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Ocean Encounters Curacao
Padi 5*IDC Dive Center

Ocean Encounters personalized service takes our guest to a great number of dive-sites. At Ocean Encounters, our guests are our first priority. We have dives schedules every day. Choosing the dive site of the day is based on weather conditions, customer requests, and divers skills. Ocean Encounters offers dives from walls and coral gardens to sloping reefs and wrecks. Experience the dive sites that make Curacao a top destination in the Caribbean. Such sites include our house reef at the Seaquarium, East Point, Lost Anchor, Barracuda point, Beacon Point, the wreck of the Superior Producer, Tugboat and many more.

Ocean Encounters dive boats are build for divers. Each boat is certified and adheres to all safety standards of the Coast Guard. They are equipped with features such as VHF radio, Oxygen kits, First Aid kits, and life vests. All of the diving and boat crew at Ocean Encounters are Medic First Aid and DAN Oxygen certified. For your convenience camera rinse buckets are also available.

For the non-diver, we offer snorkeling from the dive boat at the dive site. Most of the dive sites make for great snorkeling at the outer reefs, walls, and drop-offs. Snorkelers can taste the excitement of diving from the surface by experiencing colorful corals, and a abundance of reef-fish.

Ocean Encounters commitment to personalized service is the keystone to our success. Hand-picking guides for their knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to excellent service. Ocean Encounters has build a first class team made up of PADI Instructors, PADI Divemasters, and outstanding Boat-captains. Ocean Encounters can meet all diving enthusiasts' needs from the inexperienced to the most advanced.

Additionally, Ocean Encounters offers all the PADI programs and courses you'll ever want. For children, we are providing SASY (Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth) at the age of 5, Bubble Maker starting at an age of 8 years old, to programs in becoming a PADI Instructor and much more. We have a knowledgeable and professional trained staff, ready to support you.

As a guest of the Lions Dive & Beach Resort you will receive an I.D. card upon check in. This card gives you free entrance to the Lions Dive Beach in front of the hotel and to Curaçao's largest white sand beach named "Seaquarium Beach ", located next to the hotel. The beach is open from 8.00 AM till 6.00 PM. On the Lions Dive Beach, beach chairs for guests are free and on Seaquarium Beach they are available for a small consideration.

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