The south west coast of Curacao has some of the world’s best shore diving and hence in 1996, the Habitat Curacao dive resort was created with divers in mind. Situated in the quiet countryside of the south west coast of Curacao in the Dutch Antilles 35 miles north of Venezuela, Habitat is set in landscaped gardens with breathtaking ocean views from its junior suites, all of which have air conditioning and kitchenette including fridge and hob. There are complimentary shuttle transfers to the capital Willemstad three times a day. The Ocean restaurant and bar offers excellent local food plus a sociable daily happy hour. In addition to diving, mountain bike hire is available and the dramatic landscape offers great trail walking and hiking opportunities. Great for both new and experienced divers, the full range of speciality courses are available at the onsite PADI 5* centre. There is also a Photo Shop fully equipped for photo and video instruction and E6 processing.
In addition to having two 2-tank boat dives per day, Habitat offers the concept of total diving freedom, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The divemasters respect your skills and abilities, and leave you to free to plan and conduct your own dives as you wish. The south west coast of Curacao has some of the best shore diving anywhere, including Habitat’s house reef. For millions of years reef has surrounded the island attaching to the shore like a narrow fringe. The shallows house numerous soft corals, brain coral and reef fish; further out drop offs and walls abound offering habitat to numerous deep water fish including moray eels and barracuda. Sea turtles, sting rays and nurse sharks all flourish in Curacao’s waters.