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Alice in Wonderland

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Shore
  • Snorkel Site: Yes
  • Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
  • Depth: 0 -120ft (0 – 36m)

Special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult a recommended Curaçao Dive Operator for additional details & recommendations.

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Dive in at Alice in Wonderland

As mentioned above, visit GO WEST Diving at Playa Kalki to dive Alice in Wonderland. They have complete pay-for-use facilities on-site that includes shaded staging areas for tanks and gearing up, gear cleaning stations, fresh water showers, bathrooms plus a full service dive shop for any last minute shopping needs or equipment rentals.

Of course, you can rent air or nitrox tanks at GO WEST Diving too. If you do choose to rent tanks there then you will be able to take advantage of all the facilities that the dive shop offers free of charge. Now that is a deal because who wants to lug tanks around, right!

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GO WEST Diving at Playa Kalki, Westpunt, Curaçao - Photo courtesy of Rutger Geerling

To enter the water, simply walk down the pier and take a giant stride in!  It is that easy plus they have laid out a massive rope, that starts at the pier, to easily guide you to the edge of the beautiful fringing reef and back.

The Underwater Chichi Sculpture at Playa Kalki

If you are a scuba diver, a snorkeler or just a beach lover then you owe it to yourself to visit to the underwater Chichi sculpture at Playa Kalki in Westpunt!

“Chichi is the Papiamentu word for ‘big sister’. She represents the eldest daughter of the family, who binds the family together in a loving and caring way. She is a much appreciated female role model in the Caribbean community of today and a very live part of its colorful heritage.”

Courtesy of Serena’s Art Factory, a beautiful underwater sculpture of a Chichi has been carefully placed underwater at Playa Kalki – giving you one more reason why you should dive or snorkel Alice in Wonderland!

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

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!

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