Tel.: + 599 9 6938305 | Skype: The Dive Bus, Curacao

We know you work your (dive) boots off to earn your vacation.

We work ours off so you get what you want, expect and deserve.

 

Here’s what you need to know to make that happen:

Dive Schedule

We don’t build our diving schedule – you do!

Instead of having a fixed activity or dive-site schedule, the schedule is built around activities booked by you, our divers.

So to get to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, book in advance: the first buddy teams to confirm set the dive activity schedule for the day!

And because we don't do crowds, there are a limited number of slots available on any dive activity, so once it’s full, it’s full. (But we do do dive groups, that’s different - more info here.)

CANCELLATION POLICY: The Small Print

If you have to cancel a confirmed booking, the following Cancellation Policy applies:
    • 56 – 29 days prior to arrival: 25% of the reservation is non-refundable
    • 28 – 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the reservation is non-refundable
    • 14 – 2 days prior to arrival: 75% of the reservation is non-refundable

    • No shows, late shows or cancellations less than 2 days before the activity: 100% of the reservation is non-refundable. Where this is due to:


      • Things beyond your control, such as flight or cruise ship docking delays, or sickness (nope, hangovers don't count), we'll do our best to re-schedule your activities where possible.
      • PADI dive course paperwork issues: during your booking process, we’ll advise what paperwork you need to prepare in advance and bring with you. If you have questions or aren’t sure, please ask before confirming your booking.
      • you not being able to show proof that you’re a certified diver and date of last dive, we do our best to schedule you on a Discover Scuba Dive class instead.

Do I need ...

  • ...trip insurance?

    Yes, yes and yes.

    You work hard to earn your vacation, and it isn't cheap. Neither is diving. But trip insurance is - and it may even be provided by your credit card company (worth checking out).

    Even if it's not, trip insurance usually costs pennies per vacation day and can save you a lot of money and disappointment.

    For example if you have to cancel your dives due to airline delays, injury, bad conditions, lost luggage, injury, hangover (happens a lot and we won't tell the insurance company if you don't), your trip insurance will cover it.

    Cancelling diving due to bad conditions is worst case scenario and of course, we do our best to reschedule in such events. But it's not always possible, so getting your money back under your trip insurance policy removes some of the 'ouch'.

    Long story short? Yes, take out trip insurance!
  • ...dive incident insurance?

    Yes, yes and yes!

    In the event of injury, decompression sickness, equipment loss or damage, DAN insurance is priceless and may also include trip insurance.

What about the money, honey..?

  • ...when do I pay?

    The total amount payable and due date will be shown on your Booking Form.

    Your reservation is confirmed once the total amount has been charged, typically 6-8 weeks before your first day of diving.

    Once settled, we’ll send your Booking Confirmation showing exactly what you’ve booked and paid for, start time on your first day of diving and Check-In info.

  • ...how do I pay?

    You'll be asked to provide your credit card details when you’re ready to confirm your reservation.

    Until we receive your card details, prices and availability are subject to change.

    Your card will be charged for the amount shown on your Booking Form on or around 6 - 8 weeks before your first day of diving; the date will also be on your Booking Form. Once it's all gone through, we'll send your Booking Confirmation and Check-In info and you're all set to go :)

    Please note that we can’t accept AmEx or Diners Club, and they’re not widely accepted in Curacao.
  • ...how do I pay for additional spends once I’m there?

    We don't store your credit card information, so we take a credit card imprint when you check-in and start an account for you. That way you don’t need to carry cash when you're diving with us, and just settle up on your last day of diving using:

    • Cash:
      US$ or local currency (ANG or NAFl, same thing, 2 names just to confuse you). ATMs dispense both US$ and local currency but usually have a 1,000 NAFl daily limit (approx. US$ 600)

    • Credit card:
      Mastercard or Visa only. Remember to ensure your bank knows you'll be using it overseas - or you may not be using it overseas :(

    • ATM / debit card:
      Most US credit/debit cards are 'read' as credit cards.
      European ATM / debit cards usually work, but not always, so check them out early in your vacation as you may have to resort to withdrawing cash.

      Most ATM/debit cards have a daily spend / withdrawal limit, so you may want to check what it is before leaving home.

Got it - I'm in!

Click here to complete your online Booking / Enquiry Form.

Don't worry: sending a Booking Form doesn't commit you to anything. It gives us the info we need to get back to you with accurate info and pricing.

Got questions first? Drop us an email . Including your diving dates in your email subject line helps us prioritise time-sensitive enquiries. We aim to get back to you within 48 hours, but it can be longer if we're all busy divin'.

Got questions and need fast answers? Skype us - it's quicker and easier to chat than email.

Meet Doris!

Your booking enquiries are handled by us:the small but beautifully formed and BUSY Dive Bus Crew (aka Doris).

We're the folks who'll be diving with you, teaching your PADI dive course, checking you in, taking care of you, fixing stuff for you, helping you out in the Dive Bus shop and generally making sure you have an awesome time here.

Depending when you read this, we're either currently doing all of the above with today's divers or sleeping, so it may take us a couple of days to get back to you (longer during busy holiday periods).