Elvin's Plane Wreck

This wonderful site commemorates Elvin, an incredibly passionate underwater enthusiast and cousin to the owner of GO WEST Diving.  Together, they formed the original dive shop at Playa Kalki, known then as All West Watersports. 


(Did you known... the original dive shop still stands today and is the now the beach restaurant)


In 2006 the Curaçao Fire Department donated a Fokker Fairchild 27 to All West Apartments & Diving and Go West Diving to create a new diving attraction at the west end of the island.  This Fokker Fairchild 27 once flew regularly for Antillean Airlines as an island hopper between the ABC Islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, and afterward came to rest at the premises of Curacao’s International Airport Hato.

Unfortunately, tragedy struck in 2008 when Tropical Storm Omar decided to turn and hit Curaçao squarely from the South West causing this plane wreck to be ripped off the sea floor and turned into aluminum debris scattering the plane into multiple pieces.  Today, the wreckage lies on a sandy patches surrounded by stunning hard coral formations. Regularly a drift dive that can finish around the point of Watamula where schools of barracuda can be found. Turtles, ocean triggerfish, lobster, porcupinefish and green morays plus large schools of bogas are also seen here.

Site Recommendations

Dive Type:  Boat

Snorkel Site:  Yes

Experience Level:  Open Water (Min)

Depth:  0 -120ft (0 - 36m)

Special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving.  Consult a Curacao Dive Task Force Operator for additional details & recommendations.

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