Curacao was Voted #1 in the Caribbean / Atlantic Top 100 Readers Choice Awards for the Healthiest Marine Environment
•Voted #2 Dive Destination
•voted #2 Beginner Diving
•voted #2 Shore Diving
•voted #3 Marine Life
•voted #6 Advanced Diving
Long popular with vacationers seeking to relax on its beaches, Curaçao is loved by divers for another reason--the island's offshore reefs. Bubble blowers head to sites like the giant submerged cavern called The Cave, the psychedelic reefscape of the Mushroom Forest, and the wreck of the Superior Producer, which sports a furry coat of orange cup corals and encrusting sponges and houses resident barracuda and silversides. Almost the entire length of the island's 40-mile western shore is diveable, from North Point to East Point. The reefs from Willemstad southward have been designated a marine park, a testament to the island's commitment to preserving its marine habitat.
An ideal holiday spot for divers
Curacao was born millions of years ago, developing under the sea from lava rock on which coral has grown for centuries. For millions of years reefs have surrounded the island, attaching to the shore like a narrow fringe. In some places they are like beautiful gardens, with delicate corals and are home to brightly colored tropical fish. In others, massive coral formations extend into depths with deep-water fish patrolling the plunging walls. It is no wonder that diving is one of the most popular sports on Curacao.