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Klein Curacao

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Boat
  • Snorkel Site: Yes
  • Experience Level: Drift (Min)
  • Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)

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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Exploring the Dutch Caribbean island of Klein Curacao

A Brief History 

It is not know exactly when Klein Curacao was first discovered. Officially it was first put on the map in 1871 by a British mining engineer named John Godden.

Godden discovered that there was a rich amount of phosphate on the island, left behind by wild birds that used Klein Curacao as their breeding ground.

In these days, phosphate was in popular demand being used in Europe as an ingredient for cattle food and fertilizer. In fifteen year’s time over ninety tons of phosphate was harvested and exported to Europe. This lead to major changes in Klein Curacao’s landscape, leaving it a barren and uninhabitable island.

Explore the topside treasures of Klein Curacao
Explore the topside treasures of Klein Curacao

Things to Explore

We would encourage you to explore the topside treasures of the Klein Curaçao.  A wonderful path will lead you toward the west side of the island where you will first encounter the lighthouse that dates to 1913 and then on to the shipwrecks of the famous oil tanker ‘Maria Bianca Guidesman’, the German freighter called “Magdalena”, and the most recent wreck of the French yacht called “Tchao”.

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