Kathy’s Paradise near Fuikbaai

Kathy’s Paradise is a captivating dive site nestled between the picturesque Fuikbaai and the dynamic Eastpoint on the enchanting island of Curaçao. This underwater haven, located inside the Curacao Marine Park, is a hidden gem for divers seeking an exhilarating drift dive experience. Accessible only by boat, Kathy’s Paradise offers a unique and unforgettable underwater adventure for enthusiasts of all levels.



How to Dive at Kathy’s Paradise

As you descend into the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, you’ll be greeted by a kaleidoscope of vibrant marine life and stunning coral formations. This Curaçao Marine Park dive site is renowned for its healthy coral gardens, teeming with a diverse array of both hard and soft corals. Schools of colorful tropical fish gracefully navigate the underwater landscape, creating a mesmerizing spectacle for divers.

Drift Dive Delight

Kathy’s Paradise is often enjoyed as a drift dive, where divers glide effortlessly along the underwater currents. The gentle, consistent currents provide an exhilarating ride, allowing divers to cover significant distances with minimal effort. This underwater drift ballet showcases the dynamic beauty of Curaçao’s marine ecosystem.

Marine Life Encounters

Divers can anticipate encounters with an abundance of marine life, including angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and vibrant reef creatures. Keep your eyes peeled for larger pelagic species that occasionally pass by in the open blue, adding an element of excitement to the dive.

Visibility and Conditions

With excellent visibility, often exceeding 100 feet (30 meters), Kathy’s Paradise offers ideal conditions for underwater exploration. The water temperature remains comfortably warm year-round, making it an inviting destination for divers at any time.

Logistics

Dive trips to Kathy’s Paradise are typically organized by Ocean Encounters. Boats depart from LionsDive Beach Resort or the Sunscape Curaçao Resort, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for divers. The boat ride to the site enhances the overall adventure, providing panoramic views of Curaçao’s coastline.


Dive Site Recommendations

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

Special Notes


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How Kathy’s Paradise Got Its Name

The origin of the name “Kathy’s Paradise” adds a personal touch to this underwater wonderland. According to Chris Richards, a pivotal figure in the early days of the dive site, a passionate diver named Kathy was on one of the first trips to the then-unnamed site.

Enthralled by the beauty beneath the waves, Kathy inquired about the site’s name for her logbook. Chris, known for his charismatic presence and now the Curaçao Sea Aquarium Park Manager, playfully threw the question back at her, saying, “you tell me?” And so, the site became forever associated with Kathy’s enthusiasm and love for the underwater realm.

Gear Up and Dive In!

Kathy’s Paradise is a must-visit dive site for those seeking a thrilling drift dive in the vibrant waters of Curaçao. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice, the underwater wonders of Kathy’s Paradise promise an enchanting and unforgettable exploration of the Caribbean’s underwater realm, with the added charm of its namesake, Kathy, who left her mark on this aquatic paradise.


Location of Kathy’s Paradise


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