Sponge Forest is a beautiful boat dive located between Mushroom Forest and the Blue Room. This Curaçao dive site is littered with Orange Elephant Ear sponges, Gargantuan Barrel sponges, and Purple Stove Pipe sponges. Not to mention all sorts of Rope, Ball and encrusting sponges.
These colorful sponges adorn the sides of the sloping wall allowing some great wide-angle photo opportunities that boasts some of the most spectacular sponges in all of the Caribbean.
Diver Tip: Discover the Blue Room which is the perfect place for off-gassing between dives or a snorkel trip. This an essential Curacao experience that is now one of the coolest and most talked about experiences in the entire Caribbean.
About the surrounding area near Sponge Forest
Landhuis San Nicolas is a private estate located on the West side of the island with 3 private beaches. Situated on a hill, it offers stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Santa Martha Bay. The pristine natural surroundings of this 300-acre former plantation make it a unique setting.
Curaçao is home to more than 35 captivating beaches, a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures, ‘live and let live’ attitude and unrivaled European architecture. In the heart of Curaçao’s lies the capital city of Willemstad, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.
With its iconic colorful Handelskade backdrop and roster of museums, monuments, flavorful restaurants and shopping, was selected in 2013 as one of the Top 5 Cities in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers.
Curaçao’s natural beauty, pristine diving and snorkeling sites are a favorite with divers and adventure seekers, and its beaches and idyllic weather, situated on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt, has won it further accolade and recognition.