Our Dive Center

Jan Thiel Diving is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort located in Livingstone Jan Thiel Beach Resort, Curacao. Jan Thiel Diving offers all kind different activities: shore dives, snorkeltrips, PADI dive courses, adventure tours, Klein Curacao and island tours. We can arrange anything for you!

As the shore dive specialist of Curacao we will take you to all dive sites around Curacao. This is typical Curacao diving; we drive you to one of the 60+ shore diving sites; we walk in and start diving! All in small groups with personal attention you deserve.

If this still is not satisfying enough or you are just looking for more options, we also offer Fishing trips, Lion Fish Hunting, Night diving or snorkeling, ATV Tours, Sunset trips on a catamaran or daytrips to Klein Curacao. We can basically offer everything you need. In short you do not have to be bored on our ‘dushi’ island and we hope we can welcome you for some great diving adventures.

Meet Our Staff



Cas Ortmans is the owner of Jan Thiel Diving. He is an enthusiastic diver and takes you to all the beautiful dive sites on Curacao. 
Besides he knows a lot about the right dive equipement, he also knows al kinds of nice facts about the island. Cas guides divingtrips all over the island, gives divingcourses and different dive-specialties.

Favorite Dive site: Divers Leap

Favorite Fish: Queen Angel Fish

Diveshop Coordinator, 

PADI Staff Instructor





Dennis is working as a dive instructor at Jan Thiel Diving. He has a lot of patience and talks about his dives with great enthusiasm. Dennis guides divingtrips all over the island and gives divingcourses. He is always friendly and you will never catch him in a bad mood!

Favorite Dive site: Playa Kalki

Favorite Fish: Octopus
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer



Maurice is a dive instructor at Jan Thiel Diving. His enthousiasme doesn't has an end! Maurice loves to take you to the best dive spots on the island, while he tells you all about the ins and outs about Curaçao. 
He is a very relaxed diver and has an eye for all the small critters around the reef.

Favorite Divesite: Divers Leap
Favorite Fish: Seahorse

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer




Esmee is also working as a dive instructor at Jan Thiel Diving. Whether you join her during a wonderful guide dive or you go with her on your first dive ever; it's all about giving you an amazing experience. If you call our dive shop or send us an email about booking a dive with us, Esmee is happy to tell you all about the possibilities!

Favorite Dive site: Barracuda Point

Favorite Fish: Flying gurnard
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor





Lieke is our professional underwaterphotographer, who loves to capture your divememories on camera!
When her help is needed on a busy day, Lieke assists in courses, guided dives or discover scuba dives (DSD). She is enthousiastic and happy to show you all the magic of the underwaterworld, but loves it even more to give you great memories to take back home! 

Favorite Dive site: Directors Bay

Favorite Fish: Honeycomb Cowfish
PADI Divemaster, Underwaterphotographer, DSD Leader