Vaersenbaai Car Wrecks at Kokomo Beach

Discover the Vaersenbaai Car Wrecks, located east of the the house reef at Kokomo Beach Curaçao.

This is popular diving spot with lots of vehicles and a few shipwrecks for more advanced and experienced scuba divers. Amazingly, these vehicles were deliberately placed on the ocean floor as part of a reef restoration project.

Today these trucks, cars and barges have created an excellent artificial reef and has become an adequate replacement to encourage flora and fauna to return to Curaçao.

The Vaersenbaai Car Wrecks is a fun deep shore or boat dive site that has of dozens of car wrecks! It is a great spot to take some unique souvenir photos plus it is a wonderful spot to have a beach day.

Traveler Tip: Kokomo has no entrance-fee, 24/7 secured parking and is very child friendly.  To increase your enjoyment of the beach, it must be said that they probably have the best beach chairs on the island. If you decide that a weekend visit is better, that’s great! Because on Sunday’s they have their famous happy hour from 17:00-18:00 with the best live music combined with a DJ spinning the golden oldies. 

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Boat or Shore
  • Snorkel Site: No
  • Experience Level: Advanced (Min)
  • Depth: 30 – 130ft (10-40m)

Special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult Trunk Divers, the onsite dive shop at Kokomo Beach, or other recommended Curaçao Dive Operators for additional details and local advice.

Location of Kokomo Beach

About Kokomo Beach at Vaersenbaai

Kokomo Beach Curaçao is a full service beach that includes a dive shop, restaurant, bar, public restrooms and showers plus the house reef is an easily accessible shore dive or snorkeling site.

This is one of the most ideal beaches in Curaçao! Here, you can enjoy a quiet day with the whole family, have a great lunch, try one of their delicious cocktails or just fall in love with the crystal clear water!!

There are beach lounge chairs so you can relax, read a book, or just hang out with an ice-cold beer! Kokomo Beach has no entrance-fee and they probably have the best beach chairs on the island.

Car Wrecks Dive Site at Vaersenbaai
Photo courtesy of Kokomo Beach Club

Hiking Tip: For a short, but beautiful, cliff hike you can follow a trail along the cliffs of Vaersenbaai that will lead either to Boca Sami or to Kokomo Beach depending on your starting point.

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