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Curacao Underwater Marine Park

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Address: Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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One of the Caribbean's best marine reserves.

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Pretty Reefs

I went scuba diving in the marine park. There were many varieties of soft and hard coral and sponges. Some places had abundant fish, and other places had mostly coral and... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2015
reikimom999
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Maryland
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I went scuba diving in the marine park. There were many varieties of soft and hard coral and sponges. Some places had abundant fish, and other places had mostly coral and sponges. I was glad the reefs were in good shape; they make it clear not to touch anything, and it looks like people comply. We did see a lobster... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

Have made 4 trips to Curacao and have never been disappointed in the diving. There is a lot of fish life and the reefs are healthy.

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Petaluma
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Spent a week diving in the park. Beautiful corals, copious fishes, lovely warm water. Excellent dive trip

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 646 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This winter I spent three months diving in Tobago, Dominica, Curacao, and Bonaire. Without a doubt, the Curacao Marine Park is one of the best diving locations I have experienced in my 14 years of diving. Like Bonaire many of the sites are accessible for shore diving, but I only did boat dives. The reefs are healthy and I saw... More 

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Diving accompanied is rather expensive, especially if you don't have your own equipment. the nature is of course super, although a lot of the coral is dying...

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is a must see if you like sea creatures. The compound itself isn't that big and it's definitely not Sea World if that is what you were expecting. However they have a lot of educational shows that teach you about the behaviors of the sea lions, sharks, dolphins, sting rays, turtles and flamingos. There are aquariums with different species... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

I was there for a week and never wanted to leave the diving at the park is spectacular I saw a lot of fish ive never seen before and had a great time on the lionfish round up that went on while I was there I would return in a flash if I get the chance again

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Thank Mptrucker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Not a lot to see and do unless you spend more money. Still worth a visit to see the shows and touch a sting ray.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Of course, the dolphin tank is too small and it is a kind of torture for them . Otherwise its a nice attraction and a fun afternoon for a family.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We enjoyed this attraction for an hour. It is located right on the coast which was a little depressing considering the dolphins are captive; however, kids will love it and it was very interactive.

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