The Curaçao Diving Guide and Interactive Map will allow you to easily plan your next Caribbean diving adventure.

Whether you are interested in boat diving, shore diving, freediving, snorkeling or just chilling out on the beach – The Curaçao Diving Guide will help you discover over 70 world class diving and snorkeling sites along the southern coastline of our beautiful island located in the heart of the Caribbean!

Need some local travel tips or advice? Then use the Curaçao Dive Travel Guide to start exploring more of Curaçao and to unpack the endless possibilities.

Curaçao Diving Sites and Snorkeling Map

Curaçao, a little Dutch Caribbean island, is best known for its colorful colonial waterfront in Willemstad but too few know about the rainbow of vibrant coral and marine life under its waters. That is why Dive Curaçao developed the Curaçao Diving and Snorkeling Guide!

Please Dive Responsibly in Curaçao!

Embrace Eco-Diving Principles & Proper Buoyancy Control. Preserve our vibrant marine life and coral reefs. Minimize your impact and leave no trace behind. Always avoid touching or disturbing wildlife. Use reef-friendly sunscreen. Practice proper buoyancy control for safe diving.

Together, we can safeguard Curaçao’s underwater paradise for generations to come.

PLEASE… Be a responsible diver, protect Curaçao’s treasures!

Top 10 Dive Sites in Curaçao

CLICK HERE for the Top 10 dive sites, along the southern coastline, that will help you easily plan your diving adventures here in Curaçao.

Boat Diving in Curaçao

One of the most exhilarating ways to explore the underwater wonders is through boat diving. CLICK HERE to explore why boat diving in Curaçao is an exceptional experience especially with the best and most highly recommended boat diving operators in Curaçao: Ocean Encounters, GO WEST Diving, and Goby Divers.

Curaçao Boat Diving Guide

CLICK HERE for the Curaçao Boat Diving Guide that includes Curaçao’s top 10 boat dive sites plus unique diver insights for the ultimate boat diving vacation.

Shore Diving in Curaçao

Shore diving in Curaçao is a popular activity among diving enthusiasts who seek the freedom to explore at their own pace. CLICK HERE to start exploring the endless shore diving possibilities.

Curaçao Shore Diving Guide

CLICK HERE for the Curaçao shore diving guide and the Top 10 essential shore dives that are a must for divers looking to take the advantage of a more leisurely schedule.

Wreck Diving in Curaçao

CLICK HERE to dive into the 10 famous wrecks of Curaçao!

Freediving in Curaçao

Have you ever considered diving into deep waters of Curaçao on one breath and without scuba diving gear? CLICK HERE to discover more about the amazing Freediving opportunities in Curacao!

Snorkeling in Curaçao

Snorkeling in Curaçao is a dream for anyone who loves the combination of amazing beaches and the mind blowing diversity that exists along fringing coral reefs. The beaches in Curaçao are absolutely ideal launching points for snorkeling because, within a few fin kicks, they provide easy access to the near by reefs that are teaming with colorful life.

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Curaçao Dive Sites: South-east

South-east dive sites in Curaçao extend from the deserted island of Klein Curaçao to the start of Bullenbaai.

Klein Curaçao Dive Sites

Klein Curaçao
  • A small deserted island off the coast of mainland Curaçao.

Eastpoint Dive Sites

  • Contains several premium dive sites inside Curaçao’s only national marine park area.
Tarpon Bridge
No Way!
Awa Blancu
Kathy’s Paradise

Fuikbaai Dive Sites

Booby Trap at Fuikbaai

Santa Barbara Plantation Dive Sites

Eel Valley at Royal Sandals Curaçao

Caracasbaai Dive Sites

Barracuda Point near the entrance of Spanish Waters
Small Wall in Caracasbaai
Directors Bay in Caracasbaai
Tugboat at Tugboat Beach in Caracasbaai
Lost Anchor in Caracasbaai

Jan Thiel Beach area Dive Sites

Beacon Point at Jan Thiel
Divers Leap at Papagayo Beach Resort
Jan Thiel dive site outside of Jan Thiel Bay
Sweet Bottom at Jan Thiel
Sandy’s Plateau at Jan Thiel
Saba Wreck at Jan Thiel

Mambo Beach Curaçao area Dive Sites

Cornelius Bay at the Curaçao Sea Aquarium
Shipwreck Point at the Curaçao Sea Aquarium
Stella Maris at LionsDive Beach Resort

Marie Pampoen area Dive Sites

Oswaldo’s Drop-off at Sunscape Beach Resort
Car Pile at Sunscape at Sunscape Beach Resort
Pierbaai at Playa Marie Pampoen

Downtown Willemstad area Dive Sites

Tarpon City at WaterFoort
Superior Producer Shipwreck at the Curaçao Mega Pier
Double Reef at Mangrove Beach Resort
Water Factory at Fisherman’s Wharf

Piscadera Bay Dive Sites

Piscadera Bay at Dreams Curaçao Resort
Long Beach Piscadera

Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Dive Sites

Blue Bay Garden
Blue Bay House Reef
Blue Bay Wall

Sint Michiel / Boca Sami Dive Sites

Snake Bay in Sint Michiel
Boca Sami in Sint Michiel

Vaersenbaai and Bullenbaai Dive Sites

Vaersenbaai Car Wrecks near Kokomo Beach
Kokomo Beach house reef in Vaersenbaai
Pestbaai in Bullenbaai

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Curaçao Dive Sites: North-west

North-west dive sites in Curaçao extend from the east side of Coral Estates to Westpunt.

Sint Willibrordus and Coral Estates Dive Sites

Seldom Reef near Coral Estates, westside of Bullenbaai
Rif Sint Marie at Coral Estates Luxury Resort
Daaibooi Beach in Sint Willibrordus
Playa Porto Mari in Sint Willibrordus

Cas Abao Plantation Dive Sites

Playa Cas Abao (Cas Abou Beach)

San Juan Plantation Dive Sites

Playa Largu inside the San Juan Plantation
Playa Shon Mosa inside the San Juan Plantation
Playa Manzaliña inside the San Juan Plantation
Playa Chiki inside the San Juan Plantation

Soto Dive Sites

Playa Hundu in Soto
Playa Santa Martha in Soto

San Nicholas Plantation Dive Sites

San Nicolas at the San Nicolas Plantation in Soto
Makos Mountain at the San Nicolas Plantation in Soto
Hells Corner at the San Nicolas Plantation in Soto
Black Coral Garden at the San Nicolas Plantation in Soto

Santa Cruz Plantation Dive Sites

REDIHO at the Santa Cruz Plantation
Duanes Release (aka Scooter) at the Santa Cruz Plantation
Playa Hulu at the Santa Cruz Plantation
Sponge Forest at the Santa Cruz Plantation
The Blue Room at the Santa Cruz Plantation
Mushroom Forest at the Santa Cruz Plantation
Black Sand Beach and the Catherine Wreck at Playa Santu Pretu, Santa Cruz Plantation
Santa Cruz Beach near Playa Santa Cruz

Lagun Dive Sites

Playa Lagun in the village of Lagun
Playa Jeremi near the village of Lagun

Kenepa Plantation Dive Sites

Paradise near the Kenepa Plantation
Playa Kenepa Chikitu (Kleine Knip) inside the Kenepa Plantation
Playa Kenepa Grandi (Grote Knip) inside the Kenepa Plantation

Westpunt Dive Sites

Kortape in Westpunt
Sweet Alice at Playa Forti, Westpunt
Playa Piskadó (Playa Grandi) at All West Apartments in Westpunt
Alice in Wonderland at GO WEST Diving, Playa Kalki in Westpunt
Elvin’s Plane Wreck in Westpunt
Watamula in Westpunt
Playa Gipy
North Point

Curaçao Dive Sites: North-east

ALL North-side dive sites are unmarked boat diving locations and extend from the north-east point to the north western tip known as Westpunt.

ALL north-side dives are rarely ever dived by recreational divers due to the large swells, the iron shoreline and heavy currents. This combination of extreme conditions make the unmarked dive sites an enormous challenge. In fact, these sites represent a serious safety concern for unexperienced divers without the appropriate training or skill sets required. For more information about these north-side dive sites, please contact Dive Charter Curaçao.

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Curacao Dive Travel Guide contains essential vacation tips and local advice to help plan your next Caribbean scuba diving holiday to Curaçao.