Porto Mari

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.

You’ll see typical Caribbean reef fish like snapper, angelfish, parrot fish, trunkfish, sergeant major and spotted drum. Turtles, stingray and octopus have also been spotted

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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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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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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