Curaçao is a photographers dream, offering old world Dutch Caribbean architecture, wonderful island culture, wildlife and varied underwater dive sites all in one package. Curacao is certainly getting a lot more dive press recently, especially when FORBES declared it a MUST dive destination for 2019! Regardless of where you choose to stay on Curaçao, the diving will not disappoint you.
As an alternative to Bonaire for the Underwater Photographer, Curaçao is one of the 5 Best Places For Macro Scuba Diving In The Caribbean & Atlantic according to Scuba Diving Magazine. Shark and Manta sightings are rare which makes the encounters very special. But all the photogenic small stuff is here. Some of fan favorites are the Frogfish, Longlured and occasionally Occelated (I think they are easier to find in the winter months). These can be great subjects for wide-angle close ups and of course Seahorses are for the sharp eyed. Also, if you are good with your camera and buoyancy, the dive masters are more likely to share their little secrets.
Common Macro Subjects of Curacao are Frogfish, Flamingo tongues, juvenile Trunkfish, Christmas-tree worms, Gobies, Lettuce sea slugs, Arrow crabs and Blennies.
Average Visibility: Like most destinations, the visibility ranges based on weather. You can expect viz from 50 to 100 feet. Average Water Temperature: You can expect low to mid-80s in summer and mid-to hight 70s in winter. Weather: Summers are warm with average temperatures of 85 degrees. Temperatures tend to drop to the mid-70s in winter.
Discover more than 70 amazing scubadiving and snorkeling sites on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, CLICK HERE for the Curacao Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Guide.
All that is left is for you to dive in and feel it for yourself!
Photography by Stan Bysshe
Video produced and edited in cooperation with Nature Pics