Director's Bay is an historic Curacao landmark and it is located between the famous Tugboat wreck and Small Wall. Starting in the early 1900's until departing in 1985, it was a private beach exclusively used by the Directors of the Royal Dutch Shell Group and the Dutch Royal family. Now, the beach and surroundings are for public use.
Perfectly suited for divers, snorkelers and beach goers looking to relax, this site includes an old decaying surge protection fence (or what locals say, a shark fence) which is now encrusted in many beautiful corals and sponges.
Dive here left (east) along the vertical wall, which extends to a depth of about 15 meters is home to most amazing underwater creatures, including sea horses, frogfish, eels, flounders and many more. A large octopus calls the rubble his home as well. Director's Bay truly is a great dive site for macro photography on Curacao.
Going right (west), you can also reach the Tugboat but make sure you have arranged transportation back due to air limitations.
Director's Bay is a Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao outplanting location. Please respect the hard work of many volunteers and do not touch any of the coral structures.
Dive Type: Shore / Boat
Snorkel Site: Yes
Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
Depth: 0 -120ft (0 - 36m)
Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is recommended when shore diving. Consult a Curacao Dive Task Force Operator for additional details & recommendations.