Curaçao International Dive Festival 2019

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The annual Curaçao International Dive Festival is to be held between 29 September and 5 October this year, and special discounts for early booking are being taken at selected dive centres.

During the week of the festival, a range of activities will be held to promote the island as both a world-leading tourist destination and also as a champion of environmental awareness. Highlights will include Project AWARE Dive Against Debris cleanup events, lionfish education and awareness programmes, coral restoration workshops, and a range of social events to be host by some of the island's leading dive centres.

The festival will also be used to highlight the importance of shark conservation before the 26th annual meeting of ICCAT, the international fishery management body responsible for overseeing commercial fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean, which will be held between 18-25 November

Official Opening - Avila Beach Hotel

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Get the party started on the evening of 30 September with the official opening ceremony with 'Blues Monday' at the Avila Beach Hotel, sponsored by Blues Restaurant Curaçao, the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao and Ocean Encounters Diving.


Jan Thiel Beach Sustainable Marketplace Event

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Gather together on Wednesday, 2 October to meet local artisans and entrepreneurs dedicated to conservation and to sustainable tourism initiatives across Curaçao. 


The Ultimate Beach Party

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Rounding out the Curaçao International Dive Festival on Friday, 4 October is a beach party at Cas Abao, voted as one of the Best Caribbean Beaches for 2019 on the Forbes Magazine Ultimate List. 


Flavors of Curacao

Flavors is a culinary event granting visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of dishes, including Lionfish, prepared by Curaçao’s most famous restaurants. There will be live musical entertainment and activities for children during the event.


Lionfish Education and Awareness Social

Invasive species of predatory lionfish have had a destructive effect on the Caribbean's reefs as, without natural predators, their populations grow unchecked and decimate the local marine environment. Learn more about initiatives to help combat the problem, including how lionfish are rapidly becoming a major and sustainable market for the fishing industry. If you manage to catch your own lionfish during the day's removal events, you can bring it to the evening's social event and learn how to prepare it for the table...


Coral Restoration Workshop

Several conservation initiatives, from coral farming to coral seeding have taken place on the island of Curaçao, already recognised by Project AWARE for its world-leading commitment to marine conservation. The Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao (CRF) will be hosting an afternoon workshop session on Sunday, 29 September. A presentation and Q&A session will be followed by a guided dive to the largest Curaçao nursery and restoration sites, focusing on the different techniques used to restore the shallow fringing reef system of Curaçao.


Click here for a complete schedule of festival events


Specialist Curaçao travel agent Maduro Dive has exclusive Dive Festival travel deals available.
Follow the link for more information (opens in new window)

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Members of the Curaçao Dive Task Force are offering a series of special deals for festival week.
Follow the link for more information on which dive centres are offering the best deals.

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For more information, visit the Main Page festival website at 

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