Pierbaai at Marie Pampoen
Pierbaai, located at Marie Pampoen, is a small sandy local beach with lots of fishing boats and lots of character. It is one of the best dive and snorkel sites on Curacao. Easy entry, huge variety of corals, sponges and lots of marine life.
A huge, beautiful, lively, healthy reef filled with lots of macro and huge variety of corals and marine life. Excellent night dive spot also. As the house reef of The Dive Bus and a Project AWARE Adopted Dive Site (ADS#88), they clear up trash on just about every dive we make and run regular dedicated monthly Adopt a Dive Site clean Up dives plus run PADI Dive Against Debris courses. Feel free to join in!
Sustainable Tourism at Pierbaai
Playa Marie Pampoen is a small beach located right next Sunscape Curacao Resort, Beach and Casino. It is highly popular with locals because it is free and located near some large residential areas. Most tourists come here for one reason though, diving!. This beach provides you with access to one of the top diving spots on Curacao which not only Pierbaai, The Dive Bus house reef, but also the very unique Car Pile.
The Dive Bus at Marie Pampoen
The Dive Bus Curacao, with a unique and simple concept of “Seriously fun shore-diving adventures” they have focused on quality, fun shore diving, in small, friendly relaxed groups, with a strong focus on taking care of Curacao’s reefs.
That first, beautiful, unloved Curacao reef of Pierbaai at Marie Pampoen became The Dive Bus house reef, which is now taken care of due to monthly, if not daily clean up dives. By working with the local fishing community for sustainable management of the marine environment, these values have become the heart of The Dive Bus Eco Policy, a cornerstone of their operation, mandating respecting, protection and giving back to the local community.