Updated March 16, 2015
"Arr, have you ever been to sea Billy? You ever gone out on a diving
boat in 30 knot winds Billy? You ever run out of Gravol? Arr, it's not a
pretty sight Billy!"
not saying it was windy when Scuba 2000 went diving in Curaçao but ...,
well have a look at the video below and judge for yourself. And yes, some
days had 30 knot winds.
Brenda and myself joined six other divers from Scuba
2000 for a week at Lion's Dive
and Beach Resort located south east of Willemstad.
We dove with Ocean
Encounters. A great dive shop with a wide variety of diving
Our favourite dive was with a couple of dolphins from the Curaçao
Sea Aquarium. A trainer takes a couple of dolphins from their pen
into the open ocean to play with the divers. Seems they have more problems
getting them out of the comfort of their pen then getting them back in
afterwards. The dolphins were a mother and one of her teenagers which is
why they stuck so close together. I decided to try making a video
for this dive instead of still pictures. It didn't turn out too bad so I
will definitely video on future dives.
We had some great meals both on property at Lion's Resort and at the Boulevard
next door. We only went into Willemstad one morning so didn't get a chance
to try the local cuisine.
Diving was different than Brenda and I were use to in Grand Cayman. Note
only was it windy but there were always currents and sometimes surges. Saw
a lot of marine life. We saw a lot and had a lot of fun.
I use an Olympus E-PM1 Camera with a 14-42mm
lens. It's in a PT-EP06L enclosure. I use aU-FL2 strobe. I shoot in manual
mode at ISO 200.