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Discover Scuba Diving in Curacao provided by Duikcentrum Van De Ven

Discover Scuba Diving in Curacao

Discover Scuba Diving in Curacao
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Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
4
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Dutch
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10350P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dive Equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, tank and weights)
  • Local taxes
  • One- or two-tank Dive
  • Professional guide/instructor
  • Transportation Dive center to Dive Location
  • Personal Attention & Small Groups
Exclusions
  • No Pick-up
  • Lunch
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Dive center van de Ven is located in the same building as Foodies, Jan Thiel Security & Curblue. Parking is located in front of the diving school.
Additional information
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (ex. asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Dive Equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, tank and weights)
  • Local taxes
  • One- or two-tank Dive
  • Professional guide/instructor
  • Transportation Dive center to Dive Location
  • Personal Attention & Small Groups
Exclusions
  • No Pick-up
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Dive center van de Ven is located in the same building as Foodies, Jan Thiel Security & Curblue. Parking is located in front of the diving school.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (ex. asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Esmé
2 contributions
Couples
We had an amazing first dive experience thanks to Angelique. She is professional, very kind and relaxed. She explained everything we needed to now about our first dive and the use of the equipment. I felt very safe and comfortable under water because of Angelique. The equipments are very good and everything worked really well. The dive was beautiful and we saw a lot of different fish. I would definitely recommend you going to this diving school if you want to dive with good and professional instructors with reliable equipment. We will come back for sure!
Written 4 December 2021
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Dear Esmé, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to read that the introductory dive you made with our instructor Angelique was a great first dive experience. It is important during your first introductory dive that you know how the diving equipment works, that is why we have also set up the diving set together with you and carried out the checks. This way you know what you take with you underwater. On behalf of our Team, we hope to see you again next time, to maybe get your SSI Open Water diving certificate. Yours sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 4 December 2021
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murphyathouse
Burlington, MA23 contributions
My daughter (17) and I (53) both LOVED this. I have always wanted to scuba dive and just never did. I signed us up for this and we have a great memory for the rest of our lives. We had Monique as our instructor and she was perfect. She was patient and knowledgeable and really took her time showing us everything we needed to know. We learned about the gear needed, how to assemble it all and how it functions. Then we were in the water in no time. We spent some time at the beach in shallow water getting used to the breathing, and before you know it we were exploring a sunken ship. Neither of us had ever done Scuba before. I would recommend this to everyone (if you can swim). And definitely go to this place- there are many. They really make it fun, and only go out in small groups. It was just my daughter and I and the instructor. I could go on and on, but do yourself a favor and book with Duikcentrum- you will be so happy you did. And then cross this off the bucket list. Thanks again Monique, you have a life long customer when we get back to Curacao!
Written 4 March 2020
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Dear Sean & Heather, We appreciate that you have to take your time to place a 5* Review on Tripadvisor! We find it very pleasant to read that you had a nice experience during the Discover Scuba Dive with our Scuba Dive Instructor Monique. Personal attention is very important to us, and how wonderful it is that you both have experienced it this way. On behalf of Team Duikcentrum van de Ven, we hope to see you again soon at our diving center, so that we can show you even more beautiful things about the underwater life of Curaçao. Best regards, Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 5 March 2020
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Ilona en Frank E
The Netherlands3 contributions
Solo
Monique and all other staff are totally up for a magnificent dive experience and great hospitality. My 10 year old kid and I did multiple dives at Tugboat beach and Caracas bay.

Monique was ultimately professional and more than great with kids. She gave him and myself a true underwater experience.
Saw seahorses, bur fish, trompet fish, many species of Angel fish, beautiful corals and many other species.

All in all we highly recommend duikcentrum van de Ven.
Written 22 July 2021
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Dear Frank & Douwe, First of all congratulations on obtaining your SSI junior and SSI Open water diving certificate. Wow! What a lovely review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. And what a tough guy Douwe is, at the age of 10 he just got his SSI junior open water diving certificate. And don't forget about Dad. What beautiful fish we saw during the dive! We are pleased to read that you received great guidance during the SSI Open Water course from our instructor Monique. On behalf of our Team we wish you very nice and safe dives for the future. And hopefully we'll see each other again soon so we can make more beautiful dives. Yours sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 25 July 2021
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Hellena
52 contributions
Diving with Monique was an amazing experience! I was a bit scared beforehand, that’s why I booked the private course. Monique explained everything really well. Showed us what to do and helped us when needed. My (13 year old) son and I could take the time we (mostly I) needed. Monique checked all the time how we were doing and wrote underwater the names of interesting fish. I felt quite safe with her around. And after a little while I wasn’t scared any longer. If you want to go diving, I cannot recommend this diving school enough!
Written 30 April 2022
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Dear Hellena, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to read that the Private Introduction Dive you made with our instructor Monique was a great dive experience. Personal attention & safety are very important to us. And how nice it is that you have also experienced this. On behalf of our Team, we hope to see you again next time, for other nice dives in Curaçao. Yours sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 11 June 2022
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Ivan G
13 contributions
Family
I came from Bulgaria with my family and was diving for the first time but the professional and very detailed instructions from the diving school instructor made it very easy. In the same time the pre briefing was done in very relaxed and friendly manner which made your fears to disappear immediately. I had really nice experience and definitely can recommend this diving school to anyone. All tourists without health problems should put the diving in their to do list if possible while on vacation. Thank you Angelique!
Written 28 March 2018
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Dear Ivan, Thank you so much that you take the time to write this great review. It is good to read that you have a really nice experience during the Discover Scuba Dive with Angelique. We hope to see you and your family back soon on our beautiful island. Best regards, Team Divecenter van de Ven
Written 2 April 2018
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Jada
1 contribution
Family
It was all arranged very well and everything was clearly explained! The instructors took good account of what you could and could not do well.
Written 31 August 2019
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Dear Jada & Edwin, Thank you for writing this review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you had a great time during the Discover Scuba Dive. On behalf of the Team of Duikcentrum van de Ven we hope to see you again soon at our dive center. Sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 31 August 2019
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mkms2316
Zwickau, Germany3 contributions
We spent 3 weeks diving on Curaçao in September and rented only tanks and weights at the "Divecenter van de Ven", this was absolutely individual and hassle-free. Angelique has inspired us with her nice manner and always gave us valuable tips to the respective dive sites. Absolutely recommendable and any time again.
Stay healthy Mario & Mary
Written 10 December 2017
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Hello Mario & Mary, We appreciate that you have to take your time to place a Review on Tripadvisor! We hope to see you next time back on our Dive Center on the Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort in Curacao. Best Regards, Team Dive Center van de Ven.
Written 30 December 2017
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Tyler F
1 contribution
Couples
We had an amazing time! Neither my husband or myself are scuba certified or had ever dived in open water before, but we both felt super comfortable after the detailed instructions. This was the highlight of our trip! Would definitely recommend!
Written 22 October 2017
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Dear Tyler, Thank you very much for writing a nice review, we appreciated that. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 16 November 2017
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By: Duikcentrum Van De Ven
Kristin F
Kristin F
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Perfect dives with a extremely nice dive master
Angelique was warm and welcoming, she made me feel safe from the moment I came to the dive center. She explained ev
Peter M
Peter M
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5 star plus!
Actually the rating should be 5 star plus…….Over the past 5 years I spend 2 to 3 months a year in Curacao avoiding
Fleur U
Fleur U
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Wonderful family business, highly recommended!
We had a wonderful dive this morning together with Angelique from Duikcentrum van de Ven. The warm welcome, interes
MartynaB59
MartynaB59
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Great experience!
We took the open water diver course with Monique. She deserves 6 stars :) great experience in really friendly atmos
Diana H
Diana H
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Two lovely beautiful dives with a very good guide!
Two lovely beautiful dives with a very good guide Robin! The divingcentre is very professionall, very kind staff an
robertmelkert
robertmelkert
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Great experience! Should be 6 stars!
What a great experience! I can wholeheartedly recommend Duikcentrum Van de Ven for any diving experience. My wife a
gvenivb
gvenivb
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Cursus Perfect Bouyancy
Thank you very much Gerard for these 2 dives. Very very helpfull for hopefully many nice dives in Curacao.
270PeterR
270PeterR
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Try Scuba much appreciated
I booked a Try Scuba with Duikcentrum Van de Ven and Angelique ‘did’ my tour. She took all the time of the world to
316ronaldl
316ronaldl
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The best diving in Curaçao, amazing experience
I went for two dives with this center this week after obtaining my open water certificate here earlier. Both were a
JanWouterK
JanWouterK
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Again great dive experience!!
I lost count of the number of times we came back to this dive school! Reason we come back is simple: it is very saf
xxChann
xxChann
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Felt like family!
Me and my brother went to Curacao with the main purpose of getting our Diving certificate. Vd Ven gave us a fast an
mynameispaul
mynameispaul
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Good quality equipment and friendly people
We took two dives with vd Ven and really enjoyed it. They have excellent gear and the staff is really friendly.
ValerieOuel
ValerieOuel
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Highly recommended!
This is a family operated dive center. Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating. We did 8 days of shore diving
Karla C
Karla C
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Good Service and very Professional
We finished our Referral Open Water Diver course here and it was an amazing experience. Gerard (our instructor) mad
Richard K
Richard K
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Great Scuba Rental Shop!
We rented Scuba Gear from this shop for over a week and loved it. You can't beat their prices on the island, and th
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