Duikcentrum van de Ven | Jan Thiel | Curaçao


Do you want to have a unique and exciting underwater experience in Curaçao?

At Duikcentrum van de Ven we offer introductory dives for beginners who do not have a diving license.
It doesn't matter if you've never dived before, our experienced team will ensure a safe and fun experience.

With us, you dive in small groups of a maximum of 4 people with 1 instructor, so that you can enjoy personal attention and guidance.

Would you like to experience diving in a personal and exclusive way?
Then a private introductory dive 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 a diving session without other divers, allowing you to fully enjoy the underwater world.

Contact us today and dive into a new adventure!


-  From 10 Years


- +- 3 hour


- No certifications are required


- Tugboat or Caracasbaai

- 12 Meter / 39 Feet

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

- Read here our cancellation policy.


Try Scuba Diving includes:
- All equipment needed for diving
- All instructions
- 1 Open Water Dive
- Transport diving school to the diving location
- 9% OB

Max 4 people on 1 instructor.

Try Scuba Diving

NAF 160,-
$ 89,-

Try Scuba Diving at the Tugboat & Caracasbaai
( 2 dives on 1 day )

NAF 310,-
$ 173,-


Do you think it would be great to take a dive, but do you find it just too exciting?
Would it help if you could see with your own instructor whether diving is for you?
At Duikcentrum van de Ven you have the opportunity to make the Try Scuba Dive completely private.

All attention for you!

The private Try Scuba Dive includes:
- Private Discover Scuba Diving
- All equipment needed for diving
- All instructions
- 1 Open Water Dive
- Transport the diving school to the diving location
- 9% OB

Pivate Try Scuba Diving

NAF 178,-
$ 100,-

Private Try Scuba Diving at the Tugboat & Caracasbaai
( 2 dives on 1 day )

NAF 338,-
$ 190,-



At Duikcentrum van de Ven you can expect a great experience during your introductory dive.
Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly and experienced instructor.

Medical Health Declaration:
Before you start diving, complete a medical health declaration while enjoying a coffee/tea or water to ensure that you are fit enough to dive.
You will soon be healthy enough to go diving, but there are sometimes some points of interest, such as the use of medication or certain (old) conditions.

For all dives we provide, it is important that you can answer no to all questions.

If you can answer no to everything, you do not have to do anything and complete the medical declaration of health on the day of your dive.

If you answer yes, print out the form and take it to a (diving) doctor in your area to have this statement completed.
The medical health declaration with information can be found here.

Fit Diving Equipment:
It is essential to fit diving equipment properly so that it fits comfortably and provides maximum safety while diving.
When trying on diving equipment, it is important to pay attention to the correct fit of the BCD, wetsuit, shoes and fins.
In addition, it is also important that the mask with snorkel fits properly on the face and that the tank and weights are properly adjusted.
By fitting the diving equipment properly, you can enjoy your diving experience with confidence.

Assembling your own diving set:

It is very important to become familiar with your diving equipment.
During the introductory dive, your instructor will give you a detailed explanation of how to use the diving equipment.
Under the guidance of your instructor, you will assemble your own diving set with the associated checks, so that you know exactly how the diving equipment works and what it does.

Diving Signs And Exercises:
Your instructor will also teach you the most important diving signs so that you can communicate well during the dive.
During the introductory dive, you will perform a number of exercises to familiarize yourself with the underwater environment and learn basic diving skills.

Our instructor is always ready to guide you and answer your questions.

Time To Go Diving:
Our dives start quietly in the shallow end, so that you can get used to breathing underwater and have time to go through a number of exercises with your instructor.

Then we can start the dive quietly, the maximum depth during the introductory dive is 12 meters.

The dive time will be approximately between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the air consumption during the dive.

Dive In Small Groups For Safety & Personal Attention:
We like to keep our groups small so that everyone gets the personal attention they need.
At Duikcentrum van de Ven we believe in offering a safe and enjoyable diving experience for everyone.

Discover The Breathtakingly Beautiful Underwater World Of Curaçao:
You will be amazed by the different types of fish and corals you encounter, such as parrot fish, moray eels, hedgehog fish and who knows, even a turtle.

Done Diving, What Now?
After the dive, when you return to the diving school, you can share your experiences over a cup of coffee or tea, discuss the beautiful fish you have seen underwater and ask any questions.


If you enjoyed it so much that you want to take the Open Water course, the Introductory Dive counts as the 1st dive for the Open Water Course.