Curacao was rated as one of the top 10 diving destinations in Scuba Diving Magazine’s, 2022 Readers Choice Awards for 2022. This trip offers diving through Ocean Encounters and lodging through LionsDive. Enjoy 6 days of 2 tank morning dives and unlimited shore diving!  LionsDive Beach Resort has a cozy, casual atmosphere set amidst a stunning tropical location, whether you’re a diver or snorkeler, it’s the perfect trip for you.

Project Focus: The purpose of this trip is to conduct fish surveys to support REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Click here to learn more about participating in fish surveys on a REEF Field Survey Trip!

Best Suited For: Divers and Snorkelers/Non-divers

Accommodations: Accommodations for this trip are provided by LionsDive. The standard accommodation is an Ocean View room. All rooms have a bathroom with shower, (shared) terrace or balcony, hairdryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, safe, cable TV, direct telephone line, and free internet access. All electrical connections are 220 Volt/50 Hertz. They can be arranged to have either two double beds or 1 king-sized bed. Upgrades to Ocean Front and 1 Bedroom Suites are also available upon request; please inquire with REEF Trips for more information.

Diving: The trip package includes 6 days of 2-morning boat dives with Ocean Encounters Curacao, the onsite dive operation. Also included are unlimited air tanks for shore diving. Nitrox is available for $180 for a week of unlimited Nitrox for certified divers. Water temper ranges around the mid 80's, a 1-3mm wetsuit is recommended depending on your cold tolerance.


Pricing, Inclusions, and Other Fees

  Double Occ. Single Occ
Ocean View Room $1,635 $2,490
Ocean View Room Non-Diver $1,050 $1,905

Your Package Includes: The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation at LionsDive, 6 days of 2-tank boat dives, daily breakfast, unlimited air tanks for shore diving, round-trip transfers from the airport, government taxes, tanks, and weights.

REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar, and REEF survey materials. The REEF Program Fee applies to all divers and any attendee age 18 or older.

Other Costs Paid to REEF: These costs are not included in the package pricing but are still paid to REEF. Optional $180 unlimited nitrox for the week for certified divers but must be requested ahead of time.

Additional Fees - Not Included: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF - All flights, and meals other than breakfast, a Marine Park Fee of ~$22. Gratuities are not included and are at each individual's discretion.


Registration

To reserve your space, email trips@REEF.org or call 305-588-5869. A $500 per person deposit will be due to confirm your reservation. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules. 


Curacao Travel Info

Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.

How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Curacao International Airport (CUR), arriving on Saturday, November 4, and departing on the following Saturday, November 11. All participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel.

Transfers: Round-trip airport transfers are included in the trip package. Participants will be picked up from the airport and transported to LionsDive. on November 11, the final day of the trip, participants will be transported back to the airport for departure flights.

Passports, Documentation and Visas: Visitors to Curacao are required to have a current passport and a return ticket. U.S. citizens visiting Curacao for less than 90 days do not require a visa. Please refer to the appropriate consulate for requirements to enter Curacao.

COVID-19 Considerations: It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they understand and comply with all local requirements (for entry and visit as a tourist) of the host destination, and for exit and entry requirements for their home country. Be prepared for your plans to change. Be sure your travel insurance covers COVID-related issues. No travel is risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example, due to a new COVID-19 variant. Please be aware that REEF is not a travel agent. We are doing our best to interpret the information provided by our trip vendor and the host country’s government COVID-19 webpages. We encourage everyone to do their own research, interpretation, and due diligence. Please see REEF’s COVID-19 Considerations and Vaccine Policies section in our REEF Field Survey Trips Policies page for more information.

Ocean Encounters and LionsDive Beach Resort