Diving in Curacao
You can feed sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and many, many colorful tropical
fish while diving. Bring your bathing suit and take part in a
thrill-of-a-lifetime adventure called "Animal Encounters."
This is the only place in the world where you can hand feed sharks, sea
turtles, stingrays and colorful tropical fish in one dive
Animal Encounters is a complete divecenter with all PADI, WOSD and IAHD
courses and, of course, a disability is not a problem at all.
If you're able to breath, you're able to dive..
W2D Divecenter Curacao provides professional and guided snorkel trips.
A professional diver will take you around one of the beautiful places in
Curacao, telling you which are the corals, sponges and fish and helping you get
comfortable in the water.
This picturesque location is home to the remains of the pillars that once
held netting that kept the sharks at bay. This dramatic wall drops down to
about 30 meters. The light hits the water making this a photographer's
dream, from flamingo tongues to turtles this dive site never disappoints
The name says it all; this site has become one of Curacao's most popular
sites for both snorkelers and divers alike. Be amazed at the diverse and
thriving fish populations that have no fear of divers. Keep going here and
meet the small wall enough to take your breath away.
The pier at Caracasbaai
Enter the underwater forest formed by concrete pillars of the pier that are
now covered in a healthy growth of sponges and soft coral. The colour
contrasts here make for very interesting photography.
Underestimated as a dive site. Perfect if you haven't been in the water for
a while and want a nice relaxed dive to start your holiday. The shallows
here have often produced wonderful surprises. After the dive why not try
Pop's Place for a tasty local meal.
Not for the faint of heart, some walking in full gear is needed to access
this site but the effort will be well rewarded with unspoilt coral and some
larger fish. Both the surface and underwater scenery will make you glad you
took the exercise.
An artificial reef consisting of circa 1950's cars; this was placed as an
experiment to improve the regeneration of the reef. This dive is for the
more advanced as it lies in 30 meters. Find the barge and enjoy nature
reclaiming what man has made.
Pier (Marie Pampoen)
A site for all levels. Be careful of the current as sometimes this can give
you a serious workout. A nice site for a night dive with a perfect
opportunity to experience underwater night life.
The name is a giveaway as here you can find VERY large numbers of Tarpon
that reside here. It is strongly recommended that this dive is done on
underwater scooters as the current can sweep you away from the exit.
Hit the deck on Curacaos finest recreational wreck. Standing almost upright
in 30 meters this is a dive for advanced divers. This ship sank in 1977 and
since has been transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours. Limited
availability during cruise ship season.
Curacao has more than 60 dive sites and is a true diver�s paradise. You can dive
on shipwrecks or to different colorful reefs with many different species of
coral and reef fish. The same as on Bonaire, most of the dive sites on Curacao
can be done as shore dives. So no need for long boot trips before you can go
Caribbean Sea Sports
Can't get enough of the superb diving on Curacao? Why not join us for a night
dive? We offer guided night dives on our beautiful house reef every Tuesday
night. Watch the lobster, shrimp, octopus and moray eels come out from their
hidey holes to hunt for fish. See the corals in their natural vibrant colours
under the beam of our LED under water lights and anemones not normally seen by
day emerge out of the sand and reef.
We are located on the beach of Playa Lagun, right in the middle of the most
beautiful diving areas of Curacao. Our house reef offers the most impressive
corals as well as many fish species from the Caribbean. Naturally we offer you
the entire range of PADI courses, from Open Water to Divemaster. If you just
want to rent a diving set or snorkel set we can offer you the finest equipment.
We organize boat dives on a regular basis to top locations like Mushroom Forrest
and Wattamula, both at about 15 minutes by boat from our school.
Curacao and Bonaire are the top 2 shore diving locations in the whole of the
Caribbean, sharing the same mild currents, tropical water temperatures,
excellent visibility and enormous diversity of marine life. Like Bonaire, the
best of Curacao's dive sites can be dived from shore: just gear up on the beach
and take a few steps into the clear, warm, blue Caribbean ocean. And, unlike
Bonaire, Curacao also has plenty to do topside in the evenings, surface
intervals and dry days.
Every Tuesday Ocean Encounters offers an adventurous 2-tank Dive Trip to Klein
Curacao and East Point on the Curacao Galaxy or the Curacao Treasure, our
largest boats. Divers will first dive the unspoiled and pristine East Point.
Surrounded by beautiful soft and hard coral formations and abundant marine life,
this dive site is truly an underwater paradise.
Our diving school is built on the beach nearby one of the most beautiful
underwaterspots of Cura�ao. It's ideal for beginners and advanced because of the
unique double reef. The reef starts at a depth of six meters but also has the
opportunity to do deep dives. With the average water temperature of 28 degrees,
splendid views, no current, beautiful coral and lots of fish, you can be sure to
have a great dive.