Playa Piskadó in Westpunt Curaçao

Welcome to Playa Piskadó, an aquatic marvel nestled beneath All West Apartments and Diving in Westpunt, Curaçao. Dubbed Playa Grandi and Turtle Bay, this thriving fishermen’s haven doubles as a spectacular dive site, boasting resident turtles, a majestic King Neptune statue, and a lively reef. Situated near the island’s West point, the reef showcases predominantly hard corals, providing a vibrant backdrop for countless fish species. Don’t miss the chance to capture a regal shot with King Neptune reigning over his underwater kingdom at the pinnacle of the drop-off – a must-do photo opportunity.



Shore Diving and Snorkeling at Playa Piskadó

Welcome to Playa Piskadó, a hidden aquatic gem nestled beneath the picturesque All West Apartments and Diving in the heart of Westpunt, Curaçao. Known locally as Playa Grandi, this vibrant dive site is more than just a haven for fishermen; it’s a spectacular underwater realm teeming with life.

Dive into the crystal-clear waters to discover a thriving ecosystem that includes resident turtles gracefully gliding through the azure depths. As you explore the lively reef, you’ll encounter an underwater masterpiece adorned with predominantly hard corals, providing a vivid canvas for a dazzling array of fish species.

The crowning jewel of Playa Piskadó is the majestic King Neptune statue, proudly standing sentinel at the pinnacle of the drop-off. This iconic underwater sculpture offers a regal backdrop for unforgettable photo opportunities, allowing you to capture the magic of Neptune reigning over his aquatic kingdom.


Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Shore diving
  • Snorkel Site: Yes
  • Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
  • Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)

Special Notes


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DO NOT Touch, Feed, or Harass the Turtles

However, as you enjoy the splendor of Playa Piskadó, it’s crucial to remember the site’s unique history. For years, local fishermen have frequented this beach, transforming it into a Fisherman’s Wharf where they clean and sell their catch. The remnants of this daily activity have attracted a group of sea turtles, turning them into cherished residents of the beach.

While Playa Piskadó has become a popular destination for visitors and snorkelers eager to share the waters with these magnificent turtles, it’s essential to tread lightly. The site is a delicate balance of natural wonders and human activities, with trigger fish and larger pelagics making occasional appearances, usually more common on the wild North side of the island.

A vital message to all visitors: DO NOT Touch, Feed, or Harass the Turtles at Playa Piskadó. TurtleCams have revealed how tourist interactions, such as feeding, can influence and endanger these magnificent creatures. The green turtle, in particular, is an endangered species facing threats from habitat loss, climate change, and now, increased human influence.

‘Our research shows the dangers of feeding wild sea animals’, Christianen states. ‘To mitigate the damage and protect the turtles, we must communicate the consequences of this feeding activity to tourists around the world.’ The researchers published their findings in the scientific journal Global Ecology and Conservation.

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As you embark on your Playa Piskadó adventure, we implore you to be environmentally responsible and sincerely respectful of the island’s delicate eco-system. Let’s protect and preserve the magic of Playa Piskadó for generations to come. Your actions today ensure that future visitors can marvel at the underwater wonders of this unique Curaçao dive site.

Playa Piskadó Dive Site in Curaçao | Curaçao Diving Guide

DO NOT TOUCH, FEED, or HARASS TURTLES

Please respect our sea turtles and our local fishermen at Playa Piskadó.

Give them space in their natural environment and help us conserve this beautiful and unique experience.

Visit Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao to learn more!


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