Car Pile at Sunscape Curaçao Resort

The strangest wreck in Curaçao has to be the Car Pile at the Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino.

The Car Pile at the Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino sits in the middle between Oswaldo’s Drop Off to the east and Pierbaai to the west. The Car Pile starts at approximately 45 feet, a barge rests at 100 feet and the cars and trucks continue considerably deeper.

According to Cathy Salisbury who wrote the book DreamWrecks, “If you’ve ever dreamed of simultaneously diving and driving, this is the place for you.”

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Boat diving / Shore diving
  • Snorkel Site: No
  • Experience Level: Drift / Advanced (Min)
  • Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)

Special Notes

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Explore the Car Pile at Sunscape Curaçao Resort

Memories created at Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino last a lifetime. Grab your dive equipment or some snorkel gear and step right off the pier, next to the onsite dive shop of Ocean Encounters, into the crystal-clear Caribbean waters that a host of marine life call home for an unforgettable shore dive at, Oswaldo’s Drop Off, the house reef or venture a little deeper to the famous Car Pile.

Shopping and sightseeing more your speed? Then hop aboard the free shuttle into downtown Willemstad. Start exploring the beating heart of Curaçao and don’t forget to check out Punda Vibes – Every Thursday!

Looking for an all-inclusive Sleep and Dive package? Then check out the Sunscape Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino – an all-inclusive dive vacation resort located on a private beach. Dive down on to this famous Car Pile or along the fantastic house reef where you will discover restored Elkhorn and Staghorn coral colonies that are teaming with colorful life just outside the breakers.

Car Pile at Sunscape Curacao
Photo by Scubacao

Dive for a Purpose with Reef Renewal Curaçao


Are you wanting to make a difference and truly “Dive for a Purpose”? Whether you are a resident of Curacao or a visiting scuba diver, we invite you to immerse yourself and to create a lasting impression for future generations by  “Diving for a Purpose” with Reef Renewal Curaçao!

The Reef Renewal Curaçao program is an initiative of Ocean Encounters and supported by our community, sponsors, volunteers and Reef Renewal International.

By supporting valuable and sustainable coral reef initiatives, like RRC, you will be reaffirming your commitment to the island of Curaçao so that future generations may benefit. Supporting this initiative through sponsorship and charitable donations is integral for success and volunteers will be needed for regular nursery maintenance and care.

Location of Car Pile

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Special thanks to Cathy Salisbury at Dream Wrecks for providing the amazing header shot and to Scubacao Curaçao for the additional shot of the Car Pile.