Seldom Reef at Coral Estates

Nestled east of Coral Estate Luxury Resort within Bullenbaai, near Kaap Sint Marie, lies the mesmerizing Seldom Reef dive site. Seldom Reef is an underwater haven accessible exclusively by boat as a drift dive. This submerged treasure beckons adventurers with its breathtaking marine landscapes and vibrant coral formations. Dive enthusiasts are treated to an awe-inspiring underwater world, teeming with diverse marine life. Seldom Reef stands as a testament to nature’s artistry, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience for those who seek the extraordinary beneath the waves.


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Seldom Reef, photo by Stan Bysshe

Boat Diving at Seldom Reef

Welcome to the hidden gem of Curaçao’s underwater world – the Seldom Reef boat diving site. Tucked away east of the Coral Estate Luxury Resort (Rif Sint Marie) and nestled just inside Bullenbaai, north-east of Kaap Sint Marie, this dive site is a well-kept secret among experienced drift divers.

Drift Diving Plan

As the name suggests, Seldom Reef is a seldom-visited treasure, primarily due to its unique wind direction requirements. However, for those who dare to explore its depths, a truly spectacular underwater experience awaits. The site boasts a breathtaking drift diving adventure, making it a standout among Curaçao’s dive spots.

Prepare to be captivated by the deep blue abyss, as Seldom Reef plunges to impressive depths featuring a sheer 90-foot wall. This makes it an ideal choice for divers seeking a true deep-dive encounter. As you descend along the wall, you’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring display of marine life, vibrant coral formations, and the underwater wonders that define Curaçao’s rich biodiversity.

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Dive Responsibly

While the allure of Seldom Reef lies in its depth and unique underwater landscape, it’s crucial for divers to exercise caution and adhere to safety limits. This site is tailored for the seasoned drift diver, providing an exhilarating challenge that goes beyond the average wall dive.

Extraordinary Dive Site

For those craving an extraordinary underwater adventure, Seldom Reef is a must-add to your Curaçao diving itinerary. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the deep, and let the currents guide you through an underwater paradise that few have had the privilege to discover. Experience the thrill of Seldom Reef, where the beauty of the ocean meets the excitement of a true drift diving masterpiece.


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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Seldom Reef near Coral Estate Luxury Resort

Coral Estates is located on a beautiful and historical part of Curaçao; a unique resort with beautiful villas. Coral Estate is located on the southwest coast of Curacao, a 20-minute drive from Hato airport, supermarkets and golf course Blue Bay, and 30 minutes from both Westpunt (the west end of the island) and capital Willemstad.

Gorgeous natural surroundings with the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the saliña (an inner lake) on the other side. The saliña is part of the former salt pans, an area where you can spot flamingos in their natural habitat. They search for food here.

It is a beautiful and rustic area near the town of St. Willibrordrus with the large church as a landmark. The resort covers almost 900 acres and has spacious lots with natural vegetation. Only 30% has been built on. The natural levels the villas are built on, make sure that almost every villa offers sea view.


Discover more area beaches and dive sites

Renting a vehicle in Curaçao is highly recommended! By renting a vehicle, you will have the freedom to discover more amazing beaches and shore diving sites on the west side of Curaçao.

Coral Estate Luxury Resort has its own beach but there are several beautiful natural beaches nearby too, like Porto Mari, Cas Abao, Daaibooi, Playa Kenepa Grandi and Klein Kenepa that are definitely worth exploring.


Location of Seldom Reef


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