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Top Sites for Curaçao Scuba Diving

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Imagine swimming deep beneath the ocean’s surface, propelled only by the flippers attached to your feet as you discover schools of fish and vibrant reefs. This is all in a day of Curaçao scuba diving. With healthy reefs and generally clear visibility, Curaçao tops the list for both scuba diving vets and those just looking to dip their toes in the water. 

Though most think scuba diving begins with a backward plunge off a boat, that’s actually not the only way to enter the water. Curaçao is known for a form of diving called shore diving, which means you’ll enter from the beach and slowly make your way to the dive site. Often, this involves snorkeling along the way. 

As one of the top Curaçao dive resorts, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort has Epsilon Dive on-site to get you outfitted for the adventure and even guide you to your destination. Shore diving isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is well worth the effort. Discover some of the best places in Curaçao to give it a try. 

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Director's Bay

Perfect for both divers and snorkelers, Director's Bay features a decaying 'shark fence' that is now covered with a diverse variety of corals and sponges.

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Alice in Wonderland

Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland) is a shore dive where you'll see moray eels, lobsters, star coral formations and a wide variety of colorful reef fish. Discover endless sea life on display.

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Tugboat

One of Curacao's most well-known dive and snorkel sites, the famous tugboat wrecked just a few yards off-shore in a protected bay. Explore alongside he fish and sea life that call the tugboat home.

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Klein Curaçao

Take a day trip to Klein Curacao (Little Curacao) and enjoy pristine, unspoiled diving where everything is bigger, and there is more of it.  After snorkeling, relax on Klein Curacao's secluded beaches.

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Mushroom Forest

Among Curacao's most famous dive sites, at the Mushroom Forest, hard coral formations have grown to resemble large, colorful mushrooms. Get close to the reef and the fish that congregate there.

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The Superior Producer

Ranked as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean by Sport Diver Magazine, the cargo freighter sunk in 1977 and now sits at a depth of 100 feet. The wreck is now one of Curacao's best dives. 

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Dive In to a $100 Resort Credit

With Epsilon Dive located right on site, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort offers a perfect jumping off point for both diving experts and those new to the sport. Get your 4th night free plus a $100 resort credit per room, which you could use towards diving or any other in-resort activities.

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