If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be at least 10 years. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What we do during a PADI Open Water course
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development (online, independent stud or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Five Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Four Open Water Dives to put your skills to practice and explore Curacao’s wonderful reefs.
Your instructor will guide you trough the whole process and explain all the sequences thoroughly. The PADI Open Water course takes 2,5 days but it helps if you have taken the time to prepare yourself prior to your holidays. A large part of the theory can be done online and it will help a lot to make the information you receive from your instructor more understandable.
We aim to make all four open water dives at different dive site so that you get to experience the full diversity that the reefs on Curacao have to offer. We will pick you up at your accommodation every day and take you a cool dive spot. Theory we’ll so somewhere under and umbrella on the beach or in a restaurant while we enjoy a nice cold drink.
3 Days of fun and intensive training with Five training dives
Transportation between accommodation and dive sites
Your own PADI Open Water manual (Possibility to prepare theory online prior to arrival on Curacao)
Full set of gear including dive computer
Certification fee included
Snacks, water and towel
What you will get with the PADI Open Water Course
PADI Open Water Certificate
Small and personal groups.
You must be at least 10 years
Adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health
In Marie Pampoen you’ll see typical Caribbean life like hard and soft corals, snapper, angelfish, grunts, parrot fish, and eels. Also the coral outplant from Coral Restoration Scubaçao project.
Marie Pampoen, is a small sandy local beach with lots of fishing boats and lots of character. It is one of the best dive and snorkel sites on Curacao. Easy entry, huge variety of corals, sponges and lots of marine life. A huge, beautiful, lively, healthy reef filled with lots of macro and huge variety of corals and marine life. Excellent night dive spot also.
Tugboat is Curacao’s most famous dive and snorkel spot due to its shallow depth. It was wrecked just off the shore of Caracasbaai and sits in only 15 feet of water. The tugboat is crawling with marine life and is now covered in sponges and coral growth.
This famous Curaçao Tugboat wreck is located next to Directors Bay.
The entire Curaçao is a spectacular destination for dive sites as it is the home to warm waters, biodiverse reefs, and vibrant island life.
The Island is located in the southern Caribbean and is part of the group of Antilles known as the ABCs. The other two islands in this collection include Aruba on the West and Bonaire on the east