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Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao
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Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao

By Duikcentrum Van De Ven
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Certified divers can explore Curacao's underwater world with a certified divemaster and a small group. Customize your experience with a choice of sites and departure times: The afternoon dive visits Marie Pampoen and the morning dive visits a coral reef at Caracasbaai. One oxygen tank and all other diving equipment is included.
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₱4,207.97
per adult
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₱4,207.97
per adult

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Ages 10-88, max of 5 per group
Duration: 3h
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German, English, Dutch

Highlights
  • Choice of two scuba dives in Curacao: morning or afternoon departure
  • Dive equipment included (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, and tank)
  • Explore Caracasbaai or Marie Pampoen for coral, tropical fish, octopus, and more
  • Supervision from a divemaster

  • 1- or 2-tank dive
  • Dive Equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, tank and weights)
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Transportation Dive center to Dive Location
What's not included
  • No Pickup
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop

Make your way to the departure point at your chosen time (morning or afternoon). At the dive center, get fitted for all the equipment you need, including an oxygen tank. The morning shore dive features a dramatic wall on one side and on the other, a reef, home to a variety of coral and marine creatures. Explore the underwater world with your small group and supervising dive guide; it’s a great spot for underwater photos. The day's afternoon dive is Marie Pampoen, located off a sandy beach for easy walk-in entry. Appropriate for both novice and experienced divers, the site features sponges, coral, and is a favorite habitat for octopuses. The "Car Pile," a collection of old construction beams, is home to lionfish, barracuda, and tarpon. These guided dives are appropriate for certified divers of any level; a guide ensures your comfort and safety the entire time.

Departure details
  • Duikcentrum van de Ven, Caracasbaaiweg 360, Jan Thiel, Curaçao Duikcentrum van de Ven is te vinden naast Salmons Grill Time , Jan Thiel Security & Foodies.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10350P3

  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • 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 (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao?
Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao price starts from ₱4,180.60. Discover and book Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao on Tripadvisor
What is the Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao cancellation policy?
Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao?
Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao is hosted by Duikcentrum Van De Ven. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Duikcentrum Van De Ven on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Certified Scuba Diving in Curacao on Tripadvisor

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: 10350P3

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Experience820717
Experience820717
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8 thumbs up!
Wonderful dive experience here! My husband, two teenage sons and I dived twice with Johan and Monique and we were v
jorisk582
jorisk582
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Family business; Good equipment!; Nice diving places/ pictures taken, Relaxed and Pleasant atmosphere
Very nice and professional Scuba-diving school with a family feeling what gives you directly a warm welcome. Dived
anagL5092GY
anagL5092GY
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The best dive center in Curazao
Angelique was so kind and professional, since the beginning the communication was quickly and clear. The dive cente
HelDon37
HelDon37
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Amazing diving experience!
Diving with Monique was an amazing experience! I was a bit scared beforehand, that’s why I booked the private cours
799esm_v
799esm_v
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Amazing first dive experience
We had an amazing first dive experience thanks to Angelique. She is professional, very kind and relaxed. She explai
ilonaenfrank
ilonaenfrank
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True underwater experience
Monique and all other staff are totally up for a magnificent dive experience and great hospitality. My 10 year old
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.
murphyathouse
murphyathouse
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Amazing time, definitely coming back
My daughter (17) and I (53) both LOVED this. I have always wanted to scuba dive and just never did. I signed us up
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
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.
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Fleur
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful dive this morning together with Angelique from Duikcentrum van de Ven. The warm welcome, interest and especially the expertise of the family working in this business is excellent. We would highly recommend this diving centre, especially as they value small groups (max. 4 persons), which greatly translates in the personalised service and attention (therefore, it is recommended to book early). It’s a must-do on Curaçao to scuba-dive, and a good experience guaranteed when booking with this SSI scuba centre.
Written 11 February 2022
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Dear Fleur & Pepijn, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to read that the guided dive you made with our instructor Angelique was a great dive experience. Personal attention & safety are very important to us. And that means that we do not dive in large groups, but our planning can fill up quickly this way. 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 15 February 2022
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Anke G
1 contribution
Sep 2022
We, my partner and I, had 2 amazing dives with Gerald on our trip in Curacao. We just had our certificate since this year and we had wonderful assistance. They do their dives in small groups, so it was just the two of us. I felt completely safe and had an amazing time, we went to two different places and they were both beautiful. We would highly recommend at everyone who wants to dive in curacao to book with them!
Written 16 September 2022
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Dear Anke & Vincent, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to read that you have made 2 great dives under the guidance of our instructor Gerard. Personal attention & safety are very important to us, and it is so nice that you have experienced this too. On behalf of our Team, thank you for choosing our Dive Center, and we look forward to seeing you again next time, so that we can show you even more beauty of the underwater life of Curacao. Sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 21 September 2022
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Ronald L.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, United States8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I went for two dives with this center this week after obtaining my open water certificate here earlier. Both were amazing experiences, where I’ve seen a wide variety of brilliant marine life. It honestly felt like you were swimming in the midst of a Planet Earth episode. These guys are really passionate about their craft, and this reflects in them knowing the best diving spots and guiding you in the safest way possible. They are also really friendly and accommodating. Go here if you value a personal approach with a high regard for safety. A+ will definitely return.
Written 7 January 2020
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Dear Ronald, Thank you so much for writing this 5* review on TripAdvisor. We like to read that you enjoyed the dives that you have made with us. There is so much to see underwater that it indeed seems as if you have ended up in an episode of Planet Earth. Hopefully, we will see each other again soon so that we can make even more fun dives. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 12 January 2020
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Peter Meijer
The Hague, The Netherlands57 contributions
Actually the rating should be 5 star plus…….Over the past 5 years I spend 2 to 3 months a year in Curacao avoiding the European winter. During my stay I scuba dive 4 times a week making use of the services provided by Duikcentrum van der Ven. Duikcentrum van der Ven is a family ruined business, they are very dedicated to the safety and welfare of their customers. They operate with small groups and of the one on one. Their philosophy is that you should have a great experience whether you do an intro dive, refresh dive, guided dive or any of their courses. The dive center is located at the Caracas Baai weg in the Jan Thiel area close to Caracas Baai, Tug Boat Beach and Zanzibar Beach servicing a large area with top class accommodations. They sell snorkel equipment and rent out diving gear as well.
Written 6 March 2022
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Dear Peter, Thank you so much for writing this comprehensive review! We are pleased to read that you had a great time with us. And that you even give us a 5* + rating. We try to provide the same service to everyone. Regardless of whether you are diving for the first time or whether you are in the water with us 4 times a week. Personal attention & safety are very important to us and that is why we always dive in small groups or even one-on-one. This way our instructors can keep a close eye on the group, and we get the most out of the dive time. On behalf of our Team, we hope to see you again next season, so that we can make even more beautiful dives together. Yours sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 7 March 2022
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Kristin F
2 contributions
Angelique was warm and welcoming, she made me feel safe from the moment I came to the dive center. She explained everything and suggested two good dive sites.

I had to wonderful dives withs lots to see in the water. I hadn’t dived for a while, but because of diving from shore and Angelique’s leading there wasn’t a problem at all. I hope to manage even more dives with this dive center before I go back home,

It’s highly recommended this company if you wanna dive alone or in small groups and get a good experience under water.

Best regards Kristin
Written 22 July 2022
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Dear Kristin, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to read that the Guided Dives that you made with our instructor Angelique 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 28 July 2022
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Richard K
United States5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We rented Scuba Gear from this shop for over a week and loved it. You can't beat their prices on the island, and the Mares Dive Gear is fantastic. The are very friendly, speak English and Dutch, and were more than accommodating with our multiple rentals. Highly Recommended!!!!!!
Written 14 June 2019
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Dear Richard, Thank you for writing this review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you had a great time in Curaçao and that the service from our dive center was excellent. Our diving center is also the only MARES diving center on the island, and the maintenance of our equipment is very important. And how nice it is that you have experienced this as well. 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 19 June 2019
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JenniferSpencer
Annapolis, MD67 contributions
Jan 2023
This is a family-type business that leads only small groups out at a time. If you've been on a boat of 100 people that basically shows you a sea chart and leaves you to it, you know how nice it is to have a guide who knows the place and handles the particulars well. Van de Ven was exactly what I was looking for. I was able to rent a small, recently-made camera from them for some underwater photography and get myself re-acquainted with diving again after nearly a year since my last dive. My divemaster was really kind, very helpful and they whole group was just really nice. You don't get that everywhere and Van de Ven has a great vibe. He helped me with the shore diving aspect of our treks, literally helping me on with the new-to-me shore-diving fins that go with the shoes, and making sure I didn't fall on the way up the beach in the surf coming out of the water. The reef itself in Curacao is very healthy, more so than in other parts of the Caribbean I've seen, and the diving itself was great.

Like many dive centers in Curacao, they are regional. Going to different parts of the island takes a while by car or by boat, and they all tend to stay rather local. If you want to dive up at Westpunt, you need to drive up there and then use a local dive center to the area, for example. If you want to see the supposedly-spectacular East End, that will require another company and a boat. All of Van de Ven's diving is near their location in Curacas Bay, and it is shore diving, which isn't as easy. You don't lose anything by shore diving, it's just a bit more physical work walking around with a tank on. I hadn't done it in about 12 years, so I had forgotten the particulars. However, I learned while there that most of the boat diving companies in Curacao go to the same dive sites as the shore divers, except instead of walking in, you go off the boat very close to shore. But there is the exception of diving in the East End of the island, and for that you do need a boat (my only regret is not scheduling one with another business because it is said to be gorgeous). If Van de Ven were to occasionally partner with another company for those who wanted to go there and to other parts of the island, it might be a nice addition. I think most people who are first-time visitors to Curacao do not know how big the island is or that if they want to dive in different areas, they really do need to book with more than one company. I didn't, anyway, and it wasn't in the tourist information I read.

If I go back to Curacao, I will arrange to get to the East End another way, and I will definitely go back to Van de Ven for diving, or anyone they would recommend as they have high standards. They took great care of me and I had no worries at all for my safety or my enjoyment. If you are looking for a company to dive the Curacas Bay area, they are the best.
Written 26 January 2023
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Joost
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Solo
Great diving experience with nice and professional people. They really make an effort to provide you with the trip you are looking for.
Written 11 November 2022
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Dear Joost, Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We are pleased to read that the dives you have made with us have been well-liked. We hope to see you again next time at our Dive Center so that we can show you even more beautiful dive sites of Curaçao. Best Regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 12 November 2022
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Angie
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Solo
I recently obtained my SSI Scuba Skills Update certificate and was very happy with the excellent service this diving school provided. I will for sure come back and I really recommend this school for everyone wanting to receive a good, friendly and high quality service.
Written 21 September 2022
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Dear Angie, First of all, congratulations on getting your SSI Scuba Skills Update certification! We are pleased to read that you had a pleasant experience during this training. We would like to see you again for more follow-up courses and for more fun dives on Curacao. Sincerely, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 29 September 2022
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Cindy K
Bend, OR73 contributions
We booked a dive for my husband and I decided to snorkel. They were wonderful and set us both up with all the equipment we needed. We received great service, quality equipment, and had a fantastic experience all around. Would definitely recommend!
Written 19 February 2019
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Dear Cindy & Jon, Thank you so much for giving us a 5* rating. It is nice to read that you have had a nice time while diving & snorkeling. On behalf of Duikcentrum van de Ven we hope to see you again soon on our beautiful island. Best regards, Team Duikcentrum van de Ven
Written 19 February 2019
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