Curaçao is part of the 2nd biggest coral wall in the world.
Here are de best spots for diving:
On the east side of Santa Barbara Resort, and just underneath its golf course, we find this amazing dive site.
Perfect place to work on some sponge identification: all types of sponges cover the slope.
West of Santa Ana Bay, this double reef has its shallows covered with small brain corals and loads of sun anemones.
This is like diving inside an aquarium! Next to our dive shop, sits one of the heathiest reefs around Curacao.
Currents make this site and intermediate to advanced dive. Largest pillar coral formation in the Caribbean at this dive.
A very special trip for divers only. They say that in Klein Curacao underwater everything is bigger and there is more of it.
Elkhorn Coral can be spotted during this dive on the plateau. Sea horses are found around the many gorgonians along the wall.
One of the most famous dive sites in Curacao. Over time hard coral formations have grown in such a way that they resemble mushrooms, hence the name.
Sport Diver Magazine rates the Superior Producer as one of the Caribbean’s best wreck dives. This cargo freighter sunk in December of 1977 and is now sitting upright at a depth of 100ft/30m.
This beautiful and pristine Curacao dive site is only accessed by Ocean Encounters. A beautiful slope with great star coral, brain coral, and soft gorgonians.
How to describe this wonderful Curacao dive? It is pristine with large dense corals, great visibility and simply beautiful.
Blue Bay Gardens
A true underwater garden. Box crabs in the sand, octopus, and baby clusters of brain and star corals. On the slope gorgonians, large brain and star corals. Lots of cleaning stations.
If you want to be in the middle of a fish traffic jam, this is the dive site for you. Huge Jacks chasing bait balls, Caribbean Chromies, Creole Wrasses, Southern Rays, and Turtles.
A pristine and unspoiled reef at the very East of Curacao. Only to be reached by boat trip, this site is part of our Special Boat Trip to Klein Curacao.
A favorite Curacao dive, covered in dense coral formations, gorgonians and boulder corals. Turtles are spotted often on this dive site, as well as jacks and barracudas.
The name says it all, it is a wall and it is small. Overhangs and little nooks house schools of soldier fish, grunts, and damsels protecting their gardens and eggs.
Perfectly suited for divers and snorkelers. This dive site landmark is an old decaying shark fence now covered in corals and sponges.
A favorite Curacao Dive Site, bright and colorful.Beautiful lush wall covered in gorgonians and sea fans. Dense coral growth hides an anchor chain that keeps on going forever.
A typical Curacao diving spot starting at a sandy plateau going down on a sloping reef. The best treat at the end of the dive will be the curious school of squid looking directly into your eyes.
Gorgonians and hard corals, and everything in between. An excellent dive site to spot lobsters under the overhangs and crabs hiding in the large barrel sponges.
Next to Hole 17 and 5 at Blue Bay Golf Course. These are 2 fun dive sites to search and collect golf balls during your safety stop.
The small tugboat that sits in the shallows is called Saba, and it’s only at 5 meters/15 ft.
At this dive site you may have the possibility to do a great drift dive, flying while enjoying the reef scene in front of you.
This famous tugboat wrecked just a few yards offshore in a protected bay. Perfect site for divers as well as snorkelers.