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Win a 5-Day Independent Dive Package to Celebrate Curaçao Carnival

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The Curaçao Carnival is just a month away so it's time to make some last-minute bookings to enjoy some of the Caribbean's best diving at the same time as one of it's biggest carnivals – with the opportunity to take a free Project AWARE Dive Against Debris speciality course along with it, and the chance to win a 5-day independent shore diving package for two people.

Over the years, Curaçao's Carnival has become one of the longest and largest celebrations in the region. This year, the main festival commences on 24 February with the Children's Parade and culminates with the 'Gran Marcha', Grand Carnival Parade on 3 March. Other highlights include the Teen Parade and also the Banda Abou Carnival, a celebratory parade through some of Curaçao's rural areas.

The bright colours of the carnival match the reefs of one of the rising stars for Carribean scuba diving, regularly receiving awards for its spectacular diving and cultural heritage. Curaçao was nominated in the Top 25 diving destinations in the world in the 2018 DIVE Travel Awards, receiving more votes than other Caribbean destinations by a wide margin. The famous wreck of the Superior Producer is likewise considered to be one of the best in the world.

 

The island's dive community has received the highest praise from PADI for its commitment to conservation through the Project Aware 'Adopt a Dive Site' initiative. Fourteen of the island's dive sites have so far been adopted, with more expected to follow, and regular beach and reef-cleanups are now a part of the island way of life.

2019 Carnival Special Offer - Free Dive Against Debris Speciality

To celebrate the Carnival, Curaçao Dive Task Force members are offering a free Dive Against Debris speciality course for all divers booking a Carnival Dive Special through one of the nine participating dive centres. Training, course materials and certification fees are all included for bookings made between now until 28 February 2019, for arrivals on the island between 24 February to March 10

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Book one of the participating dive centre's Carnival packages and get a free Project AWARE Dive Against Debris speciality course. Click the image to visit the Carnival special offer booking page.

Win a Five-Day Shore Diving Package for Two

As a special bonus, we're offering DIVE's readers a chance to win a five-day, independent dive package for two people (worth $155 per person) from any of the participating dive centres, for all holidays booked during the carnival time frame. Following a guided orientation on the participating dive centre's house reef, the winners will receive weights and unlimited air fills for the rest of their vacation. Vehicle rental and equipment hire can be arranged for an extra surcharge and the package can be upgraded to guided boat and shore diving (where available) for an additional fee. All you have to do to win the free, unguided shore diving package is complete the short competition below. The competition closes on 28 February and winners will be announced on 9 March. No pre-booking is necessary to enter the competition, but the winning prize must be booked before 5 April 2019.

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Terms and conditions: 

Competition winners will receive a five-day, two-person unguided shore diving package, redeemable at any of Curaçao's Dive Task Force operators. The package includes a guided orientation dive at the dive centre's house reef, weights and unlimited air fills for two people, for five days. Flights and accommodation are not included. Dive equipment and vehicle rental can be arranged in advance at the regular prices. The packages can be upgraded to guided boat and shore diving for an additional charge. The competition closes on 28 February and winners will be announced on 9 March. No pre-booking is necessary to enter the competition, but the winning prize must be booked before 5 April 2019, and is subject to availability. Competition entrants will be signed up to DIVE Magazine's weekly newsletter. This service is free of charge, can be unsubscribed from at any time without penalty, and no data will be shared with a third party without explicit consent.

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