Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at Cas Abao

Discover the underwater wonders of Cas Abao Dive Site. It is located at captivating Cas Abao Beach on the south-western shores of Curaçao. Renowned for its pristine coral reefs, vibrant marine life, and crystal-clear waters, this dive site offers a mesmerizing aquatic adventure. Whether you’re a novice or experienced diver, the diverse and colorful underwater landscapes make Cas Abao an enchanting destination for exploring the rich biodiversity of the Caribbean Sea. Immerse yourself in a world of beauty beneath the waves at this picturesque dive site.

How to Dive at Cas Abao Beach

On-site at Cas Abao Beach you will find a B Diving and Watersports, which is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort. They offer a complete scuba diving and watersports service, including freediving, that allows you to explore the easily accessible fringing reef system that is a few fin kicks away from the beach. The gorgeous fringing reef is home for all kinds of sea animals like Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Turtles, Morays, Seahorses, Frogfish and many more.

Complete Beach Facilities

At the beach, you will find all facilities needed for a great day! Facilities include a restaurant, toilets, showers, sunbeds and a little beach shop with a big variety of things you need on the beach.

B Diving and Watersports offers air and nitrox tanks, introduction dives, guided dives and a wide range of PADI Courses for beginners and advanced divers. Additionally, they offer freediver training with the latest diving equipment. They also have premium Cressi diving equipment for rental plus snorkeling equipment, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and more!

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Discover the Art of Freediving at Cas Abao

Discover the allure of freediving in Curaçao through “Art of Freediving.” This captivating article explores the island’s pristine waters, inviting enthusiasts to master the art of breath-hold diving. Immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life, serene underwater landscapes, and the thrill of exploring the depths.

From essential techniques to breathtaking dive sites, the piece showcases Curaçao as an ideal destination for honing freediving skills. Unleash your potential amidst the rich underwater tapestry, unlocking a unique and unforgettable experience. Dive into the depths of Curaçao’s waters and embark on a journey of self-discovery through the artful practice of freediving.

Freediving at Cas Abao Beach in Curaçao
The art of freediving at Cas Abao Beach in Curaçao – photo by Sheila Ott Photography

Cas Abao Beach and Plantation

Cas Abao Beach (also spelled Cas Abou) has been proclaimed to be the most beautiful beach of Curaçao and is also in the top 5 of most beautiful beaches of the world.

According to Forbes: Cas Abao is one of the “Best Caribbean Beaches

“With its clear turquoise water, waving palm trees and white sandy beach, Cas Abao is a true paradise. Located at the northwest coast of Curaçao, the beach is and ideal spot for shore diving, snorkeling, and swimming because of the spectacular shallows leading to the healthy fringing reef.  Runners-up include Kenepa GrandiPlaya KalkiPlaya Porto MariKlein Curacao, and Kleine Kenepa.”

Traveler Tip: Guests are welcome to bring their own cooler with food and drinks, but if you don’t want to lug around a jug, that’s not a problem because the Cas Abao Beach Bar is ready to provide you great meals, snacks and tasty beverages!

History of the Area

The Cas Abao plantation has existed in Curacao since the 17th century and used to include almost a thousand acres of land. It used to be named Engelenberg after its owner, Willebrord van Engelen, who also owned the Van Engelen plantation in the heart of Willemstad. The main activity was agriculture, while salt mining was also practiced. The plantation incurred heavy damage during the slave rebellion of 1795 and the English sackings which took place some 14 years later. It was completely restored around 1970, at which time a number of modifications were applied to facades, dormers and windows.

“Ringed by reefs, Curaçao hides a Caribbean underwater wonderland, and this beach is one of the few sandy ones on the arid island, with a bar and a shop to rent snorkel gear. Slip straight into the shallow crystalline bay alive with sea fans and coral, tropical fish, sponges, sea turtles, and more.” says Kimberley Lovato from National Geographic

Location of Cas Abao

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