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Underwater Sculptures in Curacao

Dive or Snorkel the Underwater Sculptures in Curacao

Did you know that Curacao 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

Underwater Sculpture of King Neptune

Many years ago, the owner of All West Apartments and Diving had a simple plan to create an underwater attraction at Playa Piskadó by commissioning a sculpture of King Neptune.

Now, after a few decades of being underwater, this particular sculpture is truly a magnificent example of “art coming to life”.

King Neptune at Playa Piskado in Curacao | Dive Travel Curacao
Art coming to Life! Photo courtesy of NaturePicsFilms

New Underwater Sculptures in Curacao

Exploring Curacao can be a pretty ambitious task but certainly worth the effort to discover the new hidden treasures like a Saxophone and the underwater Chichi sculpture.

Underwater Sculpture of Chichi Curacao

A beautiful underwater sculpture of a Chichi has been placed carefully at Playa Kalki in Westpunt courtesy of Serena’s Art Factory.

Whether you are a scuba diver, a snorkeler or just a beach lover – rent a vehicle and plan a day trip west to shore dive or snorkel this incredibly beautiful fringing reef system located at GO WEST Diving.

But don’t forget, plan a safety stop to visit the underwater sculpture of Chichi!

Special Note: The underwater sculpture of the Chichi was carefully moved and responsibly placed at Playa Kalki in a manner consistent with all environmental considerations.

Underwater Sculpture of Chichi Curacao
Chichi Curacao, photo courtesy of NaturePicsFilms

What is Chichi Curacao?

The Chichi is a sensual, well rounded Caribbean figure defined, in the Papiamento language, as ‘big sister’. She represents the eldest daughter of the family, who binds the family together in a loving and caring way. She is much appreciated as a female role model in the Caribbean community including the very colorful heritage.

Today, the Chichi is an iconic figure in Curacao that is handmade and hand painted in bright Caribbean colors by local crafts people from Serena’s Art Factory in Curaçao.

Rooted firmly in Caribbean culture, a Chichi makes for a delightful souvenir or an original piece of art that was created by Berlin born artist Serena Janet Israel.

About GO WEST Diving

Visit GO WEST Diving at Playa Kalki. They are a Curacao Tourist Board approved diving and snorkeling operator, plus a PADI 5 Star Facility that services the entire Westpunt area.

At GO WEST Diving, you will find a high quality facility that is support by a professional staff that can guide you with excellent advice.  Additionally, they have high quality CRESSI rental equipment so you can enjoy their spectacular house reef not to mention, visit the underwater sculptures in Curacao.

Explore the Westside of Curacao

Are you looking for an adventurous Curacao road trip?  If you are and you are interested in shore diving or snorkeling at amazing beaches, a rich history, a beautiful culture, delicious food and a kaleidoscope of beautiful nature, then we highly recommend stepping off your vacation property to explore the westside of Curaçao!

Why? Because the westside of Curaçao is largely a hidden gem! In addition to scuba diving and snorkeling, the westside offers many opportunities. So whatever activity you are looking for, including chilling out on one of several world class beaches, you can find it on the west!  

However, it should be noted, many attempts may be necessary.

Ivana playing the Saxophone at Playa Kalki, photo courtesy of Turtle and Ray Productions HD and Dive Center Pietermaai

Ready to visit the Underwater Sculptures in Curacao?

Visit Dive Travel Curaçao to start planning your next Caribbean scuba diving vacation today!

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