Diving in Curacao

Curaçao, a hidden gem in the Caribbean, offers fantastic snorkeling and diving, incredible beaches and sunny climate with a gentle breeze all year round. This island is located 12 degrees north of the equator, below the hurricane belt. The capital city, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with colorful Dutch colonial architecture, so make sure you bring your camera. Willemstad is also home to the floating Queen Emma Bridge and the 185 feet high (56 meters) Queen Juliana Bridge.

One of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean can be found in Curaçao. Very close to the shore, you will find many thriving coral reefs with abundant marine life. The Curaçao island is famous for its many easily accessible shore dives that are scattered along the beautiful south coast. This destination is also well-known for its many dive sites, which are only reachable through the comfort of diving from a boat. All levels of divers are welcome in Curaçao all year round, as the water here has excellent visibility and warm temperatures. Head to the west point and the eastern side of Curaçao and dive into the crystalline waters to see untouched world-class reefs.

Travelinformation for Curacao

Languages en, es, nl
Currency ANG
Timezone UTC-08:00 - UTC-04:00
Tipping 0-10% / Restaurant Staff / Service charges are typically added to restaurant bills, eliminating the need to tip.
Network Provider Polycom N.V./ Digicel
Dial Code 599
Electricity 127 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type A, B
Wildlife in Curacao
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Curacao
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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