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Top 5 dive sites on Curaçao

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Top 5 dive sites on Curaçao

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Underwater world of Curaçao

It cannot be said often enough: the underwater world of Curaçao is breathtaking! And what better way to discover it than by diving? Curaçao has many dive sites, all with a unique environment. This way a new dive never feels the same! See the coral and underwater animals up close and imagine yourself in a completely new world. These are the top 5 dive sites on Curaçao:

The name says it all, part of the coral resemble mushrooms. Due to the unique shapes and many colors, this is guaranteed to be a nice dive. Unlike most dive spots on Curaçao, Mushroom forest can only be reached by boat

One of the most beautiful coral walls of Curaçao can be found at Director’s Bay. Descend slowly with great coral and many fish on your left. 

One of the best dive spots on the island can be found at Playa Porto Mari. The area consists of two reefs that you can swim between and around. It takes two dives to see both sides. 

The diving hotspot Alice in Wonderland can be found at the most Western beach on the island. This name is given by all the colors of fish and coral that swim around. 

A 'must see' place on curacao is the Tugboat. The boat is also very visible for snorkelers. Because the boat has been on the bottom for 30 years, a lot of coral has grown up. 

Diving on Curaçao without a diving certificate

Anyone who wants to dive recreationally on Curaçao needs a diving certificate. If you have not (yet) obtained your diving certificate, you can introductory dive doing. With an introductory dive you can still experience what there is to experience in the sea under the guidance of an experienced diver. By doing an introductory dive you get acquainted with diving equipment and you can decide whether you want to continue for your diving license. 

Get a diving certificate

You can get your diving certificate at almost all diving schools on Curaçao. You need about 6 physical lessons. In addition to the physical lessons, it is mandatory to pass a theory exam. To have a valid diving certificate, it is important that it is obtained at a certified diving school. Almost all diving schools in Curaçao have a globally recognized certification. The costs for a diving certificate are paid once and when you obtain the certificate, it is valid for the rest of your life!

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