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Diving in Curaçao

Curaçao, a paradise on earth with beautiful beaches, nature and architecture. There are a lot of different people who visit this little island. Maybe you like to lay in the sun and enjoy the beaches, or you wish to book tours and explore nature.

But there are also a lot of people who want to discover another world: the ocean.

Whether you like to snorkel or dive, Curaçao has a lot of unique places that are worth a visit!

Diving in Curacao
Diving in Curacao

At Ocean Encounters, located between the Sea Aquarium and LionsDive Beach Resort, you can book a lot of different dive and snorkel trips.

These are our top 5 favorite diving trips:

1 Klein Curaçao 
A special trip to an uninhabited island. On the way there you stop at one of the most beautiful places to dive and snorkel: the beautiful reef of Oostpunt.
2 Dive with dolphins 
This unique experience takes place in a protected natural lagoon; you don’t even need a diving certification! It’s also possible to dive with the dolphins on open water.
3.The Mushroom Forest 
This is a great dive spot with coral formations that look like mushrooms! It’s very magical and a great diving spot.
4 Animal Encounters
Snorkel or dive with rays, sharks and turtles! During this tour in the lagoon of the Sea Aquarium Park, you can feed them all.
5 The Tugboat
A sunken shipwreck that is covered with coral and sponges. Many fish species swim around it, and you can even feed them by bringing some bread crumbs. But do it carefully, before you know it you’re surrounded by fish! The area around the Tugboat is a great spot to snorkel as well.

This is a small selection of the snorkel and dive tours on the island. If you like diving or snorkeling, then there’s plenty to see and do. If you love snorkeling, and you’re ready for the next step, then you can get your diving certification at Ocean Encounters! As a guest of LionsDive Beach Resort, you can get a free introductory lesson to experience diving.

A few last tips:
- Dive with turtles: if you would like to snorkel or dive with Turtles, then Playa Grandi is the place for you.
-House reef: A great underwater experience is right in front of our hotel, the ‘house reef'. There are many great corals and fish here.

The choice is yours!

Diving in Curacao