Cruise Ship Divers

A perfect dive day in Curacao, away from the crowds.

Looking for fun, relaxed, easy and beautiful diving? In small, friendly groups, away from the cruise ship crowds? You’re in the right place.

So you literally don’t miss your boat (even though you may want to), we’ll take you diving on two of Curacao’s best shore dive sites – Pierbaai Reef and Car Pile.

These beautiful dive (and snorkel!) sites are right across the road from The Dive Bus dive center, less than 15 minutes taxi ride from the cruise ship terminal. The shallow, protected sandy bay and gently sloping reef are perfect for diving and snorkeling at all levels of experience (including none at all).

We’ve got heaps of facilities on-site for your use too, including free WIFI if you’re diving with us, so feel free to make your friends and family jealous of your diving and cruise-shippin’ adventures.


Current, certified diver?

If you’ve been diving in the last 18 months, then let us show you around two of the best dive sites in Curacao – just across the road! If it’s been longer choose the Refresher option below.


Current, confident and certified?

If you’ve been diving recently and don’t need a guide, you and your buddy can explore two of the best dive sites in Curacao on your own schedule – just across the road!

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Been a while since you dived?

If it’s been more than 18 months since your last dive, take a fun Refresher Class – includes a beautiful dive on our House Reef.

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Never dived before?

Now’s the perfect time and perfect place to try it, trust us.


Love snorkeling?

Our House Reef and sheltered bay areas provide for some great snorkeling. Snorkelers are welcome to use our facilities, and we’ll give you a safety / equipment briefing, show you where to go and what you can expect to see.

Full, quality snorkel equipment is available for rent @ $15 per set; the facility fee is $10 per person. No reservations needed.

Schedule + Timings

Check-in times:

  • 8:45am for all morning activities
  • 1:30pm for all afternoon activities
  • 5:30 – 6.30pm for night dives (depending on the time of year)

Please note that we don’t delay our other divers for late arrivals, and will do our best to re-schedule you if you’re running late where possible / time permitting.


  • For guided dives, allow 2 hours per dive (which includes setting up, briefing etc as well as the dive itself)
  • For Discover Scuba Dive, allow 3 hours

After diving's done...

  • there’s plenty of chill-out opportunities for you at the dive center, so feel free to hang out over a cold beer or two and a game of highly addictive (don’t say you weren’t warned…) Tiki Toss
  • go local and grab a fish dish at popular Seaside Terrace restaurant across the road
  • stroll to nearby Mambo / Seaquarium beach at Curacao Boulevard for more restaurants, bars and shops or Curacao Seaquarium.
  • jump on a local bus head to beautiful, historic and quite unique downtown Willemstad on the way back to your ship. Explore the shops, enjoy the stunning architecture and colours… and the duty free zone!

Whatever you decide, you can be sure we’ll do our very best to ensure you have a great underwater Curacao experience. And maybe you’ll come back for a week or two next time (it happens a lot!)


Please contact us WELL in advance of your departure date so your booking can be finalised before you leave home for your trip.

Please also take a minute to check out our Cancellation Policy on our Booking Info page.

How to get to The Dive Bus

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The Dive Bus doesn’t provide transportation to / from the cruise ship terminal because special permits are issued to qualifying, official / licensed taxi and bus drivers, specifically for pick up / drop off at the cruise ship terminal (and airport.) Instead of taking business from the pockets of the folks who’ve earned and paid for their license – and plenty of other dive “shops” do – we stick to our business and livelihood and let others stick to theirs.

It’s cool that our divers tend to share the same values, rather than save themselves a few bucks. And to keep costs down (we know cruises don’t come cheap), once you’ve confirmed your reservation with us, with your permission we’ll share your email details with others from your ship so you can hook up and share a cab.

There will be heaps of cabs eagerly awaiting your arrival at the cruise ship terminal. Tariffs, fixed by the Government, are $30 per cab each way or, depending on the number of passengers, $8 per person. Remember to have your camera ready to capture the terrific view of your ship and downtown Willemstad from the highest bridge in the Caribbean on your way…

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