Laszlo Ilyes's Dive Log
Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland) on 11/14/2005
Nov 14, 2005, 12:00 AM
Great site. We visit here again and again. All West Divers are GREAT. The fancy Kura Hullanda hotel just built a new resort next door. We hear All West will partner with them. Might be a nice combo…
Wet Suit City on 11/19/2005
Nov 19, 2005, 12:00 AM
I also know this site as "Harry's Hole;" it is the "house reef" in front of the Sunset Waters Resort. Nine of the twenty dives I made here were at night. Entry is very easy in the man-made lagoon. Numbered markers make UW navigation easy, particularly at night. Great reef life, and a good chance to see octopus and seahorse. There are a few pelagics, although I occasionally saw a hawksbill turtle and one young eagle ray. Ask about the seahorse(s) at the Sunset Divers' Shop (on site). You can rent your tanks there as well. The hotel staff will allow you to drive down to the beach to drop off your dive gear, but you must first ask at the desk. Great macro opportunities for photographers. Be wary of unpredictable current (could be East or West, and sometimes strong). If a strong current is running east, you'll be diving toward "Mako's Mountain" which is nice, too, but strong surf in the spring makes the western part of the reef a little bit shabby in places. The airplane wreck is much over-rated, but it makes a nice landmark for ending your dive. See recent pictures of the reef life at my web site www.geocities.com/amy_laz . You may want to eat at the resort restaurant, as the food is really good and there is often live entertainment at dinner time.
Playa Jeremi on 11/28/2005
Nov 28, 2005, 12:00 AM
Nice secluded dive! Other than a young Curacaon couple, we had the beach to ourselves. The surf was pretty tough on the day we went. The entry drops off pretty quickly at first so you can get below the waves. The reef was in relatively nice condition, although we found some litter. We found three nice Queen Angelfish and one hawksbill turtle at about 70'. For a picture of one of these angelfish, I welcome you to our website www.geocities.com/amy_laz
Playa Lagun on 11/30/2005
Nov 30, 2005, 12:00 AM
Plan to rent your tanks at Discover Divers right there on the beach. Careful, they're closed on Mondays. The young ladies working the shop were really nice to us. They sell cold refreshments there as well. Nice dive site, typical of many of the western beach dives on Curacao. You have to swim some distance over a sandy bottom before you reach hard corals. A very nice dive. If you like a crowd, go on the weekend. For some solitude, try Wednesday or Thursday.