Mushroom Forest

One of the most famous dive sites in Curaçao. Over time, hard coral formations have grown in such a way that they resemble mushrooms, hence the name. Underneath each one of these coral formations an abundance of marine life awaits to be looked at, admired, and photographed.

 

Mushroom Forest can be disorienting and throw you off, so a compass can come in very handy. High cliffs that rise out of the water protect the area, making it an ideal spot for intermediate divers who are not yet experienced enough to handle really rough currents, as well as beginners who are gaining more experience.

Along the cliff side is a large cave called The Blue Room, where you will often spot schools of fingerlings, and from time-to-time a nurse shark can be found sleeping under the ledge.

Visibility averages 26m (85 ft), wave action is calm and sometimes the current can be strong; the depth is from 12m (40 ft) to 18m (60 ft). Numerous species of fish and coral can be observed here; flower corals, giant brain corals, anemones, sea turtles, porcupine fish, smooth trunk fish, yellow tail snappers, parrot fish, groupers, spotted drums, spotted moray eels, green moray eels, lobsters, and conchs.

Don’t miss it!  You will love it! 

Site Recommendations

Dive Type:  Boat

Snorkel Site:  No

Experience Level:  Open Water (Min)

Depth:  20 -120ft (6-36m)

Special Notes

Due to recreational/commercial boat traffic, diving with a inflated surface marker buoy is recommended.  Consult a Curacao Dive Task Force Operator for additional details & recommendations.

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