Car Pile - Vaersenbaai

For the experienced deep diver only. At about 400mtr/1300ft to the left of Vaersenbaai you will find the car pile with cars sitting between 40 to 50mtr/130 to 170ft and a small shipwreck at the same depth a little bit further.

You will find lots of small critters, crabs, scorpionfish and lionfish hiding in and around the wrecks.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 23 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

An easy entry shore dive with parking just a short walk from the water. White sandy bottom with some nice isolated coral blocks with a slopey coral reef starting at 5 mtr / 15 ft.

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Boca Sami

Nice and easy shore dive in St. Michiels Bay with large sponges in the deeper parts of the reef around 30 m / 100 ft. The large buoy in the bay is attached to a massive anchor chain which is a perfect reference point for your way back.

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This site is an easy entrance on the right-hand side of the pier, directly under the car park. Sandy bottom with the coral reef starting at 5 m /15 ft and the drop off at 10 m / 30 ft. At 35 m /115 ft the reef turns into a sandy bottom again.

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In 1942 the USS Erie was torpedoed in this area and put ashore. From the ship a Kingfisher plane was thrown overboard and you can still find some wreckage of the plane as well as some parts of the Erie here. The ship itself is not here and was sunk several miles of the coast.

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Water Factory / Fisherman’s Wharf

In front of the old water factory lies this gorgeous healthy shallow coral reef. There are lots of different hard corals and large barrel sponges and orange elephant ear sponges with a shallow steep wall just at the end of the coral reef.

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The first reef slopes down to about 14m / 46ft where it becomes a sandy bottom. From there you can see the second reef. The second reef starts around 18m / 60ft and drops down to 30 m/ 100ft and deeper.

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Superior Producer is rated as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean. this cargo ship sits upright on a sandy bottom at 30 m / 100 ft. The ship sank in 1977 and is covered with coral and sponges and has an openly accessible cargo bay.

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A great shore dive accessible from a quiet, calm beach out of the way of most of the tourist action. There are plenty of parking spaces, lots of shade, and benches to set up your gear on. Although a bit of a swim, the reef is healthy a beautiful.

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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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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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