Diving at Paradise near Kenepa Plantation

Nestled just east of the historic Kenepa Plantation in Curaçao, the Paradise Dive Site beckons underwater enthusiasts with its captivating beauty. Renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, vibrant coral formations, and an abundance of marine life, this underwater haven promises an unforgettable diving experience. Whether you’re an experienced diver seeking thrilling depths or a novice eager to explore the wonders beneath the surface, Paradise Dive Site is a mesmerizing destination where the Caribbean’s natural splendor unfolds beneath the waves.

Scuba Diving in Paradise

If you are looking for Paradise, then we have found it here in Curaçao! Located between Playa Kenepa and Playa Jeremi, Paradise is amazing dive site because of an enormous variety of big hard coral colonies and colorful sponges plus home to many barracuda, green morays and lobsters.

Along the shoreline there is also a small cave that can be accessed on calm days where you will find large schools of glassy sweepers, numerous lobsters and crabs.

Dive Site Recommendations

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

Special Notes

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About the Kenepa Plantation

This Kenepa Plantation, located in the western part of Curaçao, is named after the fruits of the Kenepatree and is a sprawling country estate constructed in 1693.  In 2005, its buildings were fully restored by the government’s Monument Foundation.

Although it was once one of Curaçao’s largest and wealthiest plantations, producing divi-divi seed-pots and sheep wool, this location is truly best known in the island’s history as the place where the seeds of slave emancipation first took root.  Though slavery was not officially abolished on Curaçao until 1863, the road to emancipation began right here at Landhuis Kenepa.

Scuba Diving in Curaçao

We like to think there is no place in the world offering such great shore dives, boat dives or opportunities to enjoy the beauty of sea’s nature while snorkeling.​ But honestly, as you could imagine, we are a little biased.

So, we have compiled the Top 10 Reasons to Dive Curacao from an international list of travel writers, bloggers and media outlets to help us out and provide you with a fantastic overview of our beautiful island, located in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean.

Location of Paradise

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