEWS from DIVE NEWS CURAÇAO – Coronavirus on Curacao – Government Announcements

The Coronavirus on Curacao (COVID-19) is dynamic situation that is on all of our minds and it is frequently changing without notice. But, the health and safety of you, your family, and your friends is of paramount concern.

With that in mind, please CLICK HERE for the latest developments regarding travel and tourism on Curaçao.

Common Questions about Diving in Curacao

Why Dive Curacao?

This is the most common FAQ that we always get asked! So, unlike it’s Dutch Caribbean island neighbors of  Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao is home to over 70 world class boat diving and shore diving sites along its southern coastline. Due to the natural shielding created by the unique topography of the island, Curacao has a plentiful amount of diving opportunities that includes amazing fringing coral reefs, walls and and a large variety of wreck diving.

Like Bonaire, Curacao has more than 38 dive sites that are easily accessible from shore plus most of the dive resort resorts have gorgeous house reefs to explore.

How many dive sites are there in Curacao?

There are currently over 70 world class dive sites listed in Curaçao, of which 38 are shore dives, 33 are Reef, 17 are Wall, 11 are Drift and 10 are wreck dives. Find the perfect dive site in Curaçao for you by using the Curacao Dive Site Guide and Interactive map below. Each dive site has its own page complete with video’s, dive site recommendations and many more details.

FAQ - What are the Top 10 Best Dive Sites in Curacao?

The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is best known for its colourful colonial waterfront in Willemstad. But, too few know about the rainbow of vibrant coral and marine life under its waters.  That is why Dive Curacao developed this useful Curacao Diving Guide and Interactive map that allows you to easily plan your next Curacao diving adventure!

Dive in to the Top 10 Dive Sites of Curaçao today!

FAQ - What is the water temperature in Curacao?

The water has an average temperature of 27°C (81°F), which makes it ideal to cool off without getting too chilly! However, we do recommend wetsuits (short or long) to increase your comfort. This recommendation is based on experience in order to protect against the elements over the course of multiple dives.

For shore diving and snorkeling, booties are also highly recommended.

Curaçao Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Guide

Curacao Dive Guide and Interactive Map | Dive Curaçao
Discover more than 70 World Class Dive Sites

Can you Shore Dive in Curacao?

Curacao is laid out in a way that makes the southern side of the island almost perfect for shore diving. Thanks to the geographic location, the winds in the area come from the Northeast, meaning that almost the entire southern shoreline is protected from heavy sea winds. Learn more why Curacao is a Caribbean shore diving haven!

FAQ - Where can you shore dive in Curacao?

Curaçao is an unlimited shore diving haven! What? Yes… it is! The most famous “frequently asked questions” that we commonly hear is: What is better for diving? Curaçao or Bonaire?

The honest answer is, because we have been diving on both islands for years now, neither! Whether it is Bonaire or Curaçao, these Dutch Caribbean islands offer you something completely different and equally unique.  Another way to put it is, I would recommend you dive both!  I know, this is a different answer maybe then you expected but we do appreciate both islands very much.

NOW… back to Curaçao!

On the south side of the island, the fringing reef in most cases is within 60-feet (20m) from the shoreline which leads to incredible drop offs that allow divers to venture a little bit deeper into the aquatic wonderland.

Of the seventy popular dive sites the island has available, over half of them are reachable from the shore.

Nearly all these shore dive sites are clearly marked along the road way because Curaçao knows they have great shore diving. They have gone out of their way to accommodate adventurers, like you, looking to take advantage of the matchless wonder.

Dive Tip: Open heel fins and booties are recommended when shore diving in Curaçao.

What are the Best Dive Resorts in Curacao?

At the heart Dive Travel Curaçao is a passionate commitment to provide you exceptional value, high quality and personalized service at the best Dive Resorts, Hotels and Apartments in Curacao!

That is why Dive Travel Curaçao has partnered with LionsDive Beach ResortSunscape Curacao ResortDreams Curacao Resort, and All West Apartments and Diving – the Best Dive Resorts, Hotels and Apartments – in Curacao to provide you high quality Caribbean scuba diving vacation packages.

Each of these wonderful specialized dive accommodation choices not only offer phenomenal boat diving opportunities but they also have their own pristine house reefs for shore diving.  Learn more about these individual Dive Resorts and their diving vacation packages by visiting Dive Travel Curaçao.

What are the Best Dive Shops in Curacao?

The Best Dive Shops in Curacao are also retail scuba stores that are owned and operated by passionate divers who have dedicated their lives to creating responsible businesses.

These Curacao Dive Shops are truly the beating heart of our diving community!  We encourage you to shop at these Curacao Tourist Board approved scuba diving centers that retail high quality diving and snorkeling gear. By doing so, you will ensure that you will always have the best service, expert training, fantastic dive travel opportunities, premium rental equipment and the advice you want and need as diver when on vacation in Curacao.

FAQ - Where can you learn to scuba dive in Curacao?

Dive Travel Curaçao has partnered with the Best dive shops in Curacao to provide you maximum value and to ensure the highest quality for your Caribbean diving vacation.

These recommended dive shops in Curacao are committed to sustainable tourism initiatives, adhere to international safety standards, maintain a high level of quality, and are all Curaçao Tourist Board approved.

FAQ - Is Enriched Air NITROX available in Curacao?

All the recommended dive shops in Curaçao have NITROX available for boat diving and shore diving. Frequently, you will find most shops ready to cater to you, including all the necessary equipment to help you analyze your tanks for the day.

Are you looking to become NITROX certified, then contact these recommended dive shops for more information. Certification courses through PADI and SSI are frequently available.

These recommended dive shops in Curacao are committed to sustainable tourism initiatives, adhere to international safety standards, maintain a high level of quality, and are all Curaçao Tourist Board approved.

Dive Shops in Curaçao

Ocean Encounters Diving Curacao
At Ocean Encounters just about anything is possible to help make your experience in Curacao unforgettable.

Is diving in Bonaire better than Curacao?

Another very common FAQ is always the comparison of Bonaire to Curacao and which is better for diving. Well the truth is, arguably, Curacao has the same quality of diving as Bonaire. Both have world class diving but there are always good dive sites and bad – but that is largely debatable based on ones own perspective and preferences.

What we can say for sure is that the logistical part of Curaçao is different than Bonaire, but Ccuraçao makes up for that with a lot more things to offer. All around, if you are looking for a complete all around Caribbean diving vacation then Curacao is the Dutch Caribbean island you want to visit.  Unlike Bonaire, Curaçao is not simply an eat, sleep, dive, repeat destination.

FAQ - How does Curacao compare to Bonaire or other Caribbean Destinations?

How does Curaçao compare to Bonaire, or many other world class dive destinations?  The answer is that Curaçao can not be compared in general to these other well known vacation spots. Why?  Because this Dutch Caribbean island is unique and very special.

Largest of the ABC (including Aruba and Bonaire) Islands, Curaçao is home to some of the most bio-diverse reefs in the Caribbean.  The sheltered southern coast is rich in coral, and suitable for divers of all levels, with little in the way of adverse conditions at any of the popular dive sites.

Divers and snorkelers never seem to be able to stop talking about the beauty of scuba diving Curacao.  Let us assure you this is with good reason.

The Curacao Dive Guide has over 70 world class dive sites plotted on an interactive map that also includes the BEST dive operators and the BEST dive accommodations the island has to offer.

How is Curacao protecting coral reefs?

Curaçao has the opportunity to become a leader in ocean conservation by protecting and improving some of the best remaining coral reef communities left in the Caribbean for the benefit of its people of and the greater Caribbean community.

Sustainable resource management will require trade-offs that balance short-term and long-term gains that benefit not only the ecosystems, but also the local communities and economies. Cooperative and efficient compromises between ocean stakeholders, such as the Curaçao Diving Industry, and the Curaçao Government will be necessary.

Ultimately, if everyone works together to protect what we love it will lead to greater efficiencies in recovery and achieve long term sustainability.

FAQ - Can I help in restoring the coral reefs in Curacao?

At the heart of Dive Curaçao and now, Dive Travel Curaçao, is an unwavering commitment to provide exceptional value, high quality and personalized service to ensure that you, as our client, can have the opportunity for the best Curaçao experience, above and below the waterline”, says Bryan Horne, the Managing Director.

To further underline this commitment, 1% of any Diving Package or Trip is donated automatically to Reef Renewal Curacao when booking directly with Dive Travel Curaçao.

Coral reefs are a vital component of our island’s tourism product and together we are re-investing in the future of Curaçao by restoring coral reefs.

The Reef Renewal Curaçao program is an initiative of Ocean Encounters and supported by our community, sponsors, volunteers and the sustainable tourism stakeholders of Curaçao. The main objectives of this program are the restoration of our shallow water reef system, educating the community and protecting and preserving Curaçao’s natural ecosystem

Reef Renewal Curacao

Dive Travel Curacao | New Sustainable Tourism Initiative
1% of Dive Travel Curaçao’s net annual proceeds are donated to Reef Renewal Curaçao so they can re-invest it in restoring corals for the future of Curaçao

FAQ - How can I keep Curacao clean with PADI AWARE?

PADI AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. They connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation.

The diving community in Curacao, in partnership with PADI AWARE, are true leaders in the fight to protect what they love. Frequently, the dive shops in Curaçao conduct regular underwater clean-ups at several dive sites along the southern shoreline.

The commitment of the Curacao Dive Industry to the PADI AWARE – Dive Against Debris and Adopt a Dive Site – initiatives are the first step for sustaining and spreading awareness of our island’s ocean life. It is of immense importance that we all work together as a sustainable community to conserve our ocean.

With the assistance and teamwork of the entire community, including dive tourists, we are certain that we can make this initiative bigger, create a sustainable change and provide the upcoming generation a healthier ecological marine life.

Keep Curacao Clean

Curacao Underwater Clean-up | Protecting What We Love
Make Every Dive Count

Are there Lionfish in Curacao?

The Lionfish, (Pterois volitans and P. miles) is an invasive species that is found in the surrounding waters of Curacao since 2009, which is almost 25 years after they were introduced off the coast of South Florida in 1985.

FAQ - What's happening with Lionfish in Curacao?

Since 2009, the invasive Lionfish has created a huge number of negative impacts not only here in Curaçao but also across the greater Caribbean. However, even with these negative issues, several Curaçao Dive Industry stakeholders created one large positive.  They lead the way in creating a sustainable industry today!

Today, there are many organized groups and dive schools that provide lessons on how to safely search for and catch Lionfish without disturbing or harming the surrounding reef. Certain dive schools also frequently teach you how to carefully remove the spines and prepare it, making it the perfect meal for any fish lover.

Visit Lionfish Curaçao to learn more!

Lionfish Curaçao

Lionfish Curacao | A Sustainable Industry | Dive Curaçao

Is there a Decompression Chamber in Curacao?

The Decompression Chamber in Curacao is located at the Curacao Medical Center.

It is a HAUX-STARMED 2200 / 5.5 / XL type built by the German manufacturer HAUX-Life Support, GmbH with additional 2 places in the pre-chamber. It is possible to treat a patient on the bed in the chamber.

The maximum operating pressure of the chamber is 5 bar (6.5 ATA). Standard features include built-in fully automatic fire extinguishers, patient audio / video monitoring, air conditioning, computer / manual exposure control,% saturation O2%, chamber atmosphere O2% aspiration. A storage chamber tunnel is part of the chamber. The chamber is filled with air (pressurized) (not 100% oxygen as in 1-chamber chambers). 100% of medical oxygen is inhaled by patients through closed masks.

In Case of Suspected Cases of Decompression Sickness or Illness

SEE COMMON SYMPTOMS BELOW – Contact a Doctor immediately. Report the incident to the Divers Alert Network for additional advice and assistance especially if you have DAN Diving Insurance.

Curacao Ambulance Service

To contact the ambulance service, you can call 912 free of charge.

In the event of a life-threatening situation, we request that you contact 910 immediately.

FAQ - What are the specifications of the Decompression Chamber in Curacao?

  • Capacity for 12 people
  • Max. Operating pressure 5 bar
  • Filling with atmospheric air
  • Patient Audio / Video Surveillance
  • automatic exposure control
  • Measurement of the percentage of oxygen saturation and the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere of the chamber
  • Inhalation of medical oxygen through closed masks
  • audio and video system for the patient
  • integrated fire extinguisher

FAQ - What can you expect using the Decompression Chamber in Curacao?

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy typically doesn’t require hospitalization. If you’re already hospitalized and require hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you’ll remain in the hospital for therapy.

The Hyperbaric or Decompression chamber at CMC is designed to accommodate 10 people. You are seated in the hyperbaric chamber as if you are seated in an airplane, but on comfortable seats with plenty of leg room and, with the ability to watch a movie or listen to music. Patients can also go laying down on a bed, depending on their condition.

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the air pressure in the room is about two to three times normal air pressure. The increased air pressure will create a temporary feeling of fullness in your ears — similar to what you might feel in an airplane or at a high elevation. You can relieve that feeling by yawning or swallowing. For most conditions, therapy lasts approximately two – three hours. Members of the hyperbaric chamber care team will monitor you and the therapy unit throughout your treatment.

After hyperbaric oxygen therapy

You may feel somewhat tired or hungry following your treatment. This doesn’t limit normal activities.

Results

To benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you’ll likely need more than one session. The number of sessions depends on your medical condition. Some conditions, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, might be treated in three visits. Others, such as non-healing wounds, may require 20 to 40 treatments.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy alone can often effectively treat decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism and severe carbon monoxide poisoning.

To effectively treat other conditions, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and administered with other therapies and drugs that fit your individual needs.

FAQ - What is Decompression Illness?

Decompression illness, or DCI, is associated with a reduction in the ambient pressure surrounding the body. DCI encompasses two diseases, decompression sickness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE). DCS results from bubbles in body tissues causing local damage. AGE occurs when bubbles enter arterial circulation, traveling through the arteries and potentially causing tissue damage by blocking blood flow at the small vessel level.

FAQ - What's the difference between decompression sickness and decompression illness?

Decompression illness, or DCI, is associated with a reduction in the ambient pressure surrounding the body. DCI encompasses two diseases, decompression sickness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE). DCS results from bubbles in body tissues causing local damage.

FAQ - What are the SIGNS and SYMPTOMS?

DCS

  • Unusual fatigue
  • Skin itch
  • Pain in joints or arm, leg or torso muscles
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Numbness, tingling and/or paralysis
  • Shortness of breath
  • A blotchy rash
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Confusion, personality changes or bizarre behavior
  • Amnesia
  • Tremors
  • Staggering
  • Coughing up bloody, frothy sputum
  • Unconsciousness or collapse

Note: Signs and symptoms usually appear within 15 minutes or up to 12 hours after surfacing. In severe cases, symptoms may appear before surfacing or immediately afterward. Delayed onset of symptoms is rare but can happen, especially if air travel follows diving. In many cases, these symptoms are ascribed to another cause such as overexertion, heavy lifting or even a tight wetsuit. Sometimes these symptoms remain mild and resolve by themselves, but they may increase in severity until it is obvious that something is wrong and help is needed.

What causes arterial gas embolism?

Surfacing too quickly or holding your breath while you swim to the surface can cause the air in your lungs to expand. This may rupture lung tissue (pulmonary barotrauma), which can lead to gas bubbles being released into the arterial circulation (arterial gas embolism).

  • Dizziness
  • Visual blurring
  • Areas of decreased sensation
  • Chest pain
  • Disorientation
  • Bloody froth from mouth or nose
  • Paralysis or weakness
  • Convulsions
  • Unconsciousness
  • Cessation of breathing
  • Death

Emergency Contact for Divers Alert Network (DAN) Europe

DAN Europe assures its members medical assistance in case of diving emergency, 24/7 and anywhere in the world.

They operate through an international network of alarm centres (DAN Emergency Hotline) and a group of experts in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

All emergency contact details are found here, on your membership card, and on the DAN Europe App.

Emergency Contact for Divers Alert Network (DAN) Americas

DAN’s medical services are available to divers, dive professionals and health care providers. They offer continuing medical education, an emergency hotline, medical information, physician consultations, educational programs and a worldwide referral network of doctors who treat and evaluate divers.

The DAN Emergency Hotline is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide information, coordinate care and facilitate evacuations.

CONTACT DAN Americas

5 Important Facts about DAN Dive Insurance Plans

24/7 Multilingual Diving Emergency Hotline

It’s a hotline fully dedicated to divers, managed by DAN’s medical network, handling over 5,500 emergency calls per year and offering timely assistance in case the unexpected happens.

Limitless Payment of Emergency Medical Transportation

Sending out a helicopter or speedboat to assist a diver in the middle of nowhere can bear considerable costs. DAN’s reliable service providers make the process quicker and more effective.

Payment of Emergency Medical Treatment, Hyperbaric Therapy and Hospitalisation

Treatment of dive injuries can be very expensive, especially abroad and when specialised care and hyperbaric therapy are required. Reliable insurance coverage is essential.

Travel Accident Insurance

Divers are travellers, which is why we offer specific insurance covers for costs deriving from non-diving emergencies abroad, so that our members can enjoy holidays with peace of mind.

Professional Third-Party Liability Insurance

Diving professionals are offered a 4.000.000€ cover for third-party liability. This specific insurance is made for professionals in need of comprehensive protection against another party’s claims, including legal defence.

DAN Diving Insurance

DAN Europe - Divers Alert Network Partner | Dive Travel Curacao
Dive Travel Curaçao is a proud partner of DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network Europe), offering you the first-ever insurance designed specifically for divers.

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