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arkadip Arkadi Poliakevitch anytime

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About me

Liveaboard Canadian sailing vessel Beruta

Spoken languages

  • Russian Mother Tongue
  • English Fluent
  • French Beginner
  • Spanish Beginner

My interests


diving, sailing, windsurfing, reading, chess, hiking, skiing


mostly jazz

Travel experiences

Past trips:

see the yacht logbook on my website http://beruta.creatica.org/log.html

Planned trips:

Belongs to the following groups


Sailing and Diving

That is what I like indeed: sailing and diving! Please contact me if you're interested doing so in Curacao!



a sailor as others,single-handed


yes, i can host
Max number of guests:
Maximum length of stay:

it depends, but generally one week if you have lots of surfing experience and many good references, otherwise 3 days.

I Live With:

for references please visit https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/arkadip/

Please bring:

sheets or sleeping bags, rubber-plastic beach slippers, shoes on board or on a dinghy are not welcome

I can offer my guests:
A guided tour, A dinner.

scuba lessons with PADI certification if desired, guide dives or dive with you as a buddy, sailing, tours around the island on a weekend if you rent a car (I don't have mine yet) or local tours by foot. I can cook. Food is welcome if you bring some, especially if you like something different than I do

Other information for guests:

Cabin sharing or sleep in the cockpit under the tent. Sometimes I sleep in the cockpit myself, so you can have the cabin for yourself (rainy nights are exceptions). For more details, please see the pictures on my website.

Public transport:

On Curacao there are infrequent buses. Beruta is in Spanish Waters anchorage at the end of Caracasbaaiweg. Take a bus 6A from Punda bus station and exit at the last roundabout on Caracasbaaiweg before the bus turns right to Jan Thiel Bay. Go the opposite direction (to the left from Caracasbaaiweg). In about 200 meters there will be Norman's marina (aka fishermen village) on your left. I can meet you there. Here is the Google map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=205671899994976949530.0004d616fea937f10f1ae&msa=0

House Rules:
No smoking.

10 IMPORTANT rules that you need to follow aboard Beruta:

1. Maximum stay is one week, if you have lots of surfing experience with many good references. Otherwise, 3 days.
2. No shoes in a dinghy or on board Beruta. Rinse the shoes in sea water if they have mud on them or sand before you put them in the dinghy.
3. Bring two sheets: one to sleep on, another to cover yourself. Or a light summer sleeping bag.
4. Try to use the toilet on the shore as much as possible and the toilet on board as least as possible.
5. No smoking on board.
6. No pets.
7. Buy some food.
8. Conserve fresh water on board.
9. The way to take a shower on board is to jump into the sea, come back aboard to soap yourself, then jump again to wash the soap off, then rinse the salt water using a fresh solar shower. In this case it only takes 2 liters of fresh water maybe 3 liters to wash the hair. Alternatively, take a shower on a beach in Jan Thiel Bay but no soap is allowed there.
10. The last rule: if you don't like or agree with the above, please look for different accommodations! )

PS. Access to the shore is by dinghy with the outboard engine. It takes about 3-5 minutes. The Spanish Waters is very protected anchorage with great anchor holding, so no rolling or dragging.

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