Ocean Encounters Diving Curaçao
Ocean Encounters is the premier PADI and SSI dive facility in Curaçao located at LionsDive Beach Resort and Sunscape Curacao Beach Resort. With on-site facilities at these best in class dive resorts, Ocean Encounters is committed to delivering you the highest-quality Curaçao dive vacation experience.
Divers return to Curaçao for a handful of reasons, starting with the lineup of world class boat diving sites 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 because the team consists of seasoned diving professionals who are expert underwater guides and an amazing local resources. They continually deliver above and beyond what is expected to ensure that every guest has the ultimate “sleep and dive vacation” in Curacao.
Ocean Encounters offers the Best Boat Diving Experiences
Ocean Encounters offers 2-tank boat trips every day to Curaçao’s best boat diving sites. Their weekly schedule consists of 14 different dive sites so when diving a multi-day package you will see different sites every day.
Save more with Ocean Encounters’ multi-day boat diving packages (including unlimited air for shore diving), single day or multi-day unlimited shore diving packages plus the option of adding enriched air/nitrox is available for any package.
Looking for snorkeling or boat trips? Then join Ocean Encounters for their daily afternoon snorkeling trips to either the famous Curaçao Tugboat or the historic Director’s Bay! These trips are a family favorite and a great way to spend the afternoon.
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Sleep and Dive Packages
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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, “Curaçao 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 Curaçao 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”.
“Whatever your needs are, the Ocean Encounters Dive Shop is your home away from home!”Jeremiah Peek, Managing Director
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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
SSI Scuba Schools International and Ocean Encounters
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.
Ocean Encounters joins Green Fins
As a leading sustainable dive tourism operator in Curaçao, Ocean Encounters became a Green Fins Digital Member to reinforce the absolute need to create change in order to provide future generations with an opportunity for a healthy and sustainable environment, both above and below the waterline.
There are different ways one can lessen the impacts on the environment. Here are some simple steps you can take at home. Be conscious of the waste you produce and minimize it. Use less energy by turning off electronics when you are not using them, use energy efficient appliances and light bulbs. Refuse single use plastic in your day to day life.
At Ocean Encounters, they believe in educating, setting an example and making a change.
It is for this reason, that they have committed to making a strong eco-friendly presence with our green initiatives and have taken these to another level by becoming a Green Fins member.
“At Ocean Encounters, we believe it is our societal responsibility to create eco-policies internally that provide immediate solutions and a lasting effect externally for our business, our employees, our divers, our coral reefs and most importantly for the future of our beautiful Dutch Caribbean Island. This is why we are completely committed to Sustainable Dive Tourism in Curacao.”Pol Bosch, Operations Manager
Help Restore Coral Reefs at Ocean Encounters
Reef Renewal Curaçao (formerly known as Coral Restoration Foundation 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.
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 ecosystems.
Reef Renewal Curaçao is an initiative of Ocean Encounters and supported by our community, sponsors, volunteers and Reef Renewal International. The dedicated coral restoration team also works closely with Reef Renewal Bonaire, SECORE International and the Carmabi Foundation to constantly improve restoration techniques, innovations and share the data collection to benefit the shallow water reef systems of Curaçao and the greater Caribbean region.