Playa Hulu near Santa Cruz

Welcome to Playa Hula, an enchanting boat diving site nestled near Mushroom Forest, The Blue Room, and Sponge Forest. Also referred to as Boca Hula, this aquatic haven derives its name from the secluded private beach nearby. Immerse yourself in the underwater wonders of Playa Hula as you explore the vibrant marine life and captivating landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for diving enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable underwater adventure.


Playa Hulu Dive Site in Curaçao | Curaçao Diving Guide
Two Frogfish, photo by Stanley Bysshe

How to Dive at Playa Hulu

Welcome to Playa Hulu Dive Site, a hidden gem is located near the Santa Cruz Plantation in the north western area of Curaçao. This exceptional boat diving location promises an unforgettable underwater adventure with its unique blend of vibrant marine life and stunning topography.

As you descend into the turquoise depths, you’ll be greeted by a steep underwater wall adorned with an abundance of flourishing mountainous star corals. These corals, vibrant and healthy, create a mesmerizing backdrop for your dive. This provides a picturesque setting that captures the essence of the Caribbean’s underwater beauty.

What to Observe

Playa Hulu is renowned for its diverse ecosystem, making it a haven for macro life enthusiasts. Dive into a world where every nook and cranny holds the potential for discovery, from elusive seahorses gracefully swaying in the current to cleverly camouflaged frogfish waiting to be spotted by the keen-eyed diver.

Adjacent to the famed Sponge Forest, Playa Hulu shares its aquatic wonders with this equally enchanting dive site. The combination of these two sites creates a dynamic underwater experience, offering a rich tapestry of marine life and coral formations.

Accessing Playa Hulu

Access to Playa Hulu is typically by boat, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey to this underwater paradise. However, for the adventurous souls seeking a more intimate connection with the sea, Playa Hulu may also be accessible as a shore dive, depending on the permissions granted to access the private property.

Whether you choose to explore Playa Hulu by boat or venture from the shore, one thing is certain – you’re in for a treat. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this underwater wonderland, where the dance of colors, the diversity of marine life, and the breathtaking seascapes make every dive a memorable experience. Playa Hulu Dive Site beckons, inviting you to discover the secrets hidden beneath the surface of Curaçao’s crystal-clear waters.


Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Boat diving / Shore diving
  • Snorkel Site: Yes
  • Experience Level: Drift / Advanced (Min)
  • Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)

Special Notes


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Unlimited Diving Freedom

Are you ready to experience unlimited diving freedom in Curacao? Upon arriving at All West Apartments and Diving you will immediately feel a gentle “always summer” breeze that sways the palm trees against the beautiful backdrop of Westpunt Bay.

At All West Apartments you can take a deep breath, relax with your favorite beverage, and watch the most amazing sunsets in Curaçao while preparing your dive plan for the coming days. Here, you realize instantly looking past the swallow turquoise water that a blue line testifies how accessible the nearby reef edge is.

There are many places like this around the world however, there is no other like All West Apartments where you have complete diving freedom.

Curaçao is one of the few places in the world where you have the freedom of independent shore diving. Of the seventy popular dive sites the island has available, over half of them are reachable from the shore and most of them are also suitable for beginners.

There is hardly any current on Curaçao making orientation simple (30 minutes there, turn around, 30 minutes back) and can therefore be done without a navigation course. Simply – Park, dive, and enjoy life.

That’s what unlimited diving freedom in Curaçao is all about!


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So let’s dive into the Curaçao’s Top 10 dive sites to give you a complete perspective on the world class diving that awaits you!


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