The strangest wreck in Curaçao has to be the Car Pile.
According to Cathy Salisbury who wrote the book DreamWrecks, “If you’ve ever dreamed of simultaneously diving and driving, this is the place for you.”
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.
Car Pile sits in the middle between Oswaldo’s Drop Off to the east and Pierbaai to the west. 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.
Car Pile starts at approximately 45 feet, a barge rests at 100 feet and the cars and trucks continue considerably deeper.
EXPLORE SUNSCAPE CURAÇAO RESORT, SPA & CASINO
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 operation 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? Take a shuttle into downtown Willemstad for the opportunity to sight see!
As an all-inclusive vacation resort, food, drinks, and most activities are included in the price, which makes Sunscape Curacao an ideal family vacation destination. Children will be entertained while you slip away to try your luck at the Princess Casino located right on the premises.