Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland at Playa Kalki
Alice in Wonderland is not just the the house reef of GO WEST Diving which is located at Playa Kalki. This dive site is also considered the number shore dive in Curaçao!
There is no easy way to explain this incredible Curacao shore diving site other than to say it is “mind-blowing”! When you descend on this dive site it is quite a bit like reading Chapter One – “Down the Rabbit Hole of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”!
As you descend you literally feel yourself getting smaller and smaller as the hard coral formations rise up to become larger and larger, growing in some cases over 60 feet/18m in height encompassing a host of hiding places for the unusual characters we have in our story like the pair of resident frogfish and octopus!
Of course, we regularly see Hawksbill Turtles, Eagle Rays, large schools of Boga’s being hunted by Yellow Fin Tuna and so on… but really the attraction of Alice in Wonderland is the beautiful coral formations and all that hides within!!
The key, to diving this top 10 dive and snorkel site, is to dive it slow because you will be amazed at extreme biodiversity and the large amount of macro life you will find!
Top 5 Dive Sites in Western Curacao
The West side is a bucolic haven for boat and shore diving that offers near perfect conditions year-round. The calmness of the area is due to the natural shielding from the easterly trade winds offered by the mountain range running through the middle of the Christoffel National Park.
The top 5 dive sites that lie along the western coastline, such as Watamula or Mushroom Forest, are world class scuba diving locations that offer you exceptional boat diving, shore diving and even snorkeling opportunities.
However, this is just to get your feet wet because to truly “sea” the BEST of the WEST, then you need to dive into these essential dive experiences to feel it for yourself!