Artikelen door Rob Botbijl

The future of diving: Integrated Dive Masks

3 Years ago OCEANReef offered us the possibility to become instructors for using their GDivers Integrated Dive Masks, also called Full Face Dive Masks. Rob followed this course and also became official service technician for those masks. Immediately we saw the potential for diving with those masks. Nowadays almost every snorkeler is using a full […]

Awareness during your dives helps turtles

Awareness. Awareness is something we teach all our divers. During your Discover Scuba Dive, your open water dive course or your guided dives you might encounter a turtle or two. Look at this movie and see our divers enjoy their encounter with these amazing animals. Awareness in this case means there are a couple  of facts you […]

Different view on a FullFace mask (IDM)

Different view on a Fullface mask (IDM) from Oceanreef, seen through the eyes of a frogfish :-)) What is going on over there this frogfish must have been thinking! I’m used to see divers looking at me with a mask on and a regulator in his/her mouth. But these 2 divers have their face covered […]

beautiful encounters

Beautiful encounters during a Discover Scuba dive aka Refresh dive. A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from the lady in this movie. She explained she had not been diving in a long time and her boyfriend never finished his Open Water Course. After the swimming pool sessions he lost his interested. […]

Directors Bay en Tugboat

Director’s Bay en Tugboat zijn 2 mooie duiklocaties aan de andere kant van het eiland, vanaf ons duikcentrum gezien. Director’s Bay dankt zijn naam aan het feit dat de directeuren van de voormalige Shell raffinaderij regelmatig op dit strandje te vinden waren, evenals de koninklijke familie wanneer zijn op het eiland verbleven. Om zeker te […]

Fun under the sun

Fun under the sun, and underwater when diving at Curaçao! This little movie was filmed during a refresher dive. Just a small impression of what we can all encounter during our dives. Did you see the small seahorse at the end? Lovely orange, hiding on a yellowish fire coral, so much fun to discover it! […]

Bert duikt op Curaçao

Bert had een droom: nog 1 keer een duikvakantie op Curaçao, net als 4 jaar geleden. Toen hadden we al een aantal leuke gidsduiken samen gemaakt. Zijn droom kwam uit, de afgelopen week heeft hij al 6 mooie duiken gemaakt samen met Petricia en telkens 1 van zijn vaste begeleiders. Kijk maar eens wat voor […]

Referral dives on Curaçao

Referral dives, what are those? When you do the pool sessions of the Open Water course and the theoretical part at home already you can choose to do the last 4 open water dives during your vacation. These dives are called referral dives. During these dives you repeat the exercises you already did in the […]

Genieten met de familie

Genieten met de familie van een duik op Curaçao. Eerder dit jaar had een van de mensen in dit filmpje de Open Water cursus al bij ons gevolgd. Hij vond dit zo leuk dat hij zijn zus en zwager ook graag wilde laten genieten van al het moois dat Curaçao onderwater te bieden heeft. Dus […]

Superior Producer, recommended as a guided dive.

Last week Rob and Fred made a beautiful dive on the wreck Superior Producer, the most beautiful wreck in the Caribbean. If you want to do a dive on Superior Producer yourself it’s recommendable to do this dive as a guided dive. The wreck is not pointed out by a buoy, and entree from shore […]