Superior Producer

MV Superior Producer - Dive into History on Curaçao

 

Sitting quietly upright on her keel with her bow facing west in roughly 30m (100ft) of water and about 150m (500ft) from the shoreline just west of the Curaçao Mega-pier.  As an advanced shore or boat dive, the easiest approach is from the stern due to the possibility of the prevailing currents.

As you descend the fringing reef, an eerie dark shadow starts to appear.  At first, you only see the stern, but then the entirety of this magnificent 50m (165ft) mass with it superstructure rising to within 21m (72ft) of the surface reveals itself, covered in a vast kaleidoscope of color.  Now with roughly 30 years of growth, the MV Superior Producer is an amazing artificial reef site home to numerous colonies and different species of corals, sponges, gorgonians and sea whips.  Because of this, it is a natural attraction for schools of predatory fish such as Tarpons, Barracudas, Snappers and Jacks. 

This is also a heaven for macro photographers and anyone who likes to get a close look at smaller stuff too.  Caribbean spiny lobsters, parrotfish, French and Queen angelfish, turtles, scorpionfish and even morays.  Look even closer for banded coral shrimp, nudibranchs, flamingo-tongue shells and possibly even frogfish.  Basket stars, octopus and large spider crabs catch the eye while night diving this beautiful shipwreck too.     

 

With its wide-open cargo holds and accessible wheel house, the MV Superior Producer has become renowned as one of the Top Shipwrecks in the World rivaled only by the likes of the SS Thistlegorm in the Red Sea and the WWII wrecks in Palau.

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Site Recommendations

Dive Type:  Shore / Boat

Snorkel Site:  No

Experience Level:  Advanced (Min)

Depth:  70 - 100ft (20-30m)

Special Notes

Warning to all divers, that commercial vessels are still regularly at and in the surrounding area of the mega piers. The Curacao Port Authority reminds all divers that when there are vessels moored at the piers, a temporary “no diving” ban near the piers and or the Superior Producer wreck will be in effect for safety reasons.

Consult a Curacao Dive Task Force Operator for additional details & recommendations.

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