FAQ

Are there facilities around Dive Center Scuba Do?

Dive Center Scuba Do is located at Jan Thiel Beach, surrounded by the popular beach restaurants Koko’s, Tinto, Zanzibar and Zest. You are welcome to enjoy a day at the beach, while diving with us. There are also many small shops on the beach, for last minute convenience shopping.

Is there a minimum age for scuba diving?

Kids as young as the age of 8 can start blowing bubbles by scuba diving in shallow water. PADI Bubblemaker and PADI Seal Team is for kids ages 8 to 10. PADI Master Seal Team member is for kids age 10 and up, while the first full course, the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course is for kids age 12 and up. For all kids’ courses, prior parental approval is required.

Do I need a medical clearance from a Doctor?

In case you want to participate in a course but you take any medications or have a known medical condition, Dive Center Scuba Do needs to receive a special medical statement, signed by a doctor, stating that you are fit for diving. In all other cases, as long as you can answer all questions with a ‘no’ on the Medical Statement, you do not need medical clearance from a doctor. With your signature, you yourself affirm that you are healthy and fit for diving according to the guidelines. Download the Medical Statement here. .

Can I dive without any certifications?

Yes, you can. You can start with the Discover Scuba Diving program. This is a halve day introduction course where we show you the basics of scuba diving. If you’ve liked the experience, you can continue with us for your PADI Open Water Diver certification!

Do you rent out Scuba equipment?

We have a well stocked rental area. As long as you can show us a proof of certification we can rent you all the equipment you need to go out diving.

Do I need to reserve in advance?

Yes! We have a well-stocked rental area. Just show us your diver certification and we can rent you all equipment to go out diving

What are your dive times?

All our dive courses and guided dives start at 9:00 am in the morning and at 1:30 pm in the afternoon. Depending the distance of the dive site to Dive Center Scuba Do, the schedule of the off-site guided dives is roughly 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Which dive sites you visit?

From all the sites on Curacao we selected the top sites and these you will find on our weekly schedule. Have a look here for some of the sites.

Do you have DIN tanks?

At Dive Center Scuba Do we have DIN tanks available for rent, however the majority of our tanks are INT. If needed, INT-to-DIN adapters are available for rent.

What is the visibility like?

In Curacao, we have great visibility in crystal clear warm waters. Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving with visibility between 10 to 25 meters (32 to 82 ft)!

What is the water temperature?

The sea is warm enough throughout the year. The water temperature goes from 26 °C (79 °F) in February and March, to 29 °C (84 °F) in September and October. During the whole year, you can dive in a 3-mm shorty, which is available for rent at Dive Center Scuba Do.