Sub Center Curaçao is a subsidiary of U-Boat Worx. The U-Boat Worx story began in 2005 in the Netherlands where it continues to design and manufacture the most capable submarines conceivable. Sub Center is the Curaçao based training center of U-Boat Worx since 2019 and is training pilots under “U-Boat Worx Sub Center Curaçao” since 2020.
Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx launched the first submersible training center in the world to present year-round training opportunities to its submersible owners. The industrydefining training programs are also available to anyone who aspires roaming the subsea in a state-of-the-art private submarine. The land-based facility is located at the edge of a pristine deepwater reef that boasts amazing marine life, a diverse range of corals and sponges and crystal-clear visibility.
Sub Center Curaçao has partnered with Adrian “Dutch” Schrier, a well-known Caribbean entrepreneur and diving expert, who owns and operates Sub Station Curaçao, where the Submersible “Curasub” is already based. U-Boat Worx is using the facilities that are already being used for the “Curasub” for the launching of its own submersible.
Following a vision to create personal submarines that make access to the subsea readily available, Bert Houtman – Founder of U-Boat Worx has realised his dream. Thanks to our Sub Center this dream has become more accessible than ever before.
The courses are catered to adventurous private individuals that are looking for a unique experience that will broaden their horizons. Moreover, courses are also available to individuals who aim for a career in the yacht or cruise industry, within which the U-Boat Worx submersibles are widely used.
Curaçao is located in the southern Caribbean, well out of the way of the hurricane belt, and about 40 miles north of South America, lies Curaçao. Curaçao is the “C” in the ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. With its deep reefs, it’s no wonder that the sea around Curaçao is a major hot spot for SCUBA diving and snorkeling when you consider the rich variety of its underwater ecosystem.
Curaçao has well-developed fringing coral reefs that are home to an array of barracudas, sea turtles, manta rays and sharks. These reefs are home to 65 species of coral and more than 350 species of fish. The reef area consists mostly of a submerced terrace covered with a wide array of fringing reef types, both biologically and geologically interesting.
Onboard the submarine trainees make memorable journeys to places where SCUBA divers can’t reach. Because of its geological location and perfect weather climate, we can offer training almost every day of the year.
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