Curacao – April 15-22, 2023

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Join Aquaventure group trip leaders, Steve Philbrook & Noel Skogen, in Curacao April 15-22, 2023!  We will be staying at the all-inclusive Sunscape Curacao Resort!

Grab some snorkel gear and step right from the beach into the crystal-clear Caribbean waters that a host of marine life calls home. Show off your skills on a stand-up paddleboard or catch a boat right from our pier for an unforgettable dive adventure. Try your luck at the casino or sip cocktails at the pool bar. Shopping and sightseeing more your speed? Take a shuttle into downtown Willemstad for the opportunity to sightsee! No matter how you fill your day, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible, all-inclusive vacation in Curaçao.

Curaçao is located 43 miles (70km) off the North Coast of Venezuela, outside of the hurricane belt in southern part of the Caribbean. Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands and, together with Aruba and Bonaire, it constitutes the “ABC” islands. Curaçao is considered part of the Dutch Caribbean that also includes St. Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius, also known as Statia.

Located at just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao’s consistently warm and sunny climate creates the perfect scenario for year round tourism. That coupled with the average temperature around 27°C (81°F) plus the cooling winds blowing constantly from the east (strongest in the spring months) provide excellent conditions for adventure travelers and beach goers alike.

Why Dive in Curacao?

Reason #1: Because Curacao is not only a world class scuba diving and vacation destination, it is also one of the best Caribbean destinations to travel to for 2022! Scuba Diving Magazine, 2022 Readers Choice Award

In Curacao you can see numerous species of fish and coral; flower corals, giant brain corals, anemones, sea turtles, porcupine fish, smooth trunk fish, yellow tail snappers, parrot fish, groupers, spotted drums, spotted moray eels, green moray eels, sharks, lobsters, and conchs.

With over 70 world class dive sites to choose from, Ocean Encounters (the onsite dive operator) offers you unlimited shore diving and boat dives you will never forget!

Ocean Encounters is committed to delivering the highest-quality dive experience. The facility is the biggest on island, catering to the highest number of repeat guests. Divers return to Curaçao and Ocean Encounters for a handful of reasons, starting with the lineup of famous sites, such as Mushroom Forest, Klein Curaçao, Eastpoint and Blue Room, where visitors can’t help but be wowed by the health of the reefs and the density of the fish schools flowing over top.

Underwater Photography in Curacao

Are you an underwater photographer?  If you are then you should discover Curaçao. This Dutch Caribbean island is a fantastic alternative to Bonaire and it is consistently rated as one of the 5 Best Places For Macro Scuba Diving and underwater photography in The Caribbean & Atlantic regions, according to Scuba Diving Magazine.

Shark and Manta sightings are rare which makes the encounters very special. But all the photogenic small stuff is here.  Some of fan favorites are the Frogfish, Longlured and occasionally Occelated. These can be great subjects for wide-angle close ups and of course Seahorses are for the sharp eyed.  Also, if you are good with your camera and buoyancy, the dive masters are more likely to share their little secrets.

INCLUDED:

  • R/T Airfare from Minneapolis
  • 7 Nights’ Ocean View Accommodations
  • Roundtrip Airport/Hotel Transfers
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • 5 Days of 2-tank Boat Dives
  • Unlimited Shore Dives
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Onsite Casino
  • Four onsite pools
  • Kayaks
  • Taxes and Gratuities

PRICE:

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Diver Double Occ:  $2750
NonDiver Double Occ:  $2125
Single Diver:  $3425
Balance Due:  February 4, 2023

NOTE: $300 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Final payment is due by February 4, 2023. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card. If you wish to use a credit card, this 3% discount will not apply to the above quoted price. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.