Ocean Encounters has made a strong eco-friendly presence with their green initiatives and have taken it to another level with the #OEPledge, their “Commitment to Sustainability.”
As Curaçao’s premier five-star dive resort, it was only natural to have an affinity to protecting the local environment. Upon an audit with Travelife (an agency that certifies sustainable tourism), the auditor praised them with the following:
“Wow, this is an amazing story! Why are you not sharing this with your customers?!”
The #OEPledge shares the many ways Ocean Encounters has been involved in protecting the local waters, marine life, and community, and they promise it doesn’t stop here.
Ocean Encounters Curaçao offers all levels of training of SSI and PADI courses. They have dive facilities at Lions Dive Beach Resort and Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino, and offer unique, weekly dive experiences including opportunities for lionfish hunting (fresh sashimi prepared on the boat), night dives, fluorescent dives, boat trips to more exclusive parts of the island, as well as top-side activities.
They are one of three locations worldwide that offer the open water dolphin dives to interact with dolphins in their natural environment. In 2015, they started the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao that has been successful in restoring over 5,000 coral to local reefs. Their “Conservation Corner” is where they sell recycled plastic waste and eco-conscious products like Stream2Sea mentioned in their pledge.
— Nola Schoder