Duikcentrum van de Ven | Jan Thiel | Curaçao


Discover the Thrilling Underwater World in Curaçao with Duikcentrum van de Ven

Dive into Adventure with our Introductory Dives

Are you yearning for a unique and exhilarating underwater experience in Curaçao? Look no further than Duikcentrum van de Ven! Even if you don't have a diving license, our diving school offers introductory dives for beginners. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with a safe and enjoyable diving experience.

Experience Personal Attention and Guidance in Small Groups

At Duikcentrum van de Ven, we believe in giving our divers the utmost attention and guidance. That's why we ensure that our diving groups consist of a maximum of 4 people with 1 instructor. This allows you to receive personalized instruction and support throughout your dive, making your underwater adventure even more memorable.

Indulge in a Private and Exclusive Diving Experience

If you're seeking a truly exclusive diving experience, our diving school offers private introductory dives. With a small additional charge, you can enjoy a diving session without any other divers, ensuring that all the attention is solely focused on you. Immerse yourself in the underwater world at your own pace and savor every moment of this extraordinary adventure.

Ready to embark on a new and thrilling adventure? Contact Duikcentrum van de Ven today and let us take you on an unforgettable underwater journey in Curaçao!

Information About Try Scuba Diving

Age: From 10 Years

Are you curious about scuba diving? If you're at least 10 years old, you can give it a try! Whether you're a young adventurer or a parent looking for an exciting activity for your child, scuba diving is a great option.

Duration: Approximately 3 Hours

Trying scuba diving doesn't require a whole day commitment. In just around 3 hours, you can have an amazing underwater experience. It's a perfect activity to fit into your vacation schedule or a weekend outing.

Minimum Education: No Certifications Required

You don't need any prior certifications or experience to try scuba diving. Our professional instructors will guide you through the process and ensure your safety throughout the entire dive. Just bring your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!

Dive Location: Tugboat or Caracasbaai

Experience the wonders of scuba diving at either the Tugboat or Caracasbaai dive locations. These sites offer beautiful underwater landscapes, vibrant marine life, and memorable diving experiences. Prepare to be amazed by the underwater world!

Maximum Depth: 12 Meters / 39 Feet

During your try scuba diving experience, you will explore the underwater world up to a maximum depth of 12 meters or 39 feet. You'll have the opportunity to see coral reefs, and tropical fish, and maybe even encounter some friendly sea turtles.

Medical Statement: Good Health Required

Your safety is our top priority, so a completed medical statement is required before participating in scuba diving. It ensures that you are in good health and ready to enjoy the experience to the fullest. If you have any concerns, consult your physician beforehand.

Cancellation Policy: Read Here

If you need to cancel your try scuba diving reservation, please review our cancellation policy for more details. We understand that plans can change, and we aim to accommodate our customers as best we can. Just click to learn more.


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,-


Indulge in the ultimate private scuba diving experience at Duikcentum Van De Ven, where you can have the instructor all to yourself during the dive. Dive without any other people around, making your dive fully private with personalized attention on a one-on-one basis. Couples can enjoy a unique and intimate underwater adventure with the instructor exclusively at our dive center.

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 from our dive 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,-


What Can You Expect During the Introduction Dive on Curaçao?

Medical Health Declaration

Before starting your Try Scuba Dive 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.

The medical health declaration with information can be found here.

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 gear:

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 try scuba dive, 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.

Time to Go Diving

Begin your diving adventure with our services that focus on starting in shallow waters, gradually acclimating you to breathing underwater, allowing you to dive up to 12 meters or 39 feet deep. 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 & 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.


Have you thoroughly enjoyed the Try Scuba Dive experience? If so, continue your journey by obtaining your Open water dive certification! The first dive from the Try Scuba Dive program counts as your first dive toward earning your dive certification. Dive into the world of underwater exploration and adventure today by pursuing your open water dive certification.