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Ocean Encounters

With four custom dive boats, Ocean Encounters is a PADI and SSI dive facility with quick access to some of the Caribbean’s most pristine and dramatic reefs. Ocean Encounters makes the perfect dive week vacation a reality. All this, and it’s set on the island of Curaçao—still a well-kept secret.

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Ocean Encounters Diving Curacao is Ready!

Curaçao is consistently a world class dive and vacation destination… But this can be said about so many other world class destinations too, such as our better-known sister Bonaire.  As true as this statement is, it is also true that as a community, “Curacao is clearly distinguishing ourselves from these other world class destinations by focusing on not only the blue factors but also highlighting the topside richness of our island where you can experience the essence of Curacao through the culture, language, music, and history.” says, Jeremiah Peek, General Manager of Ocean Encounters.

Jeremiah went on to say, “The fact is that Curaçao is one of the most unique islands in the Dutch Caribbean, if not the world, that offers everyone who visits something different because it bridges all the gaps, intrigues all the senses and allows you all the freedom to experience it, on your own terms.  I guess that is why we say that all you need is to dive in and feel it for yourself”.

Jump on board with Ocean Encounters for the best diving in Curacao

Ocean Encounters offers 2-tank boat trips every day to Curacao’s best dive sites.

One Day is Not Enough!

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PADI Online Scuba Training with Ocean Encounters

Start your scuba training digitally with Ocean Encounters and PADI – whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. PADI eLearning is the easiest way to fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using your computer or mobile device. Schedule in-water training whenever you’re ready.

Dive in for FREE, Online!

PADI eLearning Online Scuba Diving Courses in Curacao

Start at Home, Finish on Vacation!

Complete the online training and pool training with a local dive shop and complete the open water dives while on holiday.

Benefits: support your local dive shop, don’t waste valuable vacation time studying and practicing skills, spend more of your vacation time diving

Learn on Vacation!

Complete all elements of your scuba course (independent study, pool practice, and open water dives) — while on vacation. Use PADI eLearning to finish your independent study online before or during travel to minimize classroom time.

Benefits: learn to scuba dive abroad, meet other student divers from other parts of the globe

SSI Scuba Schools International and Ocean Encounters – A Perfect Choice for a Dive Certification

Learning to dive is much easier than you think and the best way to experience this amazing new sport is the SSI Try Scuba program. Simply visit the Ocean Encounters SSI Training Center, register for Try Scuba and download the MySSI App on your smart device. The best part, your materials are FREE! The digital materials will help prepare you for this first taste of a great underwater experience.

Dive in for FREE, Online!

SSI Online Scuba Diving Courses in Curacao

Start at Home, Finish on Vacation!

Complete the online training and pool training with a local dive shop and complete the open water dives while on holiday.

Benefits: support your local dive shop, don’t waste valuable vacation time studying and practicing skills, spend more of your vacation time diving

Learn on Vacation!

Complete all elements of your scuba course (independent study, pool practice, and open water dives) — while on vacation. Use the MySSI App to finish your independent study online before or during travel to minimize classroom time.

Benefits: learn to scuba dive abroad, meet other student divers from other parts of the globe

Sleep and Dive Vacation Packages with Ocean Encounters

With on-site facilities at both LionsDive and Sunscape Resort, 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.

Another big reason that divers get hooked on Ocean Encounters is the staff. Every member has been with the company a minimum of five years, and is an expert guide underwater as well as a resource topside for answering questions. Moreover, the staff continually delivers above and beyond what is expected to ensure that every guest has the ultimate dive vacation.

All-inclusive Sleep and Dive Packages at Sunscape Curacao Resort

Welcome Back Special – Limited Time Offer

FREE Antigen Testing for USA Travelers plus FREE Upgrade and $200 in Resort vouchers!

Starting at $1,372.00/pp* – Book by May 25, 2021

Travel Dates:  NOW until December 22, 2021

Includes:

  • 7 Days of Accommodation in a Gardenview Room
  • 5 Days of 2 Tank Boat Diving
  • 6 Days of Unlimited Shore Diving
  • All meals and drinks (including alcoholic)
  • Various entertainment and sporting activities.
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers
  • 1% Donation to support coral restoration in Curaçao
  • FREE Room Upgrade*
  • $200 in Resort Vouchers*

PLUS More…

Dive in with one of the Best Dive Resorts in Curacao!

Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa and Casino

For Your Peace of Mind

  • FREE Antigen Testing for USA Travelers
    • Guests receive one COVID-19 viral antigen test per person to be provided before departure.
    • Minimum 3-night required to qualify for Free Test.
    • Tests will only be offered as part of the promotion while our Clean Complete Verification is in place to adhere to CDC Guidelines. Test results will be received prior to check-out consistent with government requirements.
    • Guests must contact concierge upon arrival to schedule testing.
    • For guests traveling to countries that do not accept the COVID-19 viral antigen test, facilitation of the required PCR test will be provided with additional cost to the guest.

* Rates based on double occupancy (single rates available)

Dive in with Ocean Encounters and Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino

Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino is an all-inclusive vacation resort located on a private beach that leads to the fantastic house reef called Oswaldo’s Drop Off that is continually being restored Elkhorn and Staghorn coral locations and part of the Curacao Underwater Park. Swim, snorkel, or simply enjoy in the crystal clear tropical waters. Relax under the Caribbean sun. You may also visit the Curacao Sea Aquarium a short boat drive away.

As an all-inclusive vacation resort, food, drinks, and most activities are included in the price, which makes Sunscape Curacao an ideal family vacation destination. Children will be entertained while you slip away to try your luck at the Princess Casino located right on the premises.

When you add it all up, Sunscape Curacao Resort is the perfect vacation destination, because it leaves nothing to chance.

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Sleep and Dive Packages at LionsDive Beach Resort

Welcome Back – Dive & Stay Special 2021

Starting at $1,285.00/pp – Book by December 1st, 2021

Includes: 

  • 7 Nights Accommodation (Standard Room – upgrades available)
  • 5 Day Boat Diving Package with no-limit shore diving
  • Breakfast Package at Hemingway Beach Bar and Restaurant
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers
  • 1% Donation to support coral restoration on Curaçao
  • FREE COVID Antigen Test for Return Flight* (*where applicable)
  • Travel Dates: April 1st – December 18th, 2021

LionsDive Beach Resort is a perfect launch point for discovering some of the Caribbean’s best reefs including the house, Stella Maris. This 4-star resort is located on an idyllic, palmtree studded private beach overlooking Curaçao’s clear waters and the fringing reef of our underwater park.

LionsDive Beach Resort is considered one of the best Caribbean resorts to book your complete ‘Sleep & Dive’ package, including accommodations and multi-day dive packages.

The Natural Place to Stay

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Ocean Encounters at LionsDive Beach Resort

Ocean Encounters main offices and marina are located at Lions Dive & Beach Resort. There are 3 bar-restaurants (Hemingway, Chill and Piazza) on the property that will cater to all your wishes. A 50-meter swimming pool is at your disposal for training or you can get fit at The GYM at LionsDive . Accommodation includes standard rooms, 2 bedroom apartments, suites and a penthouse.

Historic Willemstad is only a short drive away, the Dolphin Academy just in front of us and the famous Mambo Beach Boulevard is right next door.

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The Curaçao sun is waiting for you.

There are still destinations where you can enjoy a relaxing sun holiday in the coming months. Fortunately, Curaçao receives you with open arms and at an appropriate distance. The sun on your back, your gaze over the bright blue sea, a cold drink at your fingertips; the worries of the past months are slowly slipping away. Curaçao has restarted tourism in a controlled manner and the number of infections is under control. Because all tourists have to do a COVID-19 PCR test and measures have been taken, COVID-19 is not so intrusive. Of course we want to keep Curaçao safe for you as a visitor, but of course also for our population.

So don’t wait any longer, the Curaçao sun is waiting for you. Experience it for yourself!

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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

Frequently Asked Questions about Curaçao

As travelers, we all have questions about the destination we would like to visit. Understanding this, please contact us here at Dive Curaçao and click the link below for the database of Curaçao FAQ’s, allowing you to get a more complete story about our beautiful Dutch Caribbean island.

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