Reliving Curaçao's Most Popular Diving News from 2022
The most popular diving news from Curaçao in 2022 was dominated by incredible stories about preserving and protecting nature including the islands beautiful underwater world! But the lead story of 2022 was much like the final article published at the end of the year! Curaçao has again been voted for the 3rd year in a row, by you, as one of the best overall diving destinations in the Caribbean for 2023!
This last year has provided hope, inspiration and optimism because it clearly shows that there is a dramatic shift happening for Curaçao. Not only because Curaçao is becoming one of more sought after Caribbean dive vacation destinations either! The progressive change makers, whether they are public or private sector stakeholders, are now advancing towards sustainable and responsible solutions for our Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Or… at least we hope so!
So, keep reading as we dive in to relive the most popular diving news from Curaçao for 2022! We will look forward to welcoming you to Curaçao in 2023 and to share even more great news from our heart here in the Dutch Caribbean!
New Budget Approved to Protect Dutch Caribbean Nature
Posted: February 21, 2022
More than 35 million euros will be made available for the implementation of the Nature and Environmental Policy Plan (NEPP) in the Caribbean Netherlands. This NEPP is an ambitious program for nature and the environment that runs through 2030. In addition to the contribution for nature, the coalition agreement also includes a structural budget of 30 million euros per year to protect culture and nature in the Caribbean Netherlands. This can be used to tackle long-term issues such as wastewater treatment and waste disposal.
Curaçao is a Perfect Caribbean Vacation Destination
Posted: March 10, 2022
Curaçao Travel and Caribbean Vacation Review: Curaçao is not only a tropical island with amazing white sandy beaches and palm trees. Curacao is a perfect Dutch Caribbean travel destination that offers so much more. After spending two weeks on the island, Travander shares all of their best-kept secrets, adventures and recommendations.
Special thanks to Lois and Naomi, the faces behind Travander, for choosing Curacao as their dive and vacation destination! For more than a decade they have been traveling and discovering the most popular vacation hotspots so we are certainly appreciative that they have added Curaçao to their vacation hotspot list!
Underwater Sculptures in Curaçao
Posted: April 13, 2022
Did you know that Curaçao has underwater sculptures? Another best kept secret of Curacao is the underwater sculptures located on the westside of the island. These wonderful pieces of contemporary art have come to life as artificial reefs and we highly recommend you to dive in for a visit!
“The sculptures create a habitat for marine life whilst illustrating humanity’s fragility and its relationship with the marine world.” Jason deCaires Taylor MRSS
The Freedom of Diving in Curaçao
Posted: June 3, 2022
Are you ready to experience unlimited diving freedom in Curaçao? Upon arriving at All West Apartments and Diving you will immediately feel a gentle “always summer” breeze that sways the palm trees against the beautiful backdrop of Westpunt Bay.
At All West Apartments you can take a deep breath, relax with your favorite beverage, and watch the most amazing sunsets in Curaçao while preparing your dive plan for the coming days. Here, you realize instantly looking past the swallow turquoise water that a blue line testifies how accessible the nearby reef edge is.
There maybe many “most popular” places like this around the world however, there is no other like All West Apartments where you have complete diving freedom while being completely off the radar!
LionsDive is the Best Eco Dive Resort in Curaçao
Posted: August 14, 2022
As scuba divers we are inherently passionate about protecting our blue planet. We love diving vacation destinations that respect the environment so we can, repeatedly, experience spectacularly healthy coral reefs full of color and life. But we also appreciate when the most popular dive resorts and their on-site dive shops are seriously committed to evolving a “GREEN MISSION”.
At LionsDive Beach Resort Curaçao, an environmentally sustainable approach has been completely integrated into the daily resort operations and this is why they are one of the best eco-friendly dive resorts in Caribbean.
“To keep the beaches well maintained and beautiful for years to come, the resort operates a green eco-conscious mandate to offer recycling, energy and water conservation and sustainability through a variety of programs”… LionsDive Beach Resort Curacao “is aware that tourism can only survive in a world that is not only environmentally sustainable, but also economically and socially responsible.”
Curaçao’s Leading Sustainable Dive Tourism Operators become Green Fins Members
Posted: October 6, 2022
The Reef-World Foundation has launched a new online platform, the Green Fins Hub, which will assist Curaçao’s leading sustainable dive tourism operators as Green Fins Digital Members in developing best environmental practices for marine tourism.
These leading sustainable dive tourism operators (Ocean Encounters, The Dive Bus, Scubacao and GO WEST Diving) in Curaçao have all become Green Fins Digital Members to reinforce the absolute need to create change in order to provide future generations with an opportunity for a healthy and sustainable environment, both above and below the waterline.
“Marine tourism plays an important role in Curaçao’s economy and as the industry grows, it is critical to establish practical approaches to protect the marine environment. By adopting Green Fins, dive operators are taking vital steps in ensuring Curaçao’s dive market is sustainably managed to increase corals and marine life’s resilience to wider global threats and protect the valuable marine ecosystems for future generations.” said JJ Harvey, Director at The Reef-World Foundation
Thank you for Reliving the Most Popular Dive News of 2022!
Start considering Curaçao for scuba diving vacation and we will look forward to sharing more great stories and articles in 2023!
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