Photo by Gail Johnson
the Car Wrecks
An easy spot to spend the day, Vaersenbaai is home to Kokomo Beach Club, where restaurant and bar, public restrooms and showers are available. This is a nice, pretty, reef dive, easily accessible from shore.
The Car Wrecks, is located east of the the house reef at Kokomo beach Curacao.
Check out what Natasha Brown says from HotCars.com in her article titled "19 Photos Of Tanks And Trucks Found Underwater"; "This former military truck is located off the coast of Vaersenbaai on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, a popular diving spot with lots of vehicles and a few shipwrecks for more advanced and experienced scuba divers. Amazingly, these vehicles were deliberately placed on the ocean floor as part of a project to try and provide a habitat for the fish and plants which used to be found on the coral reef in the area. Although much of the coral has been destroyed, these trucks and cars make for an adequate replacement and have encouraged flora and fauna to return to Curaçao."
Car Wrecks is a fun, deep shore or boat dive site, full of dozens of car wrecks, and a great spot to take some unique souvenir photos. Consult a Curacao Dive Task Force Operator to reach it from shore.
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 mandatory when shore diving. Consult a Curacao Dive Task Force Operator for additional details & recommendations.