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Why you'll love diving in Dutch-antilles!

  • Tropical climate and warm weather all year round make it the perfect diving destination
  • Divers are treated to a unique experience with some of the most beautiful underwater life on the planet including sharks, rays, eels and giant sea turtles

The Dutch Antilles are a group of charming islands located in the Caribbean Sea; and as one of the better diving destinations, they will allow you to discover a wide diversity of underwater flora and fauna. The Dutch Antilles tropical climate and warm weather all year round make it a perfect place for your next diving holiday. They are world renowned for their excellent scuba diving and are consistently rated among the best diving locations in the world. Prepare to witness some of the most bizarre and fantastic aquatic life that will certainly take your breath away. Divers are treated to a unique experience with some of the most beautiful underwater life on the planet including sharks, rays, eels and giant sea turtles.

Average temperature for the ABCs year-round is a perfect 28°C (82°F). High noon is a bit warmer and at night it can get breezy, but mostly you’ll be fine in shorts and T-shirt. The islands are fairly dry, averaging a little over 1in (2.5cm) of rain per month. Much of this falls from September to early December. The islands usually miss the Caribbean hurricane season. As always, when you go depends on how cold you are. If you just have to warm up December to April, then you can join the crowds during high season. Otherwise, the islands are more accessible and rates much cheaper other times of the year. The high season for cruise ships runs October to April. Outside of these times the port towns can be almost sleepy.

You can pay for just about everything in US dollars on the ABCs. Sometimes you will get change back in US currency, other times you will receive it in Aruba florins (Afl) or Netherlands Antillean guilders (NAf or ANG) on Bonaire and Curaçao. The Netherlands Antilles Guilder is tied to the US Dollar. Most ATMs on Aruba and Curaçao let you withdraw currency in US dollars. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. Most major currencies, including US Dollars, Pounds Sterling and Euros, are easily exchanged. ATMs are located around the island. In Netherlands Antilles travellers checks are accepted by all banks and most hotels. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, you are advised to take travellers checks in U.S. dollars.

Top regions in dutch-antilles

Best for - Beginner (10/10), Intermediate (10/10), Advance (10/10)

Bonaire, and its small sister island Klein Bonaire, is one of three islands in the Caribbean making up the Dutch Antilles or ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) and is one of the least tourist-developed and visited of the islands, yet both on land and under the sea, one of the most striking in the Caribbean. It is located just north of Venezuela, south of the hurricane belt offering a year round stable climate.

If you are looking for your first dive experience, Bonaire may be the perfect place for it. In the island has been established one of the firsts marine park in the Caribbean, so that you can enjoy diving surrounded by a wide variety of fish in a beautiful natural undersea world. This does not mean that Bonaire is only a place for beginners. But it is still a perfect destination for families, which can enjoy the environmental learning programs, guided group tours and sporting activities. In the favorite diving spot of the Caribbean.
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Aruba is situated in the heart of the southern Caribbean, just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It is 19 miles long and 6 miles across, at its widest point, with an area of approximately 70 square miles. Aruba is a stunning island, with picturesque beaches, and renowned friendly locals. This flat island is multicultural and has some splendid scenic beaches. 

Aruba is a great diving holiday destination for honeymooners and all levels of diver. The coastline around Aruba is also home to some of the best wrecks in the Caribbean. With warm temperatures and fantastic underwater visibility, it is a diver's paradise. Aruba is the perfect choice for anyone travelling with non-diving partners and family members as there are so many activities to enjoy on the island. 

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Best for - Intermediate (10/10), Advance (10/10), Snorkelling (8/10)

Curaçao has become one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean for discerning travelers. A paradise for scuba divers and nature lovers alike. Its ruggedly beautiful landscape provides endless opportunities for fun. Conquer the island’s open spaces and enjoy exhilarating hiking and biking. Immerse yourself in mysterious and colorful underwater worlds at more than 60 diving locations. Relax on beaches, both intimate and secluded. Explore Curaçao’s crown jewel – the capital city, Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a lively port full of high-end retailers, restaurants and nightlife spots. Whatever you’re looking for, Curaçao promises you a magnificent travel experience.

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