Partners of Dive Curaçao
Thank you to all of our partners for their continuous collaboration for sustainable tourism, ocean conservation and for assisting Dive Curaçao in creating an unprecedented union among an international community of Curaçao tourism stakeholders for the benefit of the tourism industry here in Curaçao. Simply, we could not do this without your support!
Curacao Dive Industry and Sustainable Tourism Partners
Dive Curacao partners with the best Curaçao Dive Operators and the best dive accommodations, to offer the best value for an amazing Curacao dive travel vacation.
Curacao Travel Partners
Dive Travel Curaçao – investing in the future of Tourism in Curaçao
At the heart of Dive Travel Curacao is an unwavering commitment to provide exceptional value, high quality and personalized service to ensure that you can have the opportunity for the best Curaçao experience, above and below the waterline. To further underline this commitment and because our coral reefs are a vital component of the island’s tourism product, 1% of Dive Travel Curaçao’s net annual proceeds are donated to Coral Restoration Curaçao so they can re-invest it in restoring corals for the future of Curaçao.
Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
Viator, a TripAdvisor company, makes it easy to find and book something you’ll love to do. With access to the world’s largest selection of high-quality experiences, there’s always something new to discover, both near and far from home. From must-do moments to who-knew discoveries, see the familiar in a new way, or the unknown for the first time!
Dive in with Viator and start exploring all the things to do in Curaçao today!
Curaçao Tourist Board
There are so many things that make the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao special. Whether it is the year round consistently warm climate, the seemingly endless activities or the friendly locals – there is really only one way to find out why you should visit Curaçao. You really just need to feel it for yourself!
Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association
CHATA’s Mission is: “To deliver a visible, leading and effective (marketing) contribution towards a vibrant and sustainable Curaçao tourism/hospitality product.”
The Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA) represents, protects, promotes, informs and educates its members to enable them to achieve their business objectives.
Dive Curaçao is a proud to be a member of CHATA. Together with our community, we are partners strengthening the tourism product of Curaçao.
Curacao Dive Industry Partners
Collaborating to provide exceptional quality, high value and excellent service for every dive vacation experience.
With on-site facilities at both LionsDive Beach Resort and Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino – Ocean Encounters is committed to delivering the highest-quality dive experience. The facility is the biggest on island, catering to the highest number of repeat guests. Divers return to Curaçao and Ocean Encounters for a handful of reasons, starting with the lineup of famous sites, such as Mushroom Forest, Blue Room, Klein Curaçao and Eastpoint, where visitors can’t help but be wowed by the health of the reefs and the density of the fish schools flowing overtop.
GO WEST Diving
GO WEST Diving is a full service dive operation, located at one of Curacao’s best shore dive side, Alice In Wonderland, right on the idyllic sandy beach of Playa Kalki in Westpunt.
All West Apartments & Diving is also located in the picturesque fishing village Westpunt, Curaçao. Overall, Westpunt is known for excellent scuba diving, and is home to several excellent shore and boat dive sites including a submerged airplane wreck, Watamula, the world famous Mushroom Forest and of course, the beautiful reef of All West Apartments or GO WEST Diving!
The Dive Bus
The Dive Bus Curacao, with a unique and simple concept of “Seriously fun shore-diving adventures” they have focused on quality, fun shore diving, in small, friendly relaxed groups, with a strong focus on taking care of Curacao’s reefs.
That first, beautiful, unloved Curacao reef of Pierbaai at Marie Pampoen became The Dive Bus house reef, which is now taken care of due to monthly, if not daily clean up dives. By working with the local fishing community for sustainable management of the marine environment, these values have become the heart of The Dive Bus Eco Policy, a cornerstone of their operation, mandating respecting, protection and giving back to the local community.
Hotel and Resorts Partners in Curacao
Accommodation is a prominent part of the travel experience, which is why Dive Travel Curacao has partnered with the BEST Curaçao Dive Resorts, Hotels and Apartments for individual divers, groups, families and your friends.
LionsDive Beach Resort Curacao
A natural place to consider for your next ideal vacation to Curaçao should be LionsDive Beach Resort Curaçao. Indulge yourself in its warm, casual atmosphere that is set amidst a stunning tropical location because it is the perfect resort for everyone especially if you are a beach-lover, a snorkeler, or an avid scuba diver.
Avila Beach Hotel
The Avila Beach Hotel is a centrally located luxury beachfront resort in Willemstad on Curacao with an authentic soul, two private Beaches and Cultural & Culinary events.
It is the oldest operational hotel in Curacao and has received many awards from notorious international travel platforms such as TripAdvisor, Fodor’s Travel and New York Times.
Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa and Casino
Memories created at Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino last a lifetime. Grab some snorkel gear and step right from our beach into the crystal-clear Caribbean waters that a host of marine life call home. Show off your skills on a stand-up paddleboard or catch a boat right from our pier for an unforgettable dive adventure. Try your luck at the casino or sip on cocktail at the pool bar. Shopping and sightseeing more your speed? Take a shuttle into downtown Willemstad for the opportunity to sightsee! No matter how you fill your day, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible, all-inclusive vacation in Curacao.
All West Apartments and Diving
Since 1996, All West Apartments & Diving has been located in the small fishing village of “Westpunt”. They are known for a nice atmosphere and the individual care of their guests.
Westpunt is known for excellent scuba diving, and is home to several excellent shore and boat dive sites including a submerged airplane wreck, Watamula, the world famous Mushroom Forest and of course, the beautiful reef of All West Apartments or GO WEST Diving!
All West Apartments and Diving offers you incredible sea views from their fully equipped Apartments, Junior Apartments and Studios with semi-private terraces or balconies to enjoy the spectacular sunsets that Westpunt has become known for.
Conservation Partners in Curaçao
Collaborating to protect what we love!
Coral Restoration Curacao
Coral Restoration Curaçao is a non-profit organization dedicated to to enhancing populations of threatened coral species across Curaçao and educating the public on the importance of the oceans.
Coral Restoration Curaçao’s (CRC) vision is of a future where the shallow water reef systems of Curaçao are no longer threatened and ocean stewardship and protecting our coral reefs is at the heart of Curaçao’s culture.
To this day, the war against Lionfish rages on and continues to challenge hunters who give up their free time to help prevent more damage to the reefs and in turn, the local economy. 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 teach you how to carefully remove the spines and prepare it, making it the perfect meal for any fish lover.
Project AWARE in Curacao
Local divers unite to protect Curacao’s reefs and are leading the charge in the fight against plastic pollution. Early in 2017, the Curaçao Diving Industry in collaboration with the Project AWARE Foundation committed to the Adopt a Dive Site™ initiative. Four members initially adopted their house reefs, pledging to conduct monthly Dive Against Debris beach and dive site clean ups. Today, with Dive Against Debris™ events spanning from Caracasbaai to Westpunt, this program has grown to more than twelve local diving operations who are investing in the future of sustainable tourism in Curacao.
Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) is a non-profit foundation on the island of Curaçao, established in 1955. The organization started as a marine research institute, but during the years, focused more and more on nature management and environmental education.
Now the organization exists of 4 departments; CARMABI Marine Research Station, CARMABI Park Management, CARMABI Education Center, and the CARMABI Terrestrial Consultancy.
Curaçao, in the southern Caribbean, has been a center of SECORE’s research and capacity-building activities for many years. In close collaboration with the CARMABI Marine Research Station, much of our cumulative knowledge on how and when to collect coral spawn and how to culture the larvae of different species successfully has been built in Curaçao.
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Reef Support Internet Based Payment System is here to help you streamline your sales procedures, help the marine recreation providers to save time, to increase safety of your marine park rangers, to reduce financial risks and to manage the most easy accessible database of your marine park users. Not to mention entering the XXI century in technology use.
Caribbean Organic Beauty
Caribbean Organic Beauty strives to provide our Caribbean island communities with sustainable lifestyle products. Our product lineup includes non toxic sun care, body care, beauty & sustainable alternatives for single use plastic products at fair prices.
Caribbean Organic Beauty is committed to be of value to its community by supporting environmental as well as sustainable & inclusive social projects and/or efforts. They also collaborate with & actively support local businesses whenever the opportunity arises.
3 Things to Know About Stream2Sea
Stream2Sea are the Pioneers of Truly Reef-safe Sunscreen and Skin Care – the FIRST and the ONLY reef friendly mineral sunscreen that walk the talk and ensure that all our sunscreen and skincare are tested and proven to be safe to fishes and coral larvae.
Stream2Sea creates products that are safe for you and your family – their natural, hypoallergenic skin care contain no harmful chemicals like benzophenones, oxybenzone, avobenzone, parabens, DEAs/ MEAs/ TEAs, SLS or SLES and preservatives.
Stream2Sea supports ocean conservation – creating biodegradable skin care, reducing our plastic waste, and partnering and contributing to 1% for the Planet, the Coral Restoration Foundation, Reef Check, NAUI’s Green Diver Initiative and many other eco-conscious non-profits is our way of giving back.
Photography and Videography Partners
Collaborating to deliver high quality media productions from Curaçao
The word EPIC is simply defined here in Curaçao as the moment when you find yourself in an uncontrolled state of wonderment. Then after taking a deep breath, you pause for a moment to question if what you are seeing is actually real. That is what it is to Dive Curaçao!! Thanks to these talented individuals and partners, all videography and photography on Dive Curaçao is 100% REAL and from Curaçao!
Nature Pics Films
There is strength in tranquility and there they find the best conditions for producing new and creative ideas. Yvonne and Tilo Kühnast love the calmness of the underwater world – it is the perfect contrast to the hectic atmosphere above the surface. That’s why they started in 2011 with taking the best moments of such tranquil and peaceful locations in video and photo footage, in the ocean and in the mountains as well. That is the reason why they can offer a wide range of footage full of nature, animals, wildlife and aerials, from the European Alps, over Scandinavia and Iceland, the Red Sea until the Caribbean.
Turtle and Ray Productions HD
Passionate divers, photographers, videographers and editors – that is Turtle and Ray Productions HD. Founded by Letícia & Arne in 2009; they started with one camera in a single dive shop. Now 7 years later Turtle and Ray Productions HD has become one of the largest companies producing underwater photography and videography in Curaçao. They have partnered with the best dive shops plus have ongoing commercial productions for the Curaçao Tourist Board, local companies, TV stations and dive trade magazines around the globe to showcase Curaçao’s amazing underwater world.
Photographer Rutger Geerling, also known as Rudgr.com , has a huge portfolio and captures EDM festivals and club parties around the world. He is seen as a father figure to EDM photography. What started when shooting for fun during a boring master’s degree turned into scuba diving with sharks, that snowboarders missed him by a hair (or not), standing among 30,000 people partying and climbing active volcanoes while enjoying beautiful views … So it started as a hobby, but it became more important for him to do what he loved than what he learned for.
Rutger is best known for his work in the dance music industry, where he was the lead photographer for festivals such as Tomorrowland and the Ultra Music Festival. He partners with DJs with big names such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, DVLM and Afrojack. Outside the dance industry he has (had) many clients such as National Geographic, Heineken, Bacardi-Martini, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Unilever and Getty Images. In 2015 his book about twenty years of dance music photography received a Dutch Pop Media Award and he is one of Canon’s influencers.
Stan Bysshe – Photographic Journeys
Retirement has allowed Stan Bysshe to dedicate more time to his photography. His first love has always been the study of coral reef ecology and this has lead to over three decades of diving and underwater photography. The digital age has relinquished boxes of slides to storage closets as scanned images just don’t seen to compare to newer techniques.
Reef Patrol loves making underwater films and animations. They also love taking care of the reefs and oceans of our world. Though they are not researchers, scientists or biologists, they feel an obligation to contribute to this community, to our oceans, and to nature. They want to help preserve the wonderful underwater world of our planet. So their way of contributing, is to spread its beauty through filming, animations, photography and work together with (non-profit) organizations around the globe.
Gail Johnson Photography
The Beautiful Island of Curacao
“Curacao – a small Caribbean island jam packed full of History, Nature, Architecture, wildlife and the most amazing friendly people”
by Gail Johnson Photography
LF Puntel Photography
Sheila Ott Photography
“This has been a slow process of discovering what is really important to me in my life. The sea, the animals and spirituality. As an avid diver for over 25 years and an underwater photographer just recently I know this is where I want to be. Behind the camera, interpreting and sharing the richness and beauty of 70% of this planet most people will never see. Join me on my journey…”
Local and International Media Partners
Thank you to our Local and International Media Partners for their unwavering support for Dive Curaçao and for continually assisting us in creating the buzz our Dutch Caribbean island deserves!
News Media Partners
Collaborating to deliver you the latest Dive News from Curaçao
It’s Official…Dive News Curacao is now Google News Approved!! Check it out today!
Stay up to date with Dive News Curaçao, the #1 source for the latest Scuba Diving Travel information, news, blogs and events on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.
Google News is a news aggregator service developed by Google. It presents a continuous flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available as an app on Android, iOS, and the Web.
The Curaçao Chronicle brings Curaçao to the world and the world to Curacao. In a way Curacao has been isolated from the rest of the world because of the language. Papiamento is a mix of different languages but still not understandable to the rest of the world. It was really necessary to bring Curacao news in English so local residents, visitors, tourists and investors could know what is actually happening on the island.
Dive News Wire
Dive News Wire is the only weekly press release distribution system servicing the recreational scuba diving and related industries. Dive News Wire’s primary mission is to efficiently deliver TRADE-oriented news to subscribers working in the business on a daily basis.
For nearly 25 years, Dive News Wire founder Scott D. Jones has worked in the scuba diving industry in a marketing communication and public relations capacity. Industry members have always needed an efficient way to communicate with one another. Dive News Wire is the solution to the industry’s TRADE NEWS distribution dilemma.
Scubaverse – The Worlds Best Online Dive Companion
The Scubaverse team is made up of a group of divers who collectively have over 50 years worth of experience in dive media, and are totally committed to bringing you the very best and latest news, reviews, articles, blogs, photos and video from every corner of the diving world.
Toronto Caribbean – Canada’s Leading Caribbean Newspaper
The Toronto Caribbean Newspaper has staked its future on being the reading destination for the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada and around the world. Our main goals are to: Build our diverse community, Empower the members of the community, Strengthen the community by showing support, and finally Thriving together as a strong, well oiled unit. We are not here to compete with anyone; we know that the more sound business strategy for the Toronto Caribbean Newspaper is to provide journalism so strong, that several million Caribbean readers around the world feel connected through one source.
Digital Publishing Partners
Collaborating to create “BUZZ” for Curaçao
DIVE Magazine produces a beautiful, top quality print magazine quarterly and a monthly digital additional available on both iOS and Android. They also have a dynamic and exciting website which has been optimized for use on mobile phones. The send out regular e-newsletters to an continually growing list of readers. You can also enjoy this great content from DIVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The print edition is their flagship and it publishes the very best underwater images and stunning, well-researched articles. This is a must for anyone who loves our oceans and diving. Subscribe today!
DIVEIN.com – A passionate adventure into diving
DIVEIN.com was started in 2009 by two brothers with a huge passion for scuba diving and ocean protection.
Today we are one of the highest rated travel websites in the scuba industry!
More than 18 experts and Instructors contribute to our guides!
And more than 150’000 people visit our site every month.
Join us here at DIVEIN.com and help us make diving even bigger.
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Scuba Diving Magazine
Scuba Diving is your one-stop resource for information on how to scuba dive, scuba gear, dive travel, dive photos, videos, training, and more.
“Divers could easily check off many boxes on their wish lists with a single trip to Curaçao. Calm conditions? Check. Good visibility? Check. Healthy reefs? Check. Macro life? Check. Unlimited shore diving? Well, let’s just put it this way: the entire island is a shore diver’s dream.”
California Diver Magazine launched in 2010 as a print publication and was distributed to thousands of divers nationwide through many retailers such as Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks, Borders, Indigo, and many others. Through providing exclusive content provided by our base of accomplished editors in the fields of dive training, underwater photography and video, wreck diving, environment, technical diving, and equipment, California Diver built a solid reputation for quality in both content and design and became a favorite among divers in California and beyond.
TRAVANDER – Let’s Travel and Wander
Hi avontuurlijke reizigers! Wij zijn Lois en Naomi, de gezichten achter reisblog Travander.
Travander is in 2016 ontstaan uit een liefde voor fotografie, schrijven en het ontdekken van onbereisde plekjes. Dagelijks delen wij op Travander de best bewaarde geheimen en onontdekte schatten in binnen- en buitenland. Vanuit onze missie ‘Let’s Travel and Wander‘ reizen wij heel de wereld over. En zoals onze slogan al doet vermoeden: wij gaan graag van de gebaande paden!
Digital Media Partners
Collaborating to create the #1 digital platform for diving in Curaçao
Guest Connexxion – our partner delivering you superior communications
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The combination of industry leading features with highly evolved customer support makes this platform hard to beat. The fact is, Guest Connexxion provides all the tools needed for you to deliver superior service to your guests. But don’t take my word for it, schedule a FREE DEMO today.
Bookinglayer is on a mission to simplify. Like Dive Curaçao and Dive Travel Curaçao, they want their product to be simple to use, so our customers work is simple to do. Simplicity is reflected in their engineering and design. Why complicate things? Simple is better.
Or team at Dive Curaçao appreciates Bookinglayer’s commitment to continuing the development of the booking platform based on the needs of our clients. Their paramount goal is to help our customers spend less time behind the computer and more time doing what they love – and that is of course, diving in Curaçao! Thank you Bookinglayer!
Booking Success strongly believes that every hotel is unique and not every guest is right for your hotel. Having the right guests at your hotel means they enjoy better experiences, spend more money, leave better reviews, tell their friends and keep coming.
Booking Success empowers hotels to attract the right guests via direct booking channels so that they are in control of their bookings, achieve greater occupancy rates and pay fewer commissions. This allows hotels to be more profitable, which in turn helps them provide more meaningful experiences to their guests.
Fortress Interactive is a (digital) Communication & Marketing Agency with a global mindset.
They are a group of creative minds with Curaçao as our playground. They are inspired by the ‘why’ of things and driven by data. Their success formula is a combination of startup mentality, growth hacking strategies, creativity and our wide variety of skills. They are also very passionate and excited about integrating (new) technology in order to achieve greater results for their partners and clients. Bottom Line: They put their hearts and souls into every project, no matter the size.
Shore Lines – Website Design and Development
With a consumer-centric attitude, Shore Lines creates and develop web experiences.
Shore Lines is supported by more then 10 years of experience, a profound knowledge of conversion optimization and a passion for creativity.
If you are ready to take your WordPress site to the next level, contact Shore Lines today!