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Elvin’s Plane Wreck

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Boat
  • 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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Today, the wreckage lies on a sandy patches surrounded by stunning hard coral formations. Regularly a drift dive that can finish around the point of Watamula where schools of barracuda can be found. Turtles, ocean triggerfish, lobster, porcupinefish and green morays plus large schools of bogas are also seen here.

Elvin’s Plane Wreck in Westpunt, Curaçao

Westpunt is the name of the westernmost point of the island of Curaçao and is also the name of a nearby small town, the island’s northernmost settlement.

The island’s northernmost point, Watamula, that lies two kilometres to the northeast. Close by you will find the incredible coral beaches of Playa KalkiPlaya FortiPlaya PiskádoGrote Knip and Kleine Knip.

Westpunt is known for excellent scuba diving, and is home to several shore and boat dive sites including a submerged airplane wreck and beautiful reefs. Most of tourist accommodation in Westpunt caters to scuba divers and offers excellent infrastructure such as the Kura Hulanda Lodge and All West Apartments.

GO WEST Diving, is the onsite recommended Dive Operator for both of these recommended accommodation options.

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