Blue Room Curaçao – An Essential Experience
Nestled within the enchanting Santa Cruz Plantation on the idyllic island of Curaçao, The Blue Room beckons with its mystical allure. This captivating underwater cavern, adjacent to the renowned Mushroom Forest dive site, offers a mesmerizing subaquatic experience.
A hidden gem beneath the azure waves, The Blue Room reveals a world of vibrant marine life, illuminated by ethereal sunlight filtering through the crystalline waters. As you descend into this aquatic wonder, the enchanting play of light and shadow unveils an underwater masterpiece. Dive into the splendor of The Blue Room, where nature’s artistry and the Santa Cruz Plantation’s charm converge in a sublime underwater symphony.
How to Dive or Snorkel the Blue Room
The Blue Room is an essential Curaçao experience that is now one of the coolest and most talked about experiences in the entire Caribbean.
Located next to Mushroom Forest at the end of a one kilometer stretch of land in the Santa Cruz area of Banda Abou, you will find a small opening at water level that could be passed by easily without thinking too much about it.
Visit this unique cave on your next vacation in Curacao because this is the perfect place for off-gassing between dives or a snorkel trip.
Once you start talking about light, magic, and wonder – soon you’ve got professional photographers asking about it. This was the moment that a tiny, air-ﬁlled chamber mostly enjoyed by snorkelers between dives, went from a West End novelty to a West End must-dive. Underwater photographers discovered the Blue Room.
Dive Site Recommendations
- Dive Type: Boat dive recommended
- Snorkel Site: Yes
- Experience Level: Beginner
- Depth: Approx. 5 meters (15 feet)
- Please dive responsibly in Curaçao.
- Explore the top 10 eco-diving tips for Curaçao.
- Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving.
- Discover essential Shore Diving Safety Tips for Curaçao.
- Consult a GO WEST Diving for additional details & recommendations.
The Story of this Unique Destination
The story begins not as a dive site. It originally appealed to antsy divers as a perfect place to go off-gas between scuba forays into the nearby Mushroom Forest and is easily explored by snorkelers and once you duck under the narrow opening, the small cavern opens-up to an air-filled chamber, complete with tiny bats. Only about 20-feet deep, it was a perfect jaunt between dives, and a good breath could take almost anyone to the bottom.
The ﬁrst famous name to capture the Blue Room was world acclaimed wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum back in 2006 while on a photo expedition with then Sport Diver Editor, Ty Sawyer.
Amos Nachoum is a light wrangler and the Blue Room was nirvana for the Photographer, Explorer, and Conservationist. No big animals, but big experience in an intimate space. And, if you ask him today, he’ll list The Blue Room among his favorite dive experiences in the Caribbean, not just Curaçao. He described the light inside as “perfect” according to Ty.
If you can, visit this unique cave in the late days of August through September. This is when the silversides light up the dark crevices of the cavern and flow through it like mercury.
Now, more than just an afterthought, this is an essential Curaçao experience. And, that light, unforgettable.
Traveler Tip: Visit the Blue Room and the Wreck of the Catherine at Black Sand Beach during one of GO WEST Diving’s afternoon snorkel trips! These afternoon snorkeling trips depart from Playa Kalki in Westpunt every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon! For more information, visit GO WEST Diving.