Shipwreck Point is located between Cornelius Bay and the Stella Maris dive sites. This is deep dive site with the wrecks of two tugs at a depth of 50 meters. In 1884 the SS Oranje Nassau, a trading ship of the West India Company, also perished at this location. Only the kettle of the wreck is left, it lies between the LionsDive Beach Resort and the Curaçao Sea Aquarium.
Shipwreck Point can be reached from the Ocean Encounters at LionsDive Beach Resort on their regular boat dive schedule. From shore, you can enter the water from the beach in front of Hemingways then swim out of the bay to reach the reef.
Apart from the SS Oranje Nassau boiler in the bay, there are two anchors and a screw located on the reef between 20 and 35 meters. The two tugboats at 50 meters make this dive site also interesting for technical divers.
This is like diving inside an Aquarium! Oddly enough, this incredible fringing reef is the house reef of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium and it is one of the healthiest reefs around Curacao. And it’s all because it’s located at a point, with loads of fresh salt water and currents are constantly merging. At the mooring, divers will find anchors, a shaft and propellers.
This is a MUST DIVE!
This site also is home to Open Water Dolphin Dives with Ocean Encounters Diving and the Curasub! The Curasub is a 5 person deep sea submersible from Substation Curaçao which is capable of descending on a 1000 foot or 300 meter exploration dive… now that is a bucket list experience!
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