Kortape Dive Site in Westpunt
Kortape is a rarely visited West end dive site. Located next to Marazul Dive Resort, approximately 30 feet above the gorgeous plateau, this beautiful boat diving site offers a healthy blend of hard and soft corals. If you are a sponge lover, then this will be a treat for your senses!!
How to Dive Kortape in Westpunt, Curaçao
The underwater landscape at Kortape is a stunning mosaic of coral gardens, submerged rock formations, and sandy patches, creating a habitat for an array of marine life. The site features gently sloping reefs, making it an ideal location for divers of all skill levels.
Divers can expect encounters with a diverse range of marine life, including colorful reef fish, majestic sea turtles, and schools of vibrant coral. The vibrant coral formations host an abundance of macro life, making it a paradise for underwater photographers and marine enthusiasts.
With crystal-clear waters and excellent visibility, Kortape Dive Site provides an immersive underwater experience. The visibility often exceeds 100 feet (30 meters), allowing divers to appreciate the intricate details of the coral and marine life.
The currents at Kortape are generally mild, offering a comfortable and enjoyable diving experience. However, it’s always advisable to check the current conditions before diving and to be aware of any changes in the underwater environment.
Kortape accommodates divers of varying experience levels, with dive depths ranging from shallow to moderate. The site’s topography allows for a gradual descent, making it suitable for beginner divers while still offering interesting features for those seeking a more challenging dive.
Access and Facilities
The dive site is conveniently located adjacent to Marazul Dive Resort, providing easy access for divers staying at the resort. However, for safety reasons, we strongly recommend Kortape as boat diving site only.
As with all dive sites, responsible diving practices are encouraged at Kortape. Divers are urged to adhere to conservation guidelines, avoid touching or disturbing marine life, and participate in efforts to protect and preserve the underwater ecosystem.
Dive into the enchanting depths of Kortape Dive Site and discover the wonders that await beneath the surface in this Westpunt gem. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner, Kortape promises a memorable and awe-inspiring underwater experience.
Dive Site Recommendations
- Dive Type: Boat diving
- Snorkel Site: No
- Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
- Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)
- Please dive responsibly in Curaçao.
- Explore the top 10 eco-diving tips for Curaçao.
- Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory.
- Discover the essential Shore Diving Safety Tips.
- Consult a recommended GO WEST Diving for additional details & recommendations.
Exploring the Westside of Curaçao
Westpunt is the name of the westernmost point of the island of Curaçao and is also the name of a nearby small town, the island’s northernmost settlement.
The island’s northernmost point, Watamula, is one of the best boat dives in Curaçao. It lies two kilometres to the northeast and easily accessible via GO WEST Diving. Close by you will find the incredible coral beaches of Playa Kalki, Playa Forti, Playa Piskádo, Grote Knip and Kleine Knip.
Westpunt is known for excellent scuba diving, and is home to several shore and boat dive sites including a submerged airplane wreck and beautiful reefs. CLICK HERE to Dive into the TOP 10 Curaçao dive sites!
Diver Tip: You will be hungry after diving at Kortape! Consider visiting Sol Food and Sunshine Getaway in Westpunt. Here, Sunshine and her staff will welcome you with open arms and serve you a great a meal! The menu includes lionfish, burgers, steaks, and arguably the best pizza you can find on Curaçao! They’re only open Friday to Sunday and it is recommended that you make a reservation.