Unique in the world of diving, in Willemstad, certified divers are legally allowed to rent equipment and go out on dives on their own without the help of a local guide. There are a number of great shore dive locations near this town, with healthy reef just waiting to be explored.
There are 11 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 9 interesting dive sites to choose from.
The dive shops worth considering are provided directly below.
|Caribbean Sea Sports||(599-9) 462-2620||Piscadera, 2.7 mi. West of Central Willemstad|
|Caribbean Sea Sports Hilton||(+599-9) 462-2630||2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Willemstad|
|Caribbean Sea Sports Marriott||(+599-9) 462-2620||Piscadera, 2.7 mi. West of Central Willemstad|
|Scuba Store and More||(999) 738-6640||Willemstad|
If you want to go diving, you might want to contact Goby Divers. With over 50 dive sites within easy reach, Goby Divers can help you to explore a whole world of underwater sites. Their work is personalized, giving full service to their divers for boat and guided shore dives. They are located in Willemstad.
Another good option is Ocean Encounters at the Sunscape. Explore the beauty of the world underneath the surface of the sea with a team that is not only highly trained by loves diving as well. They offer training, daily dives, and a full service shop of equipment and extras as well. You can call them at (999) 461-8131.
A third option is Ocean Encounters at Lions Dive Hotel. One of four locations on the island, Ocean Encounters is such a popular and well-trusted organization on the island that multiple locations are necessary in order to continue to provide top quality service to each guest. Recognized by National Geographic and Scuba Diving Magazine, this is one location you can trust. They're located in southeastern Willemstad.
Take a moment to look through this table for a list of diving services in the area.
|Animal Encounter Dive Center||(999) 461-6940||2.6 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
|Atlantis Diving||(999) 465-8288||Willemstad|
|Curacao Divers||(999) 527-5670||The vicinity of Willemstad|
|Dive Nas||(999) 517-1057||1.2 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Willemstad|
|Dive Wederfoort||(599-9) 888-4414||Willemstad|
|Goby Divers||(999) 662-2853||0.8 mi. West of Downtown Willemstad|
|Ocean Encounters at Lions Dive Hotel||(999) 461-1831||2.6 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
|Ocean Encounters at the Sunscape||(999) 461-8131||2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
|Scuba Lodge & Suites||(999) 465-2575||Downtown Willemstad|
|The Dive Bus||(999) 693-8305||2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
|Twin Divers||(999) 679-2193||2.0 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
Check out the table just below to see some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.
|Excellent||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||91.5||12.08835||-68.90305|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||40.0||12.0881166667||-68.9016833333|
|Very Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||114.8||12.10465||-68.9451333333|
For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.
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