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.

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.”

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.

Car Pile at Sunscape Curacao
Photo by Scubacao

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.

Dive Site Recommendations

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

Special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult a Ocean Encounters at Sunscape Curaçao for additional details & recommendations.

Location of Car Pile

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!

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.

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With on-site facilities at Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Ocean Encounters is committed to delivering you the highest-quality Curaçao dive vacation experience.

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.