Curaçao is a small island located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela and only 12 degrees from the equator. The island is 61 km long and 5-14 km wide, with a total area of 444 square kilometers. As of October 10, 2010 Curaçao is a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Curaçao is a very colorful island with rich culture and history. The capital Willemstad is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Among its attractions are the Handelskade, the swinging pontoon bridge and the lively floating market. The island has a lot to offer beyond the city limits too. It is dotted with white sandy beaches, swaying palmtrees, and azure inlets which, in combination with the warm and sunny climate makes it an irresistable holiday destination for the whole family. Curaçao consists of volcanic limestone, which provides an excellent foundation for the underwater world. The warm water just invites you for a dive with excellent visibility! Curacao is affectionately called by its inhabitants, “Dushi Kòrsou” (wonderful Curaçao) and is truly an ideal and wonderful holiday island. Bon Bini na Dushi Kòrsou!
Due to the sea conditions, diving on curacao is done on the East/West coast of the island. On this side you will find white sandy beaches that gives you access to the wonderful underwater world of Curacao. Following a small sand slope, the coral reefs with aquarium qualities starts shallow to continue to greater depths. Offering a nice and chill diving experience for all level of divers.
Thanks to a steady climate, the water temperture ranges from 25 to 28 degrees of Celcius during the year which makes it perfect to dive in a shorty. We advise the use of booties since many beaches are full with dead corals and other pebbles it makes the use of booties much simpler and easier. All dive sites are easy accessible to enjoy the beauty of shore diving in all it's aspects. Just gear up, buddy check and slowly walk into the water for a short surface swim before descending on your dive! Plan your Dive, Dive your Plan!