Cornelius Bay, located in the area of Bapor Kibra, is nestled into beautiful undeveloped bay next to the Curaçao Sea Aquarium Park between Shipwreck Point and Saba… and this is one of the reasons why sites like this are so special!
These “boat dive only” reefs have remained unchanged for more than 50 years because they are found in the remote areas of the Curaçao Marine Park along the southeastern side of the island.
This area, around Cornelius Bay, has long been a part of maritime history; however, not much can be found today of the wreckage that this area is famous for. As in most of Curacao, within a hundred yards or less from shore, the sea floor drops deeply to sloping walls of coral, limestone, and volcanic rock.
Large coral colonies and coral species currently listed as threatened in the wider Caribbean can still be found in large numbers at these remote locations plus interesting sea life such as Sea horses. Look for them around the many gorgonians along the wall.