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The largest of the ABC Islands, Curaçao features over 60 dive sites and some of the best shore diving opportunities out there. From deep diving walls to shipwrecks, coral reefs, sea gardens and more, there is plenty to explore in this tropical oasis.

Highlights

The calm and clear waters offer divers excellent visibility to spot incredible marine life from sea turtles to manta rays, to seahorses and colourful reef fish. Plus, with numerous dive shops spread across the island, you’ll never be too far away from your next diving adventure.

  • Visibility

    Typically 16-30 metres

  • Water Temperature

    low of 25°C in December to high of 27°C in July

  • Dive Depth

    diving zones progress up to 100ft

  • Seasons

    You can expect ideal conditions from March to September, but climate stays consistent throughout much of the year

Dive Sites

There are 60 dive sites surrounding the island and a number of them are shallow and suitable for any level of diver. You'll find a few dive centres dotted around the town, in your hotel or at the marina where all the boats leave from:

  • Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland)

    Mini-wall offshore, mushroom-shaped coral formations, colourful reef fish

  • Porto Marie (The Valley)

    Open sand area that runs between two parallel reefs, 60 ft. deep, abundant coral

  • Tugboat at Caracasbaai

    Combines wreck and wall diving, tugboat sank offshore, lots or moray eels and reef fish

  • Watamula

    Peer into tunnels, swim through underwater garden, large stands of colourful coral

Must See

The Superior Producer is one of the most fascinating and popular dive sites in Curaçao. This 200ft sunken ship sits 100ft deep, and divers can explore the wheelhouse and open cargo holds while swimming along the anemones and schools of barracuda.

Marine Life

Species frequently seen in Curaçao:

  • Hawksbill, Green, and Loggerhead Turtles

  • Stingrays, Eagle Rays, and Spotted Moray Eels

  • Nurse, Caribbean Reef, and Hammerhead Sharks

  • Octopi and Squids

 

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