Curacao is full of unlimited shore diving adventures and a unique haven for divers looking to take the advantage of a more leisurely schedule.
According to ShoreDiving.com, Curaçao has thirty-eight dive sites accessible by beach that have an average diver rating of 3.8 out of 5. Given the average vacation is only seven days, and you need one full day in between diving and flying home, you have six world class shore dives you can hit every single day of your trip. On top of that each site is unique, so shore diving Curacao offers no shortage of exploration opportunities.
Curaçao is surrounded by more than 104 sq. km (40 sq. miles) of some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean, but has remained off radar for most diving enthusiasts. These healthy fringing reef systems are attracting all kinds of marine life visitors, and hopefully more human visitors now too.
When it comes to discovering Curacao, please try not to limit your experience to either the East or West because there is so much incredible magic that is happening just below the waterline. In order to truly uncover this “best-kept secret of the Caribbean” you will need to take giant stride in, to plunge yourself into the warm turquoise waters. But, be prepared for your senses to be overwhelmed by a 360-degree kaleidoscope of intense colour and abundant life.
The only thing better than easy shore access, is having a knowledgeable & responsible dive operator available to take care of your every need. At a good number of the popular sites along the coast you will find a Curaçao Tourist Board approved dive shop serving that area. Use the Curacao Dive Guide and ask to see the “Curaçao Tourist Board Approved” quality check to ensure when visiting the Island, you dive with only the best!
So, pack your mask, fins, dive computer, certification card and your thirst for unlimited shore diving adventures because down here in Curaçao, the only bad shore dive is the dive you don’t go on!