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Ocean Encounters Diving

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Bapor Kibra z/n | Curacao, Willemstad 99999, Curacao
+599 9 461 8131
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Welcome to Your One Stop Shop to SCUBA dive and SNORKEL Curaçao. Boat dive trips, snorkel boat trips, East and West side diving, we have it all. Ocean Encounters Diving is Curaçao's Premier SSI & PADI Dive Center. ONE LIFE...DIVE IT! Let us take you on a wonderful ADVENTURE on one of our beautiful and well maintained CUSTOM DIVE BOATS. Snorkel, SCUBA dive, swim, sail, with Ocean Encounters. Ocean Encounters has all the quality equipment and supplies you need to help you get the most out of your CURACAO vacation. Visit our WELL-STOCKED Shops. Take a SSI/PADI SCUBA diving course at one of our Dive Schools. We are one of the few dive schools who teach you to use DIVE COMPUTERS during your SCUBA course. Our RENTAL EQUIPMENT is high quality, replaced every 18 months. Come and Dive with us at OCEAN ENCOUNTERS DIVING CURACAO!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bapor Kibra z/n | Curacao, Willemstad 99999, Curacao
+599 9 461 8131
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a first rate outfit, with great staff, very professional, and worth every penny. We stayed at the Lion's Dive and chose this hotel specifically because of the diving centre at the resort. As beginner level divers, we felt very comfortable with the safety...More

Thank vanbabes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I come to the Caribbean every winter and wanted more than just snorkeling. I went to the dive shop and signed up. The shop is on the side of Sunscape Resort. They picked me up and brought me to Lions Beach where they teach and...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I were referred here to complete the open water dives for our PADI certification. Our instructor Lexi was awesome! All of the rental equipment was in great condition and the location is perfect for learning how to dive. They even gave us...More

Thank Steven G
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to see you had such a good time while getting certified with us. We're always happy to see guests getting referred to us. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write your review and compliments to our operation. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dove with Ocean adventures many years ago when staying at Lions, and had a great experience. 10 years later they are even better. Made advanced reservations via email. Very responsive. When I arrived they were ready for me. Staff is one of the...More

Thank Janice S
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your recent visit and taking the time to write this great review. We're very happy you enjoyed diving with us and that you liked the service we provide and the variety of tours we offer. Assisting guests during the entire...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dove with Ocean Encounters for a single tank dive, since it has been 2 years since my last experience. My intention was to refresh myself with a single tank dive and then do more later in the week. I had to ask for assistance...More

1  Thank Robert C
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Robert, We're very sorry to hear your experience with us was not as expected. Service is indeed a key point in our operation and we regret that that was not how you felt you were treated. Your comments will definitely be discussed internally for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dive location and dive master. Staff was helpful and very nice. We were in and out very efficiently! The dive spots themselves were absolutely amazing!!! Beautiful wall dives! Tons of fish and coral and sponges!

Thank fshieh
Reviewed 10 December 2017

To make you understand : l am 70, fit into MTB - skiing - hiking - paragliding but no water sport. Friands of mine love scuba diving and wanted me to discover this sport.Now about 20 min therory surounded by 15 others talking , so...More

Thank André S
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

We're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations. Your comments have been discussed internally for review. Our management team is open for feedback and we regret we did not get the chance to discuss your comments in person during...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This was my second time diving for a week with Ocean Encounters at Lion’s Dive. It was fine, and certainly safe I think, but not the experience I remember. I was on different boats with different staff throughout the week and found some pleasant and...More

Thank ChiMike312
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for diving with us again and providing your feedback. We have several boats and the allocation of boats, divers and crew can be different based on the trips our guests are signed up for. On many days we offer several different trips at...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

My wife and I went with our Dive instructor and Dive Shop Trip to get certified. We had really great instructors at Aquatic Adventures in Hilliard Ohio, and decided to get certified on one of their trips. Great decision! The Ocean Encounters staff were very...More

Thank David Y
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you very much for diving with us and posting this great review! We're very happy see you enjoyed diving with our team and loved the marine life. Lions Dive is located in a great area with many choices of restaurants indeed. Great that you...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Great staff - professional, qualified, service oriented team! I've had the pleasure to dive with OE more than ten dives in the last year. Consistently exceeded expectations from experienced solo dives, to family excursions to get the kids certified!

Thank Kevin H
Zyta d, Manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

What a super nice review. Thank you very much for your compliments to our operation and team. This is where we work hard for every day. Looking forward to see you back. Best regards, Zyta de Koeijer

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Keith F
9 June 2017|
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Response from Zyta d | Property representative |
Hi Keith, The free shore dive is not part of the Sunscape package anymore. Unlimited free shore diving is available on package days with boat diving packages for 4 days or more. Tank and weights are available to rent of... More
14 March 2017|
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Response from Zyta d | Property representative |
With a package for 4 days of boat diving and up unlimited shore diving is indeed included on package days. We offer a night dive by boat on Wednesday for an additional $73
Dan O
22 February 2016|
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Response from Patrick H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure who experienced a problem with their air, but I can share that in my whole week there, diving 2-3x per day, I never experienced or saw anyone experience any problems with their air in the water. I found the staff... More