Playa Piskado

(aka Playa Grandi)

Located in Westpunt, Curaçao - Playa Piskado (aka. Playa Grandi) is a working fishermen’s beach that is home to turtles, a statue of King Neptune and an interesting, vibrant reef. Due to its proximity to the West point of the island, the reef is mostly hard corals and usually teeming with hundreds of types of fish. The regal King Neptune watches over his underwater kingdom at the top of the drop-off, and is a must-do photo opp.

For years the local fishermen have been cleaning and selling fish at this particular beach which is also a Fisherman’s Wharf. These daily activities resulted in a group of sea turtles feeding on the remains of the fish and becoming residents at the beach.  If you’re lucky, you may see trigger fish and larger pelagics, more common on the wild North side, and pretty rare on the protected PLAYA PISKADO South side.

Nowadays, Playa Piskadó has become a popular spot for our island’s visitors and snorkeling ‘with’ the turtles is in high demand. BUT... Before you get in the water we would like to invite you to first read the signs and information made available at the beach by Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao.

 

Please respect our sea turtles and our local fishermen at Playa Piskadó. Do not touch nor feed the turtles, don’t chase after them but respect their natural environment and help us conserve this beautiful and unique experience.

Site Recommendations

Dive Type:  Shore

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.

Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao
Playa Piskado is part of a Sea Turtle Protection Initiative by
Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao (STCC) 
curacao_dive_travel_banner.jpg
DiveCuracao_Banner2.png
Dive Network Curacao.png

Dive Curacao | Dive Travel | Scuba Diving Vacations | Dutch Caribbean | Curacao Scuba Diving Resource | Curacao Dive Sites

Copyright © 2023 Dive Curacao - All rights Reserved

Contact Us  Website designed by the Dive Curacao Network 

RSS Feed