Sunday, October 13, 2019. Willemstad, Curacao – On the evening of Saturday, October 12, the first guests were welcomed at the new Dive City Curaçao in Pietermaai. During a spectacular performance by Junior Tecla and the talented musicians of VibeNation, City Beach 88 was officially renamed to Dive City Curaçao. Additionally, Tecla launched its new single “Ta Ken Bo Ta?”.
The reason for the name change is the relocation of Scuba Lodge Dive Center Pietermaai to the city beach at Pietermaai 86-88. Prior to the change of location, the diving school was located next to the reception of the Scuba Lodge boutique hotel for over a decade. As of now, daily diving and snorkeling trips are organized, materials are rented out and diving courses are given at the new location.
“We are very satisfied with our new location. Our diving school has always been within walking distance from the beach, but now we are literally at the seaside. The first reactions from guests are very positive. In particular, the contrast between the natural elements of sun, wind and beach on the one hand and the impressive historic district on the other is a special experience,”says Daan Drechsel, Manager of Scuba Lodge Dive Center Pietermaai.
“Scuba Lodge Dive Center is doing well and our next step is to grow. A long preparation preceded the name change of the city beach. Meanwhile, the adaptation of our promotional materials has started with the aim communicate the new name and discontinue the name of City Beach 88. As a result of the name change, the social media pages of City Beach 88 will also be adjusted. The social media and email from Scuba Lodge Dive Center will remain unchanged, “says Drechsel.
Dive City Curaçao is also accessible to non-divers. The city beach is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves pizzas from an authentic Italian stone oven. Guests can relax on their beach bed and order food and drinks from there. There are no coast breakers in front of the beach but you can swim at your own risk. Dive City has a daily happy hour between 17:00 and 18:00. Every Thursday there is a two-hour happy hour between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.