Duikcentrum van de Ven | Jan Thiel | Curaçao


Discover the Unique Underwater World with Private Diving in Curaçao

Why Choose Private Diving at Duikcentrum van de Ven?

Personal Attention

With a private dive session, all the attention is focused on you. This means you can learn and explore at your own pace, which is ideal for both beginners and experienced divers.


Without the presence of other divers, you can enjoy a unique experience where you can immerse yourself in the underwater world of Curaçao in an intimate way.

From Discover Diving to Guided Dive Tours

Discover Diving

Beginners can join us for Discover Diving, where you learn the basics of diving in a safe and controlled environment.

Open Water Course and Advanced Adventurer Course

For more experienced divers, we offer the open water course and the advanced adventurer course, where you can further develop your diving skills and embark on new diving adventures.

Guided Dive Tours

And for those who want to discover the hidden gems of Curaçao's underwater world, our guided dive tours are a must-do. Under the guidance of our expert guides, you will dive at the most breathtaking locations that Curaçao has to offer.


Discover the Thrill of Private Try Scuba Diving in Curaçao

Are you looking for a thrilling and unforgettable underwater adventure in Curaçao? Look no further than Duikcentrum van de Ven! We specialize in offering private try scuba diving experiences for beginners who do not have a diving license. With our experienced team, you can dive into the beautiful depths of the Caribbean Sea and explore its mesmerizing marine life.

Safe and Fun Introductory Dives for Beginners

Whether you have never dived before or are simply curious about the underwater world, our private try scuba diving sessions are perfect for you. Our team of certified instructors will provide you with a comprehensive briefing on scuba diving techniques, safety procedures, and equipment usage. You'll learn everything you need to know to feel confident and comfortable underwater.

During the dive, our instructors will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and guiding you through the stunning underwater landscape. You'll be amazed by the vibrant coral reefs, exotic fish, and other fascinating marine creatures that call Curaçao their home.

Unforgettable Underwater Experience in Curaçao

Curaçao is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine biodiversity. By choosing Duikcentrum van de Ven for your private try scuba diving adventure, you'll get to explore this underwater paradise like never before. Our experienced team will take you to the best dive sites, carefully selected to showcase the beauty and diversity of Curaçao's marine ecosystem.

Whether you're seeking a solo adventure, a romantic experience for you and your partner, or a unique activity for your family or friends, our private try scuba diving sessions can be tailored to your preferences and skill level. We ensure a personalized and unforgettable underwater experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Book Your Private Try Scuba Diving Experience Today

If you're ready to embark on a thrilling underwater journey in Curaçao, book your private try scuba diving experience with Duikcentrum van de Ven today. Our dedicated team is eager to introduce you to the wonders of the underwater world and provide you with a safe and enjoyable diving experience. Contact us now to secure your spot and create lasting memories in Curaçao's pristine waters.

Information about Private Try Scuba Diving

Age Requirement: From 10 Years

If you're at least 10 years old, you can try scuba diving! Whether you're a curious child or an adventurous adult, this thrilling underwater experience is available to individuals of all ages. Discover the amazing world beneath the surface and create unforgettable memories.

Duration: Approximately 3 Hours

Our private try scuba diving session lasts for around 3 hours. During this time, you will receive a comprehensive briefing on scuba diving techniques and safety procedures. You'll also have the opportunity to practice your skills in a controlled environment before heading out to explore the underwater wonders.

Minimum Education: No Certifications Required

Don't worry if you have no prior scuba diving experience or certifications. Our private try scuba diving program is designed for beginners, making it accessible to everyone. Our experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the entire dive.

Dive Locations: Tugboat or Caracasbaai

Our private try scuba diving sessions take place at either the Tugboat or Caracasbaai dive sites, both known for their stunning underwater landscapes and diverse marine life. Explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter tropical fish, and perhaps even spot some fascinating underwater creatures during your dive.

Maximum Depth: 12 Meters / 39 Feet

During your private try scuba diving experience, you'll explore the underwater world at a maximum depth of 12 meters or 39 feet. This depth provides a perfect balance between adventure and safety, allowing you to witness the beauty of the ocean without venturing too deep into its depths.

Medical Statement: Good Health Required

Prior to participating in our private try scuba diving program, you'll need to complete a medical statement in full. This ensures that you are in good health and able to engage in scuba diving activities. Your safety is our top priority, and this step helps us ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Cancellation Policy: Read Here

If you need to cancel your private try scuba diving session, please familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and our policy outlines the necessary steps to take in such situations. 


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,-


Become a certified Open Water Diver with our private diving program

Are you ready to embark on an incredible underwater journey? At Duikcentrum van de Ven, we offer a unique private diving program that allows you to become a certified Open Water Diver at your own pace.

With our private diving program, you can enjoy exclusive one-on-one sessions with our experienced instructors. This means you'll receive personalized attention and guidance throughout your diving journey, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable underwater.

Our program is designed to accommodate your schedule and preferences. Whether you're a beginner or have some diving experience, our instructors will tailor the training to suit your skill level. You'll learn essential diving skills, safety procedures, and underwater navigation techniques.

Get your first diving certification at your own pace and enjoy exclusive private diving

Unlike group diving programs, our private diving program allows you to progress at a pace that suits you. Whether you prefer to take things slow or dive headfirst into your training, our instructors will adapt to your learning style and comfort level.

With exclusive private diving sessions, you'll have the opportunity to explore the underwater world in a serene and undisturbed environment. No more crowded dive sites or feeling rushed during your training. You can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the underwater realm and focus on honing your diving skills.

During your private diving sessions, you'll have the undivided attention of our instructors. They'll be right by your side, providing guidance, feedback, and support every step of the way. This personalized approach ensures that you receive the highest quality training and gain the confidence to become a certified Open Water Diver.

Our experienced team of instructors is ready to guide you on these exciting underwater adventures

At Duikcentrum van de Ven, we take pride in our team of experienced and passionate instructors. They are not only skilled divers themselves but also dedicated educators who love sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the underwater world.

When you choose our private diving program, you'll be paired with an instructor who will become your trusted mentor and dive buddy. They'll accompany you on your diving adventures and provide expert guidance and support. They'll ensure that you feel safe, comfortable, and well-prepared for the challenges and wonders that await beneath the surface.

Our team of instructors has extensive knowledge of the local dive sites and marine life, allowing them to create unforgettable diving experiences for you. They'll introduce you to breathtaking underwater landscapes, vibrant coral reefs, and fascinating marine creatures. With their guidance, you'll develop a deep appreciation for the underwater world and a lifelong passion for diving.


- 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 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,-


Advanced Adventurer Private Course

Continuing Your Diving Journey

Once you have successfully obtained your diving license, you may be wondering what's next. Well, look no further than the Advanced Adventurer Private Course! This course allows you to take your diving skills to the next level and explore new depths.

Choose Your Favorite Dives

One of the best things about the Advanced Adventurer Private Course is that you get to choose your own adventure. You can select 5 dives that interest you the most, whether it's wreck diving, night diving, or exploring coral reefs. This personalized approach ensures that you are fully engaged and excited about the dives you undertake.

Unlock the Deep Dive

With the Advanced Adventurer Private Course, you also have the opportunity to integrate the deep dive into your training. This means that with this certification, you can dive to a depth of up to 30 meters. Imagine the wonders that await you as you explore the underwater world at greater depths!


- From 10 years
- From 12 years old if a deep dive is also made


- SSI Open Water certification / PADI Open Water certification


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

- Read here our cancellation policy.

Private SSI Advanced Adventurer

The SSI Advanced Adventurer course includes:
- Private SSI Advanced Adventurer Course
- SSI Online Advanced Adventurer Handbook including Videos
- Online Logbook
- Online training at www.Divessi.com or DiveSSI APP
- All equipment needed for diving
- All instructions
- 5 Open water dives
- Transport diving school to the diving location
- The Digital SSI Advanced Adventurer Certification
- 9% OB

Night Diving & Limited Visibility Additional charge: NAF 50 / $30,- Per person

SSI Advanced Adventurer

NAF 745,-
$ 419,-


You already have your diving license, but are you finding it exciting again?

Private Guided Dives for a Relaxing Experience

At Duikcentrum van de Ven, we understand that as a certified diver, you may be seeking more excitement and adventure in your diving experiences. That's why we offer private guided dives that are specifically designed to make your diving experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Our experienced guides are dedicated to providing you with a safe and exhilarating diving experience. They will take into account your diving level and personal preferences to ensure that each dive is tailored to your needs.

Explore the Underwater World at Your Own Pace

When you choose our private guided dives, you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful underwater world without the hustle and bustle of a large group. Instead, you can immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and marvel at the wonders beneath the surface.

Our guides will be there to accompany you on these exciting diving adventures, offering their expertise and knowledge of the local marine life. Whether you're interested in exploring coral reefs, encountering fascinating marine creatures, or discovering underwater caves, we've got you covered.

Safety First: Starting with Tugboat or Caracas Bay

At Duikcentrum van de Ven, your safety is our top priority. That's why we always begin our private guided dives at either the Tugboat or Caracas Bay, two renowned dive sites known for their accessibility and stunning underwater landscapes.

By emphasizing safety and starting with these well-known dive locations, we ensure that you'll have a smooth and enjoyable diving experience right from the start. Our experienced guides will be by your side, providing any necessary guidance and ensuring a safe and memorable dive.

So, if you're ready to rediscover the excitement of diving, book a private guided dive with us and let us take care of all the details. Get ready to embark on thrilling underwater adventures and create memories that will last a lifetime!


- SSI Open Water  / PADI Open Water 

- Medical declaration must be completed in full and the diver must be in good health.

- Read our cancellation policy.

- Private Guided Diving.


Dive locations: Boca Simon, Caracas Bay, Director's Bay, Director's Bay to Tugboat, Jan Thiel, Marie Pampoen, Turtle Island, Superior Producer & Tugboat

The Private Guided Dive includes:
- Private dive
- Dive guide
- Transport diving school to diving location
- Tank & Weights
- 9% OB

(1 Tank) Including diving equipment

NAF 153,-
$ 86,-

(1 Tank) Excluding diving equipment

NAF 132,- 
$ 74,-