Guided Dives

Discover the best of Curacao – below and above – the smart way: from the shore.

No cattle boats, no crowds, no stress. Just fun, relaxed diving, right from the beach!

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Your first day of diving is on The Dive Bus reef. After that, come join us on the Dive Bus trips and explore the best of the rest of Curacao’s shore diving. Think of the Dive Bus as a dive boat – without the sea sickness, crowds, short dive times, bouncy, cramped surface intervals and short dive times.

If you’re taking a PADI dive course, arriving in Curacao on a cruise ship or making any guided dives with us, you’ll be exploring our stunning house reef – home to not one but two of the best and most popular shore diving sites in Curacao (Pierbaai Reef; Car Pile), no more than two minutes’ easy swim out from the beach.

Years ago when we first found the reef, it was covered with trash and tyres strangling the corals and killing the marine life. After countless clean up dives, the reef is clean, healthy and teeming with marine life.

Other Curacao dive operators from miles around bring divers to enjoy Pierbaai Reef and Car Pile. But The Dive Bus divers and snorkelers need only cross the road…

It’s the perfect place to get your weighting correct, check out your equipment, get comfortable underwater again and, basically, get your dive vacation well and truly started. Plus if you’re missing anything or want to treat yourself to new dive equipment, everything you need is right on site.

Our guided dives are perfect for certified divers who have been diving within the last 18 months. If it’s been a bit longer, then book a Refresher dive for your first day.

Discounted Guided Dive Packages start from for 3 days, including a 2 tank dive at Pierbaai Reef / Car Pile and Dive Bus Trips for the remaining days.

Adding a rental car to your diving package is easy – check out our Drive and Dive Packages. Advanced booking required.

The Dive Bus House Reef: Pierbaai Reef and Car Pile. NOT your average house reef, trust us...

Most divers see the term ‘house reef’ and think: ‘Euugh – beat up, boring, no thanks.’

Are YOU in for a great surprise.

In fact, we love this dive site so much that we adopted it through Project AWARE’s Adopt a Dive site Program.

At a glance:

  • Dive times up to to 60 mins
  • Typical depth = 18m/60 ft (deeper sites available, subject to certification)
  • Max 8 divers per Divemaster; min 2
  • Check-in for morning dives (1 or 2 tank) 8.45am; finish around 12.30pm
  • Check-in for afternoon dive (1 tank) 1.30pm; finish around 3.30pm. (2 tanks available on request, subject to daylight – contact us for more info.)
  • Check-in for night dives (1 tank) varies thoughout the year, from 6 – 7pm-ish; finish around 8 – 9pm-ish

Dive Bus Trips

Meet at The Dive Bus shop or we’ll pick you up and head out on a 2 tank shore dive trip. All our dive sites are special for one reason or another. We pick those we think are best / you’ll enjoy the most, rather than have a fixed weekly schedule, and make both dives from the same beach (different profiles /directions) so we can set up and chill out for the day, without the hassle of lugging wet, sandy gear from place to place.

We take a maximum of 6 divers on The Dive Busses which are comfortable and air conditioned and equipped with everything you’ll need for a safe, fun, relaxed dive trip that’s probably not quite like any you’ve done before. And unlike on a dive boat, you’ll get to see plenty of topside Curacao on the way.

Your non-diving buddies and family are welcome to join you. Whilst you’re off meeting the fish, they can put in some valuable work on their suntans, or snorkel, wander, climb and explore Curacao’s coastline. There’s no guide provided for snorkelers, so buddy pairs are recommended for exploring the fish and coral.

There are sodas, fruit and snacks for your surface interval on the beach. Relax and swop fishy tales whilst we pack up and head back.

Or follow the Bus in your rental car, and stay as long as you like 🙂

See for yourself...

  • 2 x dives, up to to 60 mins (depending on air)
  • Typical depth = 18m/60 ft (deeper sites available, subject to certification)
  • Max 6 divers; min 2
  • Sodas, fruit, snacks and entrance / facility fees included
  • Check in time 8:45am
  • Return time between 13:00 – 15:00, depending where we’re diving. Or follow the Bus in your rental car, stay as long as you like.

Advance bookings recommended to avoid disappointment!

 

 

 

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It’s a different kind of cool in the dark…

PADI Advanced Open Water diver or taking your AOW course with us? Go down in the dark with us on beautiful nighttime adventure…

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Where you’ll be divin’

There’s no need to ask us to take you to the best dive sites. It’s what we do. Instead of a fixed dive-site schedule, we choose sites we think you’ll enjoy the most, or take requests for ‘cool spots’ (turtles, nudibranches, mermaids, whatever).

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