Posted 07 April 2003 - 02:55 AM
Posted 07 April 2003 - 12:07 PM
Canon EOS 40D in Seatool housing, 100mm macro, Tokina 10-17, INON Z-240s.
Posted 07 April 2003 - 12:12 PM
Posted 18 April 2003 - 07:14 AM
The Sheraton looks nice but not stayed there. While in town, you can dive with Ocean Encounters. Check out there web :http://www.oceanencounters.com
DO make a trip up to Habitat, be staying there in MAy for teh 3rd time. Isolated, but quite that way. BIG difference on weather, wind, wave action from that point to the north for diving. In the south in Willemstad, you'll notice the waves and wind. Take precaustions. Advantages in the south, Superior Producer/tug wrecks. Car pile good for nooks and cranny diving. Would be great if you can get over to Klein Curacao, more pristine and bigger schools of fish!
From Habitat, great house reef again. Nitrox, air, 24hrs. Try a rebreather or two. Dive there for like $20-$25 unlimited for the day, add another $40 for 2 tank dives (check current prices, but I believe still accurate).
Then go to the north, mushroom forest has good variety, calm and fun scapes. Seldom and Lost Anchor have the frog fish and sea horses. The pregnant males are usually at Seldom. Black, Yellow, Red, Orange, you name it.
If you can get waaaayyyy.....up north, really awesome diving and worth the bum bruising ride!
Along town there's some good restaurants along the water! Mexican and Italian my faves there. Take a tour of the brewery. Also, near the desalination plant is a good Thai restaurant for variety.
Renting a car is easy and getting around is no problem. Hope this helps. Have fun!
Posted 18 April 2003 - 07:21 AM
Thanks very much. I'd love to hear an update since I've never been there before (either Curacao or a Breezes). Ted
Will be there for a day visit in May, want feedback?
Posted 18 April 2003 - 07:40 AM
At Breezes, there's 3 restaurants and lots of fun toys like most all-inclusives. The Japanese restaurant isn't bad either for a night of open-air flat grilling in front of you. Lots of Venezualan guests there to practice your Spanish with.
At Breezes, a break wall keeps the beach calm as can be, but you can swim around or climb over (watch slippery rocks) and there's a nice wall out front to snorkel/dive around. Hobie and Sunfish sailboats there for your play fun, but the waterports staff definitety leaves asap once that end of work bell chimes for them. For activites, plan to make the most of it during the hours set aside for them, after that your on your own.
The island is longer than Bonaire though has the same colored stones for shore diving. Though, some areas you want to go from the public beaches and plan on a little bit of a surface swim to the site, as the cliffs make the entries well spread out along the coast.
Will try to get more info when I get a chance.