Curaçao Diving and Snorkeling Guide Shore Dive

Car Pile

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Boat or Shore
  • Snorkel Site: No
  • Experience Level: Advanced Open Water
  • Depth: 20 -120ft (6-36m)

Special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult Ocean Encounters for additional details & recommendations.

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Discover the Famous Car Pile in Curacao

“It is possibly the most unusual traffic jam you are ever likely to see. Cars and trucks dating back to the 1940’s are piled on the wall, and are hugely popular with larger pelagic fish and home to a large variety of sponges. Mountains of cars have been dumped in one spot to make an artificial and very original reef. It’s like diving in the middle of a large car crash without any casualties—the fish manage to swim themselves to freedom. If you’re a vintage car collector, don’t miss this dive. You might find that part you spent years looking for, such as a radiator cap for your old Mercedes.” says Cathy Salisbury

Learn more about other Dream Wrecks here in Curacao plus Bonaire, Aruba and many more!

Explore the Car Pile at Sunscape Curacao Resort

Memories created at Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino last a lifetime. Grab your dive equipment or some snorkel gear and step right off the pier, next to the onsite dive shop of Ocean Encounters, into the crystal-clear Caribbean waters that a host of marine life call home for an unforgettable shore dive at, Oswaldo’s Drop Off, the house reef or venture a little deeper to the famous Car Pile.

Shopping and sightseeing more your speed? Then hop aboard the free shuttle into downtown Willemstad. Start exploring the beating heart of Curaçao and don’t forget to check out Punda Vibes – Every Thursday!

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