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Open Water Diver Course at Blue Bay Dive in Curacao
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Open Water Diver Course at Blue Bay Dive in Curacao

By Blue Bay Dive & Watersports
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Your PADI Open Water Diver course at Blue Bay Dive will take only 2 days. Our team of PADI Dive Instructors teaches in different languages. During these 2 days you will do 4 Open Water dives on our beautiful house reefs. Moreover, Confined Water skills will be practised in our bay, right in front of our dive shop. The theoretical part of this course can be done through E-Learning, which can be done even before your holiday starts. Remaining theory will be taught in our classroom on the beach.
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AU$809.93
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Ages 10-99, max of 4 per group
Duration: 2 days
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
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  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • All Fees and Taxes


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Blue Bay, Curaçao, Sint Michiel, Curaçao
Pickup details
  • Please let us know, where you stay on Curacao, and we will pick you up.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Mega Pier Curacao
    • Tula Pier Curacao
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123932P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123932P2

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      • Blue Bay Dive & Watersports
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        Willemstad, Curaçao
        Joined in July 2013
      • V1228LDbarrym
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Family fun
        My daughter and I did the discover dive session at Blue Bay Dive and had an amazing time. I actually did the discover dive twice and absolutely enjoyed both outings. The team there is amazing and walked us through everything in a very measured pace. Katelyn, Deb and Lica are the best. I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in learning about diving.
        Written 21 July 2024
      • vegastraveler2016
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good operation, great staff!
        My wife and I spent a week at Blue Bay and did 10 dives around the island. We rented equipment here most days. The entire staff was friendly and professional, and provided us with a lot of good information about the island and dive sites. All of the equipment was in good shape. I especially want to thank Charlie, but I wish that I'd captured more names to give them all a shout out. They really helped make our time on Curacao a great one.
        Written 4 July 2024
      • tabethar2015
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect Personalized Dives
        We went on two dives with Blue Bay Dive & Watersports on 6/12/24 while at port on the Carnival Mardi Gras. We had no problem catching a taxi to Blue Bay Beach and the taxis are willing to schedule a return trip time and will get you back to the ship dependably. Our guide was Christina. We were very impressed! The setup was perfect and convenient with ample space to get ready. The two dives were amazing! We saw vibrant purple cleaning shrimp, moray eels, drum fish, beautiful french angelfish, Scorpion fish, and many more colorful species in aquarium like clear conditions. Christina made the trip so much better with her helpful, kind, relaxed personality. She pointed out things she saw and seemed to enjoy herself as much as we did. The beach is one of our favorites and a pleasure to spend our surface interval. After our dive a clean restroom, freshwater shower, and rinse bins were available as well as hangers and racks to air out our gear without feeling rushed. We LOVED our day and now want to come back and spend a whole week diving in Curacao.
        Written 16 June 2024
      • derekcO9797JO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ester was a fantastic guide
        Ester was a fantastic guide. Easy to book and dive. Wall, very mild current, good sea life. Dive length based on your air consumption (~1hr for our group).
        Written 31 May 2024
      • lishayaj
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible Scuba Experience: Seamless, Stunning, and Recommended!
        I had an incredible scuba diving experience with this tour! The organization was seamless, and the instructors were professional and supportive. The dive sites were stunning, with vibrant marine life and clear waters. Highly recommended for anyone looking to explore underwater beauty and have an unforgettable adventure!❤️
        Written 26 May 2024
      • yelladawg
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Professional, friendly, well run dive shop.
        We are a couple of experienced divers who have been diving for over 20 years all over the Caribbean. We did several shore dives, including a night dive, with this shop at Blue Bay Resort and were impressed with the friendly professionalism shown by everyone, from the front desk to the divemasters. There is a lovely 2 sided reef to explore here, and the underwater wildlife we saw was a treat. Best diving spot we've been to in years. We highly recommend them.
        Written 25 May 2024
      • johnjY9950FK
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect Shore Dive
        Good diving equipment, well mantained. Profesional brieving and friendly way of acting. Nice underwater view, lots of fish and coral.
        Written 19 May 2024
      • marionmargaretes
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Restarting a diving career 🤿
        Dear Lisa,thank you very much for your support and patience. You and your colleague were part of an unforgettable experience and made history with me. That's how long I've waited for the opportunity and the chance to go underwater again. I'm so grateful that you both helped make this possible. Best regards and maybe see you soon your Marion
        Written 9 May 2024
      • N8482INpattym
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        Great shore dives while in Curaçao on a cruise. All of the staff was helpful and friendly. Guide Luis was amazing. Professional, helpful, friendly- just a great guy. We have only been certified a couple months and these were perfect for us. Luis made us feel completely safe and comfortable. We plan to go back and stay at this resort in the future just for Luis!
        Written 3 May 2024
      • teddyh816
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        One of the best diving experiences!
        Christina was amazing! Gave us a great tour of the reef, and was very professional and super kind. Definitely worth coming back to curacao just for this experience!
        Written 28 April 2024
      • desber2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must use dive company!
        Beautiful Reef! Christina was an awesome dive guide, made sure to point out tons of cool creatures and was so sweet. Great price, good communication, great experience with this company!!!
        Written 28 April 2024
      • Relax11812955989
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice dives with Calean and Shany
        We have done a two tank dive at the wall and at the garden. It was incredible ! ! ! Nice experience and nice staff 🤩 Thank you for this amazing day.
        Written 25 April 2024
      • yvonne619
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended!!
        These were my first shore dives . I usually do boat dives. Truly enjoyed them with Ellen as my dive master. Highly recommended!!
        Written 24 April 2024
      • Camper66280915085
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        2 tank dive for me and my husband!
        Loved Louis! He was very professional and fun! He took good care of me and my husband. A lot of fish! Loved the wall! I did send 2 emails to the shop prior to coming, for additional information since we were staying at a resort not in the Blue Bay area, and didn't get any responses. So might look at that process for improvement.
        Written 19 April 2024
      • redhotmel12
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome Diving!
        What an amazing location to both relax on the beach as well as diving on a beautiful wall, which is only a short kick from the beach. William and Isabella were great guides and very helpful and informative. Equipment was in great shape. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Will be going back!
        Written 10 April 2024
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      Laura
      United Kingdom1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Solo
      I just did my advanced open water certificate with Simba (Sibel) from Blue Bay dive shop and I had the most amazing time. Blue Bay is a beautiful dive site (try ‘the wall’), but Simba was super flexible to try other places as well. She was super relaxed, but encouraging, and that makes everything about diving just so much fun. I could freely choose and plan my adventure dives, which turned out to be wonderful and were really different to your usual guided dive. I learned a lot from the course and feel much more confident in planning and navigating my own dives. I would have loved to stay longer to do the next certificate with her, but I guess I will just have to come back to Blue Bay some time in the (hopefully near) future. Thanks again to the Blue Bay team and especially to Simba for being so great!
      Written 24 February 2021
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      Hi Laura, Thank you so much for all the compliments. I will make sure to tell Sibel:) I am happy to hear you really enjoyed your dives and gained confidence. We hope to see you again!
      Written 25 February 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Mariana S
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2020 • Solo
      This is definitely one of the best experiences I have had, and as far as diving goes, it is thus far the best one. Not only were the instructors keen on teaching me all the needed skills of the course (and great at doing so), but they were also kind, helpful, attentive, and eager to explain and describe all the life we saw underwater.

      I had gone diving before, but had not learned to properly equalize, which made things hard for me. In this course, I learned how to do it whilst the instructors kept an eye out for me in case anything changed. This made a world of difference for me, and made the dives from there on be 100% enjoyment.

      If you are on the island and have the time to do this course, I’d say go for it. Its the top activity for me here in curaçao, and you will want to go back underwater for more as soon as the course is finished (which you’ll be able to do as you will be PADI certified!).

      Additionally, the place where you do the course (Blue Bay) is nothing less than idyllic under and out of the water.
      Written 18 May 2020
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      Hey Maria, Thank you for your kind words! We are indeed giving everyone the attention they need. We also had a great time diving with you! The team hopes to dive with you again soon! Sunny wishes, Blue Bay Dive Team
      Written 26 May 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Aaron F
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      What an unbelievable experience! Gwen is the best dive instructor and all the staff at the dive shop are friendly and willing to help with all your questions…I had plenty! 😊. Surreal yet amazing to say I’m a certified scuba diver and proud to say it’s because of Blue Bay. I already have our stay booked for next year! Until then 🤙🏻
      Written 28 January 2024
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      Hi, Very nice to hear that you had a good experience with us and that we could contribute to your success. Congratulations on earning the title of Certified Scuba Diver! Hope to see you soon! Sunny regards, Team Blue Bay Dive
      Written 8 February 2024
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      Oksana S
      11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      Thank you Stiven for the best memory from Curacao for my son. You are a wonderful teacher for both children and adults. beautiful coral reef and lots of colorful fish and hedgehogs. An amazing experience. Good care and safety.
      Written 5 February 2024
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      Thank you so much for your positive review. We are happy to hear that our colleague Steve guided your son so well. We are happy to hear that you also had an amazing diving experience with us. We hope to see you guys in the future, so we can make many more dives together. Sunny greeting, Team Blue Bay Dive & Watersports
      Written 27 February 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Curious33287927193
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      June 2024 • Friends
      Amazing staff and trainers. We had a lot of fun certifying with this crew and I would recommend them to all that want to get certified. The Bay, beach and amenities are also top notch.
      Written 22 June 2024
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      Thank you for your positive review! We're happy to hear that you had a lot of fun certifying with our team and that you found our staff and trainers amazing. It's great to know you enjoyed The Bay, the beach, and our amenities as well. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to seeing you again for more diving adventures! Best regards, Team Blue Bay Dive & Watersports
      Written 16 July 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Carlos J
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Family
      Overall expierence 10/10.
      Staff is proffessional, friendly and cool 😎.
      Lion fish hunting dive is thrilling and fun. 100% would recommend.
      Written 1 June 2024
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      Thank you so much for your positive review! We're happy that you had a 10/10 experience with us. Our team strives for professionalism and to ensure every dive is enjoyable and safe. We're glad you found the lionfish hunting dive thrilling and fun, it's always an exciting adventure! We look forward to diving with you again soon! Sunny greetings, Team Blue Bay Dive & Watersports
      Written 8 July 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Eduardo Baquero
      Caracas, Venezuela16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thanks to our certified instructor and other instructor for a great time. I took my 9 and 8 year old kids for their first diving experience. The instructors were super nice with the kids.
      Written 30 March 2024
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      Thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled that your kids had a fantastic first diving experience with us. Our instructors always strive to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for all divers, especially young ones. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for more underwater adventures! Sunny Greetings, Team Blue Bay Dive & Watersports
      Written 12 April 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jordy V
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      Very nice people and talented instructors. I worked on my open water diver course and the instructor Caitlin made sure that I am ready for the next dives I will be doing! 10/10
      Written 24 February 2024
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      Dear Jordy, Thank you for your pleasant review. We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience during your open water diver course with us. Caitlin is indeed a talented instructor, and we're glad she ensured you feel confident about your future dives. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for more diving adventures. Sunny greetings, Team Blue Bay Dive
      Written 5 April 2024
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      Sébastien P
      1 contribution
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Couples
      Bad experience with a bad coach, wasn't felling well when I was diving and the coach never ask me how I feel and do not try to help me with my problem ! The only think she said is if you quitte, it's your choose !

      I don't recommand !
      Written 18 January 2024
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      Jochem D
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Solo
      Very nice instructors that are well-equipped. Nice scenery and the course was one-on-one, which was nice to get through everything quickly and focus on the diving.

      Also, they were happy to have my partner come along for the last dive (who already had her licence).

      Great experience altogether!
      Written 6 September 2023
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      Hi Jochem, We are delighted to hear that you had such a pleasant experience with our instructors! And how nice that your partner was able to join you on the final dive. Sunny greetings, Blue Bay Dive
      Written 17 October 2023
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