Dive City at Dive Center Pietermaai

At Dive City, scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts are welcome at the Dive Center Pietermaai where they can rent gear, book guided shore diving trips, and schedule diving courses.

Diving in at this shore diving location can be a challenge at times but it is worth it! At only 20 meters (65 ft) distance from the edge of coral beach is where their wonderful house reef begins. It is complete with small walls, big sponges and lots of fish. Dolphins are known to pass by on a regular basis, but to see them requires excellent timing!

Located in the historic Pietermaai District of Curaçao next to Scuba Lodge and Ocean Suites, Dive City has a small beach where you can enjoy lounging in comfortable beach chairs, go for a refreshing swim, enjoy your favorite drinks. Additionally their wonderful and varied menu includes freshly made pizzas cooked in an amazing custom built brick oven.

And… don’t forget, Every Thursday you are invited to dive into “2 hours of Happiness” where you can join the staff of Dive Center Pietermaai, local divers and beach lovers alike for a two-hour long social starting at 5:00 PM.

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About Dive Center Pietermaai at Dive City

The Dive Center Pietermaai is a PADI 5-Star IDC Resort in the Pietermaai District in Curaçao!

PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centers are dive centers that meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, plus offer PADI instructor-level training. Five Star IDCs have at least one PADI Course Director on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals.

Their award-winning team of professional dive instructors are well seasoned and they know the underwater world in Curaçao like the back of their hands. So dive in to learn more about the Dive Center Pietermaai, located next to the Scuba Lodge, to start discovering the possibilities!

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Shore
  • Snorkel Site: No
  • Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
  • Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)

Special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult a recommended Curaçao Dive Operator for additional details & recommendations.

Location of Dive City


The allure of the Pietermaai District draws business men, artists, students and travelers alike. Fondly referred to as the “SoHo” of Curaçao, its stunning architecture is likely to catch one’s eye. Boutique hotels, small shops, cozy little cafés and top-rated restaurants snuggled together, makes the neighborhood highly walkable and perfect for exploring at your leisure. It’s a neighborhood full of mystery, magic and fun.

Many of the run-down buildings in the Pietermaai District have been totally restored over the last decade to include:

  • Mundo Bizarro is a not just a fabulous restaurant with Cuban decor but it is also an eclectic bar with daily happy hours from 5:30 to 6:30pm with live music every Saturday.
  • Other restaurants in the Pietermaai District the oceanfront restaurant of Bijblauw, and the gourmet favorite of KOME.

For more information on the Top 10 Restaurants in Pietermaai, click here.

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