Diver Safety

Important dive safety information
Advanced Open Water Diver Course Curacao

Important Dive Safety Information

Each diver

  • Needs to show proof of certification from an internationally recognized recreational diving Agency.
  • You may be asked to show your logbook in addition to this.
  • Everyone must sign the GO WEST Diving Waiver prior to any diving activities.

Junior Open Water Divers

  • Junior Open Water divers between the ages of 10-15 must be accompanied by a certified parent or legal guardian in the water during diving.
  • 10-14 year old Junior Open Water Divers are limited to 40 feet on all dives.

Junior Advanced Open Water Divers

  • Junior Advanced Open Water divers must be accompanied by a certified parent or legal guardian in the water during diving.
  • Junior Advanced Open Water Divers may dive to a maximum depth of 70 feet.

Our Diving Policy

  • If the date of the last dive was 18 months to 5 years ago, a Refresher Course is required.
  • If your last dive was 5-10 years ago, a scuba review course is required.
  • If your last dive was over 10 years ago, an audit of a full Open Water certification course is required.
  • You may be asked so show your logbook for verification.
  • Exceptions to the above may be considered by management depending on recent diving history and level of certification.

Experience and Certification Courses

  • All education requires the completion of a medical statement and may require clearance from a doctor.
  • We recommend that all persons participating in an Experience Program and/or Certification Course(s) have Medical Clearance from a doctor prior to arrival.

Dive Site Schedule

  • GO WEST Diving has a set weekly schedule for dive sites.
  • We work hard to maintain our schedule. However there are factors that may prevent us from visiting specific sites.
  • This may be because of weather, sea state, safety, Curacao Port Authority’s orders.
  • We cannot guarantee availability at all dive sites.

Safety & Conservation of Our Marine Environment

  • GO WEST Diving endorses safe diving practices and expects environmental conservation during all dives.
  • GO WEST Diving provides one Divemaster for every 12 divers on our boats. Their primary concern is your safety and the environment. Please pay attention to their briefings.
  • Make sure to complete a safety stop of three minutes at 15 ft/5 meters prior to surfacing from all dives.
  • Solo Diving is not allowed under any circumstance(s).
  • No Dive Gloves are allowed at any time on any dive.
  • Zero Contact Rule in relation to the flora and fauna is in effect in all dives!!
  • The use of Dive Surface Marker Buoys & Reels are required by Law for all shore diving on Curacao. If you do not have one, GO WEST Diving can provide them FREE OF CHARGE.