The island nation of Curacao is home to some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling sites anywhere in the Caribbean.
It is a Dutch Caribbean destination that divers and snorkelers never stop talking about the diving in Curacao… Let us assure you this is with good reason!
Diving Shops in Curacao
The heart of the our dive community!
The Dive Shops in Curaçao and retail scuba stores are owned and operated by passionate divers who have dedicated their lives to creating responsible businesses. Shop at Curaçao’s scuba diving equipment retail stores and dive shops to ensure that you will always have the best service, expert training, excellent travel opportunities, premium rental equipment and the advice you want and need as diver when on vacation.
How and Where to Dive in Curacao
With over 70 world class diving and snorkeling sites in Curacao to choose from, there is no shortage choice… just a limited amount of time because one day will simply not be enough! Start exploring the endless possibilities today.
Boat Diving Adventures
Of the island’s 70 dive sites you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bad one. From an abundance of sea turtles to some of the most vibrant coral you’ll find anywhere in the world, to wrecks both deep and shallow, there’s something for everyone to experience here.
One Day will not be Enough!
Regardless of where you choose to stay, the decision should not be to dive either East or West, the decision should be to discover all of Curaçao (warning: many attempts may be necessary but easier now using the Curacao Dive Guide) to truly uncover the magic that lies below the waterline. Because there is a depth to our Dutch Caribbean island that you really do need to feel for yourself.
Unlimited Shore Diving Adventures
In a sport where you often must charter a boat to see the best of the underwater world, Curacao is a unique shore diving haven for divers looking to take the advantage of a more leisurely schedule.
Easy Shore Access
On the south side of the island, the fringing reef in most cases is within 60-feet (20m) from the shoreline which leads to incredible drop offs that allow divers to venture a little bit deeper into the aquatic wonderland. Of the seventy popular dive sites the island has available, over half of them are reachable from the shore, and nearly all these shore dive sites are clearly marked along the road way.
Snorkeling Trips and Tours
Another essential experience for divers and snorkelers alike is a boat trip to Klein Curaçao where you can explore healthy hard and soft corals, not to mention lots of other marine life.
Essential Snorkeling Experiences
About one-third of the southern coast of Curaçao is Curaçao Underwater Marine Park, a protected marine park, with a couple of wrecks, wall diving, and more. Curaçao is the perfect place for every level of snorkelers at all ages to explore the easily accessible, and abundant, marine life found in these crystal-clear waters.
Frequently Asked Questions about Curacao
As travelers, we all have questions about the destination we would like to visit.
Understanding this, please contact us here at Dive Curaçao and click the link below for the database of Curaçao FAQ’s, allowing you to get a more complete story about our beautiful Dutch Caribbean island.