Duikcentrum van de Ven | Jan Thiel | Curaçao


Get your Open Water Diver certification at Duikcentrum van de Ven!

Would you like to start your underwater adventure and obtain a globally recognized Open Water Diving certificate? Dive in for small groups of maximum 4 people, with an experienced instructor.

Would you like to experience diving in a personal and exclusive way?
Then a private Open Water Course is for you! At our diving school, we offer the opportunity to have a private diving experience, where all attention is completely focused on you. For a small additional charge, you can enjoy diving sessions without other divers, allowing you to fully enjoy the underwater world.

Start your diving adventure at Duikcentrum van de Ven and become a certified Open Water diver!


- From 10 years


- 2 days


- No certifications required

- 18 Meters

- Medical statement must be completed in full and the student must be in good health.

- Read here our cancellation policy.


The SSI Open Water Course includes:
- SSI Open Water Handbook including Videos
- Online Logbook
- Online training at www.Divessi.com or DiveSSI APP
- All equipment needed for diving
- All instructions
- Transport diving school to the diving location
- 4 Confined Water Dives + Open Water Dives
- The Digital SSI Open Water Diver Certification
- 9% OB

Max 4 persons on 1 Instructor

SSI Open Water Diver

NAF 775,-
$ 435,-


Do you think it would be great to get your diving license, but do you find it just too exciting?
At Duikcentrum van de Ven you have the opportunity to make the Open Water Course completely private.

All attention for you!

The Private SSI Open Water Course includes:
- Private SSI Open Water Course
- SSI Open Water Handbook including Videos
- Online Logbook
- Online training at www.Divessi.com or DiveSSI APP
- All equipment needed for diving
- All instructions
- Transport diving school to the diving location
- 4 Confined Water Dives + Open Water Dives
- The Digital SSI Open Water Diver Certification
- 9% OB

Private SSI Open Water Diver

NAF 799,-
$ 450,-


What you can expect during the Open Water Course:

At Duikcentrum van de Ven, expect top-notch services during your Open Water Course Diving experience.
Meet us at our dive center at Caracasbaaiweg 360 at 08:15 am. Your instructor will guide you through this two-day course, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge needed to explore the underwater world safely.

Medical Health Declaration:

Before starting your Open Water Course Diving experience, it is essential to complete a medical health declaration to ensure you are fit for diving. This process is crucial in identifying any health issues that may affect your safety underwater. Our priority is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants, so please be honest and thorough in your declaration to help us tailor the dive to your specific needs.

Fit Diving Equipment:

It is crucial to fit all the dive equipment properly to ensure a safe and enjoyable diving experience. At our dive center, you have the opportunity to try on and fit all the dive gear you need. Our experienced staff will assist you in finding the perfect fit for your diving adventures, so you can explore the underwater world with confidence and peace of mind.

Assembling your Diving Set:

Assembling your diving gear is an essential part of the diving experience. It is very important to become familiar with your dive gear. During the Open Water Course, you can set up your gear with the assistance and explanations from your instructor. By setting up your gear, you will gain confidence in knowing how it works and ensure that it works correctly for a safe and enjoyable dive.

Diving Signs and Exercises:

When engaging in diving, having a knowledgeable instructor by your side is crucial. Understanding the most important diving signs and how to effectively communicate them during a dive is essential for safety. Participating in exercises to learn basic diving skills with the guidance of an instructor will ensure you are prepared and confident underwater.

During the open water course, participants will focus on learning essential basic skills to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Mastering the fundamentals is crucial in building confidence and competence while exploring the open waters. Instructors will guide you through exercises designed to enhance your knowledge and abilities, ultimately preparing you for independent open water adventures.

Time To Go Diving:

Begin your diving adventure with our services that focus on starting in shallow waters, and gradually acclimating you to breathing underwater. During the initial two dives, you will explore the underwater world at a maximum depth of 12 meters or 39 feet, allowing you to gradually build your confidence and skills.
The following dives 3 and 4 will take you deeper, reaching a maximum depth of 18 meters or 59 feet With dive times ranging between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your air consumption, you'll have ample time to explore the underwater world at your own pace.

Dive in small groups for personal attention and safety:
Experience safe and personalized diving adventures with our small group diving services, ensuring maximum safety and individual attention with a limit of 4 persons per instructor. We also offer private diving options at Duikcentrum van de Ven, where you can enjoy a tailored diving experience that meets your specific preferences and needs.

Discover the breathtakingly beautiful underwater world of Curaçao:

Get ready to encounter different types of fish during your dive - you may even spot a magnificent sea turtle gracefully swimming by or catch a glimpse of the colorful parrot fish as you journey through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. Curacao's diverse marine life awaits you to create unforgettable dive experiences.

Done Diving, What Now?:

After your dive, return to our dive school where you can use the restroom and then chat with your instructor about the underwater experience. Discuss the marine life you encountered while enjoying a cup of coffee, tea, or water in a relaxed setting. Share your highlights and memories from the dive as you unwind and reflect on your adventure.

Log your dives:

Logging your dives is important, and in the Myssi app, you can easily track every detail from your dive time to the types of fish you encounter. Keep a comprehensive record of your underwater adventures and enhance your diving experience by using the dive logging feature available in the app.

Written Theory Exam:

During your second day of diving, between dives 3 and 4, you will have a written theory exam on the material you have studied. Upon successful completion, congratulations on earning your Open Water Diver certification!