Would you like to take a diving course in Curaçao ?
Chances are considerably high that you will travel to the beautiful island of Curaçao this year (or in the future). Besides the beautiful beaches and beautiful cities, it is possible to dive in Curaçao at one of the many dive sites.
Before you want to go scuba diving, it is important to prepare properly, because you cannot just go into the water. Wondering what you need to do to dive on Curaçao and what to expect from a diving course on Curaçao? Then it is helpful to read this article carefully. We have compiled the most important information to give you a complete picture.
Is a diving course on Curacao mandatory?
It is important to first address whether taking a diving course in Curaçao is mandatory. the answer depends on whether you already hold a diving license. If you have dived before in your life, taking a diving course in Curaçao is unnecessary. In all likelihood, you will already have your PADI certification by then. The PADI certification is a globally recognized certification indicating that you can dive independently in a responsible and safe manner. If you do not yet have this certification, it is again necessary to take a diving course on Curaçao. After all, there is quite a bit involved in diving. Only by taking a professional diving course can you be sure that you know what to do when diving.
Handy to know is that you can also take other types of diving courses on the island. For example, should you already have your standard certification in hand, it is possible to go up for a special course that teaches you how to dive among shipwrecks. More information on diving options can always be requested from the diving school you choose for the course.
Diving forever – your diving license
What if you have successfully completed your diving course in Curacao? In this case, you hold your own diving license. This certification shows that you can go diving independently. It therefore follows that you can go swimming anywhere. It is important to note that it is possible to choose from several different certification cards. The choice of diving course in Curaçao will always depend on your level. If you would like to go diving on the island, you must be at least 10 years old. So people with young children are forced to choose snorkeling over diving.
Requirements for your Curacao diving course
Well, you want to take a diving course on Curacao yourself. So are there certain conditions you must meet before you can start diving? There certainly are, it is necessary to always read these conditions carefully. If you don’t do this, you may face nasty surprises later. The main conditions to meet are as follows:
- You must be healthy – The main requirement you must meet before you may begin a diving course in Curaçao is that you must be healthy. Diving is on the intensive side. If you suffer from certain health problems such as a weak heart, for example, you must first get permission from your doctor before you may begin diving. This is the reason why you should always sign a health statement beforehand. Without this certification, unfortunately, you may not go diving in Curaçao.
- You must be able to swim well enough – This is a bit of a redundant requirement, however, it is important to consider. In fact, you’d be surprised how many people like to dive without being able to swim well enough themselves. When taking a diving course in Curaçao, you will actually always get some training in the pool. During this part of the course, you must show that you can swim alone and that you can tread water for an extended period of time. So being able to swim well enough is a must.
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Located At Sea, In The Middle of Pietermaai.
Terra Boutique Hotel has a unique location in the heart of the island of Curaçao, Willemstad. While you can relax and have a dip in the Caribbean waters, it’s also possible to enjoy the Caribbean culture and bustling neighbourhood of Pietermaai. Shops, bars and the finest restaurants are within walking distance from our Hotel. Besides this, Pietermaai has a lot more to offer like museums, live-music, markets, local crafts and the best Caribbean street food.
After all the hustle and the bustle of Willemstad, you can enjoy the beautiful and relaxing sunset at our private beach with your favourite drink.
What does a diving course in Curacao look like?
You already know more about taking a PADI course in Curaçao. What you just don’t know yet is what such a diving course actually looks like. The first part of the course must be done at home. Indeed, this is the part with the theory. Through an online environment, you will learn what signals to make when diving and how a scuba tank actually works. Although you can also do this on Curaçao itself, it is wise to do it already at home. If you do not do this then you will have to work on the material in some classroom on your vacation. After the theory part, you will receive training in the pool. Here you learn to swim with the suit on and with the lead sections on the sides of your legs.
Once you have mastered this then it is time to move to the open water. Of course, everything is done in a very accessible and calm manner, making it possible for everyone to follow it. An instructor is always there to intervene if needed. So you don’t have to worry about anything when diving.
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Choose a diving course on Curacao
If you have always wanted to dive then Curaçao is really the place to do it. Because of the many diving schools, it is possible for everyone to take a diving course. Through this course you will learn all the ins and outs of diving. Afterwards, you can then go diving alone or with your friends. So bring your underwater camera and take pictures of all the animals you see!