Small Wall at Caracasbaai
This boat diving site starts on a sandy plateau that leads to a small wall then to a drop-off that becomes a steep wall going well beyond recreational diving limits. On these walls you will discover many crevices where moray eels, shrimps and lobsters hide. This Curacao dive site .
Small Wall offers sloping drop offs & walls that tend to be more dramatic with lusher coverage because of the constant fresh supply of nutrients being brought in with the currents from the open sea.
Small Wall is just another example of an extremely awesome dive site that should be included in your diving schedule.
Discover the history surrounding Small Wall
As mentioned above, Small Wall is located adjacent to Director’s Bay – one of Curaçao’s historic landmarks and very near to the famous Tugboat wreck. All three of these dive sites are perfectly suited for divers, snorkelers and beach goers alike.
As the local story goes, it is said that the late Queen Juliana who was invited to Director’s Bay, was so afraid of fish that the Royal Dutch Shell Group caged in a section of the bay for her to increase her enjoyment and ultimately to ease her mind so that she could relax. But you know, that’s just the story.
The fact is that starting in the early 1900’s until departing in 1985, this bay was exclusively for the Directors of the Royal Dutch Shell Group and the Dutch Royal family. Since 1985, the beach and the beautiful surrounding area are now open for public use.
Why Dive Curaçao?
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.