Double Reef is located next to the MV Superior Producer with shore access close to the Water Factory dive site in Otrabanda or, if you are a guest at the new Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort, please consult the onsite Curaçao Tourist Board approved dive operator .
This boat or shore dive is aptly named as Double Reef because of the smaller, shallower reef, followed by a sandy area and a larger reef plateau, but it is the second reef holds most of the action. Hard and soft corals — including very large brain coral — lots of green and spotted morays, cowfish, angelfish, tangs, urchins, puffers, anemones and tons of different kinds of parrotfish busily go about their day.
As with most sites in Curacao, you’ll want to look closely and pay attention. This small island isn’t known for large pelagics, but rather the abundance of smaller, reef-dwelling critters and the healthy reefs they call home. Take the time to look in every nook and cranny, including the sand in between the two reefs here. In doing so, you’ll be rewarded with the crazy eyes of gobies and blennies, the bustling work of cleaner shrimp, tiny crabs, cute baby and juvenile boxfish, hiding eels, lurking lionfish and more.
Relax here and pause to watch closely while working on your buoyancy, and enjoy the show.
The first reef bottoms out at approx. 45 ft; the top of the outer reef starting at approx. 60 feet and dropping off to….. deep. A beautiful dive site, stay shallow if the current is strong.
On one of the most beautiful beaches right in front of the gateway to the island’s capital Willemstad, Corendon will be opening its newest hotel complex soon. The beach resort right next to Willemstads’ historical, natural harbour is part of a unique lagoon and park area, with a promenade and its’ own, sugar-white sandy beaches. Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort will be the largest holiday resort in Curaçao, and with its 5-star all-inclusive concept, it will also be one of the most luxurious.
Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort is surrounded by a mangrove forest, a beautiful and protected nature reserve. On the private beach you enjoy the tropical weather while you relax on our luxurious spa beach cabanas. Within walking distance of the resort is Willemstad where is plenty to see and do in the old historic districts. Your holidays at Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort will be an amazing experience!