The Underwater Sculpture of Chichi Curacao
at Playa Kalki in Westpunt, Curaçao
Whether you are a scuba diver, a snorkeler or just a beach lover – a vacation to Curaçao would not be complete without a trip to Playa Kalki in Westpunt and to visit the underwater sculpture of Chichi!
Why? Largely because this beautiful fringing reef system, aptly named “Alice in Wonderland“, is consistently ranked as a top 10 shore diving and snorkeling spot plus it is only a few short fin kicks from the dock at GO WEST Diving.
But now, courtesy of Serena’s Art Factory, a beautiful underwater sculpture of a Chichi has been carefully placed at Playa Kalki – giving you one more reason why you should dive or snorkel this incredibly beautiful reef – located next the the Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Resort!
What is a Chichi?
Chichi is a sensual, well rounded Caribbean figure. She represents the vibrant, dynamic and responsible older sister. She is handmade and hand painted in bright Caribbean colors by local craftsmen and painters at Serena’s Art Factory in Curaçao and can be taken home as a delightful souvenir or an original piece of art.
Chichi is the Papiamentu word for ‘big sister’. She represents the eldest daughter of the family, who binds the family together in a loving and caring way. She is a much appreciated female role model in the Caribbean community of today and a very live part of its colorful heritage.
Rooted firmly in Caribbean culture, Chichi® was created by Berlin born artist ‘Serena Janet Israel’.
The Chichi® doll definitely has characteristics of the famous Austrian ‘Venus of Willendorf’ sculpture, and the women created by Fernando Botero and Niki de Saint Phalle, but is absolutely a unique personality on her own.
How to visit Chichi Curacao at Playa Kalki in Westpunt
On site at Playa Kalki, you will find GO WEST Diving – a Curacao Tourist Board approved Diving and snorkeling operator, and a PADI 5 Star Facility.
At GO WEST Diving, their professional staff can guide you, provide advice and support you with high quality CRESSI rental equipment so you can enjoy this spectacular house reef not to mention, visit the underwater sculpture of the Chichi.
Carefully moving and responsibly placing the underwater sculpture
Watch this video to see, understand and appreciate that the underwater sculpture of the Chichi was carefully moved and responsibly placed at Playa Kalki in a manner consistent with all environmental considerations.
Dive in for a Westside “Virtual Road Trip”!
Exploring Curacao can be a pretty ambitious task. That is why we want to take you on a virtual road trip to explore the west side of Curacao.
Because one day, hopefully soon, you will re-emerge back into the sunlight. To walk across the sand, to dip your toes into the incredible turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and to explore Curacao for yourself.
So hop aboard and let us take you away on a virtual road trip to dream of Curacao. On this journey, we will be diving in to explore the heart of the Dutch Caribbean to uncover the hidden gems.
If you are interested in amazing beaches, an incredible history, a beautiful culture, delicious food and a kaleidoscope of beautiful life then CLICK HERE to keep reading!
As we have mentioned many times before and regardless of where you choose to stay, the decision should not be to dive either East or West, the decision should be to discover all of Curaçao (warning: many attempts may be necessary) to truly uncover the magic that lies below the waterline.