Watamula

The best dive site on the west side of Curaçao, only accessible by boat. At both sides of the gorgeous hard coral reef are two sandy patches filled with large soft corals. The massive hard coral reef starts at 5m / 15ft and gently drops to 20 m/70 ft where it becomes a sandy bottom.

Ocean triggerfish are often spotted here as are chubbs, moray eel, turtles, porcupine fish, and eagle rays.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 23 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Beautiful easy dive site just a short distance from the beach starting at 5m / 15ft, with a full coral reef and abundant fish life, gently descending down to about 30m / 100ft.

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Playa Grandi / Playa Piscado

Playa Piskado, also known as Playa Grandi, is a great shore dive with a healthy reef and interesting statute of King Neptune. This beach is also a Fisherman’s Warf where the fishermen clean their catch at the end of every day and so many turtles are guaranteed to be seen here.

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Playa Forti is famous for its view from the top of the cliff and the daredevils that jump from the cliff. This site requires a bit of a climb down the stairs, but once you are there it is an easy entrance from the dark sandy beach.

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Located on the northwest end of Curacao, Playa Lagun is a narrow cove surrounded by rocky cliffs and an excellent shore dive site. It’s known as a great snorkel spot on the island to swim with turtles and a great location for beginning divers.

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A boat dive, Mushroom Forest is one of the most famous dive sites in Curaçao, where hard coral formations have grown and eroded into large mushroom-shaped corals.

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Playa Hundu

This is a very nice dive site just a short swim away from a small quiet beach where the coral reef drops off starting at 5 m/15 ft and reaching a depth of about 30 m/ 100 ft before becoming a sandy bottom again.

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Nice secluded beach with plenty of shade. The entrance from the beach can be rocky at some places. After a short swim from shore, the coral reef starts at 8 m/26 ft and gently slopes down. The best part of the reef is between 10-20 mtr/33-66 ft.

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Playa Shon Mosa

This site is a beautiful small beach next to Playa Manzaliña with little parking. The spread out coral reef starts here at about 6 mtr/20ft and slowly slopes down to 30 mtr/100 ft before disappearing into a sandy bottom.

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Known by many as the most beautiful beach on Curacao, and thought to be one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Cas Abou is a wonderful shore dive with a healthy reef system teeming with marine life siting right off the beach. White sandy bottom with the drop off starting at 9 mtr / 27 ft.

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A beautiful house reef great for snorkelers to advanced divers. This site is technically a double reef with the first reef starting close to the beach and the second reef running out into the deep with a valley of sand running in between them. Easily accessible from shore.

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Recommended Training

Scooter / DPV

Enjoy longer dives, explore further and cover a larger area on every dive. Become an SSI Scooter/DPV Specialty Diver. Get started today.

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Manta And Ray Ecology

Diving with mantas and other rays is one of the best dive experiences you will have. Learn how to safely interact with rays and recognize different species with the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty program.

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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