About Diving in Curacao with Ocean Encounters
With four custom dive boats, Ocean Encounters is ready to make your perfect dive vacation a reality especially because they have quick access to some of the Caribbean’s most pristine and dramatic reefs!
All this, and it’s set on the island of Curaçao—still a well-kept secret. This Dutch island sits right next door to Bonaire, and delivers the same underwater experience—mountains of brain, stony and elkhorn corals home to seahorses, frogfish and turtles galore—along with a vibrant downtown.
The main city of Willemstad is like Amsterdam with palm trees, dishing up nightlife, upscale dining, shopping and a mix of Spanish and Portuguese architecture honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The list of activities available on Curaçao is long, and includes mountain biking, golf, casinos and spas, as well as enjoying white-sand beaches. It’s an ideal destination for divers traveling with non-divers, or for divers wanting to add in more to their next getaway.
Accommodations at LionsDive Resort
Our Resort View rooms are located throughout the resort and have a view over our tropical garden, pool or street. These rooms are equipped with one king size bed or two queen size beds and can accommodate up to two adults and two children (up to 18 years old). All Resort View rooms have a shared terrace or balcony.
About the Room
LionsDive Beach Resort offers 51 Resort View rooms. The rooms are equipped with either a king-size bed (180 cm) or two queen-size beds (160 cm). All rooms have a spacious bathroom with a rainshower, a large closet, a desk with chair and a small fridge.
The air conditioning, ceiling fan and blackout curtains ensure you will relax to the fullest. Baby essentials are available upon request at no extra charge. Lastly, the rooms feature a coffee machine, electric kettle and in-room safe.
Restaurants & Bars
Coral Restoration Specialty Course
The PADI Reef Renewal Diver distinctive specialty is a fun way to give your time and effort while taking concrete steps to improve Curaçao’s reefs. Bring the science of reefs to life and do your part to rescue threatened and endangered ecosystems and species.
Ready to use your diving to restore the reefs? Want to learn coral gardening techniques? Is becoming a certified Reef Renewal Curaçao volunteer something that interests you?
Then start planning to Dive for a Purpose today! During the PADI Coral Restoration Specialty – 2 Dive Course! During the course you will:
Dive Package at LionsDive Resort Includes:
- Resort View Rooms (Double Occupancy)
- 5 days of 2 tank morning boat dives
- 6 days unlimited air for shore diving
- Round-trip airport transfers
- All applicable taxes
Dive Package at LionsDive Resort does not Include:
- International flights Denver (DEN) to Curacao (CUR)
- Scuba training
- PADI Coral Restoration Specialty $225
- Rental dive gear
- Nitrox (optional)
- Crew gratuities
Complete Dive Package Pricing for Resort View Rooms – starting at $1350
Prices are per person in USD, based on double occupancy. Ask for non-diver rate, double occupancy, or single occupancy diver rate. For room upgrades – please inquire for the applicable rates.
Deposit: $300 to reserve your space (deposit is non-refundable)
Final Payment: Balance is due on October 15, 2023
Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.
For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance. Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase!
To purchase DAN dive accident insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Join DAN Today!, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.
To purchase travel insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Purchase Travel Insurance?, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.
REEF SAFE SUNSCREEN
Some sunscreen ingredients are not safe for corals; these include oxybenzone. Research indicates that these chemicals can cause DNA damage to corals, promote viruses in corals, and contribute to the bleaching of corals. So that we can help protect our reefs, we encourage our guests to choose and use a sunscreen that is “coral safe”.
To purchase eco-friendly sunscreen products, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the Stream2Sea banner link, use code, “cleanreef” for a 10% discount.
** AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY **
Price is per person and based on double occupancy and items specified. Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received. Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed. Some restrictions may apply.
* Credit card or any payments made through the PayPal invoice will be charged an additional 3.5% (5% international payers). This fee covers the cost of the PayPal fee. Venmo, Zelle, Send Money to Friends and Family, and checks are always welcome.
If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 719-322-6941. This exciting trip will fill up fast.
Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Once the application is complete, please return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.