Paradise is amazing dive site because of an enormous variety of big hard coral colonies and colourful sponges plus home to many barracuda, green morays and lobsters.
Along the shoreline there is also a small cave that can be accessed on calm days where you will find large schools of glassy sweepers, numerous lobsters and crabs.
Welcome to Landhuis Kenepa. This Plantation, located in the western part of Curaçao, is named after the fruits of the Kenepatree and is a sprawling country estate constructed in 1693. In 2005, its buildings were fully restored by the government’s Monument Foundation. Although it was once one of Curaçao’s largest and wealthiest plantations, producing divi-divi seed-pots and sheep wool, this location is truly best known in the island’s history as the place where the seeds of slave emancipation first took root. Though slavery was not officially abolished on Curaçao until 1863, the road to emancipation began right here at Landhuis Kenepa.
Tula Museum in West End
Once among the island’s most prosperous plantations, Kenepa was the site of a devastating, month-long slave rebellion in 1795, led by a man named Tula. The Landhuis Kenepa now contains a museum dedicated to the rebellion and the lives of those who participated, and it tells the story of how Tula traveled from farm to farm, liberating enslaved people, until he was betrayed, captured and publicly tortured to death.
We like to think there is no place in the world offering such great shore dives, boat dives or opportunities to enjoy the beauty of sea’s nature while snorkeling. But honestly, as you could imagine, we are a little biased. So, we have compiled the Top 10 Reasons to Dive Curacao from an international list of travel writers, bloggers and media outlets to help us out and provide you with a fantastic overview of our beautiful island, located in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean.