Ocean Encounters at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is one of the Ocean Encounter locations around the island, and it is Curacao Tourist Board approved. One of the dive centers 5 boats will lead you on an unforgettable experience to world famous dive sites.
Ocean Encounters at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort offers equipment rental, several dive courses, and special snorkel and dive trips to some of the best dive sites in the area, including dolphin boat dives. Lunch is included with the special trips. They also offer daily one and two tank departures, a classroom, a roof terrace, locker rooms, a freshwater shower and rinse tank, the ability to dock in front of the dive center, dive and snorkel rental equipment, kayak rentals and tours and paddle board rentals.
Tank rental is available for $12, while a Nitrox tank rental is available for $15. A BCD, a regulator, wet suit and dive light are all available for $15 each. A full dive set is available for $45.
Because of heavy boat traffic and safety concerns for divers, shore diving is not available or premitted at the Santa Barbara facility.
For more information about diving in the Caribbean, including useful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our extensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.
Located on the island of Curacao, 6.7 miles east-southeast of Otrabanda, Ocean Encounters Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort welcomes residents and travelers who'd like to go diving during their vacation on this part of the island. In case you're wondering, Willemstad is to the west-northwest.
Phone: (999) 461-8131
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