Curaçao Deep Diving in a U-Boat Worx Sub

Are you interested in deep diving in a Submarine where you can visit a shipwreck or coral reefs that lie below recreational scuba diving limits? Have you ever wondered what life exists in the deep dark recesses of the Caribbean Sea? Do you have a dream, of becoming an underwater explorer, to venture beyond the traditional “sunlight zone” of our oceans or seas to penetrate the “twilight zone”?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you certainly should consider a deep submersible diving tour here in Curaçao, in a U-Boat Worx sub, with Substation Curaçao!

Deep Submersible Diving Tours with Substation Curaçao

Explore these thrilling Submersible Dive Experiences that will create a lifelong memory of your dive vacation here in Curaçao. Diving in a U-Boat Worx sub, at Substation Curaçao, offers you the perfect opportunity to explore life beneath the surface. They offer a range of exciting submersible diving experiences into deep waters- ranging from 100 meters (300 feet) to 305 meters (1,000 feet).

These experiences provide participants with a fascinating first-hand look at stunning deep-sea life and historical shipwrecks. Below you can find an overview of the different experience that we offer with the different options.

Whether you are a snorkeler, a recreational or advanced diver, a technical diver, or just a land lover interested in shipwrecks – here in Curaçao, there are two amazing wrecks that everyone can have the chance to discover in the submarines located at Substation Curaçao.

The Tugboats at Shipwreck Point

The two tugboats, located at Shipwreck Point, are resting on a narrow plateau between 40 to 50 meters (132-165 feet). Diving at this site is like diving inside an Aquarium!

Oddly enough, this incredible fringing reef is the house reef of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium and it is one of the healthiest reefs around Curacao. And it’s all because it’s located at a point, with loads of fresh salt water and currents are constantly merging.

The Stella Maris Shipwreck at LionsDive Beach Resort

At approximately 137 meters (450 feet), the shipwreck of the Stella Maris has been resting quietly on the seafloor for over three decades.

This 90 meter (300 foot) freighter was seized in late 80’s by Curaçao Authorities because it was smuggling drugs. Somewhat later it was sold for 1 guilder ($0.56 USD approx.) with the intention to place it carefully on a deep water plateau in front of LionsDive Beach Resort as a new artificial reef.

Deep Research in Curaçao

Another aspect of this Curacao adventure that keeps researchers occupied exploring the depths is monitoring these deeper reefs.  Marine Biologists are discovering what the effects are of influencing factors like climate change, acidification, pollution and invasive species have on ecosystems in greater depths.

According to NOAA, a “whopping 95 percent of the oceans on our planet are completely unexplored”

Simultaneously they are also trying to find out in what way the deeper reefs might affect the recovery capacity of the shallow reefs.

“Earth is an ocean planet full of amazing life forms that have adapted to every imaginable condition. It is up to each of us to protect this vital resource. Our lives really do depend on it.” says Carole Baldwin, Lead Smithsonian marine biologist for the Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP)

The deep reef research being conducted by the Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Program (DROP) is open to the public and on display inside the Curaçao Sea Aquarium Park for those who are interested.

More importantly though, you can immerse yourself into this Curacao adventure at Substation Curacao to learn more about the 50 + new species that have been discovered since launching the Curasub in 2000.

The Curasub is a specifically designed 5-person submarine built by a Canadian company called Nuytco Research Ltd.  It is equipped with the latest technology and certified to the highest international safety standards (ISO) allowing Substation Curacao to offer you an experience, by exploring the depths of Curacao, that only rivals a journey into outer space.

This type of documented exploration & discoveries is producing dynamic results that are now being published in major scientific journals.

In fact, on June 14th, 2019; almost 5 years after the presentation of a series of postage stamps dedicated to unique fishes discovered in the deep reefs of Curaçao, Cpost International, the Curacao Postal Service and Substation Curacao unveiled ten new stamps depicting invertebrates discovered on the deep reefs of Curaçao.

Deep Diving in a Submarine with Substation Curaçao

Deep Diving in a Submarine with Substation Curaçao
Provided courtesy of Substation Curaçao

Ready to Dive Deep in Curaçao?

Exploring the depths of the Caribbean Sea, with Substation Curaçao is a submarine adventure worth exploring where you will have an opportunity to dive into a world that only a handful of people have ventured before.

When you are on Curaçao next, stop by Substation Curaçao and consider this Submarine adventure that will turn your dreams into a reality by becoming a Deep-Sea Explorer. It is a bucket list experience that you will not soon forget!

“The beauty of these incredible dives is the kaleidoscope of color & the unexpected variety of life that you will encounter well beyond the recreational scuba diving limits.  It is another world that exists on these deep reefs and this is your chance for a trip into an inner space to observe an incredible world only a few know.  Truly, it is another world of life, wonder and amazement.”

Bruce Brandt, head Engineer and Pilot

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