Recommendation for hotel in Curacao
Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:32 PM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:44 AM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:35 AM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:39 PM
Some friends are going back this year but are going to try Sunset Waters. We stopped by there and it looked nice but I've never stayed there.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:44 PM
Don't miss going to Willemstad to see all the brightly colored houses and the walking bridge. Very cool.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:14 AM
Can anyone recommend a good hotel in Curacao? One of the divers is relatively new and would like the comfort of a quality dive operation on site.
we just got back from Sunset Beach Resort in Curacao. While the hotel and dive shop were not bad, they were neither spectacular (FYI-The two are not affiliated with each other) I would describe the experience as comfortable and low key, nothing fancy. There was a 12 year old and her mother, who was being certified at the time, and they seemed to have had a good experience overall (besides the fact that her instructor could not make it to her check out dive since he had a hangover from the night before). The crew was friendly, nice clean boat, our equipment stayed safe and most sites were only a few minutes away.My only complaint is how they executed the dive and this can be argued no matter where one goes. Once at the dive site the dive plan always seemed hurried along something to the effect of - 'we drop in swim 20 minutes turn around and go up' personally i want to know what we'll see- what the hand symbols are ect... Maybe this was rushed because it was always the same group of divers. Depending on who led the dive it seemed like we were rushed, they never stopped -either to look for different creatures or at who was lagging behind. but more than that in my opinion the dive masters (some were in the process of being certified, but led the group anyway) should always be the last ones on board and not leave a diver alone- which happened often. Talking to one of the DMs in training he felt that he shoudln't be relied on as a tour guide yet i ask, if that were the case then why does anyone need a dive leader- if we've all been certified and thus responsible for ourselves?
So i hope this helps a bit. I would use them again and have had worse experiences. The dive operation was not aweful only i think we just have differences in ethics of scuba diving
please let me know if you have any questions and hope you have a great time, we did!
Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:33 PM
Nikon D2X. Subal ND2. 2 Inon Z220S
Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:15 PM
Easy diving too. 24 x 7
My only complaint is all the smoking that the staff does (in the dive shop too).
The dive briefing schedule/requirement basically blows the AM on day 1 though.
Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:40 PM